To all interested citizens of Berea, Kentucky:
The Kentucky Department of Local Government (DLG) is accepting application material under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Program. Berea intends to apply for assistance to apply for assistance under this grant program to complete storm water infrastructure improvements in the Rockcastle neighborhood, near the intersection of Water Street and Highway 1016. This area has received considerable storm water damage in the past, including significant damage and flooding that required the closing of Highway 1016 on May 2, 2010. The city hired CPD Engineers to conduct a hydrologic study of the area. This study indicated that the lack of storm basin outlets in the area prevents the movement of storm water from the south side of Highway 1016 to a tributary of Silver Creek on the north side. Failure to convey this storm water, can and does result in both public safety, personal and economic impacts to the city. The recurrence of these events has been modeled and predicted to occur at the 10-year interval (10 percent chance per year), unless infrastructure improvements are provided. To remedy the situation, Berea is planning on applying any grant money received through the Disaster Recovery Program to complete the construction of a system of seven (7) combination type inlets along Rockcastle Street, two (2) grate inlets located in the backyards, and a curb and inlet on Highway 1016. The various inlets will collect and then convey storm water to a tributary of Silver Creek through a system of storm sewers varying in size from 12-inches up to 30-inches.
The purpose of this notice is to obtain views on housing and community development needs, review proposed activities, review the proposed application, and solicit public comments. Technical assistance is available to help groups representing low and moderate income persons in developing proposals.
The following information concerning the CDBG program is available for public inspection at the Department of GIS and Surveying, located at Berea City Hall during regular business hours:
A. Amount of funds available and range of activities that may be undertaken.
B. Estimated amounts of funds proposed to be used for activities benefiting persons of low and moderate income.
C. Plans for minimizing displacement of persons as a result of activities associated with CDBG funds and plans for providing assistance to those persons to be actually displaced as a result of CDBG-funded activities.
D. Records regarding the past use of CDBG funds.
E. A summary of other important program requirements.
Comments on Application (minimum comment period of 7 days)
A copy of the CDBG application material will be on file at Berea City Hall for citizens review and comment during regular business hours from July 13, 2011 through July 20, 2011. Comments on the proposed application may be submitted to the attention of Mayor Steven Connelly until the close of business on July 20, 2011.
The City of Berea does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability, and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation, including auxiliary aids and services, to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities. Any persons requiring special needs assistance should contact David Duttlinger at (859) 269-8021. The TDD number for the hearing impaired is 1/800-648-6057.
NOTE: ADA Contacts
Department for the Blind 1-877-KYBLIND www.kyblind.state.ky.us
American Printing House 1-800-223-1839 www.aph.org
Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing 1-800-372-2907 www.kcdhh.org
State Relay TDD Number 1-800-648-6057
For Interpreter Directory www.hcdhh.org/access/interpdir.html