The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for one or more Hurricane Michael Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) in the Infrastructure category. To obtain or review a draft of the CDBG applications, contact Mark Curenton, County Planner, at the Franklin County Planning and Building Office, 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320, email [email protected], phone 850-653-9783×160, during the hours of 8:30 a.m. – noon and 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Written comments will be accepted by Mr. Curenton until the public hearing. The final application will be on file at that office on or before November 30, 2020, the submission deadline date.
The grant applications contains the following components.
Alligator Point Project, Alligator Drive Area
$9,600,000 Beach/dune construction for Alligator Point
$ 700,000 Engineering
$ 700,000 Administration
St. George Island Dune Restoration Project
$1,500,000 Dune construction
$ 156,000 Engineering
$ 144,000 Administration
Proposed beach/dune restoration will address the CDBG national objective of Urgent Need. There will be no displacement of households or businesses as a result of this project.
The public hearing will be held during the November 17, 2020 Board meeting at 10:00 a.m. in the Commission meeting room, located at 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any disabled or non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing and requiring an interpreter or special accommodations should contact the County Clerk’s Office, telephone 653-8861 (or call 711 for the Florida Relay Service for hearing impaired TTY/TDD) at least two business days prior to the meeting.