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The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) recently launched “Drive Forward,” a grassroots campaign for the purpos of supporting the Centre County Metropolitan Planning Organization (CCMPO) in its efforts to secure necessary state and federal funding for two major highway improvement projects in Centre County.
These projects–which have significant implications for commerce, tourism and new business investment into the region–include the construction of a new high-speed interchange between I-99 and I-80 to replace the Bellefonte interchange, as well as upgrades to the two-lane stretch of U.S. Route 322 from Potters Mills to State College.
As both of these projects are longtime priorities for which adequate funding has not been available, the CCMPO’s work–and the subsequent grassroots community support campaign–are both efforts that will require durability and longevity into the foreseeable future.
As there is strength in numbers, you can assist this cause by adding your name to the growing list of supporters comprising businesses, organizations and individuals that are backing these transportation improvements and the “Drive Forward” campaign. Penn State University, the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau, Shaner Companies, keller Engineers and Garbrick-Shadle Agency, Inc., are examples of initial supporters. You can add your name by letter CBICC know at [email protected]
CENTRE COUNTY’s intended use of Ffy 2017 CDBG Funds
BELLEFONTE BOROUGH’s intended use of Ffy 2017 CDBG Funds
Centre County and Bellefonte Borough will hold a joint Final Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm in Room 116 of the Willowbank Bldg, 420 Holmes St, Bellefonte, to receive public comment on the County’s intention to apply to the PA Dept of Community & Economic Development for approximately $382,213 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the Ffy 2017 Program. Under Act 179 of 1984, Bellefonte Borough as an Entitlement Municipality will receive $99,663 of the Ffy 2017 CDBG Grant.
Proposed project activities must meet one of three national objectives: benefit low- and moderate-income persons; prevention or elimination of slums or blight; alleviation of immediate threats to the health and safety of the community. The First Public Hearing was held August 16, 2016. Copies of the minutes, agenda and comments from that Hearing may be obtained at the Centre County Planning & Community Development Office, 420 Holmes St, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
Projects under consideration by Centre County to receive FFY 2017 CDBG Funds are: Replacement of the Water Transmission Main in the Borough of Millheim ($231,700); – Approximately $50,850 will be set-aside by the County for Grant Administration.
Projects under consideration by Bellefonte Borough to receive FFY 2017 CDBG Funds: Disabled Citizens access enhancements at Masullo and Governors Parks ($81,733). Approximately $17,930 will be set-aside by the Borough for Grant Administration.
Those requiring special accommodations should call 814-355-6791; forty eight (48) hours in advance. It is expected that the Centre County Board of Commissioners will take final action on the County’s Ffy 2017 CDBG application at the Board’s meeting at 10:00am on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Bellefonte Borough Council will take final action at their Council Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017
Robert Jacobs, Director
Planning & Community Development Office