Author: Nathan Nelson

June 29th, 2021 – CDBG

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant has notified the City of Orem that it will receive an allocation of $699,923.00 to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis.

The City of Orem hereby requests public comment from residents within the community to comment on the proposed allocation of the CDBG-CV funds. The City of Orem intends to dedicate $25,000 of the previously allocated $49,773.32 in CDBG-CV funding for public service projects to Meals on Wheels for increased participation in their program by seniors during the pandemic and $24,773.32 towards a the City of Orem’s Critical Home Repair and Home Rehabilitation Program for emergency home repair needs.

The Five Day Public Comment Period will begin on Monday, June 21, 2021, and will conclude on Monday, June 28, 2021, at 5:30 pm. The CDBG-CV proposals are available for public inspection  Public Comments can be emailed to Kena Jo Mathews, Community Services Manager, at or can be mailed to:

City of Orem

56 North State Street, Room 101

Orem, UT 84057

If you would like to make a public comment by phone, please call (801) 229-7023. All public comments will be taken into consideration prior to sending the Substantial Amendment No. 10 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

A public hearing will be held in the Council Chambers at 56 North State Street, Orem, Utah on June 29, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. to obtain additional comments on the use of these funds and funding recommendations.

Meetings are open to the public and held in buildings and rooms that are accessible.  If you need a special accommodation to participate, please contact the City Recorder’s Office at least 3 working days prior to the meeting by phone at (801) 229-7298 or by email at

La ciudad de Orem invita a todos los residentes a participar en la revisión examen y proceso de asignación de fondos CDBG.  Favor de dirigir preguntas y comentarios a:

            Ciudad de Orem

            56 North State Street, Room 101, Orem, UT 84057

            (801) 229-7023 teléfono o al (801) 229-7301 fax o al

Para ayuda con la traducción de este informe u otras preguntas con respecto a la financiación federal de Orem, póngase en contacto con Kathy Phipps, (801) 229-7011. 

June 29, 2021 – City Council

The City Council will hold the following public hearing on June 29, 2021, at approximately 6:00 p.m. to consider the following:

  • ●        PUBLIC HEARING – Amending portions of Section 22-24-5(F) pertaining to design standards and portions of Section 22-24-5(H) pertaining to parking standards of the North Village District (NVD) Zone. The NVD zone is located generally at 1600 North State Street.

The proposed amendment is available in the Office of Development Services, Room #105, 56 North State Street, Orem, Utah.  If you have any questions regarding the proposed zone change or amendments, contact the Development Services Department at 229-7058.


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