Public Hearing Regarding OCRA Planning Grant Application

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Pierceton is seeking a planning grant funded by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ Community Development Block Grant program, aimed at economic development, public facilities, and housing projects.

In response to the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pierceton intends to conduct a comprehensive analysis of its current water infrastructure system. The objective is to identify areas of concern and opportunities for improvement, with the ultimate goal of implementing a plan provided from the study.
The selection of the firm for the Master Utility Study will be conducted through a Qualification Based Selection process, with Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) available through the Pierceton Town Clerk.

The grant, totaling $90,000, will finance a master utility study aimed at enhancing the Town’s utility services and infrastructure. This study will ensure the continued provision of excellent and affordable service to the households of Pierceton. Pierceton’s grant application seeks $90,000 from OCRA’s Community Development Block Grant, with a 10% town match, totaling $100,000. The grant application deadline is June 21, 2024.

A public hearing will be held on May 13, 2024, at 6:30pm at the Pierceton Community Building located at 105 W Walnut St, Pierceton, IN 46562, USA. Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities or with limited English proficiency can be requested at the contact information below. This project will result in the displacement of no individuals or businesses. Information concerning the proposed project may be obtained from:

Myra Mast
Pierceton Town Clerk-Treasurer
Pierceton Town Hall (8 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday)