NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF INTENT TO REQUEST A RELEASE OF FUNDS
May 25, 2017
City of Lakewood
480 South Allison Parkway
Lakewood, Colorado 80226-3106
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS:
On or about June 2, 2017, the City of Lakewood will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383), as amended, to undertake a project known as Single-family Housing Rehabilitation program.
The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act requirements. An environmental review that documents the environmental determinations for this project will be made by the City of Lakewood and will be examined or copied weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the offices noted below.
PURPOSE OR NATURE OF THE PROJECT:
The Brothers Redevelopment Paint-A-Thon program completes exterior painting improvements to the single-family homes of elderly and low-income homeowners living in Lakewood. The work will be completed using a combination of Brothers Redevelopment staff and volunteers.
LOCATION AND ESTIMATED COST OF PROJECTS:
The exterior of the home located at 1860 Applewood Drive in Lakewood will be painted. Lead-based paint was detected and will be managed properly using Lead Safe Work Practices. Estimated project costs will not exceed $5,000 for this program.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Amy DeKnikker, CDBG Program Manager, Planning Division, 480 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, CO 80226. All comments received by June 2, 2017, will be considered prior to authorizing submission to HUD of a request for release of funds.
The City of Lakewood certifies to HUD that Roger Wadnal in his capacity as Comprehensive Planning & Research Division Manager 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 the City of Lakewood to use Program funds.
OBJECTION TO RELEASE OF FUNDS:
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and acceptance of the certification for a period of seven days following May 25, 2017 or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if it is on one of the following bases: (a) that the certification was not executed by the Chief Executive Officer of the applicant approved by HUD, (b) that the City of Lakewood 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 has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Par 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 form the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76), and shall be addressed to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Region VIII Office, 8ADE, 1670 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202-4801. HUD will not consider objections to the release of funds on bases other than these stated above. No objection received after 7 days from the date of request for funds listed above will be considered by HUD. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Mr. Roger Wadnal, City of Lakewood, Comprehensive Planning & Research Division Manager
Published: 5/25/2017 through 6/5/2017