PUBLIC HEARING

Joint FY 2019 CDBG-CV Hearing

TOWN OF LEICESTER with BROOKFIELD, DUDLEY, MILLBURY, NORTH BROOKFIELD & WEST BROOKFIELD

5:00 PM Leicester Town Hall Select Board Meeting Room 3 Washburn Square, Leicester

Public Hearing – Monday, December 5, 2022 Joint FY 2019 CDBG-CV Hearing

A Public Hearing will be conducted on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 5:00 PM at the Leicester Town Hall, Select Board Meeting Room. The hearing will review the status of projects funded through Leicester’s joint FY 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CARES Act), in partnership with the towns of Brookfield, Dudley, Millbury, North Brookfield and West Brookfield, a $376,000 award, including 1) assistance for eligible microenterprise businesses in the participating communities; and 2) assistance for public social services. Public social services have included support for 1) a mobile memory café for disabled seniors operated by the Millbury Senior Center; 2) a hygiene supplies program for income-eligible residents operated by the North Brookfield Senior Center; and 3) teleconferencing equipment primarily for the SHINE of Central Massachusetts program for use at senior centers in Leicester, Millbury and West Brookfield. Remote participation is available online at https://meet.goto.com/340576381 or by phone at (224) 501-3412 using access code 340-576-381.

The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) provides grant administration and project management assistance to the Town of Leicester. All persons and organizations with questions or comments will have an opportunity to be heard. Persons unable to attend the hearing may mail written comments to the Town of Leicester, Assistant Town Administrator, 3 Washburn Square, Leicester, MA 01524 or may be emailed to CMRPC at aloew@cmrpc.org. Written comments must be received no later than December 16, 2022. For further information, contact Andrew Loew at CMRPC at (508) 459-3339 or at aloew@cmrpc.org. Persons who require special accommodations to participate in the public meeting should contact the Town Administrator’s office at least two business days prior to the hearing at (508) 799-7077.

Christopher Vitale

Assistant Town Administrator

Town of Leicester