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Publish: November 5, 2021

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT

ORDINANCE 2021-06

GENERAL OBLIGATION DEBT FOR

STORMWATER DRAINAGE PROJECT-RACE STREET/GRANITE AVENUE

 

            On November 2, 2021, the Council of The Town of Port Deposit passed Ordinance 2021-06.  The title of Ordinance 2021-06, which constitutes a fair summary of such Ordinance, is as follows:

An Ordinance authorizing and empowering The Town of Port Deposit (the “Town”) to issue and sell from time to time, upon its full faith and credit, one or more series of (1)(A) general obligation bonds and (B) general obligation bond anticipation notes, each in an original aggregate principal amount not to exceed $245,000.00, and (2) general obligation refunding bonds, subject to the limitations provided for herein, for the public purpose of financing, reimbursing or refinancing costs incurred in connection with a project generally referred to by the Town as the Stormwater Drainage Project – Race Street/Granite Avenue, as further described herein; determining that any such series of the bonds, the bond anticipation notes or the refunding bonds (each a “series of the obligations” or the “obligations”) be sold at private sale in a direct purchase transaction unless with respect to any applicable series of the obligations The Council of Port Deposit (the “Council”) determines otherwise by resolution, and providing that it is the intention of the Town to sell any series of the bonds to the United States of America as stated herein; authorizing the Council by resolution to determine or provide for various matters relating to the authorization, sale, security, issuance, delivery, payment and prepayment of and for any series of the obligations; acknowledging and confirming the provisions of a resolution adopted or to be adopted by the Council as required by the United States Department of Agriculture, to the extent applicable; pledging the full faith and credit and unlimited taxing power of the Town to the payment of debt service on any issued obligations; providing for the imposition of ad valorem taxes upon all real and personal property within the Town subject to assessment for unlimited municipal taxation to pay debt service on any issued obligations in each fiscal year, subject to reduction to the extent other revenues or funds are available for such purpose; providing that debt service on any issued obligations also may be paid from any other sources of revenue lawfully available to the Town for that purpose; providing that the Council by resolution may provide that any series of the obligations shall be payable in the first instance from any other or additional source of revenue; providing that certain actions may be taken or provided for by resolution in the event of a reissuance of any of the obligations; providing that any of the obligations may be consolidated with any bonds, bond anticipation notes or refunding bonds authorized by the Council and issued as a single series; authorizing and directing officials and employees of the Town to take certain actions with respect to the obligations; authorizing modifications of the obligations to be made or provided for by resolution unless another action is required; providing that this title is a fair summary of this Ordinance; providing that the provisions of this Ordinance shall be liberally construed; and otherwise generally relating to the sale, issuance and delivery and payment of and for any such series of obligations.

            Ordinance 2021-06 will become effective on November 23, 2021.   A copy of Ordinance 2021-06 is available on the Town website at www.portdeposit.org or at Town Hall.

 

Mayor and Council of Port Deposit

 

 

 

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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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