Community and Neighborhood Services Public Notices.

Request for Release of Funds 6/21/2022

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

Oneata Bailey
City of Muskegon
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49440
231-724-6918

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Muskegon.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about June 21, 2022, the City of Muskegon will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Detroit office for the release of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Community Development Block Grant COVID19 Round 1 and Round 3 Funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 as amended, to undertake projects known as:

2022 ACTIVITIES

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Child Care                                  $  25,000.00
Priority Home Repair                 $200,000.00
Residential Façade                    $  70,000.00
Service Delivery                         $  60,000.00
Housing Ramps                         $  35,000.00
Fire Station Bond                      $244,457.00
Parks                                          $    5,859.00
Youth                                          $ 90,000.00
Admin                                        $182,578.00

TOTAL                                        $794,654.00

HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)

 Community Dev. Housing          $  50,948.00
 Rental Rehabilitation                 $  52,342.00
 Rehab Construction                  $202,395.00
 Admin                                         $  33,965.00

TOTAL                                        $339,650

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Muskegon has determined that the projects 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 City of Muskegon Community and Neighborhood Services office at 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon and may be requested for copy weekday’s 8:30 A.M to 5:00 P.M. by calling or by letter.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Muskegon Community and Neighborhood Services Office via social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. They can also be submitted on the City’s website at https://www.muskegon-mi.gov/departments/community-and-neighborhood-services/#contact, or by phone, email, or postal mail to:

Oneata Bailey, Director
Community and Neighborhood Services
City of Muskegon
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon MI 49440

oneata.bailey@shorelinecity.com

231-724-6717

All comments received by June 20, 2022 will be considered by the City of Muskegon prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Public Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of Muskegon certifies to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that the City and Franklin Peterson, in his official capacity as City Manager, 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. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Muskegon to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Muskegon’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 City of Muskegon; (b) the City of Muskegon 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 or via email at: detroitcpd@hud.gov.  Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Publish:  June 5, 2022

PDF Copy of this document.

Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

5/15/2022
City of Muskegon
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI, 49440
231-724-6717

On or about May 25, 2022 the City of Muskegon will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of the Healthy Homes Production Grant Program (HHP) is authorized under 501 and Section 502 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 (12 U.S.C. §§ 1701z-1 and 1701z-2), and funding is provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021(Public Law 116-260, approved December 27, 2020) for the following multi-year program/project Healthy Homes Production Program for the purpose of addressing hazards for low income homeowners throughout Muskegon County. The City of Muskegon is requesting the release of $1.5 million

The proposed hazard control activities to be funded under this/these program(s) is/are categorically excluded from the National Environmental Policy Act requirements, but subject to compliance with some of the environmental laws and authorities listed at § 58.5 of 24 CFR Part 58. In accordance with §58.15, a tiered review process has been structured, whereby some environmental laws and authorities have been reviewed and studied for the intended target area(s) listed above. Other applicable environmental laws and authorities will be complied with, when individual projects are ripe for review. Specifically, the target area(s) has/have been studied and compliance with the following laws and authorities has been achieved in this Tier 1 review:  (i.e., Airport Hazards, Air Quality, Coastal Barriers Resources, Coastal Zone Management, Endangered Species, Explosive and Flammable Hazards, Noise Abatement and Control, Sole Source Aquifers, Wetlands, Environmental Justice, Wild and Scenic Rivers). Site-specific environmental reviews will include compliance with the following environmental laws and authorities for proposed projects funded under the program(s) listed above: (i.e., Flood Insurance, Contaminated and Toxic Substances and Historic Preservation). Should individual aggregate projects exceed the threshold for categorical exclusion detailed at §58.35(a), an Environmental Assessment will be completed and a separate Finding of No Significant Impact and Request for Release of Funds published. Copies of the compliance documentation worksheets are available at the address below.

An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project, and more fully describes the tiered review process cited above, is on file at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Michigan 49440 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Community and Neighborhood Services Department of the City of Muskegon. All comments received by May 23, 2022 will be considered by the City of Muskegon prior to authorizing submission of a Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification to HUD.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of Muskegon certifies to HUD that Ken Johnson in his official capacity as Mayor of the City of Muskegon 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 City of Muskegon to utilize federal funds and implement the Program.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and the City of Muskegon’s certification for a period of fifteen days following either the anticipated submission date (cited above) or HUD’s actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if the objections are on one of the following bases:  (a) that the Certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Muskegon (b) the City of Muskegon has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the City of Muskegon has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; (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 may be addressed to HUD and sent to the email address as follows:  Karen M. Griego, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, Program Environmental Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  LeadRegulations@HUD.GOV  Potential objectors may contact HUD directly to verify the actual last day of the objection/comment period.

Ken Johnson, Mayor
City of Muskegon

HOME ARP Public Hearing 5.22

City of Muskegon

Notice of the Public Comments

HOME Investment Partnerships Program – American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 appropriated $5 billion to provide housing, services, and shelter to individuals experiencing homeless and other vulnerable populations, to be allocated by formula to jurisdictions that qualified for HOME Investment Partnerships Program allocations in Fiscal Year 2021. The City of Muskegon has worked with a number of service agency partners to create opportunities for vulnerable populations in Muskegon County.

Comments received during the public comment period ending February 10, 2022 were reviewed during our partnership meetings.  Projects under consideration:

Youth Services/Center

Affordable Housing –Rental (Continuum of Care)/Homeownership

Partnership Service Agencies

Public Hearing

The City of Muskegon will be holding a Hearing concerning the projects/activities selected for HOME ARP funding. Comments will be heard at the Muskegon City Commission meeting Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Citizens may submit comments no later than May 10, 2022 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CityofMuskegon/, the City website:  http://www.muskegon-mi.gov/departments/community-and-neighborhood-services/, mail, phone or by e-mail to:

Community and Neighborhood Services

Oneata Bailey, Director

City Hall / 933 Terrace St

Muskegon, MI 49440

(231) 724-6717

cnsmail@shorelinecity.com

Publish:  May 1, 2022

2022 Action Plan Public Hearing – Comment Period

City of Muskegon Notice to the Public

Availability of Action Plan
The City of Muskegon has a proposed 2022 Annual Action Plan for review from April 1- 30, 2022 for plan year July 2022-June 2023 funding the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME (Home Investment Partnership) funds.  The City of Muskegon has priorities stated in its 2021 -2025 Consolidated Plan.  These priorities are translated into the City’s Annual Action Plan Budgets.

Public Hearing – Comment Period
There will be a public hearing for citizen comments.  Two meetings will be in the Commission Chambers at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon 49440. The first meeting will be Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. during the City Commission Meeting and the second will be held Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

Comments will be accepted through April 30, 2022.  All comments received during the 30 day period will be summarized and included in the Action Plan. Citizens may obtain information and submit comments by Facebook, Website, letter, telephone, or e-mail to:

Community and Neighborhood Services
Oneata Bailey, Director
City Hall / 933 Terrace St
Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 724-6918
oneata.bailey@shorelinecity.com

The proposed 2022-2023 Action Plan list of activities is available on the City of Muskegon’s website at:
http://www.muskegon-mi.gov/departments/community-and-neighborhood-services/

As well as the following locations:

City of Muskegon
Clerk’s Office
933 Terrace St.
Muskegon, MI 49440

City of Muskegon
Comm & Neighborhood Svc
933 Terrace St, 2nd Floor
Muskegon, MI 49440

Hackley Library
Circulation Desk
316 W. Webster Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440

Muskegon Housing Commission
1080 Terrace St
Muskegon, MI 49442

Publish:  March 31, 2022

Solicitation for Proposals City of Muskegon – 2022 Annual Action Plan

SOLICITATION for PROPOSALS

CITY OF MUSKEGON – 2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

The City of Muskegon invites interested Agencies, Groups and Citizens to submit ideas, proposals and programs to consider for our Annual Action Plan activities for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and/or HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)  funding.  The federal CDBG grant expected for this 2022 year is anticipated to be $1 Million. For an application package, please request forms at:

Community and Neighborhood Services
City of Muskegon City Hall
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49443
Telephone (231) 724-6717
cnsmail@shorelinecity.com

The deadline for activity proposals is Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.  No proposals will be accepted after that date.  No faxed or electronic transferred proposal will be accepted.

All Proposals must be delivered/mailed to the City Clerk’s Office at Muskegon City Hall by Tuesday, February 22, 2022 by 2:00 p.m. Proposals must be in a sealed envelope.

The Housing, Community Development Act of 1974 and HOME Cranston-Gonzales Affordable Housing Act of 1990 as amended entitles the City of Muskegon to participate in two programs aimed at the development of viable communities including decent housing, suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunity principally for persons of low and moderate income.

Objectives set forth may include;

  1. Elimination of slums, blight and blighting influences.
  2. Elimination of conditions which are detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of the community.
  3. Conservation and expansion of housing stock.
  4. Expansion and improvement of community services for public facilities.
  5. Affordable housing opportunities.
  6. A reduction in the isolation of income group within the community by increasing the diversity and vitality of neighborhoods.
  7. Youth Groups/Recreation programs.
  8. Economic Development.
  9. Public Service Assistance to seniors, parolees, homeless, and citizens at-large.
  10. Public Facilities

Publish: Sunday, January 30, 2022

City of Muskegon Notice of the Public Comments

City of Muskegon

Notice of the Public Comments

HOME Investment Partnerships Program – American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 appropriated $5 billion to provide housing, services, and shelter to individuals experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations, to be allocated by formula to jurisdictions that qualified for HOME Investment Partnerships Program allocations in Fiscal Year 2021. The City of Muskegon is seeking public input to create opportunities for vulnerable populations in Muskegon County.

Comments will be accepted January 30, 2022 through February 10, 2022.  All comments received during this comment period will be reviewed for consideration during planning stages.

Public Forum – Comment Period

The City of Muskegon will be holding a public forum, seeking citizen participation about HOME-ARP activities Thursday, February 3, 2022, in the City Commission Chambers at Muskegon City Hall (933 Terrace St., Muskegon MI 49440) with two options:

February 3, 2022 at 9:00 -10:00 am

&

February 3, 2022 at 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Citizens may submit comments by mail, phone, on the City’s website:  http://www.muskegon-mi.gov/departments/community-and-neighborhood-services/, or by e-mail to:

Community and Neighborhood Services

Oneata Bailey, Director

City Hall / 933 Terrace St

Muskegon, MI 49440

(231) 724-6717

cnsmail@shorelinecity.com

Publish:  Sunday, January 30, 2022

Public Notice City of Muskegon Procurement of Contractors

 PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF MUSKEGON

PROCUREMENT OF CONTRACTORS

The programs for which these contractors would provide services include, but are not limited to: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Partnership Program (HOME), Muskegon County Senior Millage, DTE Program, Medicaid CHIP Lead Grant and the Healthy Homes Production Grant Program.  We are looking for qualified local businesses in the work areas of:  animal control, architecture, asbestos, chimney- fireplace, demolition, electrical, excavation, flooring, foundation, garage door installer, gutters, housing specification writer, insulator, interior cleaner, landscaper/lawn maintenance, lead abatement contractor, lead risk assessor, mechanical contractor, painter, plumber, realtor, radon tester, sewer and septic services, structural engineer surveyor, tree service, vinyl siding supplier, vinyl siding installer, real estate appraiser, residential building, and window supplier.  All licensed contractors are encouraged to bid. Section 3 contractors are strongly encouraged to bid.

The City of Muskegon is an Equal Opportunity Housing Provider and Employer.  We do business in accordance with Section 3 Regulations, Federal Fair Housing, and do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

Bid packages will be available Monday, January 31, 2020 at noon by phone or email request. Please call the Community and Neighborhood Services (CNS) Office at: (231)724-6717 or email: CNSMail@shorelinecity.com. In person requests will be limited due to COVID-19 concerns. Completed bid packages are due in the City Clerk’s Office at Muskegon City Hall on Tuesday, February 15, by 2 p.m.  This will be a sealed bid.  The outside of the envelope must include the contractor’s business name and trade type.  Faxed or e-mailed bids will not be accepted. The City of Muskegon reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Bidding contractors must show proof of the appropriate licenses, liability insurance, worker’s compensation and certifications for their line of work. References may be requested upon review.

If you have any questions, please contact Oneata Bailey, Director of Community and Neighborhood Services, by phone: (231)724-6717 or email: oneata.bailey@shorelinecity.com

Publish: Sunday, January 30, 2022

 

Public Notice Solicitation for Fair Housing Analysis of Impediment Study

PUBLIC NOTICE
SOLICITATION for FAIR HOUSING
ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENT STUDY

The City of Muskegon, in partnership with the Cities of Muskegon Heights and Norton Shores, is soliciting Non-Profits, Qualified Consultants and Fair Housing Agencies to submit proposals to update the Muskegon, Michigan Metropolitan Area Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Study to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing.

All proposals should contain an overview of the design of the impediment study, provide a schedule of the expected time period that the study will be complete, and confer with the proposed changes to the regulations that govern Fair Housing.

It is important to analyze each community by entitlement city.

Some of the areas that are expected to be evaluated are:

  • Population Profile
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Institutional Practices
  • Public Policy
  • Disability
  • Banking Data

All Proposals must be mailed or hand delivered to the City of Muskegon Clerk’s Office, 933 Terrace, Muskegon, MI, 49440 by Tuesday, March 15, 2022 before 2:00 p.m.  There will be no electronic submissions accepted.

This activity is in correlation with the Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1963, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act, and also Section 109 of Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, and all applicable acts and orders.

Please address your sealed proposals to:        Ann Meisch, City Clerk

C/O Community and Neighborhood Serv.

AFFH Proposal

933 Terrace St.

Muskegon MI 49440

 

Publish:  Sunday, January 30, 2022

Availability of 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Report(CAPER)

The City of Muskegon is announcing the availability of the 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER details the City’s progress at meeting its strategic goals and objectives as outlined in the City’s Annual Action Plan year 2020 activities for CDBG & HOME programs. Anyone that would like to review the CAPER, can come to the City of Muskegon Clerk’s Office, the Community and Neighborhood Services Office (both located at 933 Terrace) the Hackley Public Library Reference Desk (316 W. Webster), and the Muskegon Housing Commission (1080 Terrace). The CAPER will also be available on the City’s website on September 5, 2021 at https://www.muskegon-mi.gov/departments/community-and-neighborhood-services/.

This Notice is hereby informing the public of the availability of the CAPER from September 5- 25, 2021. A Public Hearing will be held at the City Commission Meeting on September 14, 2021. Notice will be posted at City Hall 10 days prior to the hearing.

The City of Muskegon will not submit the CAPER to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development until September 27, 2021.  Any citizen wishing to contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development directly may do so by using CPD_COVID-19OEE-DET@hud.gov to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Detroit, Michigan. For more information concerning the Public Hearing and/or the CAPER, contact Oneata Bailey, Director of Community and Neighborhood Services, at 231-724-6717 or E-mail oneata.bailey@shorelinecity.com.

Publish:  September 5, 2021

Notice to the Public Availability of 2021- Annual Action Plan

City of Muskegon

Notice to the Public

 

Availability of 2021- Annual Action Plan

The City of Muskegon has a proposed 2021 Annual Action Plan for review starting June 3rd, 2021– July 2, 2021, defining the following Housing and Urban Development programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) funds.

 

Comments will be accepted through July 2, 2021.  All comments received during the 30-day comment period will be included in the submission.

 

Public Hearing – Comment Period

There will be a public hearing for citizen comments during the City of Muskegon Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held electronically.

 Public Participation Instructions: Members of the public may view the meeting live on the City of Muskegon Government Facebook page at the link below or Comcast Cable Channel 96. During the public hearing portion of the live meeting, the public may call the number on the screen and provide their full name, address, and comments. If multiple calls are received, you will be in a virtual waiting room until it is your turn to speak. The meeting can be viewed live at these website addresses: https://www.facebook.com/CityofMuskegon/

https://channel96muskegon.com/commissioners-meeting

 

Citizens may obtain information and submit comments by Facebook, Website, letter, telephone, or e-mail to:

 

                              Community and Neighborhood Services

                              Oneata Bailey, Director

                    City Hall / 933 Terrace St                      

                    Muskegon, MI 49440                                      

                    (231) 724-6717

                    cnsmail@shorelinecity.com

 

The proposed 2021 Action Plan is available on City of Muskegon’s website at:  http://www.muskegon-mi.gov/departments/community-and-neighborhood-services/

 

As well as the following locations:          

 

Hackley Library                 Muskegon Housing Commission

Circulation Desk                1080 Terrace St

316 W. Webster Ave          Muskegon, MI 49442

Muskegon, MI 49440

 

Publish:  June 3, 2021