Public Hearing Notice

Posted on: July 9th, 2021 by nard

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 6pm in the Municipal Building at 2222 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC 29440, The City of Georgetown will hold a public hearing concerning an application to be submitted to South Carolina Department of Commerce, Grants Administration on or about July 30, 2021, for a Community Development Block Grant.  The City of Georgetown is requesting $458,200 to carry out the following activities.

The proposed project is the construction of a large open-air pavilion which will replace the Bobby Alford Center.  The project will consist of asbestos abatement and selective demolition of the old, vacant, Bobbly Alford Center.  The project will include construction of the pavilion which will have restrooms inside the pavilion, barbecue pit pad, masonry chimney, new roofing, new floor, handicap access ramp and parking, lighting inside and outside the pavilion. The proposed pavilion will help the City of Georgetown and its residents prepare for, respond to, and prevent coronavirus by providing an open air environment where residents can safely congregate outdoors and participate in social activities/events. The City will contribute $150,000 in match funds and is requesting $458,200 in CDBG-CV grant funding.  Beneficiaries of the proposed project are the 8,742 residents of the City of Georgetown.

This public hearing and the matters to be discussed are subject to the provisions of the City of Georgetown’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 Georgetown 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 Georgetown City Hall, 1134 N. Fraser St. Georgetown, SC from 9am-5pm.  Persons with questions or comments concerning the public hearing or the Citizen Participation Plan may contact Jessie Walker or Marsha Smith at 843-546-8502.

The City of Georgetown does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs or activities.  Rick Martin, 843-545-4000 has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulations.