The Blandford Selectboard will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:00PM at the Blandford Town Hall, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA. In the event of a weather cancellation, the meeting will occur at the next scheduled Select Board meeting on Monday, February 24, 2020 at the same time and location.

The purpose of the hearing will be to discuss the town’s proposed FY20 Community Development Block Program application. The application will be filed no later than March 6, 2020. The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) is assisting the town with this application.

Residents are encouraged to attend this meeting to discuss the FY20 application to the MA Department of Housing and Community Development for approximately $550,000 in available Community Development Block Grant Funds. All persons with questions or comments regarding the grant application will have an opportunity to be heard. Those unable to attend can send written comments to the Town Administrator, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA 01008.

Projects currently being discussed include housing rehabilitation services to qualified Blandford households and a planning study that will evaluate Blandford properties for accessibility compliance; an ADA Transition Plan.

The Blandford Town Hall and Select Board meeting room are handicapped accessible. Persons who require special accommodations should contact the town at least one week prior to the hearing date at (413) 848-4279. For further information on the proposed application, contact PVPC Principal Planner Christopher Dunphy at (413) 781-6045 or [email protected].

Also, the Council on Aging will be hosting an info session regarding this application on January 24 at 10am during their breakfast. This will take place in the Council on Aging room located at Blandford Town Hall.