Public Notice of Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program Project
As appropriated by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 20187 (Public Law 115-141; the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program provides resources to assist states, tribal governments, territories and local communities in their efforts to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insurable under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as authorized by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended.
The FMA Grant Program was created as part of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994 with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the NFIP. Consistent with Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Public 112-141), the FMA Grant Program is focused on mitigating repetitive loss (RL) properties and server repetitive loss (SRL) properties.
Proposed Work and Purpose
Metro proposes to purchase and demolish seven (7) single family residential dwellings in the City of Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. Upon successful offer, acceptance and sale, the sub-grantee will inspect, abate any hazardous conditions, and then demolish the structure within 90 days of purchase. The site will then be restored and deed restricted as open space consistent with 44 CFR Part 80 in perpetuity. If the structures are not slab on grade and have a crawl space, there will be no ground disturbance for the foot print of the structure itself. If the structures are slab on grade; during demolition the ground disturbance should be between three (3) to six (6) inches. If the properties have a sidewalk and driveway, during demolition the ground disturbance should be between three (3) to six (6) inches. Once the sidewalk and driveway is removed; Metro will fill and grade the area that has the disturbance. This is something that Metro ALWAYS does at the completion of demolishing a structure. Metro will take ownership and be responsible for post project site maintenance and inspections. Acquiring and demolishing the structures is the only permanent solution to mitigate the risk of imminent danger of flooding. Information regarding the location of the properties selected for this mitigation effort is detailed below:
Location of Proposed Work
The six (6) residential properties are located on Crouch Drive, Hummingbird Drive, Tucker Road and West Hamilton Avenue located adjacent to Whites Creek; one (1) property is located on Tuckahoe Drive and is located adjacent to North Fork Ewing Creek.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with the proposed projects and is wishing to comment on these projects may submit written comments to the Metro Water Services, Stormwater Division, contact information below. All comments received by November 15, 2018 will be reviewed by Metro and forwarded on to the State and FEMA.
Antonette (Toni) Plummer
Administrative Service Officer
Acquisition / Demolition Projects