Public Hearing

05/16/2019 @ 6:00 pm

NOTICE of Public Hearing

Thursday, May 16, 2019

At 6:00 pm

Christian County Board Meeting Room

Christian County Courthouse

Taylorville, Illinois 62568


Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the County of Christian for the purpose of a Grant Application to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for a grant from the State Community Development Block Grant Program for the County of Christian, the City of Taylorville, and the Taylorville Township.


The public hearing will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Christian County Courthouse, second floor Board meeting room to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federal funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project. Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and need assistance should contact the Board Chairman’s Office—217-824-4011 or no later than Tuesday, May 14 at 3:00 pm. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations.


On or about May 22, 2019, the County of Christian, the City of Taylorville and the Taylorville Township intends to apply to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for a grant from the State SCBG program. This program is funded by Title 1 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 activity: A reimbursement for clean- up costs due to an EF-3 tornado which struck Christian County on December 1, 2018.  The combined total amount of CDBG funds to be requested is $533,698.55: County of Christian-$113,897.63, City of Taylorville-$379,078.41: and Taylorville Township-$40,722.51.  This grant project meets the federal urgent need national objective.


Information related to this project will be available for review prior to the public hearing as of May 13, 2019 in the County Chairman’s Office, the City Clerk’s Office or the Township Office during their respective office hours. Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statements.  Written comments should be submitted to Chairman Becky Edwards, PO Box 647, Taylorville, Illinois 62568—no later than Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings.  A plan is in place to reimburse funds utilized to control the tornado emergency that took place on December 1, 2018.  For additional information, please contact the Board Chairman’s Office.


This hearing is REVISED from the May 7 Hearing Date previously published.