FONSI-RROF Joy Park Parking Lot and Webster Park
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
July 31, 2023
Charter Township of Clinton
40700 Romeo Plank Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48038
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by Clinton Township.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about August 16th, 2023, the Charter Township of Clinton will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Detroit Office for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383), as amended, to undertake a project known as 2022-23 Community Development Block Grant for the purpose of:
Joy Park Parking Lot Improvements ($314,320)
Joy Blvd Park, 24001 Joy Blvd - Make improvements to the parking by resurfacing and reducing space devoted to parking while adding bioswales for water runoff control.
Webster Park Improvements ($125,000)
Webster Park, 19500 Webster St – Make improvements to this neighborhood park, including the replacement of the current and addition of new amenities, allowing the park to be accessible to disabled patrons.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The Charter Township of Clinton 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 Clinton Township Civic Center at 40700 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township, MI at the Planning and Community Development desk on the second floor and may be examined or copied weekdays from 8:30 A.M to 4:30 P.M. The ERR can also be found at https://www.onecpd.info/environmental-review/environmental-review-records or clintontownship.com/planning.html or it can be emailed upon request.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Planning and Community Development Department at 40700 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038. All comments received by August 15, 2023, will be considered by the Charter Township of Clinton prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The Charter Township of Clinton certifies to HUD that Robert Cannon in his capacity as Township Supervisor 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. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Charter Township of Clinton to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Charter Township of Clinton’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual 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 of the Charter Township of Clinton; (b) the Charter Township of Clinton 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 has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; 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, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the
U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Detroit Field Office
Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building
477 Michigan Ave. Room 1710
Detroit, MI 48226-2592
Objections can also be sent to DetroitCPD@hud.gov.
Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Robert J. Cannon
Charter Township of Clinton