Among the items to be acted on is a resolution to approve the final plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home programs, which involves the use of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help development efforts in targeted areas of the city.
City and federal officials announced earlier this year that Jamestown is slated to receive just under $1.17 million in CDBG funds, which is slightly higher than last year. The city will also receive over $315,000 for the HOME program. A proposed plan on how to distribute that money was rolled out in May and, barring any last minute amendments to the plan, the city council will act on sending it to Washington for review when it meets Monday night.
The council will also vote on approving a plan for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation to apply for $200,000 in state funding through the state’s 2019 Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) program in order to renovate the former HSBC bank building downtown for the Enchanted Mountain Spirits distillery project. The city will also act on approving a $100,000 CFA grant application for the proposed new city Skate Park.
The council will also vote on whether to enter an agreement for $99,000 worth of improvements to Veterans Memorial Park, with the funding coming from a state grant secured in 2017.