Public Notice of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Project
On December 15, 2016, a major disaster declaration was issued by President Barrack Obama following the Wildfires in Eastern Tennessee that occurred between November 28, 2016 and December 9, 2016. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds are made available to provide resources to assist states, tribal governments, territories and local communities. These funds will cover any type of event to include flooding. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (Metro) has elected to use the HMGP funds in 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. This funding is implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5207.
Proposed Work and Purpose
Metro proposes to purchase and demolish three (3) 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 two (2) residential properties are located on Crouch Drive and is part of a neighborhood located adjacent to Whites Creek; one (1) property located on Shadowlawn Drive located adjacent to Stoners 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