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BIDS AND PUBLIC NOTICES

PUBLIC NOTICE

Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain

To:  All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals

This is to give notice that the City of Millbrook, Alabama has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order(s) 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Wetlands Protection. The activity is funded under ADECA’s CDBG Program Project No. CV-NC-20-074.  The proposed project is located at 3781 Grandview Road in the City of Millbrook, Elmore County, Alabama and entails construction of a 3,750 SF WELCOME Food Pantry in Millbrook.  The City owns the property and intends to demolish the current structure outside the scope of this project.  The new, well-equipped building will meet current needs and potential future catastrophes such as Covid-19.   No natural and beneficial values will be adversely affected by this activity.  The total number of acres of floodplain affected by the proposed project is less than approximately 2 acres.

The City of Millbrook, Alabama has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values: the project must be constructed in the location due to proximity to other City facilities.  The newly constructed facility will also include civil engineering work for proper elevation to include filling and grading specific areas of the site.  Alternatives considered include (i) renovating the old food pantry location which would be cost-prohibitive and still not allow for future needs, and (ii) looking for property the City could purchase, but this would not provide the needed proximity to other City facilities, including the newly constructed Senior Center, City Hall, Police and Fire stations, and the park and walking trails at the end of the street.  The City of Millbrook acknowledges compliance with state and local floodplain protection procedures.

The City of Millbrook, Alabama has reevaluated the alternatives to building in the 100-year floodplain and has determined that it has no practicable alternative.  Environmental files that document compliance with steps 3 through 6 of 100-year floodplain are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the times and location delineated in the last paragraph of this notice for receipt of comments. 

There are three primary purposes for this notice.  First, people who may be affected by activities in a floodplain and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas.  Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public education tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about the 100-year floodplain can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in a 100-year floodplain, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.

Written comments must be received by the City of Millbrook, Alabama at the following address on or before April 27, 2022:  City of Millbrook, P.O. Box 630, Millbrook, Alabama 36054, 334-285-6428, Attention:  Mayor Al Kelley.  A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 3160 Main Street, Millbrook, Alabama.  Comments may also be submitted via email to Lori Davis, City Clerk, at lori.davis@cityofmillbrook-al.gov.

Wetumpka Herald

April 20, 2022

FLOODPLAIN

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

April 20, 2022

City of Millbrook

P.O. Box 630

Millbrook, Alabama 36054

(334) 285-6428

TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertake by the City of Millbrook.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about 5/10/2022 the City of Millbrook will submit a request to the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) for the release of CDBG-CV funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (PL 93-383), to undertake a project known as WELCOME Food Pantry for the purpose of construction of a new WELCOME Food Panty located at 3781 Grandview Road and designed to meet present needs and handle possible future epidemics.  This location which will allow Food Pantry clientele easy access to City services and recreation.  These funds are needed on an emergency basis due to the declared COVID-19 emergency made on March 13, 2020.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Millbrook 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 City of Millbrook, 3160 Main Street, Millbrook, Alabama and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

For this declared emergency the Public Comment Period and the Objection to Release of Funds Comment Period have been combined into one fifteen-day (15-day) comment period.  Therefore, any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Al Kelley, Mayor, P.O. Box 630, Millbrook, Alabama.  All comments received by 5/9/2022will be considered by the City of Millbrook prior to authorizing submission of a Request for Release of Funds.  Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The City of Millbrook certifies to ADECA that Al Kelley in his capacity as Mayor 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.  ADECA’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Millbrook to use Program Funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

ADECA will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Millbrook certification for a period of 15-days indicated above, only if they are on one of the following bases:  (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer or the City of Millbrook; (b) the City of Millbrook has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CRF 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 ADECA; 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 CFRR part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the State at:  Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Community and Economic Development Division, PO Box 5690, Montgomery, AL 36103 or at the email address christopher.perkins@adeca.alabama.gov.  Potential objectors should contact ADECA to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Al Kelley, Mayor

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY COUNCIL REZONING REQUEST

The Millbrook City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the Millbrook Judicial Building Courtroom, 3900 Grandview Road, for public comment concerning changing a zoning classification from FAR (Forestry, Agriculture, Recreation) to B-2 (Individual Stores) for a parcel of property at Kelley Boulevard and AL Hwy 14.  All persons who desire shall have an opportunity to be heard or may indicate his or her wishes in writing in favor of or in opposition to the above item.  The item may be reviewed at Millbrook City Hall, 3160 Main Street, Millbrook AL 36054 or call (334) 285-6428 for additional information.

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