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Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain
To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals
This is to give notice that City of Jonesboro under Part 58 has determined that the following proposed action under Demolition Program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is located in the 100-year floodplain City of Jonesboro will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and the potential impacts on the floodplain from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988 in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands. The project activities include: demolition of a deteriorated single-family structure; remove existing structure of shed and trees obstructing the way; clear the property lot, and level and smooth the lot on a footprint of approximately 21780 sq. ft. The Demolition Assistance is provided utilizing CDBG to qualified low-moderate income homeowner(s) to eliminate slum and/or blight. The proposed project is located at 1902 Moore Road in Jonesboro, Craighead County and is not expected to adversely affect any natural or beneficial floodplain values.
There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains 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. Commenters are encouraged to offer alternative sites outside of the floodplain, alternative methods to serve the same project purpose, and methods to minimize and mitigate impacts. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains 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 floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.
Written comments must be received by the City of Jonesboro at the following address on or before September 17, 2016 City of Jonesboro - Grants and Community Development Department, 300 South Church Street, Suite 402, Jonesboro, AR 72401 and (870) 336-7229, Attention: Kimberly Marshall, Grants Administrator. A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday through Friday at the above address and http://www.jonesboro.org/158/CDBG-Resources-Links. Comments may also be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.