Attached, for June 6, 2017 is the Packet for Public Hearing and First Reading of the FY 2017-2018 City of Hapeville Budget.
Pursuant to the May 24, 2017 Budget Workshop, management has made revisions and submits the following.
Summary and Background:
The U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has determined that Fulton County is eligible, as an "Urban County," to receive Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG). CDBG funds are used to address the needs of the predominantly low to moderate income persons. In order for the County to administer this program in the incorporated jurisdictions, an executed agreement must be signed with the City. The normal allocation for municipalities have been around $ 50,000 to $ 100,000 a year and sometimes greater depending on the availability of funds. If the City chooses to be excluded from the urban county, all grant applications for future CDBG funding will be competing against a larger pool of applicants from around the state. The City Manager recommends working through Fulton County and approval of the attached resolution.
Should you have any additional questions, please contact the City Manager's Office.
At this time, the Mayor opens the floor to comments from the audience. Comments should relate to a specific agenda item, not listed on the agenda for a Public Hearing, or to a concern within the jurisdiction of the City. Mayor and Council meetings serve the purpose of conducting city business and are not a forum for the unlimited expression of opinion. The Mayor reserves the right to limit comments to matters germane to city business and may refer speakers to the City Manager or other staff for resolution.