DETCOG Public hearings set
Houston County Courier
The Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) will be holding two public hearings to allow the public to comment on a proposed plan for making available a preliminary part of the second round of Hurricane Ike Recovery funds. The Texas Department of Rural Affairs has allocated $22,800,000 in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development disaster relief funds to the 12 county DETCOG Region. DETCOG is charged with developing a method for equitably making the funds available to the cities, counties and Indian Reservations in the region for urgently needed projects that affirmatively further fair housing and primarily benefit low to moderate income households. The first public hearing is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Nacogdoches City Hall Chambers located at 202 Pilar, Nacogdoches. The second public hearing is scheduled at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24 in the Jasper City Hall Council Chambers located at 465 S. Main, Jasper. In addition to written and oral comments taken at the public hearings, written comments may be sent to Rusty Phillips, Director of Regional Services at the DETCOG office at 210 Premier Drive, Jasper. Those comments must be received before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24. The draft method of distribution has been posted on DETCOG’s internet web site, www.DETCOG.org, It will also be available for review at the Deep East Texas Council of Governments offices located at 210 Premier Drive in Jasper and 118 South First, Lufkin. The Deep East Texas Council of Governments will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons attending Deep East Texas Council of Governments functions. Requests from persons need-ing special accommodations should be received by Deep East Texas Council of Governments staff 24-hours prior to the function. The public hearing will be conducted in English and requests for language interpreters or other special communication needs should be made at least 48 hours prior to a function. Please call (409) 384-5704 for assistance. For information about the hearings contact the Deep East Texas Council of Governments at (409) 384-5704.