[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Corinth as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-8-1995 (Ch. 6 of the 1983 Code)]
A Citizen Participation Plan for the Village of Corinth which details how the Village will meet the requirements of § 508 of the Housing and Community Development Act which the Village must address in order to receive federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) or other related funding is hereby adopted as follows:
The community will provide for and encourage citizen participation with particular emphasis on participation by low- and moderate-income residents through media activities designed to provide access to information on available moneys and services. The Village administrative staff and/or community development consultants will be present at public hearings to respond to proposals and questions pertaining to all stages of the community development program, including the development of needs, review of proposed activities and review of program performance. Information will be available to citizens regarding the community's plan for minimizing displacement of persons as a result of activities assisted with CDBG funds and for assisting persons actually displaced.
The community will provide citizens with reasonable and timely access to local meetings, information and records relating to the grantee's proposed use of funds. All meetings and public hearings will be open to the public and will provide adequate public notification as required by state and local regulations. The community will encourage local newspapers and information services to announce these public meetings and encourage citizen solicitation of CDBG proposals.
Any individual who steps forward requesting technical assistance for groups representative of persons of low and moderate income that request information in developing proposals with the level and type of assistance to be determined by the grantee will be referred to the community's consulting firm.
At a minimum, one formal public hearing shall be held after adequate notice at the community's municipal building to obtain citizen views. Information will be provided to citizens concerning the amount of CDBG funds expected to be available to the community, including the annual grant, program income, surplus from urban renewal settlement, and proceeds from HUD guaranteed loans for community development and housing activities, and the range of activities that may be undertaken with these funds.
Any written complaint or grievance submitted to the community pertaining to CDBG activities will be responded to in a timely written statement within 15 working days where practicable.
The 2010 Census data indicates there is not a significant community of non-English-speaking residents within the community. Should the need arise where a significant number of non-English-speaking residents can be reasonably expected to be effected by local government using federal funds, accommodations will be made so that these individuals may participate in the proceedings.
[Adopted 3-8-1995 (Ch. 15, Art. I, of the 1983 Code)]
The following Residential Antidisplacement and Relocation Assistance Plan is hereby adopted:
The Village of Corinth has not planned or proposed projects or requested financial assistance from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for projects that are intended or are likely to cause any relocation, temporary or permanent.
The likelihood that any grant assistance to the Village for any project will result in any displacement or relocation will be cause for the municipality to reject the project. Therefore, the municipality estimates that there will be no permanent or temporary displacement.
In the event that, even with these safeguards, displacement or relocation should, nonetheless, occur, the procedures specified in HUD Handbook 1878, Tenant Assistance, Relocation and Real Property Acquisition, will be followed.
In the event that temporary relocation occurs, it shall be the responsibility of the property owner to prepare a temporary relocation plan which complies with all Federal Relocation Act requirements.