Public Notices

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

June 14, 2021

Summerville, SC
200 S Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
843-871-6000

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Town of Summerville.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about June 29, 2021 the Town of Summerville will submit a request to the HUD for the release of CDBG funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, for the CDBG Program.

Project Title: North Hickory Sidewalk Project

Location: This project will connect West 5th North Street to existing sidewalks at Doty Park and route pedestrian traffic to the public facilities on Hickory Street.

Purpose of Project: Installation of needed sidewalk infrastructure in a residential area. The scope of the planned project will also include any necessary engineering design costs and erosion control measures.  

Estimated Cost: The Town will use $175,000 of CDBG funds to complete this project.  

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The Town of Summerville has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment.   Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Town of Summerville, 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 or by emailing pharbert@summervillesc.gov, or call 843-851-4234 between 9:00am and 4:00pm

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Town of Summerville, 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 or by emailing pharbert@summervillesc.gov. All comments received by June 1, 2021 will be considered by the Town of Summerville prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The Town of Summerville certifies to HUD that Ricky Waring in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Town of Summerville to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS 

HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Town of Summerville’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Town of Summerville; (b) the Town of Summerville has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.  Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Mr. Bradley Evatt, CPD Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Columbia Field Office, Community Planning and Development Division, Strom Thurmond Federal Building, 1835 Assembly Street, 13th Floor, Columbia, SC 29201-2480 at CPD_COVID-19OEE-CSC@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ricky Waring, Mayor

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

May 17, 2021

Summerville, SC
200 S Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
843-871-6000

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Town of Summerville.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about June 3, 2021 the Town of Summerville will submit a request to the HUD for the release of CDBG funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as North Hickory Sidewalk Project for the purpose of installation of needed sidewalk infrastructure in a residential area. This project will connect West 5th North Street to existing sidewalks at Doty Park and route pedestrian traffic to the public facilities on Hickory Street. The scope of the planned project will also include any necessary engineering design costs and erosion control measures.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The Town of Summerville has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment.   Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Town of Summerville, 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 or by emailing pharbert@summervillesc.gov, or call 843-851-4234 between 9:00am and 4:00pm

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Town of Summerville, 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 or by emailing pharbert@summervillesc.gov. All comments received by June 1, 2021 will be considered by the Town of Summerville prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The Town of Summerville certifies to HUD that Ricky Waring in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Town of Summerville to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Town of Summerville’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Town of Summerville; (b) the Town of Summerville has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.  Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Columbia HUD Office at CPD_COVID-19OEE-CSC@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ricky Waring, Mayor

2021 CDBG Annual Action Plan: Public Notice April 6, 2021 - Notice is hereby given that the Town of Summerville plans to submit its 2021 Annual Action Plan for its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or about May 15, 2021. An Action Plan is developed and submitted annually to meet HUD’s statutory requirements to receive CDBG funding and provides a concise summary of the activities the Town intends to carry out with its annual CDBG allocation.  The Town of Summerville anticipates receiving approximately $316,505.00 in CDBG funds from HUD for the 2021 program year (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022).

A draft of the Town’s 2021 Annual Action Plan is available for public review on the Town’s website, www.summervillesc.gov. The 30-day public comment will begin on April 7, 2021 and conclude on May 8, 2021.  Written comments on the 2021 AAP may be addressed to the following: CDBG Public Comment, Town of Summerville, 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483, or emailed to cdbg@summervillesc.gov. 

Substantial Amendment:  2020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan: Public Notice April 7, 2021 - The Town of Summerville has prepared a Substantial Amendment for its 2020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Action Plan which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   A Substantial Amendment is required when projects are added or removed from an approved Plan or if more than 10% of awarded allocations are moved between eligible activities.  

A public hearing to obtain input on the Substantial Amendment to the Town’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan will be held on May 12, 2021 at 4:00 PM at Summerville Town Hall, 200 South Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483.  All interested parties are encouraged to attend to offer comments on the Substantial Amendment.

Below is a summary of the amended project activities being proposed for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Action Plan:

Proposed Activity

Proposed Amendment

Add: This Consolidated Plan has been amended to include a priority need for the Removal of Slum & Bright and a goal for Demolition

$29,550.00

Total Substantial Amendment Allocation

$29,550.00

 

A 30-day comment period on the Substantial Amendment will commence on April 7, 2021 and conclude on May 8, 2021.  Written comments on the Substantial Amendment should be addressed to P.J. Harbert, Grants Writer, at the address listed above.  During the comment period, a copy of the Substantial Amendment will be available for public review Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Summerville Town Hall, Grant Writers Office.   The Substantial Amendment will also be available on the Town’s website at www.summervillesc.gov under the CDBG menu tab.  For more information or to request a copy of the Substantial Amendment, please contact P.J. Harbert at (843) 851-4234 or pharbert@summervillesc.gov.  

The Substantial Amendment will be submitted to HUD once the 30-day comment period has expired and authorized Town officials have granted approval.  

Substantial Amendment:  2020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan: Public Notice April 9, 2021 - The Town of Summerville has prepared a Substantial Amendment for its 2020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Action Plan which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   A Substantial Amendment is required when projects are added or removed from an approved Plan or if more than 10% of awarded allocations are moved between eligible activities.  

A public hearing to obtain input on the Substantial Amendment to the Town’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan will be held on May 12, 2021 at 4:00 PM at Summerville Town Hall, 200 South Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483.  All interested parties are encouraged to attend to offer comments on the Substantial Amendment.

Below is a summary of the amended project activities being proposed for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Action Plan:

Proposed Activity

Proposed Amendment

Add: This Consolidated Plan has been amended to include a priority need for Rental and Utility Assistance by reallocating CDBG-CV Administration funds to Public Services funds.

$89,667.00

Administration

$0.00

Public Services

$448,337.00


A 30-day comment period on the Substantial Amendment will commence on April 12, 2021 and conclude on May 12, 2021.  Written comments on the Substantial Amendment should be addressed to P.J. Harbert, Grants Writer, at the address listed above.  During the comment period, a copy of the Substantial Amendment will be available for public review Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Summerville Town Hall, Grant Writers Office.  The Substantial Amendment will also be available on the Town’s website at www.summervillesc.gov under the CDBG menu tab.  For more information or to request a copy of the Substantial Amendment, please contact P.J. Harbert at (843) 851-4234 or pharbert@summervillesc.gov.  

The Substantial Amendment will be submitted to HUD once the 30-day comment period has expired and authorized Town officials have granted approval.  

The Town of Summerville does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs or activities.  Assistance will be provided to accommodate the special needs of disabled persons and persons with limited English language proficiency.  Please contact P.J. Harbert, Grants Writer, at the address and telephone number listed above at least 72 hours prior to the hearing if auxiliary aids are required.

December 1, 2020

EXTENSION - The Mayor and Council of the Town of Summerville are accepting applications to fill the expiring terms on the following Citizen Committees, Boards, and Commissions:

Board of Architectural Review
Planning Commission
Commercial Design Review Board
Municipal Election Commission
Board of Zoning Appeals
Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
State Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee

You must either be a resident within the corporate limits of the town, be the owner of real property located within the corporate limits of the town, or be appointed by a unanimous vote of the Council to serve.

Applications are due Tuesday, December 8, 2020. This is an extension from the original December 1 deadline: https://www.summervillesc.gov/225/Boards-Commissions 

October 29, 2020: The Mayor and Council of the Town of Summerville are accepting applications to fill the expiring terms on the following Citizen Committees, Boards, and Commissions.

Board of Architectural Review: 2 seats
1 – At large, must live in the Historic District of Summerville
1 – Must work in the real estate industry

Planning Commission: 3 seats

Commercial Design Review Board: 3 seats
1 – At large
1 – Developer
1 – Architect

Municipal Election Commission: 1 seat

Board of Zoning Appeals: 3 seats

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee: 4 seats

State Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee: 2 seats
1 – Must work in the hospitality industry
1 – Must work in the lodging industry

You must either be a resident within the corporate limits of the town, be the owner of real property located within the corporate limits of the town, or be appointed by a unanimous vote of the Council to serve. These positions require someone who has demonstrated civic interest, general knowledge of the community, independent judgment, and availability to prepare for and attend meetings.

The Town of Summerville supports a policy of equal opportunity. The online application is available on our website under the Government drop down, on the Boards and Commissions page.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS December 1, 2020

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Messervy, Town Clerk, bmesservy@summervillesc.gov, 200 South Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483

2018 CDBG Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

http://summervillesc.gov/155/Community-Development-Block-Grant-CDBG-P 

September 9, 2019: Notice is hereby given that the Town of Summerville plans to submit its 2018 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for its Community Development Block Grant Program to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before September 27, 2019. The CAPER summarizes the programmatic accomplishments and financial expenditures that occurred during the grant program year (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019) and evaluates the Town’s progress in carrying out its Five-Year Consolidated Plan.

A 15 day comment period on the draft CAPER will commence on September 11, 2019, and conclude on September 26, 2019, at 5 p.m. Copies of the draft CAPER are available for public review on the Town’s website, http://www.summervillesc.gov, or Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Summerville Town Hall Annex Building. Public review and comments are encouraged. Written comments on the draft CAPER should be addressed to Rebecca Jackson, Grants Writer, at 200 S. Main St., Summerville, SC 29483, or e-mailed to rjackson@summervillesc.gov. The final CAPER will be submitted to HUD once the 15 day comment period has expired. All written comments will be considered, responded to, and summarized in the final CAPER that is submitted to HUD. The Town of Summerville does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs or activities.

2019 Election Closing Info - By order of Mayor Wiley Johnson

September 2, 2019: Town of Summerville offices are closed until further notice due to potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian.   

In accordance with the Town election ordinance, the filing period to run for office in the November 5, 2019 election is exactly 12 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019.  

Please call 843-996-6725 if Town offices are closed September 6 and you still need to file your Statement of Candidacy. 

The complete Notice of Election can be found by clicking here.

Justice Assistance Grant

The Town of Summerville will be applying for the 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance on or before August 23, 2019. The Summerville Police Department has been allocated $11,411 for a two year grant period for this grant application period. The police department intends to make technology upgrades with the grant funding if the application is approved. Please direct any comments regarding this grant application to Rebecca Jackson at rjackson@summervillesc.gov 

Public Notice - 2019 Election

Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Election Commission for the Town of Summerville, in conjunction with the Board of Voter Registration and Elections for Dorchester County, will conduct the Town of Summerville Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The filing period for the election will be from 12 p.m. Wednesday, August 7 until 12 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019.

The following offices shall be included in this election:

  • Mayor (At Large)
  • Town Council Districts 2, 4, 6
  • Commissioner of Public Works (At large, 1 seat)

For complete information, click here.

Public Notice - Part-time Municipal Court Judge for the Summerville Municipal Court

The Town of Summerville is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of part-time Municipal Court Judge for the Summerville Municipal Court.

Applicants must be a member in good standing with the S.C. BAR or have previous judicial experience including the required training and certification as mandated by the S.C. Supreme Court. Candidates will preside over traffic and criminal court and must be able to conduct bench and jury trials, practical hearings, bond hearings, in person or via video. This position is appointed by Summerville Town Council. Qualified applicants who reside in or have an office in the jurisdictional limits of the Town of Summerville are preferred. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume detailing experience and education online at: http://www.summervillesc.gov. All applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019. The Town of Summerville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Public Notice - 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Summerville plans to submit its 2019 Annual Action Plan for its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before June 25, 2019. An Action Plan is developed and submitted annually to meet HUD’s statutory requirements to receive CDBG funding and provides a concise summary of the activities the Town intends to carry out with its annual CDBG allocation.

A draft of the Town’s 2019 AAP will be available for public review Monday-Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM at Summerville Town Hall, or on the Town’s website, www.summervillesc.gov/cdbg, beginning on April 5, 2019 - May 6, 2019. The 30-day public comment period will conclude on May 6, 2019 at 5:00PM. Written comments on the 2019 AAP may be addressed to the following: CDBG Public Comment, Town of Summerville, 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483, or emailed to rjackson@summervillesc.gov.

A public hearing to obtain community input on the draft of the 2019 AAP will be held on April 8, 2019 at 4:00PM in the Town Hall Annex, Second Floor Training Room, at the address above. The public hearing will include a presentation of the CDBG program goals and objectives and the proposed activities for the 2019 program year. A public hearing to obtain input on the development of the 2019 AAP was held on March 4, 2019, and all public comments were considered. Funding allocations for all proposed activities are based upon an estimated annual allocation of $230,000, and will be contingent upon the Town’s actual 2019 CDBG allocation from HUD.

The Town of Summerville does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs or activities. Assistance will be provided to accommodate the special needs of disabled persons and persons with limited English language proficiency. Please contact the Town Hall officials at 843-871-6000 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting if auxiliary aids are required.

Public Notice - 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Summerville plans to submit its 2019 Annual Action Plan for its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before June 28, 2019. An Action Plan is developed and submitted annually to meet HUD’s statutory requirements to receive CDBG funding and provides a concise summary of the activities the Town intends to carry out with its annual CDBG allocation.

A public hearing to obtain community input on the housing and community development needs of the Town of Summerville will be held on March 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM in the Town Hall Annex, Second Floor Training Room, 200 South Main Street, Summerville, SC. The public hearing will include a presentation of the CDBG program objectives, the goals of the Town’s 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, and potential projects for the 2019 program year. The public may also provide input on community needs in advance of the hearing by contacting Rebecca Jackson at 843-851-4234, or rjackson@summervillesc.gov, or by mail at the address listed above. An additional public comment period and public hearing will be scheduled following the completion of the Annual Action Plan draft. Funding for all potential projects will be contingent upon the Town receiving a 2019 CDBG allocation from HUD.

The Town of Summerville does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs or activities. Assistance will be provided to accommodate the special needs of disabled persons and persons with limited English language proficiency. Please contact the Town Hall officials at (843) 871-6000 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting if auxiliary aids are required.

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF CDBG FUNDS

The Town of Summerville anticipates receiving approximately $230,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the 2019 program year (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020). These funds will be used to support activities that accomplish the goals and objectives outlined in the Town’s 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan.

The Town of Summerville is accepting applications for CDBG funds from qualified non-profit organizations located within or serving residents of the Town of Summerville. Applicants must propose an eligible activity that meets a National Objective, AND which also meets one of the following goals of the Town’s Consolidated Plan: Homeless Assistance; Provide Decent, Affordable Housing; Provide Recreational and Community Facilities; Promote Fair Housing. For more information on the Town’s CDBG program and to download an application, visit: http://summervillesc.gov/cdbg.

Applications must be submitted by February 8, 2019 at 5:00PM to: Town of Summerville, Attn: Rebecca Jackson, 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483, or rjackson@summervillesc.gov