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The Pope County Board of Commissioners shall have on its agenda a proposed ordinance and shall conduct a related public hearing on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 9:00 am, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Courthouse Third Floor Boardroom on the proposed adoption of Ordinance 2024-01, which would establish the Pope County Housing Trust Fund. In order to provide the County with additional tools to support the rehabilitation and preservation of existing affordable housing within the County, promote the development of affordable and workforce housing within the County, and to assist individuals with rental and down payment assistance, the County is considering the creation of the Pope County Housing Trust Fund by ordinance. The proposed ordinance, if adopted, would allow for establishing a Pope County Trust Fund Account, to be maintained by the Pope County Housing and Redevelopment Authority – Economic Development Authority (the “HRA-EDA”). All funds received by the HRA-EDA on behalf of the Trust Fund would be deposited in the Trust Fund Account. The draft ordinance may be viewed on the Pope County website at www.popecountymn.gov under News and Announcements. The public may also view the Draft Ordinance here and offer written comments on the ordinance before the date and time of the hearing to the County Administrator’s Office in person or by mail at the Pope County Courthouse, 130 Minnesota Ave. E., Glenwood, MN 56334. The public is also invited to attend and offer oral or written testimony before the Board at the public hearing.