November 21, 2022

The City of Mattoon will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 5:30PM, in the City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 208 N. 19th Street, Mattoon IL 61938 to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on a proposed federal funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project.  The meeting will be held as part of the regularly scheduled Public Works Advisory Board Meeting. The meeting will be open to in-person attendance. There will also be a Webex virtual attendance option offered for anyone who is interested.

Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and need assistance should contact Mickey Gartlan at, or 217-234-3611, or in writing at 208 N 19th Street, Mattoon IL 61938 no later than noon (12:00P) on Tuesday, December 13.  Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for these persons.

On or about January 19, 2023, the City of Mattoon intends to apply to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for a grant from the State CDBG program.  This program is funded by Title 1 of the federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.  These funds are to be used for a community development project that will include the following activities: Construction of approximately 3,130’ of 60” storm sewer piping from the Little Wabash River to IL-16 (Marshall Avenue). The project is known as the Phase 1 Piping for the Little Wabash Drainage Project. The total amount of CDBG funds to be requested is $925,000.00.

The amount of CDBG funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit low-to-moderate income persons is $475,727.50.

The City of Mattoon also proposes to expend $375,000.00 in non-CDBG funds on the project.  These non-CDBG funds will be derived from the City’s Capital Projects Fund.

Information related to this project is available for review prior to the public hearing at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 208 N. 19th Street, Mattoon IL 61938 between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:30PM, Monday thru Friday.  Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written comments should be submitted to Mickey Gartlan at 208 N 19th Street, Mattoon IL 61938, or no later than noon (12:00P) on Tuesday, December 13 in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings.

This project will result in no displacement of any persons or businesses.  For additional information concerning the proposed project, please contact Dean Barber at, or 217-235-5460, or in writing at 208 N 19th Street, Mattoon IL 61938.

Thank you,
Dean Barber
Public Works Director
City of Mattoon


A PDF Copy of this Press Release can be found by clicking here: Public Works – Press Release 11-21-22