[HISTORY: Adopted Malone Village Board 7-11-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Housing — See Ch. 29.
The following policies have been adopted by the Village of Malone in order to encourage participation by local citizens in the formulation of plans and proposals to be included in the local Community Development Program in compliance with Section 508 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987.
In formulating the local Community Development Program, priority will be given to those activities which benefit persons of low and moderate income. Those persons will be encouraged to participate in the development of all projects and any changes which might be required during the implementation of the Community Development Program.
Timely public notice will be given for all meetings of the Village Board where plans for the Community Development Program are to be considered. All information and records relating to such plans will be available at the Office of Community Development and accessible to any resident of the village during regular business hours.
To the extent possible, technical assistance will be provided to any group which requests assistance in developing proposals for consideration in the local Community Development Program. Such assistance may be provided by the Mayor, staff in the office of Community Development or by consultants retained by the village for this purpose, at the option of the Mayor.
Public hearings will be scheduled at important stages of the Community Development Program to solicit citizen views and respond to proposals and questions related to all activities included in that program. As a minimum, hearings will be held before each new funding proposal is developed, before submission of annual performance assessment reports and when considering any modification of an existing program which results in a significant change in the scope, location or beneficiaries of any activity. All hearings will be held in the Municipal Building on Elm Street after no less than seven days notice by legal advertisement in the official newspaper designated by the Village Board.
Any complaints or grievances regarding the Community Development Program should be addressed in writing to the Mayor. A written answer will be provided to all such complaints within 15 working days wherever possible; and, if not possible, a written notification will be provided which includes an estimate of the time required for a response.
In the event that any non-English-speaking residents are identified who would be affected by activities in the Community Development Program, special provision will be made for translation of all relevant materials presented at public hearings or otherwise used in the program.