Aberdeen needs your ideas!

How would you spend $279,153 to improve Aberdeen? The Aberdeen City Council wants to hear your ideas! Please attend the Public Hearing on Monday, February 22 at Aberdeen City Hall at 7PM and bring your ideas and plans. If you cannot attend the hearing, SCROLL DOWN to fill out a survey about how you think we should spend it.

As the result of a City Revolving Loan program being ended by the State Government, the City has access to $279,153 to spend to improve Aberdeen– and Mayor McGrady and the Aberdeen City Council want your ideas!

In order to approve the plan to spend any of this money, the Aberdeen City Council will have to vote on it, but we need to hear from YOU.

The money has to be spent in a way that complies with 1 or more of the following:

“Benefit low and moderate income persons and households;
Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight;
Meet other community development needs of an urgent nature, or that are an immediate threat to community health and welfare.”

So please join us at City Hearing on Monday February 22 at 7PM at Aberdeen City Hall or fill out the form below to let the Council know what you think. At the public hearing, everyone will have the opportunity to speak for 5 minutes about their ideas.

If you have any questions, please call Mayor Patrick McGrady at 410.357.1234 or email at PMcGrady@Aberdeen-md.org.

The official notice of public hearing is below:

CITY OF ABERDEEN
NOTICE OF SECOND PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Aberdeen will conduct a Public Hearing to obtain the views of citizens on community, economic development, and housing needs to be considered for submission of an application to the Maryland Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). Citizens will have the opportunity to discuss proposed projects and to provide input on other needs to be considered. The hearing will be held at the Aberdeen City Council Chambers, 60 North Parke Street, Aberdeen, MD 21001 at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016.

Citizens will be furnished with information including but not limited to:
The amount of CDBG funds available to the City of Aberdeen;
The range of activities that may be undertaken with the CDBG funds; and
The proposed project(s) under consideration by the City of Aberdeen.

The Maryland CDBG Program is a federally sponsored program designed to assist governments with activities directed toward neighborhood and housing revitalization, economic development, and improved community facilities and services. It is administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development.

The Maryland CDBG Program reflects the State’s economic and community development priorities and provides public funds for activities which meet one of the following national objectives, in accordance with the Federal Housing Community Act of 1974, as amended:

Benefit low and moderate income persons and households;
Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight;
Meet other community development needs of an urgent nature, or that are an immediate threat to community health and welfare.

Efforts will be made to accommodate citizens with special needs with ten (10) days advanced notice to Monica Correll, City Clerk at 410-272-1600 ext. 211.

PHYLLIS G. GROVER
Director of Planning and Community Development