March 19, 2013

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Communities anticipating participation in the State of South Carolina’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Economic Development Program, and the Federal HUD HOME Program must provide for participation of their citizens in the planning and implementation of CDBG, Economic Development, and HUD HOME-funded projects, in accordance with Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended through 1987. Therefore, a Citizens Participation Plan has been developed for the CITY OF CAMDEN for the purpose of providing the citizens of this locality with a written, detailed plan for their participation in the planning and implementation of community and economic development projects which may involve CDBG and HOME funds.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, on behalf of the City of Camden will hold a Public Hearing in the City Hall, Camden, SC.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to review and solicit public comment on the afore-mentioned Citizens Participation Plan, and to solicit public input on community needs and priorities for housing, public facilities, economic development, water/sewer facilities, and job creation with a Needs Assessment Survey. Results of this Survey and the activities which might be undertaken to meet identified needs, including the estimated amount proposed to be used for activities that will benefit person of low and moderate income, will be provided at the Public Hearing.

The Citizen Participation Plan is available for review at the City Hall, Camden, SC and the Santee-Lynches RCOG office, 36 West Liberty Street, Sumter, SC between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Persons with questions or comments concerning the Public Hearing or the Citizen Participation Plan may contact Stefanie Smith, Community Development Director, Santee-Lynches RCOG, (803) 775-7381.

The City of Camden does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability in the admission of, access to, or treatment regarding employment in its federally assisted programs or activities. John Burns, City of Camden, 803-432-2421 has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulations.

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