CDBG NOTICE

TOWN OF ROXBURY
PO BOX 189
ROXBURY NY 12474-0189
(607) 326-7641

 

On or about April 2nd, 2019, the Town of Roxbury will submit a request to the Office of Community Renewal for the release of CDBG funds under title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as the Town of Roxbury Housing Rehab Program for the purpose of rehabilitation of an estimated 15 owner-occupied low-to-moderate income housing units at various sites in the Town of Roxbury at a cost of $415,275. Program administration will cost $18,375 for a total cost of $433,650.

The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD Regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at Town of Roxbury offices, 53690 State Highway 30, Roxbury and also at the MARK Project offices, 43355 State Highway 28, Arkville and may be examined or copied weekday’s 9am to 4pm.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Town of Roxbury. All comments received by March 28th, 2019, will be considered by the Town of Roxbury prior to submission of a request for release of funds.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The Town of Roxbury certifies to the Office of Community Renewal that the Town of Roxbury and Thomas S. Hynes in his capacity as Town Supervisor consent 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. The Office of Community Renewal’s acceptance of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and allows the Town of Roxbury to use Program Funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

The Office of Community Renewal will accept objections to its release of funds and the Town of Roxbury’s certification for a period of fifteen 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 basis: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Town of Roxbury; (b) the Town of Roxbury 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 the Office of Community Renewal; 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: Christian Leo, Vice-President, at Office of Community Renewal, Hampton Plaza, 38-40 State Street, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12207. Potential objector should contact the Office of Community Renewal to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Thomas S. Hynes
Town Supervisor
Date of Publication
March 20th 2019