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Cumberland County, through the Community Development Department, has prepared a Substantial Amendment to its Program Year (PY) 2021 Annual Action Plan. This notice provides information regarding the public review period required under Federal Regulations at 24 CFR 91.105.

As required by HUD, Cumberland County is required to prepare a one-year action plan which describes the proposed projects that will be funded during the Program Year / Fiscal Year. The Action Plan is also part of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan (5-Year Strategic Plan) which includes the priority needs and the goals and objectives Cumberland County plans to accomplish to meet the needs of the community during the five-year period. The Program Year 2021 Annual Action Plan will be the second year of achieving the goals outlined in the Consolidated Plan.

For the Program Year (PY) 2021, Cumberland County was originally allocated $890,600 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and $396,328 in Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds. These funds are used for programs and projects that benefit primarily low- and moderate-income residents for a given year.  The Substantial Amendment to the Annual Action Plan will increase the CDBG program funding to $903,724 and Cumberland County will receive additional HOME funding from the American Rescue Plan Act in the amount of $1,435,021. The additional HOME funds are to be prioritized for housing and shelter options for specific populations. A Substantial Amendment to the PY 2021 Annual Action Plan usually allows for a thirty (30) day public comment period. However, HUD has waived this requirement provided that no less than three (3) days are provided for public comments on each substantial amendment.

PUBLIC COMMENT

The draft amendment will be available for public comment and review from June 16, 2021 through June 22, 2021. Review of the documents will be available at the following locations: Cumberland County Community Development, 707 Executive Place, Fayetteville, NC (by appointment only).

In addition to the location listed, the documents will also be available on the Cumberland County’s website at www.co.cumberland.nc.us (through the Community Development Department). The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed Amendment. All questions and comments relative to the document must be received by 5:00 p.m., June 22, 2021 at the Cumberland County Community Development office.  Written comments can be submitted by mail to Cumberland County Community Development, 707 Executive Place, Fayetteville, NC 28305 or by email to cccdinfo@co.cumberland.nc.us.

PUBLIC HEARING

All citizens of Cumberland County are invited to the public hearing and may  listen in on the public hearing that will be held live on June 21, 2021 via the Cumberland County website (co.cumberland.nc.us), Facebook page (facebook.com/CumberlandNC), Youtube page (youtube.com/user/CumberlandCountyNC/videos), and on Fayetteville Cumberland Education Channel (FCE-TV) Spectrum Cable Channel 5. The meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m. Any questions about the public hearing process may be directed to the Clerk to the Board at 910-678-7771.

ACCESSIBILITY TO MEETINGS AND DOCUMENTS

CCCD is committed to providing equal access to its facilities, programs, and services for persons with disabilities by holding all meetings in locations that are handicapped accessible. Individuals requesting any form of reasonable accommodations for public meetings/hearings should do so five (5) business days prior to the advertised meeting.  However, if a request is made within the five (5) business days, every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate the request.

If you have questions concerning the plan or the public hearing, please call (910) 323-6112 or visit the Cumberland County Community Development Office.

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County of Cumberland
Community Development Department
707 Executive Place
Post Office Box 1829
Fayetteville, NC 28302
(910) 323-6112
Amy H. Cannon, County Manager

 

TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS

The above-named County proposes to request the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to release Federal funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 for the following project:

Project:  Kingdom Spring Lake Project
Project Description:  CDBG funds will be used to acquire 8 vacant lots and upgrade a portion of the current sewer system. HOME funds will be used to construct 5 single family housing units in Phase I of the Project.
Location:  Elizabeth Street, Lee Street, and Morehead Street, Spring Lake, NC
Estimated amount of CDBG funds that will be used:  $197,000
Estimated amount of HOME funds that will be used:  $500,000

It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly effecting the quality of the human environment and, accordingly, the above-named County has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

An Environmental Review Record pertaining to this project has been made by the above-named County which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such statement is not required.  This Environmental Review Record is on file at the above address and is available for public examination and copying, upon request, at Cumberland County Community Development, 707 Executive Place, Fayetteville, North Carolina between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted, prior to the request for release of funds.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON FONSI

All interested agencies, groups, and persons disagreeing with this FONSI decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by Cumberland County to the office of Community Development Department, 707 Executive Place, P.O.  Drawer 1829, Fayetteville, NC 28302, on or before (October 19, 2020) at 5:00 p.m.  All such written comments so received will be considered and Cumberland County will not request the release of Federal Funds or take any administrative action on the proposed project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

At least one day after the termination of the public comment period for the FONSI but not before comments on the FONSI have been considered and resolved, Cumberland County will submit a Request for Release of Funds (RROF) and Certification to HUD.  Cumberland County is certifying to HUD that the County and the chief executive officer or other officer of the County approved by HUD, in his/her official capacity as County Manager, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental review, decision making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the Certifying Officer, County Manager, Amy Cannon, may use the CDBG funds and HUD will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and related laws and authorities.  

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept an objection to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only if it is on one of the following bases:  (a) That the certification was not in fact executed by the chief executive officer or other officer of the responsible entity approved by HUD: or (b) that the responsible entity’s Environmental Review Record for the project indicates omission of a required decision, finding, or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process.  Objections to the release of funds must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58) and may be addressed to HUD at:

Lenwood Smith, II, PWS
Environmental Protection Specialist
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
Ashville Building
1500 Pinecroft Road
Greensboro, NC 27407

Objections on bases other than those stated above will not be considered by HUD.  All objections must be received by HUD within 15 days from the time HUD receives the Responsible Entity’s request for release of funds and certification, or within the time period specified, whatever is later.

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  • Community Development

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and North Carolina Emergency Management have received the following applications for Federal grant funding. Notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s consideration to provide funding in the form of a Hazard Mitigation Grant.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and provide public notices of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12892 also requires FEMA to provide an opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations.

Funding for the proposed projects will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

  1. Applicant: Cumberland County, North Carolina
    Project Title: Cumberland County Acquisition
    Project Location of Proposed Work: The area affected by this project consists of potentially 17 properties located on the following streets in Cumberland County: Ramsey Street, N Bragg Blvd, Dolphin Drive, Easterling, W Manchester Road, Brinkley Drive, Kansas Court, Chimney Brook and Booker Place.

    Maps of the project areas associated with the grant applications can be reviewed by contacting Mr. Jason Faragoi at 910-321-6734.

    Proposed Work and Purpose:
    This will be a voluntary acquisition program. For all property owners who decide to participate in this voluntary program, the properties will be acquired using HMGP grant funds. The properties will be deeded as open space in perpetuity and will be allowed to revert to their natural state.

    Project Alternatives:
    Not taking a mitigation action is an option, but not an acceptable one. The reasoning for rejecting the No Action Alternative is that doing so will not mitigate any risks. The entire project area would remain in danger from future flood events. Without acquiring these structures, damages and the risk of potential loss of life will continue to be a threat.

    The second alternative is to elevate the structures. However, the most effective mitigation action is to remove the structures completely from the high-risk area, thereby eliminating any future risk to the structure. These homeowners prefer acquisition and complete elimination of their risk, so elevation is considered a less preferable option.
  2. Applicant: Cumberland County, North Carolina
    Project Title: Cumberland County Elevation Project
    Location of Proposed Work: The area affected by this project consists of potentially 11 properties located on the following streets in Cumberland County: Ramsey Street, Dolphin Drive, Manchester Road, Brinkley Drive, Kansas Court, Tom Geddie Road, Chimney Brook, Evans Dairy Road and Vass Road.

    Maps of the project areas associated with the grant applications can be reviewed by contacting Mr. Jason Faragoi at 910-321-6734.

    Proposed Work and Purpose:
    The finished floors of the residential structures will be elevated above the base flood elevation with free board to reduce the impacts of flooding events.

    Project Alternatives:
    Not taking a mitigation action is an option, but not an acceptable one. The reasoning for rejecting the No Action Alternative is that doing so will not mitigate any risks. The entire project area would remain in danger from future flood events.

    The second alternative is to acquire the structures. These homeowners do not want to abandon their homes or communities and there are high up-front costs. Therefore, the most effective mitigation action is to elevate the structures in-place from the high-risk area.

 

Comment Period:
Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to Cumberland County, Attn: Mr. Jason Faragoi, or emailed to email_envelope by October 31, 2019.


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The County Manager will present the proposed FY 2022 budget to the Board of Commissioners on Thursday, May 27, 2021. It will be available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk to the Board, Room 561, Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse, 117 Dick Street, Fayetteville, NC weekdays from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM. The Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed FY 2022 budget on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM in Room 118, Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse, 117 Dick Street, Fayetteville, NC during which time any citizen who wishes to be heard on the budget may appear.

Candice H. White
Clerk to the Board

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  • Board of Commissioners

Cumberland-Hoke Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting 1

What: Public meeting to obtain and incorporate communities’ feedback regarding the Cumberland-Hoke Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020 “Come and go” anytime from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: E.E. Miller Recreation Center 1347 Rim Rd. Fayetteville NC, 28314

Floods, Wildfires, Tornadoes, Winter Storms, Hurricanes…What Concerns You? 

Do you have ideas for helping our community become more resilient to future natural disasters? 

You are invited to come to share your thoughts and concerns about your community's resiliency against natural disasters and leave your comments for the final decision-making process.  

About the Cumberland Hoke Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan 

The counties of Cumberland and Hoke, in coordination with their participating municipal jurisdictions, are updating a regional hazard mitigation plan that covers the two-county area. The Cumberland Hoke Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies local policies and actions for reducing risk and future losses from natural hazards such as floods, severe storms, wildfires, and winter weather. 

For More Information 

If you would like to learn more, please contact one of the following county coordinators for this project: 

Gary Crumpler Charles “Andrew” Jacobs 

Cumberland County Emergency Management Coordinator


 

Hoke County Emergency Management Coordinator


 

    


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  • Library

TAX YEAR 2021 NOTICE OF MEETINGS FOR APPEALS

 

FOR THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION AND REVIEW

Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-322 the Cumberland County Board of Equalization and Review will meet as required by law.

 

PURPOSE OF MEETINGS

To hear, upon request, any and all taxpayers who own or control taxable real property assessed for taxation in Cumberland County, with respect to the valuation of such property, or the property of others, and to fulfill other duties and responsibilities as required by law.

  • The Board will convene for accepting appeal requests on Monday, April 26, 2021
  • The Board will adjourn from accepting appeal requests on Thursday, May 20, 2021

Requests for appeal hearings must be received no later than the adjournment date of THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021

In the event of an earlier or later adjournment date, notice to that effect will be published in this newspaper.

 

DATES, TIMES AND LOCATION OF MEETINGS

The Board will meet at the Cumberland County Courthouse, 5th floor, located at 117 Dick Street on

Monday, April 26, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 564 - Board Convenes

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 564

Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 564 - Board Adjourns

 

Appeal forms can be downloaded from the website at:

 http://co.cumberland.nc.us/departments/tax-group/tax  or requested by mail & email

 

Request/Submit Appeal forms by mail to:  
Tax Administration
P.O. Box 449
Fayetteville, NC 28302

Completed appeal forms/Request for forms can be emailed to:taxweb@co.cumberland.nc.us

 

For assistance please call Customer Service at (910) 678-7507. *

All requests for hearings shall be madein writing* to the Board of Equalization and Review or by personal

appearance at a scheduled meeting prior to the date of adjournment of the Board, THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021.

 

The schedule for hearing appeals timely filed will be posted at the Office of the Tax Administrator, serving as Clerk to the Board of Equalization and Review, and will also be provided to individuals and organizations that have requested notice pursuant to N.C.G.S. 143-318.12.

 

*You may also fax signed appeal forms prior to the Board Adjournment date of Thursday, May 20, 2021 to:

Fax: 910-223-3343 or 910-678-7582

Appeal forms and additional information are available from the Tax Administrator’s office by calling

910-678-7507 or by visiting our website at http://co.cumberland.nc.us/departments/tax-group/tax

 

 

Expiration Date : May 20, 2021
Departments :
  • Tax Administration

CUMBERLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN PUBLIC REVIEW & COMMENT PERIOD

 

PUBLIC MEETING
A virtual public meeting will be held on April 14, 2021 beginning 6 pm.  Residents are welcomed to attend via the following link:      https://cumberlandcountync.webex.com/cumberlandcountync/j.php?MTID=m320f3fedc45d77cacc133fb2dec0bfb0
 

The Community Development Department will provide information on various housing and community development programs available for eligible residents and discuss proposed projects outlined in the Program Year 2021 draft Annual Action Plan.  The Annual Action Plan is currently available for public review and comment.  The plan can be accessed from the Cumberland County’s website at: https://www.co.cumberland.nc.us/departments/community-development-group/community_development/plans-reports or by reviewing a hard copy located at the various sites listed below:

Eastover Town Hall
3863 Dunn Rd, Eastover, NC
Linden Town Hall
9456 Academy Street, Linden
Falcon Town Hall
7156 West Street, Falcon, NC
Spring Lake Town Hall
300 Ruth Street, Spring Lake, NC
Godwin Town Hall
7827 Royal Street, Godwin, NC
Stedman Town Hall
5110 Front Street, Stedman
Hope Mills Town Hall
3411 Golfview Road, Hope Mills, NC
Wade Town Hall
7128 Main St, Wade, NC

Expiration Date : Oct 10, 2022
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