Public Notice of the Intent of FEMA to Fund a Project Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Project #4020-0077


Notification is hereby given to the public of the intent of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide grant Ending through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to the State of New York (Recipient), who will provide funds to the Village of Mohawk, Herkimer County, NY (Sub recipient) for the acquisition and demolition of flood-prone properties.

The proposed undertaking is the acquisition of up to29 flood prone properties located in or near the 100-yearfloodplainof the Mohawk River, Troy Creek, and Fulmer Creek. Acquisitions would be from willing sellers only. Properties would be acquired, structures demolished, and sites graded and seeded. Deed restrictions would prohibit future development and sites would be maintained in perpetuity as open space under the Sub recipient's ownership.

Federal Executive Orders 11988, Floodplain Management, and 11990, Protection of Wetlands, require federal agencies to review proposed actions in floodplains and/or wetlands and explore practicable alternatives to avoid, minimize or mitigate potential impacts. The alternative to acquisition/demolition would be to leave these properties vulnerable to an ongoing cycle of flooding, repairs and rebuilding. The proposed undertaking would remove structures from the floodplain and create open space to restore the beneficial values served by floodplains and wetlands.

The public is invited to provide comments about this project. Written comments may be submitted by mail to FEMA Region II, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Leo O'Brien Federal Building, HA Clinton Square, Room 742, Albany, New York 12206-5421 or by email to Comments should be submitted within fifteen (15) days of this notice

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