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County Moving Forward On Grant Support For Galeton

November 5th, 2019

On Thursday, Nov. 7, the Potter County Commissioners propose to submit an application to the Pa. Dept. of Community and Economic Development for Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) competitive funds.  The county is seeking $2 million to support rehabilitation of the Galeton Borough Authority wastewater treatment plant. Earlier this year, the commissioners designated federal CDBG entitlement funds of $182,560, plus $40,000 for administration expenses, for the Galeton project. A public hearing to receive comments on the application for the competitive CDBG funds will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Gunzburger Building. Following the hearing, the commissioners will consider the approval of application at their 11 am meeting.

Potter County strives to make all programs and activities accessible to the learning, mobility, vision, hearing, and language-impaired persons. If you have a disability or limited English proficiency and require an auxiliary aid or accommodations, please contact Glenda Ruch at SEDA-COG, available at 1-800-332-6701, 1-800-654-5984 TTY, 1-800-654-5988 TDD to discuss your needs.  Translators will be available upon request. Any complaints should be submitted to Glenda Ruch.

SEDA-COG has been contracted by the county to assist with administration of the CDBG program, which requires a significant amount of administrative responsibilities, as promulgated by the U.S. Dept. of House and Urban Development and the Pa. Dept. of Community and Economic Development. Ruch assisted the commissioners in assessing the three projects that were proposed to the board. She recommended that the Galeton facility receive the entitlement funds, based on multiple factors, including the severity of the treatment plant’s deficiencies and the anticipated high cost of rehabilitating the facility. Ruch further advised that other municipal projects submitted for this year’s funds do meet the CDBG criteria. Each could be considered during the 2020 CDBG funding cycle, or could be eligible for other state or federal funding programs.

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