City of Chelsea



Date Published: October 19, 2016

City of Chelsea

305 S. Main Street, Chelsea, MI 48118


On or about November 3, 2016 the above named City will request the Michigan Strategic Fund to release Federal funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-383) for the following project:

Project Name:  Mack Building Renovation

Nature of Project: Repurpose 4,500 square foot blighted building into commercial space and four  (4)  residential apartments.

Project Location: 110 Jackson, Chelsea, MI

Project Cost: $1,292,792.00 Total Project Cost

It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and accordingly the above-named City has decided  not  to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (P.L. 91-190).

The reasons for such decision not to prepare an EIS are as follows:

1.)   Project does not require compliance with any authority under Paragraph 58.5.

An Environmental Review Record respecting the proposed project has been made by the above-named City which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why an EIS is not required. This Environmental Review Record is on file at the above address and is available for public examination and copying upon request at the above address between the hours of 8:00a.m.  and 5:00 p.m..

No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for release of federal funds.

Public Comments on Finding

All interested agencies, groups, and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the City to the Office of the Undersigned on or before November 3, 2016. All such comments so received will be considered and the City will not request the release of federal funds or take any administrative action on the proposed project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence.

Release of Funds

The City of Chelsea will undertake the project described above with Community Development Block Grant funds from the Michigan Strategic Fund under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 197 4. The City of Chelsea is certifying to the Michigan Strategic Fund that the City of Chelsea and Jason Lindauer in his official capacity as Mayor consent 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 City of Chelsea may use the Block Grant funds and the Michigan Strategic Fund will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

Objections to Michigan Strategic Fund Release of Funds

The Michigan Strategic Fund will accept an objection to its approval only if it  is on  one of the following bases:

A)The certification was not in fact executed by the responsible entity’s Certifying Officer

B)The responsible entity has failed to make one of the two findings pursuant to 58.40 or to make the written determination  required by 58.35, 58.47 or 58.53 for the project, as  applicable.

C)The responsible entity has omitted one or more of the steps set forth at subpart E of this part for the preparation,  publication  and  completion  of an EA.

D)The responsible entity has omitted one or more of the steps set forth at subparts F and G of this part for the conduct, preparation, publication and completion of an EIS.

E)The 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 HUD (or the state).

  1. F) 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

Objections must be prepared and submitted to the Michigan Strategic Fund , c/o Michigan Economic Development Corporation, 300 North Washington Square, 4th Floor, Lansing, Michigan 48913.

Objections to the release of funds on bases other than those stated above will not be considered by the Michigan Strategic Fund . No objection received after November 18., 016 will be considered by the Michigan Strategic Fund.

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