April 6, 2015

5-Year Consolidated Plan will be available for public review

BATAVIA, Ohio – A draft copy of a five-year Consolidated Plan that will help local jurisdictions in Clermont County assess their affordable housing and community development needs will be available for public review beginning April 15 through May 15.

Clermont County was required to develop the Consolidated Plan to become eligible for approximately $932,702 in Community Development Block Grant funding for FY 2015. This represents a significant increase over prior CDBG allocations; Clermont County became eligible for the higher amount when its population recently surpassed 200,000.

The Clermont County Department of Community and Economic Development (CED) held town hall meetings earlier this year to gather input from the county’s cities, villages and townships on the Consolidated Plan.
Those interested can review the draft online at  www.clermontcountyohio.biz/consolidatedplan.aspx.

Printed copies are available for review at these locations:
Clermont County Public Library (call branch for hours)
Bethel Branch, 611 West Plane St., 513-734-2619
New Richmond Branch, 103 River Valley Blvd., 513-553-0570
Goshen Branch, 6678 State Route 132, 513-722-1221
Union Township Branch, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, 513- 528-1744

Clermont County CED, 101 E. Main St., Batavia; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F

Miami Township Civic Center, Reception Desk; 6101 Meijer Drive, 513-248-3725; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F

Written comments must be received by May 15 to be considered. Submit comments to Annette Decatur, Grant Coordinator, Clermont County CED, 101 East Main St., Batavia, Ohio 45103, or email her at adecatur@clermontcountyohio.gov. Further information can be obtained by contacting the department at 513-732-7125.

The County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. May 20 in their session room, 101 East Main St., 3rd Floor, Batavia, to receive comments related to the Consolidated Plan. ##########

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