Public Hearing Citizens Participation Plan/Needs Assessment

6:00 pm




Communities anticipating participation in the State of South Carolina’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Economic Development Program, and the Federal HUD HOME Program must provide for participation of their citizens in the planning and implementation of CDBG, Economic Development, and HUD HOME-funded projects, in accordance with Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended through 1987. Therefore, a Citizens Participation Plan has been developed for the Town of Pinewood for the purpose of providing the citizens of this locality with a written, detailed plan for their participation in the planning and implementation of community and economic development projects which may involve CDBG and HOME funds.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, on behalf of the Town of Pinewood, will hold a Public Hearing at the Pinewood Community Center, 130 Epperson Ln., Pinewood, SC. 29125.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to review and solicit public comment on the afore-mentioned Citizens Participation Plan, and to solicit public input on community needs and priorities for housing, public facilities, economic development, water/sewer facilities, public safety components and job creation with a Needs Assessment Survey.

The Citizen Participation Plan is available for review at the Town Hall, Pinewood, SC and the Santee-Lynches RCOG Office, 2525 Corporate Way, Suite 200, Sumter, SC between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Persons with questions or comments concerning the Public Hearing or the Citizen Participation Plan may contact Tammy Smith, Grants Coordinator, Santee-Lynches RCOG, (803) 774-1377.

The Town of Pinewood does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability in the admission of, access to, or treatment regarding employment in its federally assisted programs or activities. Mayor Houser, Town Hall, Pinewood, SC (803) 452-5878, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the non-discrimination requirements contained in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's HUD regulations.