City of Bangor Seeks Citizen Input Regarding ARPA Funding

BANGOR — The City of Bangor has scheduled public sessions to seek input to identify priorities for City Council to consider regarding the allocation of approximately $20 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. Public sessions are offered in as many times, places and formats as possible to increase accessibility.

Neighborhood meetings will be held in four locations across the city. These meetings will be informal and conversational in nature. Staff will also be on hand to provide information on a variety of resident programs and services:

Tuesday, May 31 6 to 8 p.m. Boys and Girls Club, 161 Davis Road

Thursday, June 2 6-8 p.m. EMCC, Rangeley Hall, 268 Sylvan Road

Tuesday, June 7 4:30–6:30 p.m. Bangor Public Library, Atrium, 145 Harlow Street

Thursday, June 9 6 to 8 p.m. Parks & Rec Kenduskeag Hall, 647 Main St.

In-person town hall-style meetings will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 73 Harlow Street on Wednesday, June 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Virtual meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, June 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 8 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Council Chair Fournier noted that “Bangor City Council is committed to ensuring an open, transparent and comprehensive process as we work to ensure this unique funding opportunity improves the lives of our constituents for years to come “.

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