Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that on September 27, 2021 the Council of the City of Reading will consider the following amendment to the PY2021 CDBG Action Plan.

To approve or deny a Council Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a PY2021 CDBG Action Plan Amendment to utilize $1,300,000 in unprogrammed CDBG funding to purchase two new Fire Apparatus.

The Fire Apparatus Engine 3 will be housed at the fire station located at 3rd and Court Sts. The service area for a primary response area is Census Tract (Block Groups) 1(2-5), 12(1,2), 13(1-3), 23(1-2), 25(1,3) which contains 86% low and moderate income level persons. The activity’s service area for the First alarm is citywide which contains 77% low and moderate income level persons.

The Fire Apparatus Engine 9 will be housed at the fire station located at 9th and Marion Sts. The service area for a primary response area is Census Tract (Block Groups) 5(1-3), 6(1-2), 7(1-3), 8(1-3), 14 (1-3), 15(1-2) which contains 68% low and moderate income level persons. The activity’s service area for the First (1st ) alarm is Census Tract (Block Groups) 1 (1-3), 2 (1-3), 3 (1-2),4 (1-3), 5 (1-3), 6 (1-2), 7 (1-3), 8 (1-3), 9 (1-2), 10 (1-2), 11 (1-3), 12 (1-2), 13 (1-3), 14 (1-4), 15 (1-3), 16 (1-2), 17 (1-2), 18 (1-2), 19 (1-2), 20 (1-3), 21 (1-3), 22 (1) which contains 76.7 % low and moderate income level persons. The activity’s service area for the Second (2nd) alarm is citywide which contains 77% low and moderate income level persons.

Each activity’s eligibility / fundability is fire protection equipment 24CFR570.207 (b) (1) (ii) and public facilities and improvements 24CFR570.201(c) / low mod area 24CFR570.208 (a) (1).

Citizens wishing to comment on the proposed amendments may submit written comments within 30 days of the date of this publication to Jamal Abodalo, Community Development Director, City Hall, 815 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601, phone 610-655-6211, TDD 610-655-6442. Mayor Eddie Moran.