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Posted on: May 26, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Public Hearing & 30-day Comment Period - CDBG Year 4 Action Plan Amendment


Planning and Development Department Notice of Public Hearing


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Entitlement Program


Public Hearing & 30-day Comment Period - CDBG Year 4 Action Plan Amendment


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

5:30 PM


Zoom Meeting


Please be advised that a Public Hearing has been scheduled by the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Wednesday, June 15, 2022 via Zoom for the purpose of obtaining citizen comment regarding an amendment to the CDBG Year 4 Action Plan. This Public Hearing is pursuant to Biddeford’s participation in the program noted above. The Zoom link will be added to this posting and will be available on the Videos / Agendas / Minutes page on the website soon. If you would like a notification when the Zoom link is posted, please contact Abigail at the email address listed below.


Additionally, there is a 30-day comment period for input regarding this amendment from May 26, 2022 to June 25, 2022.


CDBG Year 4 Action Plan Amendment

This amendment is being made in order to support the hotspot located at 46 Sullivan Street. This hotspot was installed in October 2020 to provide free internet access for those who live within the hotspot area. This access is available on any device with WiFi capability – e.g. computers, smart phones, tablets, etc. – and the network name is “Connect Mission Hill.” It does not require a password.


The hotspot should provide coverage to all or part of Bacon Street, Sullivan Street, Pierson’s Lane, Hill Street, Jefferson Court, Foav Court, and High Street.


This hotspot was not originally listed in the Action Plan, but the intention was to support the hotspot with CDBG funds. This amendment is being made in order to incorporate the hotspot into the action plan.


The amendment document can be viewed on the Community Development page or by clicking here.


Provide input in writing by email to Abigail Smallwood (, Community Development Coordinator or mail to Biddeford Planning and Development, c/o Abigail Smallwood, PO Box 586, Biddeford, Maine 04005. Physical mail must be received by the final day of the comment period to be considered. Questions can be sent to the same contact. You may also provide verbal comments at the Public Hearing or by calling Abigail Smallwood at 207-284-9115.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals who need assistance participating in the Public Hearing should contact Abigail Smallwood at 207-284-9115. Those needing assistance due to language barriers may use the same contact or fill out this translation assistance form on the city website.

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