Martin, Kentucky Redevelopment Plan
What can local citizens do to advance the Town of Martin Project?

Local citizens of Martin can become involved in advancing the Town of Martin project by exercising their rights as citizens and making their concerns for the project's completion known to local, state and national representatives through letters, phone calls and electronic media (email system). Attendance at important local and state meetings regarding the project would also show local concerns for the project's future and support for completion of the project.

What is the status of the Town of Martin Project?

Since its inception in March 2000 The Town of Martin Redevelopment Project has been funded through a partnership between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Floyd County Fiscal Court with non-Federal financial assistance from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Corps of Engineers' Federal share of the project funds is provided through Congressional "Adds" to the annual Federal budget. Given all of the competing national needs and the finite amount of available Federal funds, securing adequate funds for the project has been a difficult task for those Congressional Interests that support the Martin project. What funds that have been provided recently have been used to move forward the design of project components that could be constructed when sufficient Federal funds are made available.

The designs for the replacement Fire Station, the replacement Martin Alternative Learning School and the replacement City Hall/Police Station are being developed by the Corps of Engineers and its consultants. Other design work for relocation of the main sewer line around the downtown area (the "Sanitary Bypass" necessitated by the anticipated filling of the downtown in Phase II) and the bypass potable water line are ongoing. When sufficient funds are made available for construction of these project components, they will be constructed at their planned locations within the project area.

Overview

Public involvement is a critical aspect of plan formulation and project implementation. The Huntington District has made a concerted effort to maintain a relationship with the citizens of Martin. The District has met with and coordinated with local governmental bodies, citizen action groups, state representatives, governors, congressmen and senators.

Past outreach efforts have included:

  • Correspondence with local residents
  • Coordination with the Town of Martin leadership, Congressman Harold Rogers, and U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell
  • Briefings to local and Congressional groups
  • Issuance of news releases
  • Participation at town meetings
  • Completion of a Social Impact Analysis
  • Development and administration of this project web site

Current and future outreach efforts include:

  • Continuation of town meetings
  • Continuation of this project web site