Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Public Notice
Town of Summerville
Substantial Amendment:  2020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan

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 October 25, 2021 from 3-4 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
Add:
The Town is reallocating funds from previously uncommitted activities to
Public Services: Fire Station One Emergency Vehicle and Rehabilitation
Proposed Amendment: $182,968.85

A 30-day comment period on the Substantial Amendment will commence on October 11, 2021 and conclude on November 11, 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.  

PUBLIC NOTICE 8/18/2021
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD & PUBLIC HEARING
TOWN OF SUMMERVILLE
PROGRAM YEAR 2020 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL 
PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)

NOTICE IS GIVEN that a draft of the PY2020 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Town of Summerville has been completed and will be available for a 15-day public review period.

The CAPER reports on accomplishments and expenditures for the Town’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the 2020 program year from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.  

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: Citizens are invited to review and make comments on the draft 2020 CAPER. The draft CAPER will be available for (15) fifteen days beginning September 8, 2021 to September 22, 2021, and comments concerning the draft CAPER must be received by September 22, 2021. The draft CAPER can be viewed at Town Hall at 200 S Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 from Monday to Friday at regular business hours between 9:00AM and 4:00PM and can also be downloaded and viewed from the Town website at:

http://www.summervillesc.gov/155/Community-Development-Block-Grant-CDBG-P. Comments may be returned by mail at the address above or by email to pharbert@summervillesc.gov.

PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing will be held at Town Hall Annex Training Room at 200 S Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 on September 22, 2021 at 3:00-4:00 PM to review and discuss the draft CAPER.  For more information on how to participate at the public hearing please email pharbert@summervillesc.gov, or call 843-851-4234 between 9:00am and 4:00pm.

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.

Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Election Commission for the Town of Summerville, in conjunction with the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Dorchester County, will conduct the Town of Summerville Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. 
Any person wishing to register to vote in this election must do so no later than 30 days prior to the election; Monday, October 4, 2021. For more information about registering to vote, please visit http://dorchestervotes.org.
The following offices shall be included in this election:
• Town Council Districts 1, 3, 5
• Commissioner of Public Works (At Large, 1 seat)
Candidates for office who wish their names to appear on the election ballot must be qualified electors, residing within their respective Districts, and file a Statement of Candidacy at the finance desk located in Summerville Town Hall at 200 S. Main St.  The filing fee for the office of Council Member is $100. NO PICTURES ARE PERMITTED IN TOWN FACILITIES. The filing period begins at noon on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, and closes at noon on Friday, September 3, 2021. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

August 4, 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 August 18, 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.  This is a revision from the previous published RROF stating South Gum Street.   This project is on North Gum Street.   

Project Title: Gum Street Sidewalk Project

Location: The proposed project includes the installation of needed sidewalk infrastructure near the Summerville Post Office along North Gum and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Street. scope of the planned project will also include any necessary engineering design costs and erosion control measures. 

Purpose of Project: The development and maintenance of a pedestrian friendly community is an important service that local governments provide. This project will create a safe and secure way for residents to travel through their neighborhood and have access to public facilities.

Estimated Cost: The Town will use $196,675 of CDBG funds to complete this project. Of those funds, approximately $63,457 will come from reallocated funds.   

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 August 20, 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

July 1, 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 July 21, 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: Gum Street Sidewalk Project

Location: The proposed project includes the installation of needed sidewalk infrastructure near the Summerville Post Office along S. Gum and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Street. scope of the planned project will also include any necessary engineering design costs and erosion control measures. 

Purpose of Project: The development and maintenance of a pedestrian-friendly community is an important service that local governments provide. This project will create a safe and secure way for residents to travel through their neighborhood and have access to public facilities.

Estimated Cost: The Town will use $196,675 of CDBG funds to complete this project. Of those funds, approximately $63,457 will come from reallocated funds.   

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 9:00 am and 4:00 pm

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 July 21, 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

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

The Town of Summerville’s Grants Office administers the Town’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The CDBG Entitlement Program provides annual grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low-and-moderate-income persons.

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.

Consolidated Plan

Every five years, the Town prepares a Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is designed to help the grantee assess affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align with the funding priorities of the CDBG program.

The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

Reports

Fair Housing

As a recipient of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant funds, the Town of Summerville certifies that it will affirmatively further fair housing by taking meaningful actions to combat discrimination, overcome patterns of segregation, foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics, and maintain compliance with civil rights and fair housing laws. The following links provide more information on HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule and the Town’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing:

If you would like to seek fair housing counseling or file a complaint, please contact the following agencies:

Additional Resources

The Community Resource Directory (PDF) provides a list of service providers in the Summerville and tri-county area that provide assistance with food, clothing, housing, healthcare, workforce development, etc. For more information, call the SC211 hotline by dialing 2 11.