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Early Notice and Public Review of Proposed
Activities in a 100-Year Floodplain



This is to give notice that Delaware County under Part 58 has determined that the following proposed actions under the Community Development Block Grant Program and under HUD Grant number B-19-UC-42-0006 are located in the 100-year floodplain. Delaware County will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the actions in the floodplain and the potential impacts on the floodplain from the proposed actions, as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management. The proposed projects include:


Aldan Borough: Estimated funding of $50,490 for pedestrian lighting improvements at Maryland, Hazelwood, Rosewood, Elm, Linden, and Wayne Avenues; Springfield and Birchwood Roads; and Glenwood Circle. Activities include replacement of 51 street light fixtures with LED light fixtures along with related site restoration. The approximate acreage of floodplain to be affected is less than one eighth of an acre.


Eddystone Borough: Estimated funding of $140,500 for the sanitary sewer rehabilitation along Eddystone Avenue from 7th Street to 9th Street in Eddystone Borough. Activities include the videoing and cleaning of 310 LF of sanitary sewer main; the relining of 130 LF of sanitary main including 9 laterals; the lining of 7 manholes; and related site restoration. The approximate acreage of floodplain to be affected is less than one eighth of an acre.


Trainer Borough: Estimated funding of $212,597 for streetscape improvements to 10th Street, from Chestnut Street to Meadow Lane. Activities include milling, base repair, and street resurfacing; installation of 18 ADA ramps, 3 storm water inlets, and 200LF of storm water pipe; and related site restoration. The approximate acreage of floodplain to be affected is less than a quarter of an acre.


Yeadon Borough: Estimated funding of $590,801 for sanitary sewer improvements to West Providence Road from Lansdowne Avenue to before Darby Creek. Activities include replacement of approximately 800 LF of sanitary sewer main and 21 laterals; resurfacing of 2,400 SY of street; and related site restoration. The approximate acreage of floodplain to be affected is less than a quarter of an acre.


There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in the floodplain and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Commenters are encouraged to offer alternative sites outside of the floodplain, alternative methods to serve the same project purpose, and methods to minimize and mitigate impacts. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about the floodplain can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in the floodplain, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.


Written comments must be received by Delaware County at the following address on or before October 4th, 2019: Delaware County Office of Housing and Community Development, 600 N Jackson Street, Suite 101, Media, PA 19063, Attention: Linda F. Hill, Director (610-891-5425). A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the same address. Comments may also be submitted via email to ohcd@co.delaware.pa.us.








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PostedSeptember 18, 2019