• Final Notice and Public Explan...

Final Notice and Public Explanation of
Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain

October 10, 2019



This is to give notice that the County of Delaware (County) has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Orders 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management. The activities are funded under the Community Development Block Grant program under HUD grant number B-19-UC-42-0006. 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.


The county has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values: The No Action alternative is not acceptable since failure to complete these projects will continue to put residents/pedestrians in danger due to deteriorated pedestrian lighting conditions. Choosing another location is not acceptable since the projects involve improvements to already existing infrastructure.


Eddystone Borough: Estimated $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.


The county has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values: The No Action alternative is not acceptable since failure to complete these projects will ultimately result in further deterioration, increasing potential for untreated sewage to leach into surrounding soil. Choosing another location is not acceptable since the projects involve improvements to already existing infrastructure.


Trainer Borough: Estimated $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.


The county has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values: The No Action alternative is not acceptable since failure to complete these streetscape projects will lead to further deterioration and would allow for the continuation of flooding and safety hazards. Choosing another location is not acceptable since the projects involve improvements to already existing infrastructure.


Yeadon Borough: Estimated $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.


The county has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values: The No Action alternative is not acceptable since failure to complete these projects will ultimately result in further deterioration, increasing potential for untreated sewage to leach into surrounding soil. Choosing another location is not acceptable since the projects involve improvements to already existing infrastructure.


The County has re-evaluated the alternatives to development in the floodplain for the above projects and determined that it has no practicable alternatives. The above projects do not violate any state or local floodplain protection standards. The environmental file documenting compliance with steps 3 through 6 of Executive Order 11988 are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the times and location delineated in the last paragraph of this notice for receipt of comment.


There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains 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. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public education tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains 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 floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.


Written comments must be received by the County at the following address on or before October 18, 2019: Delaware County Office of Housing and Community Development, 600 North Jackson Street, Suite 101, Media, PA 19063, Attention: Linda F. Hill, Director (610-891-5425). A full description of the project activities may also be reviewed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the same address. Comments may also be submitted via email at ohcd@co.delaware.pa.us








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PostedOctober 09, 2019