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NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS AND NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT

Henry County Board of Commissioners
CDBG Program
140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
770.288.7525

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of McDonough in partnership with the Henry County Board of Commissioners through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the Henry County Board of Commissioners, through its Community Development Department, will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of CDBG funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake projects known as City of McDonough Sidewalk and Storm Drainage Improvements.

Project Name: City of McDonough Sidewalk and Storm Drainage Improvements
For the purpose of: Constructing approximately one (1) of sidewalks, four to five feet in width in the residential areas of Simpson Street, Lyman Stringer Boulevard, Tillman Court, Cherry Street, Fairview Road and Doris Street. Additionally Storm Drainage Improvements will be performed on Cherry Street and Fairview Road. The object of the project is to improve pedestrian access to Phillips Drive, Rufus Stewart Park, Henry County Middle School and the McDonough Square.
Estimated Cost: $60,000 Fiscal Year 2013
Project Location: Simpson St. (James St. to Phillips Dr.), Lyman Stringer Blvd (Simpson St. to Macon St.), Tillman Ct. to Phillips Dr., Cherry St. (Key St. to Phillips Dr.) and Fairview Rd. (Key St. to Phillips Dr.) all located in McDonough, Georgia

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The Henry County Board of Commissioners, through the Community Development Department, has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment.  Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Planning and Zoning Office, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253, and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 A.M to 5:00_P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Henry County Community Development Department at:

Henry County Community Development Department
140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
Email: CDBGProgram@co.henry.ga.us
Phone: 770.288.7525

All comments received by Friday, February 27, 2015 will be considered by the Henry County Community Development Department prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice and Project they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The Henry County Board of Commissioners certifies to HUD that Tommy N. Smith in his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows Henry County to use CDBG Program funds in partnership with the City of McDonough for the above listed activities.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Henry County Board of Commissioners’ certification for a period of fifteen (15) days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of Henry County; (b) Henry County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.  Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Environmental Objections, care of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Atlanta Field Office of Community Planning and Development, 40 Marietta Street, Atlanta GA 30303.  Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Tommy N. Smith, Chairman
Henry County Board of Commissioners



Public Notice

Henry County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program announces the publication of proposed amendments of the Henry County Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plans as part of the FY 2012-2016 Consolidated Plan of Community and Housing Development objectives and proposed use of funds for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

Henry County proposes that the federal fiscal year 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plans be amended, in accordance with its Citizen Participation Plan and the regulations governing the CDBG Program. The amendments listed herein are proposed for public review and comment. A thirty (30) day public comment period shall be in effect from Wednesday, January 28 thru Friday, February 27, 2015. Any comments on the proposed amendments must be received in writing by 5:00 pm Friday, February 27, 2015, at the address listed below:

Henry County Board of Commissioners
Community Development Department
140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253
E-mail: CDBGProgram@co.henry.ga.us

Public Hearing

Residents are encouraged to attend and participate in the public hearing to assist the County in finalizing its amendments to the 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plans. Comments received by the Community Development Department prior to the public hearings will be provided to the Henry County Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 starting at 9:00 am. The Board of Commissioners will consider approval of the amendments following the public hearing.

The public hearing will be held in the Community Room of the Henry County Administration Building, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, Georgia, 30253. The building is handicap accessible. Persons requiring special accommodations can make arrangements by contacting the Henry County Government Community Development Department, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253 (770-288-7525). The County TDD number is (770) 288-6819.

For residents unable to attend and participate in the public hearings, written comments on the proposed amendments to the 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plans may be submitted to the above address.

Copies of the 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plan proposed amendments are available for review at the following locations:

  • Henry County Administration Building - 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253
  • Heritage Senior Center - 1050 Florence McGarity Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30252
  • Hidden Valley Senior Center - 600 Spraggins Memorial Parkway, Stockbridge, GA 30281
  • Fairview Recreation Center - 35 Austin Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281
  • J.P. Moseley Recreation Center - 1041 Miller's Mill Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281
  • Locust Grove Recreation Center - 10 Cleveland Street, Locust Grove, GA 30248
  • McDonough Public Library - 1001 Florence McGarity Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30252
  • Fairview Public Library - 28 Austin Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281
  • Fortson (Hampton) Public Library - 61 McDonough Road, Hampton, GA 30228
  • Cochran (Stockbridge) Public Library - 174 Burke Street, Stockbridge, GA 30281
  • McDonough City Hall - 136 Keys Ferry Street, McDonough, GA 30253
  • Locust Grove City Hall - 3644 Highway 42, Locust Grove, GA 30248
  • Hampton City Hall - 17 East Main Street S., Hampton, GA 30228
  • Stockbridge City Hall - 4640 North Henry Boulevard, Stockbridge, GA 30281   


PUBLIC NOTICE
ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AMENDMENTS

FISCAL YEAR 2012 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
Reprogram
Henry County Fuller Center for Housing, Inc.
– Housing Assistance


Add
City of Hampton Public Facilities/ Infrastructure
Improvements
Resurfacing Caldwell Drive Neighborhood
($121,205.88) $121,205.88
FISCAL YEAR

2013 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

Reprogram
City of Stockbridge
Public Facilities/Infrastructure Improvements
Community Pool

Add
City of Hampton Public Facilities/ Infrastructure
Improvements
Resurfacing Caldwell Drive Neighborhood

($150,000.00) $53,794.12
City of McDonough - Public Facilities/ Infrastructure Improvements Sidewalks & Drainage Improvements (Simpson St, Lyman Stringer Blvd, Tillman Ct, Cherry St, and Fairview Rd)
$60,000.00
Henry County Parks & Recreation Department - Public Facilities/ Infrastructure Improvements Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Improvements Windy Hill R/C Track; Ronnie Stewart Drive, McDonough
$10,500
Unprogrammed Public Facilities/ Infrastructure Improvements
$25,705.88


What is the Community Development Block Grant Program?

The primary goal of CDBG is to develop and strengthen viable urban communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments principally for low- and moderate-income persons and/or households.

CDBG-funded projects and services must meet one of the Programs’ National Objectives:

  • Provide a benefit to low/moderate income persons.
  • Eliminate or prevent slums and blight.
  • Meet an urgent community need of recent origin that threatens the health or welfare of residents.

The following are considered eligible CDBG activities:

  • PUBLIC SERVICES
    • Senior Services
    • Handicapped Access
    • Youth Services
    • Health Services
  • PUBLIC INFRASTUCTURE
    • Sidewalk Improvements
    • Waterline Improvements
    • Street Improvements
    • Sewer Improvements
    • Drainage Improvements
  • PUBLIC FACILITIES
    • Senior Center
    • Youth Centers
    • Neighborhood Facilities
    • Child Care Facilities
    • Historic Preservation
    • Parks & Recreation Facilities
    • Health Facilities
    • Parking Facilities
  • PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    • Job Creation & Retention
    • Business Improvements
    • Acquisition
    • Loans
  • HOUSING
    • Housing Rehabilitation
    • Affordable Housing
    • Rental Assistance
    • Down Payment Assistance
    • Rental Rehabilitation
    • Emergency Shelter

The following activities may Not be assisted with CDBG funds:

  • Buildings (or portions thereof) utilized for the General Conduct of Government (unless the proposed activity is related to ADA compliance being the removal of material or architectural barriers that limit the accessibility of elderly persons or adults with severe disabilities (§570.208(a)(2(ii));
  • General Government Expenses - required to carry out the regular responsibilities of general local government; and
  • Political Activities - the use of CDBG funds to finance facilities or equipment for political purposes or to engage in other partisan political activities, such as candidates’ forums, voter transportation, or voter registration is not eligible.

The following activities will generally Not be assisted with CDBG funds:

  • Purchase of Equipment - for example, construction, fixtures, motor vehicles, furnishings and other  personal property not an integral structural fixture is generally ineligible;
  • Operating and Maintenance Expenses – any expense associated with repairing, operating or maintaining public facilities, improvements and services in ineligible. Examples of ineligible operating and maintenance include:  the maintenance and repair of publically owned streets (filling of pot holes in streets, repairing of cracks in sidewalks, replacement of expended street light bulbs), parks (the mowing of recreational areas), water and sewer facilities, neighborhood facilities, senior centers, centers for persons with disabilities;
  • Payment of staff salaries, utility costs and similar expenses necessary for the operation of public works and facilities;
  • New Housing Construction – the construction of new permanent residential structures or for any program to subsidize or assist such new construction is ineligible except:
  • When carried out by an entity pursuant to §570.204(a)
  • Income payments – any series of subsistence - type grant payments, such as Housing allowances, food, clothing or utilities.

 

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