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The City of Shelby will host a public hearing to seek comments in regard to the City’s overall community development needs, including the needs of low-and-moderate income persons, on Monday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m., at Shelby City Hall. The City of Shelby will seek the input and direction from community members on the activities and projects that should be undertaken to meet identified needs and their relative priority.  

“Community housing, utility infrastructure, recreation opportunities, streets and many other community necessities are important to our citizens,” noted Community Development Director, Lorette Carter. “The general needs assessment public hearing process gives every citizen the opportunity to voice their concerns and offer suggestions to sustain and improve our community now and for generations to come.”

The City of Shelby may apply for funding from the Montana Community Development Block Grant Program, which is a federally funded program administered by the Montana Department of Commerce. The City may also apply for other state and federal funding programs to address local housing, public facilities and other community needs throughout the year. 

City officials encourage all citizens to offer their comments and suggestions on these funding sources and the types of projects, which should be considered. Comments may be given in person at the public hearing or submitted in writing or email to Lorette Carter, Shelby City Hall, 112 First St. South, Shelby, MT  59474, or shbcdc@3rivers.net. You may also call 434-5222. 

If you are unable to attend the public hearing in person, but would like to comment via phone, please feel free to use the phone bridge system by calling 1-406-467-1555, access code 471023#.  

Anyone who would like more information, or who wants to submit suggestions, should contact Community Development Director Car-ter before Monday, Feb. 1.

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