LEICESTER, Mass. — The Leicester Board of Selectmen is studying improvement projects such as installing an elevator in Town Hall as it holds a public hearing Jan. 28 on its joint Community Development Block Grant application with Charlton for $900,000.
With the help of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Leicester partnered with Charlton to apply for the grant.
The application seeks funds for improvements to the Housing Authority in both towns, as well as architectural design of handicapped accessibility improvements for Leicester Town Hall.
The grant would also allow the town to restart the regional housing rehabilitation program, which allows low- to moderate-income residents living within a target area in Leicester to make improvements to their homes.
The grant program requires that activities be targeted in areas with the highest need. Leicester's proposed target area includes Leicester Center, Cherry Valley, Rochdale and other areas. Targets in Charlton include Charlton City, Charlton Center and areas affected by the tornado.
The public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Selectmen's Meeting room at the Leicester Town Hall, 3 Washburn Square.
Everyone with questions or comments regarding the application will have an opportunity to be heard. Persons requiring special accommodations to attend should contact the town at 508-892-7000.
For additional information, contact Andrew Loew at Pioneer Valley Planning Commission at 413-781-6045 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.