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Hearings set on proposed plan for round two of Ike funds
San Jacinto News- Times
JASPER – 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 the second part of the second round of Hurricane Ike Recovery funds. The General Land Offi ce has allocated $88,640,115 in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development disaster relief funds to the twelve 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 projects that affi rmatively further fair housing and primarily benefi t low to moderate income households. The fi rst public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the. Deep East Texas Council of Governments Conference Room located at 210 Premier Drive, Jasper, Texas 75951. The second public hearing is scheduled at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 in the Nacogdoches City Hall Chambers located at 202 Pilar, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961. 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 offi ce at 210 Premier Drive, Jasper, Texas 75951. Those comments must be received before 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2011. 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 offi ces located at 210 Premier Drive in Jasper, Texas and 118 South First, Lufkin, Texas. 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 needing 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 contact the Deep East Texas Council of Governments at (409) 384-5704.