Public hearing scheduled on Mossy Oaks Drainage Project

From staff reports

A public hearing has been scheduled for 7:05 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, to review the City of Beaufort’s “performance and accomplishments” in regards to the completion of the Mossy Oaks Drainage Project.

The public hearing will be held in the City of Beaufort Council Chambers at 1911 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902, and can be viewed live via Facebook at the City’s page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/).

According to the city’s public notice, the hearing will be used to “review program performance and accomplishments conducted under a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project known as CDBG Project # 4-CI-18-002 City of Beaufort Mossy Oaks Drainage Project, wherein the following activities were undertaken: The City of Beaufort expended $1,000,000 in CDBG funds and approximately $400,000 in local funds to upgrade the existing drainage system in the Mossy Oaks area of the City of Beaufort.”

The project benefitted approximately 1,250 residents, 60.8 percent of which were considered low-to-moderate income.

This public hearing and the matters to be discussed are subject to the provisions of the City of Beaufort’s Citizen Participation Plan, developed in anticipation of participation in the State of South Carolina’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, providing for the participation of the citizens of the City of Beaufort in the planning and implementation of community and economic development projects which will involve CDBG funds.

The Citizen Participation Plan is available for review at 1911 Boundary Street between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Persons with questions or comments concerning the public hearing or the Citizen Participation Plan may contact Barbara A. Johnson, Lowcountry Council of Governments, P.O. Box 98, Yemassee, S.C. 29945 or by calling 843-726-5536.

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