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Public Notice: Mecklenburg County CDBG Program
7/15/2014

A public comment period will begin on July 15, 2014 and end on August 15, 2014. 

Mecklenburg County is soliciting public comments on the proposed Federal Fiscal Year 2012, 2013, and 2014 (County FY13, FY14, & FY15) Annual Action Plans’ Amendment #1. The Annual Action Plans (AAP) are a part of Mecklenburg County’s Five Year Consolidated Plan. 
 
The FY13 and FY14 AAP Amendment will include information on the proposed termination of the Davidson Housing Coalition, HAMMERS project, which will require the reallocation of $29,724 (FY13) and $120,000 (FY14) in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.  Additionally, $78,401 in floating CDBG funds, which are funds remaining from past completed projects, will be moved to FY 15 projects. All funds will be reallocated to approved projects contained in the FY14 & FY15 AAP. Lastly, the project scope for the FY14 & FY15 Ada Jenkins Center project will also be modified.  

Copies of the Annual Action Plan Amendments are available from the Community & Economic Development Department, Centralina Council of Governments, 525 N. Tryon Street, 12th Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202 and online at www.MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or www.centralina.org. Written comments may be submitted to the Community & Economic Development Department at the address above or by email at cedc@centralina.org . A 30-day public comment period will begin on July 15, 2014 and end on August 15, 2014.
 
 
Substantial Amendment #1
 

FY13 Annual Action Plan Amendment   
The FY13 Annual Action Plan will be amended to reflect the termination of funding for Davidson Housing Coalition, HAMMERS project.  Davidson Housing Coalition has been unable to fulfill their contractual obligations, for the CDBG program, due to insufficient staff capacity.  In December 2013, Mecklenburg County granted DHC a time extension for the FY 2013 contract ($29,724) which expired on May 31, 2014.  The Funds will be reallocated to the FY14 Ada Jenkins Center Phase I project.  
 
FY14 Annual Action Plan Amendment  
The FY14 Annual Action Plan will be amended to reflect the termination of funding for Davidson Housing Coalition, HAMMERS project ($120,000). Davidson Housing Coalition has been unable to fulfill their contractual obligations for the CDBG program, due to insufficient staff capacity. Part of these funds ($66,822) will be reallocated to the FY14 Ada Jenkins Center Phase Project ($16,822), the FY14 Matthews-Buckley Way Road Project ($50,000), and the remaining funds will be moved to FY15 projects ($23,454).  
 
The FY14 Ada Jenkins Center project found there are substantial cost differences than first estimated.  Initially, the FY14 project was estimated to cost $236,000. After hiring a professional architectural firm to draft the project schematic designs and assess the viability of the initial project plan, the revised project estimates are now approximately $460,000. Based on this, the Ada Jenkins Center Board of Directors and the CDBG Advisory Committee proposed to divide the FY14 project into phases in order to ensure that the initial project plan can be accomplished.  This approach would create two phases cover both the FY14 & FY15 Annual Action Plans.  
 
FY15 Annual Action Plan Amendment  
The FY15 Annual Action Plan will be amended in order to reallocate $78,401 in floating CDBG funds, and the remaining funds from the FY14 Davidson Housing Coalition, HAMMERS project, $53,178.  The funds will be moved to the FY15 Ada Jenkins Center Phase II project ($60,259), the FY15 Davidson Cornelius Child Development Center project ($12,425), the FY15 Crestdale Trail project ($18,550), the FY15 Our Towns Habitat Acquisition project ($13,785), the FY15 Cornelius Sidewalk Revitalization Project ($26,560).  
 
Additionally, Mecklenburg County proposes to revise the FY15 Ada Jenkins project scope.  The original project scope will be terminated to allow for the FY15 Ada Jenkins project to encompass Phase II of the initial FY14 Ada Jenkins Center project.  This approach will allow for additionally CDBG funds now needed due to the increased cost of the FY14 Ada Jenkins Center project.
 
 

 


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