NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
May 5, 2016
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CANTON
1150 CANTON CENTER S
CANTON, MI 48188
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST A RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about May 23, 2016 the Charter Township of Canton will submit a request to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title One of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake the following projects: Project # 1 Housing Rehabilitations for the purpose of repairing residential homes, $100,000 throughout Canton. Project # 2 ADA Playground Play Feature for the purpose of providing ADA approved play equipment to our residents, $25,000 at Heritage Park. Project # 3 ADA Pathway for the purpose of providing greater and safer travel from Heritage Park to Canton Library, $20,000 at Heritage Park.
Project # 4 ADA Aquatic Pool Lift and Stairs for the purpose of providing greater and safer access to the Summit on the Park pool, $6,842 at Summit on the Park. Project # 5 Sheldon School Structural Repairs for the purpose of rehabilitating and preserving the historic one room school house that houses the Head Start daycare program, $50,000 at Sheldon School.
The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at Finance Department, 1150 Canton Center S., Canton MI 48188 and may be examined or copied weekdays 9 A.M to 4 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Canton Finance Department, 1150 Canton Center S., Canton MI 48188. All comments received by if notice is published: notice date plus seven days; if notice is mailed and posted: mailing and posting date plus ten days will be considered by the name of RE prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.
The Charter Township of Canton certifies to HUD that Philip J. LaJoy in his capacity as Supervisor 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 Charter Township of Canton to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Charter Township of Canton’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 bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Charter Township of Canton; (b) the Charter Township of Canton 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 HUD; 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 HUD at McNamara Federal Building at 477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit MI 48226. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Philip J. LaJoy, Canton Township Supervisor