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11/21/2011 - Public Hearing at the Doering Middle School RE: FY2012 Agawam & East Longmeadow Community Assistance application




November 21, 2011

7:00 PM Doering Middle School

68 Main Street, Agawam



FY 2012 Agawam & East Longmeadow Regional CDBG Application

The Agawam City Council, in conjunction with the Town of East Longmeadow, will conduct a Public Hearing on November 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Doering Middle School, 68 Main Street, Agawam regarding a resolution on the FY2012 Agawam & East Longmeadow Community Assistance application to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development block grant program (CDBG).  The two towns are considering applying jointly for $900,000 in grant funds for the following projects:


·         Housing Rehabilitation Program (Agawam and East Longmeadow)

·         Housing Authority Improvements (Agawam and East Longmeadow)

·         ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plans (Agawam and East Longmeadow)

·         Sidewalk Improvements (Springfield Street, Agawam)

·         Emergency Power Generator (Senior Center, East Longmeadow)


If awarded, the Town of Agawam, through the Office of the Mayor, will be responsible for the grant.  The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) will assist the Mayor’s office and will oversee grant administration and project implementation in both communities.


Any persons or organizations having questions or comments concerning the FY2012 application will have an opportunity to be heard.  Written comments may be submitted to the Agawam Planning & Community Development Department, 36 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001, Attn: Debbie Dachos.


The Doering School is handicapped accessible. Persons who require special accommodations for the public hearing should contact the town at least one week prior to the hearing date at (413) 786-0400 ext. 283.


For further information, contact Andrew Loew or Christopher Dunphy at PVPC at (413) 781-6045.



Richard A. Cohen, Mayor, Town of Agawam