Public Notices

 

TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT
PUBLIC NOTICE

 

            The PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a public work session meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2021 and a regular public meeting on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 64 S. Main Street, Port Deposit, MD on the following items that were tabled at the April 22, 2021 public meeting:

            FILE 17-2021 - APPLICANT: Bohler Engineering and MRP Bainbridge I LLC   PROPERTY: Bainbridge Naval Property - 430-acres; LOCATION: Jacob Tome Highway, Port Deposit; TAX MAP: 29; PARCEL: 648; ZONE: Business & Industrial; FOR: Preliminary Site Plan for development of approximately 430-acres to include four (4) industrial buildings and associated roadways, site access, and site amenities including parking, utilities, landscaping and stormwater management.

FILE 18-2021 - APPLICANT: Bohler Engineering and MRP Bainbridge I LLC   PROPERTY: Bainbridge Naval Property - 430-acres; LOCATION: Jacob Tome Highway, Port Deposit; TAX MAP: 29; PARCEL: 648; ZONE: Business & Industrial; FOR: Subdivision Plan for development of approximately 430-acres to include four (4) industrial buildings and associated roadways, site access, and site amenities including parking, utilities, landscaping and stormwater management.

Those wishing to participate via video conference on Thursday, May 13, 2021 may go to www.zoom.us at 7:00 p.m. and enter meeting ID: 957 1678 1801, or via audio by calling (301) 715-8592 and follow the prompts to enter the meeting ID listed above.

Those wishing to participate via video conference on Thursday, May 27, 2021 may go to www.zoom.us at 7:00 p.m. and enter meeting ID: 910 0941 9006, or via audio by calling (301) 715-8592 and follow the prompts to enter the meeting ID listed above.

Please contact Town Hall at 410.378.2121 or email Lacey Heath at lheath@portdeposit.org if you need assistance or have any questions.

 

By: Jeff Heck, Planning Commission Chair

 

 

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TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT

PUBLIC NOTICE

Combined Notice to Public of Finding of No Significant Impact and

Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

 

Date: May 5, 2021

Town of Port Deposit

64 S. Main Street

Port Deposit, MD 21904

410-378-2121

 

The purpose of this Notice is to satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be taken by the Town of Port Deposit.

 

On or about May 21, 2021 the above named Town of Port Deposit will request that the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development release funds under the Maryland Community Development Block Grant Program to be used for the following project:

 

Project Title: Granite Avenue and Race Street Drainage Improvement Project

Purpose of Project: New drainage improvement project on Granite Avenue and Race Street will install new curbs, drain culverts, and pipes to divert water runoff from flooding, eroding, and damaging properties and reduce debris, contaminants and sediment from flowing into two perennial streams in the project area.

Location: Granite Avenue and Race Street

Total Project Cost: $1,647,000 – USDA Grant $602,000; USDA Loan $245,000; CDBG $800,000

 

Finding of No Significant Impact

Notice is hereby given that the above named municipality has prepared an Environmental Review Record on the project(s) described in this Notice and has determined that said project(s) 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 and no further environmental review of the project is proposed prior to requesting the Release of Funds.

 

The Finding of No Significant Impact is based on the following: Notification of the project was sent to the required Federal, State and Local agencies and the Town received no notification of findings of significant impact.

 

The Environmental Review Record which documents the Environmental Review of these project(s) is available for public examination at the Town of Port Deposit offices during normal businesses hours.

 

Public Comments on Finding

All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments regarding the environmental impacts of the described project(s) to the offices of the Town of Port Deposit and to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.  All such comments must be received no later than May 21, 2021. All comments will be considered and the Town of Port Deposit will not request the release of funds nor take any action on the project(s) prior to this date.

 

                                           REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

The Town of Port Deposit will undertake the project(s) described above with Maryland Community Development Block Grant Funds.  This Notice also certifies that Robert Kuhs, serving in the official capacity of Mayor, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews decision-making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the Town of Port Deposit may use the Maryland Community Development Block Grant Funds and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

 

                                         OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

Objections to the release of funds will be accepted by the Department of Housing and Community Development only if one or more of the following apply: (a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the Certifying Officer; or (b) that the  Town of Port Deposit has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; or (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by this part before Release of Funds and approval of the environmental certification by DHCD; 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.  All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments to the Town of Port Deposit and to the CDBG Environmental Officer, MD Department of Housing and Community Development, 7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, Maryland  20706.  All such comments must be received no later than June 6, 2021.

 

 

Publish in Cecil Whig: May 5, 2021

 

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