Public Notice Public Hearing Notice On or about May 5, 2014, the City of Portland intends to apply to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for a grant from the Office of Community and Rural Affair’s Community Focus Fund of the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This program is funded by Title I of the federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. These funds are to be used for a community development project that will include the following activities: Westside Combined Sewer Separation Project. The City of Portland is replacing the Geesaman Industries Project with the Westside CSO Project. The total amount of replacement funds is $737,825. The amount of CDBG replacement funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit low- and moderate-income persons is $535,513.38 (72.58%). The Applicant also proposes to expend an estimated $533,275 in non-CDBG replacement funds on the project. These non-CDBG funds will be derived from the following sources: cash on hand from the EDIT funds line item, River Boat Funds, and Cum Cap Funds. The City of Portland will hold a public hearing on May 2 at 8:00am, in the Community Resource Center located at 118 S. Meridian St. in Portland, Indiana to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federally funded CDBG project. Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and need assistance should contact Ami Huffman at 260/726-3497 not later than April 30, 2014. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for these persons. Information related to this project will be available for review prior to the public hearing as of April 30, 2014 at the office the Jay County Development – Community Development located at 118 S. Meridian St. in Portland Indiana between the hours of 8am and 4pm. Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written comments should be submitted to Ami M Huffman no later than April 30, 2014 in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings. A plan to minimize displacement and provide assistance to those displaced has been prepared by the City of Portland and is also available to the public. This project will result in no displacement of any persons or businesses. For additional information concerning the proposed project, please contact Ami M Huffman at 260/726-3497 or write to Ami M Huffman at 118 S. Meridian St. in Portland, Indiana 47371. CR 4-19-2014 -HSPAXLP