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Release of Funds for CDBG Project - Old Lakeshore Cooperative Improvements

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Posted Aug 20, 2014
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Notice of Finding of
No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent
to Request Release of Funds
August 22, 2014
Grantee: Town of Gilford
Address: 47 Cherry Valley Road
Gilford, New Hampshire 03249
Contacts: Scott Dunn 527-4706, Donna Lane 344-7505

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Town of Gilford.

On or about September 9, 2014, the Town of Gilford, will request CDFA/CDBG to release CDBG Program Funds for the Old Lake Shore Cooperative Improvements Project.  Old Lake shore Cooperative, located at 343 Old Lake Shore Road, is a 50 site manufactured housing park with serious water systems deficiencies and 7,000 gallons per day of infiltration into the wastewater system. The project is improvements to the water and wastewater systems.  The majority of the Park’s residents are of low and moderate income.

CDBG Funds: $418,000. Other Funds: $0 Total Project Cost: $418,000+/-.
The Town of Gilford has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. This determination is based on the assumption that the Old Lake Shore Cooperative will obtain all permits required, and will adhere to all applicable regulations.  Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Town of Gilford, 47 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, New Hampshire 03249 and may be examined or copied weekdays 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to John O’Brien, Chairman, Board of Selectmen.  All comments received by September 8, 2014 will be considered by the Town of Gilford prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

John O’Brien certifies to CDFA/CDBG that in his capacity as Chairman, Board of Selectmen, he 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. CDFA/CDBG’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the Town of Gilford to use Program funds.

CDFA/CDBG will accept objections to its release of funds and the Town of Gilford'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 Town of Gilford; (b)  Gilford 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 Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by CDFA/CDBG; 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) and shall be addressed to CDFA/CDBG, 14 Dixon Ave, Suite 102, Concord, NH 03301. Potential objectors should contact CDFA/CDBG (226-2170) to verify the actual last day of the objection period (approximately September 24 , 2014).