Public Notice: City of Minot’s Disaster Resilience Application Available for Review

Public Notice for Comment

Draft National Disaster Resilience Competition

Phase I Application

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Minot will hold a PUBLIC REVIEW and COMMENT PERIOD for the purpose of soliciting citizens’ review and comment on the submission of a PHASE I Application for the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD will allocate up to $1 billion toward this competition nationwide. It has invited communities that have experienced Presidentially-declared natural disasters to compete for these funds to help them rebuild and increase their resilience in the face of future disasters.

The City of Minot was identified as an eligible community in the Notice of Funding Availability. Eligible activities for this competition must be located within the most impacted and distressed areas. The City of Minot has held three public meetings/hearings in Minot and one public meeting/hearing in Velva to secure input from the public to develop this application. Possible activities could include: economic revitalization, affordable housing, flood protection and river management, transportation infrastructure improvements and transportation connectivity, and support for vulnerable populations.

Citizens have given their input on resilient approaches and possible project ideas in four public meetings. All projects funded by the grant must meet at least one Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) National Objective. Citizens will have an additional opportunity to provide their input and comment during the public review and comment period.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN – Public review of the Draft NDRC Phase I application will be available on March 6, 2015 on the City of Minot website at: http://www.minotnd.org/ , on March 6 at the City of Minot Administrative Office, 515 2nd Ave. SW, Minot, ND during normal business hours, and at the Minot Public Library during normal business hours.

The PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD begins March 6, 2015 through March 20, 2015. The City of Minot must receive all comments on this document no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 20, 2015.

Written comments can be submitted via electronic mail through the City of Minot website at: http://www.minotnd.org/ The public may also send their comments via U.S. mail to the following address:

Mr. Bob Lindee
City of Minot Public Information Officer
P.O. Box 5006
Minot, North Dakota

A limited number of copies of this document will also be available to entities of individuals unable to access one of the above sources by contacting the City of Minot Executive Secretary at 701-857-4750.

If you plan to submit a comment and require accommodation because of a sensory or mobility impairment/disability, or have a need for an interpreter, please contact the City of Minot Executive Secretary at 701-857-4750 to arrange for those accommodations at least five days prior to the end of the public comment period. The City of Minot promotes fair housing and makes all programs available regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or handicap. Questions about access to the document should be directed to: Bob Lindee, Director of Public Information Office, City of Minot, 701-857-4727.

Josh Wolsky

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