The City of Jamestown Department of Development is committed to providing economic, social, and cultural opportunities through a variety of public and private partnerships and resources to engage, educate and empower our citizens, create vibrant and safe neighborhoods with decent and affordable housing options, and to generate new investment that will improve the overall quality of life, well-being and sustainability of the entire community. The Department of Development also aids business owners, both small and large, with grant and low-interest loan programs in the hopes of creating jobs within the city. This department is also in charge of administering Community Development Block Grant and HOME Program funds.
The DOD includes the Jamestown Local Development Corporation (JLDC) and the Jamestown Urban Renewal Agency (JURA). Further information can be received at 716-483-7541 or email@example.com.
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday
ALERTS & INFORMATION
Notice is hereby given that The City of Jamestown’s CDBG and HOME FY 2022 Annual Action Plan has been prepared and will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pending a mandatory 30-day public review period. The purpose of this public input period is to assist the Department of Development in gaining a better understanding of the housing, neighborhood, and economic development needs that should still be addressed through the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Program allocations for 2022.
The draft plan will be available beginning Monday, May 23rd, 2022, in the Department of Development and the Office of the Mayor, on the fourth floor of the Municipal building at 200 East Third Street, Jamestown, NY 14701. Additionally, they will be made available at Prendergast Library and online at https://www.jamestownny.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/AAP-Draft_05232022.pdf. A public hearing will be held on June 27th at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers, located on the second floor of the Municipal building. All comments regarding Annual Action Plan will be accepted up until June 27, 2022 by 4:00 pm, in writing to the Department of Development, Municipal Building, Third Floor, Jamestown, NY 14701.
The Jamestown City Council and the subsequent submission of the City’s FY 2022 CDBG and HOME Annual Action Plan application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will consider all comments received prior to the formal authorization of the application.
Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the meetings should call (716) 483-7612 with their request prior to the scheduled meeting(s).
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Jamestown.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about June 7th, 2022, the City of Jamestown will submit a request to the New York State HUD Administrative Office for the release of CDBG funds under Title VIII, Section 801 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992as amended, to undertake a project known as Environmental Assessment and Remediation – 215 East Third St. for the purpose of removing the remaining underground fuel tanks that are no longer in use in order to transform the space into an accessible transportation hub and local economic development opportunities.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Jamestown has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. 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 200 East Third St Jamestown, New York, Municipal Building, Fourth Floor, and may be examined or copied weekdays 9A.M to 4P.M. or it can be accessed at the links provided below:
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Jamestown, Department of Development. All comments received by June 6th, 2022 will be considered by the City of Jamestown prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
The City of Jamestown certifies to New York State HUD that Crystal Surdyk in her capacity as Director of Development 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. New York State HUD approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Jamestown to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
New York State HUD Office will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Jamestown 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 name of R (b) the City of Jamestown 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 New York State 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 New York State HUD administration office at 300 Pearl Street, Suite 301, Buffalo, NY 14203-1780 or by email at CPD_COVID-19OEE-BUF@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact New York State’s HUD Office to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Permits shall be filed with Larry Scalise, Building Code Enforcement Officer, by appointment. Residents may call during normal business hours for all other questions and concerns at (716)483-7541.
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