• Notice of Public Hearing on Feb. 23, 2023

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    Communities anticipating participation in the State of South Carolina’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Economic Development Program, and the Federal HUD HOME Program must provide for participation of their citizens in the planning and implementation of CDBG, Economic Development, and HUD HOME-funded projects, in accordance with Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended through 1987. Therefore, a Citizens Participation Plan has been developed for Sumter County for the purpose of providing the citizens of this locality with a written, detailed plan for their participation in the planning and implementation of community and economic development projects which may involve CDBG and HOME funds.
    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, on behalf of Sumter County, will hold a Public Hearing in the Louise Brown Room, Recreation and Parks, 230 Purdy St., Sumter, SC 29150.
    The purpose of the Public Hearing is to review and solicit public comment on the afore-mentioned Citizens Participation Plan, and to solicit public input on community needs and priorities for housing, public facilities, economic development, water/sewer facilities, public safety components and job creation with a Needs Assessment Survey.
    The Citizen Participation Plan is available for review at the Sumter County Administration Building, 13 East Canal Street, Sumter, S.C., and the Santee-Lynches RCOG Office, 2525 Corporate Way, Suite 200, Sumter, SC between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Persons with questions or comments concerning the Public Hearing or the Citizens Participation Plan may contact Tammy Smith, Grants Coordinator, Santee-Lynches RCOG, (803) 774-1377.
    Sumter County does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability in the admission of, access to, or treatment regarding employment in its federally assisted programs or activities. Marcelina James, Sumter County, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the non-discrimination requirements contained in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's HUD regulations.