Notice of Public Hearing: Casa Central Social Services Corporation

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RE: State of Illinois Paratransit Vehicle Grant for the Chicago Metropolitan Area

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by: Casa Central Social Services Corporation

On: May 28, 2014, at 9:00am
Where: Casa Central, 1343 N. California Avenue, Cafeteria
Chicago, IL 60622

I. For the purpose of considering a project for which financial assistance is being sought from the Illinois Department of Transportation, pursuant to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s general authority to make such Grants, and which is generally described as follows:

a. Description of Project: Casa Central is submitting an application to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) through its 2014 Consolidated Vehicle Procurement (CVP) Grant. Through this application, Casa Central is requesting (2) two much-needed Medium Duty Paratransit Vehicles with wheelchair and mobility aid lifts to transport senior citizens to and from Casa Central’s Adult Wellness Center program. If granted, IDOT will provide these $63,000 vehicles to Casa Central at no charge; however, Casa Central will be responsible for the vehicles’ ongoing insurance and maintenance.

This project will be included in a Consolidated Vehicle Procurement Program undertaken by the State of Illinois on behalf of Casa Central Social Services Corporation, with State and Federal Funds.

B. Relocation Relocation Assistance will not be required.

C. Environment This project is being implemented to minimize environmental impact.

D. Comprehensive Planning This project is in conformance with comprehensive transportation planning in the area.

E. Elderly and Disabled All new equipment included in this project will meet ADA accessibility rules for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

II. At the hearing Casa Central will afford an opportunity for interested persons or agencies to be heard with respect to the social, economic and environmental aspects of the project. Interested persons may submit orally or in writing, evidence and recommendations with respect to said project.

III. A copy of the application for a state grant for the proposed project for the intended service area will be made available for public inspection at Casa Central, 1343 N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622.

Sarajane Johnson, Director of Development
1343 N. California Avenue, Chicago IL 60622
(773) 645-2447

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