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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COUNTY OF LEE
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO FY 2018-2019 BUDGET

            The Lee County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the General District Courtroom of the Lee County Courthouse, Jonesville, Virginia.  The purpose of the public hearing is to solicit public comment on a proposed amendment to the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget.  The Lee County School Board has requested a supplemental re-appropriation of revenue from the prior fiscal year in the amount of $1,307,495.71 which requires no local match.  The requested re-appropriation is the result of budget savings from the FY2017-2018 budget year which the state will allow to be carried over to next fiscal year.
If you would like more information concerning the proposed supplemental appropriation please contact Dane Poe, County Administrator, at (276) 346-7714 or Brian Austin, Lee County School Superintendent, at (276) 346-2107.
Access for handicapped individuals is available at the public hearing.  If you need special assistance, have questions regarding access, or wish to obtain further information about the public hearing, please contact Dane Poe, County Administrator, at (276) 346-7714.

 

 

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COMBINED NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AND INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

December 14, 2018

Lee County Board of Supervisors

Lee County Courthouse, Room 111

Jonesville, VA  24263

276.346.7714

This Notice shall satisfy the above-cited two separate but related procedural notification requirements.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about January 2, 2019, Lee County will submit a request to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the release of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and/or Appalachian Regional Development funds under  Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (PL 93-383), to undertake a project known as Giles Hollow Phase I Water Project, for the purpose of constructing approximately 43,100 linear feet of water lines and includes all applicable appurtenances to connect thirty (30) customers to the existing western Lee PSA system. 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The Lee County Board of Supervisors 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 the Lee County Courthouse in the County Administrator’s Office, located at the Lee County Courthouse, Room 111 Jonesville, VA  24263 and may be examined or copied weekdays 9 A.M. to 4 P.M., as well as on the County’s website at www.leecova.org.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the Lee County Administrator’s Office.  All comments received by January 1, 2019 will be considered by the Lee County Board of Supervisors prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Commentors should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.

 

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The Lee County Board of Supervisors certifies to DHCD that Dane Poe in his capacity as County Administrator 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.  DHCD’S approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the Lee County Board of Supervisors to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

DHCD will consider objections to its release of funds and the Lee County Board of Supervisors’ certification received by January 18, 2019 or a period of fifteen days from its 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 or other officer of the Lee County Board of Supervisors approved by DHCD;  (b) the Lee County Board of Supervisors 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 project have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds 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.  Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to DHCD at:

Director
Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development
Attn:  Program Administration and Assistance Office
Main Street Centre
600 E. Main St., Suite 300
Richmond, Virginia 23219‑2430
(804) 371-7061 [TTP 371-7089 / FAX 371-7093]
Virginia Relay Center for voice/TTY services are available by calling 7-1-1.

Potential objectors should contact DHCD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

Dane Poe, County Administrator


 

 

 

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