The city of Waupaca’s Plan Commission will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in the Farmers State Bank lower level meeting room about the city’s proposed application for Community Development Block Grant funds.
An open house will first be held there, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The meeting room is handicapped accessible.
City of Waupaca residents are invited to attend the hearing and learn about the program, help identify community development needs, and comment on what is proposed to be part of the CDBG application.
Last month, the common council authorized city staff to apply for a Community Development Investment Grant and a Community Development Block Grant for the funding of the city’s Downtown Master Plan.
The city allocated $50,000 in its 2015 budget toward the development of the plan and 30 percent design plans with cost estimates for the reconstruction of Main Street.
The CDBG funds the city plans to seek would be a 50 percent matching grant, up to $25,000.
During the April 15 public hearing, city staff members will cover the identification of total potential funds, eligible CDBG activities, identified community development needs (including those of the public), the presentation of activities proposed for the CDBG application (including potential residential displacement) and citizen input regarding proposed and other CDBG activities.
The city will also be seeking Community Development Investment Grant funds for the Downtown Master Plan.
Those funds are a 25 percent match, up to $25,000.
The Downtown Master Plan is expected to cost about $100,000.