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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus

SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

 

EL AVISO DE LA SEGUNDA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA ESTÁ DISPONIBLE EN ESPAÑOL EN

SITIO WEB DE LA CIUDAD DE PALATKA

 

The City of Palatka plans to apply to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) of $5,000,000.00. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low-and-moderate income persons.  The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentage benefit to low-and-moderate income persons for which the City of Palatka is applying are:

 

Service Area #1 Service Area and Project Area:  

 

The activities to be carried out in Project Area #1 are as follows:

The proposed project is to widen sidewalks within downtown residential neighborhoods comprised of a majority of low to moderate income households. The widened sidewalks will provide safer access to business and public facilities. Public facilities that are included within the project area include but are not limited to four parks, both police and fire stations, the courthouse and other county government facilities. The construction of 8’ wide concrete sidewalks meeting ADA accessibility requirements will create a safe pedestrian walkway within the City and facilitate necessary social distancing while creating safe spaces for residents. Approximately 20,348 square yards of ADA compliant 8-foot-wide sidewalks and 10-foot-wide multi-purpose paths will be constructed within the project area.

 The areas to receive sidewalks are listed below:

 

Jacksonville Hwy. from Harris St. to N. 19th St. - N. 19th St. from Jenkins Middle School to Washington St. - Washington St. from N. 19th to N 10th St. - Bronson St. from 21st St. to railroad tracks (N. 12th Street) - N. 10th St. from Ocean St. to Dunham St.- Dunham St. from N. 9th St. to N. 11th St. - N. 11th St. from Ocean St. to St. Johns Ave - N. 13th St. from Washington St. to Bronson St. - N. 19th St, from Reid St to St. Johns Ave.  St. Johns Ave. from Moseley Ave to railroad tracks - S. 13th St. from Reid St to Crill Ave. - S. 10th St. from Reid St to Carr St. - Laurel St. from S. 10th St to S. 3rd St. - Oak St. from S. 10th St. to S. 3rd St. - S. 8th St. from Reid St. to Laurel St. - S. 7th St. from Reid St. to Laurel St.- S. 6th St. from Reid St. to Laurel St. - S. 5th St. from Reid St. to Laurel St. S. 4th St. from Reid St. to Laurel St. - S. 3rd St. from Reid St. to Laurel St. - N. 1st St. from Reid St. to Madison St.- Madison St. from N. 1st St. to entrance of Bronson Mulholland House.

 

The proposed project budget is as follows:                                                                                                        

                                                                                                       

Activity Name                                                                    CDBG Budget       LMI% Benefit                                                                                                         

Construction (includes project delivery)                           $ 4,637,881.00            At Least 51%            

03L – Engineering (includes additional engineering)         $312,119.00            N/A

21A – Administration                                                     $       50,000.00            N/A

 

                                                                                   Total     $ 5,000,000.00     

 

The City of Palatka does not anticipate that anyone will be displaced as a result of CDBG-CV funded activities.  If any persons are displaced as a result of these planned activities, the City of Palatka will assist as described in the City’s anti-displacement and relocation policy, which is available for review at City Hall.

 

A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible to be held at City of Palatka City Hall, City Commission Meeting Room, 201 North 2nd Street, Palatka, FL  32177. If you wish to attend the City Commission meeting virtually, the link to the virtual meeting is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNDUY0RLNAYUGdKIK3tMXog. If you have questions concerning the CDBG-CV application process or the list of eligible activities, please contact Ms. Mandi Tucker, Grants Administration Coordinator at (386) 329-0100, or via email to mtucker@palatka.fl-gov.

 

A draft copy of the application will also be available for review during normal business hours at the City of Palatka City Hall located at 201 North 2nd Street, Palatka, Florida by noon on Friday, October 22, 2021. Persons wanting to submit written comments on the application should send them to Ms. Mandi Tucker, Grants Administration Coordinator via email to mtucker@palatka.fl-gov or by mail to City of Palatka, 201 North 2nd Street, Palatka, FL  32177 no later than Friday, October 29, 2021.  

 

A copy of the final application will be available for review at the City of Palatka City Hall, no later than Monday, November 1, 2021.   The application will be submitted to DEO on or before Monday, November 1, 2021.  To obtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing, contact Ms. Mandi Tucker, Grants Administration Coordinator at (386) 329-0100, or via email to mtucker@palatka.fl-gov.

  

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location.  Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in the hearing is asked to contact Ms. Mandi Tucker, Grants Administration Coordinator at (386) 329-0100, or via email to mtucker@palatka.fl-gov.at least five days prior to the hearing.  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Town using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice).  Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Ms. Mandi Tucker, Grants Administration Coordinator at (386) 329-0100, or via email to mtucker@palatka.fl-gov. at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. 

 

The City of Palatka Is A Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity/Handicap Accessible Jurisdiction.