The Press Enterprise Feb. 26, 2009

FINAL NOTICE Columbia County intends to submit an application to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) in the amount of $281,570 for the use of Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2009 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The proposed project activities to be included as a part of the application are as follows: Briar Creek Borough East Rittenhouse Mill Road Improvements, Briar Creek Borough Old Route 4 Road Improvements, Catawissa Borough Sanitary Sewer Treatment Plant Improvements, Columbia County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic Operating Costs, Conyngham Township Sanitary Sewer Hookups, Greenwood Township Municipal Authority Rohrsburg Treatment Plant Improvements, Hemlock Township Street Improvements, Hemlock Township Sidewalk Improvements, Pine Township Sanitary Sewer Collection System, and Administration. The Columbia County Commissioners are also considering a budget modification to their Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2008 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The proposed modification will take funds from the Catawissa Township Bridge Improvement project and rebudget them into the Briar Creek Borough East Rittenhouse Mill Road Improvements project. This will create a new project under this fiscal year. A Public Hearing to review the proposed use of funds and the budget modification will be held on March 5, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Columbia County Redevelopment Authority, 700 Sawmill Road, Suite 101, Bloomsburg, PA. The Columbia County Commissioners intend to formally ratify the application and approve the modification at their regular meeting on March 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Commissioner's Conference Room of the Columbia County Court House. Written public comments are invited until 10:00 a.m. March 5, 2009 on the proposed use of FFY 2009 CDBG funds and the budget modification. The proposed FFY 2009 CDBG application may be reviewed at the Columbia County Redevelopment Authority, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00-4:30 p.m. The Columbia County Commissioners will make every effort to make all programs and activities accessible to the learning, mobility, visually and hearing impaired persons. Therefore, the Commissioners will strive to provide a qualified American Sign Language Interpreter when requested at least 48 hours in advance of any public meeting or activity.
Columbia County Commissioners