HMGP Public Notice - 4337 (122) Westwind St. - Date Posted 11/28/2018
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received the following application for Federal grant funding. Final notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) consideration to provide funding in the form of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Funds will be provided in accordance with Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended.
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990 FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations.
Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.
Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)
HMGP- 4337-122 Hernando-Westwind Street Weeki Wachee
Location of Proposed Work:
Westwind Street, Weeki Wachee Florida 34607
Proposed Work and Purpose:
The purpose of this project is to mitigate future damages from flood and, because the current code requires protection from wind in the HVHZ, the structure will simultaneously benefit from wind mitigation. This project is necessary in order to protect life and property. Over a period of several days the home will be lifted approximately 11 feet into the air, the foundation will be built with the Helical foundation pilings, and the home will be lowered and attached to the foundation pillars. The electric and plumbing will be re-attached and the steps will be built.
The alternative project considered is acquisition / demolition which would completely and permanently solve the problem with the complete removal of the structure. While this may be a viable solution, it was not selected because it would displace the property owner from their permanent and primary home. An acquisition/demolition project would include but not be limited to the following: obtaining a property appraisal, site survey, asbestos & lead paint inspection, permitting, property sale (closing), filing deed with restrictions, utility disconnect, septic or sewer abatement, structural demolition, site clearing, project and grant management. The alternative project would not negatively impact the project area as it would return the site to its natural state in the floodplain/coastal area. Given that the surrounding area is fully developed, however, the overall positive impact is not considered to be significant.
No Action Alternative:
No Action for this project may result in total or significantly depreciated property values will occur. If no repairs are made, it may also result in a long term depreciation of property value and will also make the property uninhabitable and there is a possibility that the property will be abandoned.
Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation, 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100. These are due within 30 days of this notice. The State will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed. Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting:
Kevin Ford/Emergency Management Specialist (352) 754-4083
Hernando County Emergency Management email@example.com
Kayla Born, State Environmental Specialist (850) 815-4582
Florida Division of Emergency Management Kayla.Born@em.myflorida.com