The City of Galax is pre-qualifying contractors to bid on housing rehabilitation and new housing construction for the Galax Bottom / East View Neighborhood Revitalization Project. If you are a Virginia licensed (Class A, B or C License) & insured contractor with Lead Certification and are interested in bidding on this work, please contact Terry Atwell, Building Official, City of Galax, at 276-236-7297 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
The initial deadline for receiving applications is March 15, 2018. Additional contractors can apply and be added to the approved list of contractors throughout the project.
COMBINED NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AND INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
This Notice shall satisfy the above-cited two separate but related procedural notification requirements.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about February 2, 2018, the City of Galax will submit a request to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as Galax Bottom / East View Neighborhood Revitalization Project, for the purpose of improving living conditions for 14 low-to-moderate income households through the provision of housing rehabilitation, removing blighting conditions from 11 commercial properties through façade and property improvements, and improving neighborhood conditions for 22 households through the provision of infrastructure improvements.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Galax 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 City of Galax Municipal Building, 111 E. Grayson Street, Galax VA, 24333 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to Keith Barker, City Manager, City of Galax, 111 E. Grayson St., Galax VA. All comments received by Thursday, February 1, 2018 will be considered by the City of Galax prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Commentors should specify which part of this Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The City of Galax certifies to DHCD that Keith Barker in his capacity as City Manager 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. DHCD’S approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the City of Galax to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
DHCD will consider objections to its release of funds and the City of Galax’s certification received by Tuesday, February 20, 2018 or a period of fifteen days from its 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 or other officer of the City of Galax approved by DHCD; (b) the (RE) 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 project have committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by DHCD; 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) and shall be addressed to DHCD at:
Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development
Attn: Program Administration and Assistance Office
Main Street Centre
600 E. Main St., Suite 300
Richmond, Virginia 23219 2430
(804) 371-7061 [TTP 371-7089 / FAX 371-7093]
Potential objectors should contact DHCD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Mr. Keith Barker, City Manager
LOCAL BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT NOTICE
The City of Galax is preparing to carry out the Galax Bottom / East View Neighborhood Revitalization Project through the use of Virginia Community Development Block Grant Funds. In the implementation of this project the following job types may be available:
laborer, carpenter, drywall hanger/finisher, painter, mason, roofer, plumber, electrician, HVAC mechanics/installers, heavy equipment operator, paving equipment operator.
In carrying out this project the City of Galax, its contractors and subcontractors will, to the greatest extent feasible, utilize qualified persons who permanently reside within the City of Galax or Carroll County for employment and training positions.
All job openings will be listed with the local office of the Virginia Employment Commission. Persons qualified for the jobs listed should register at the following location:
VEC Galax Field Office
1117 East Stuart Drive, Suite 167
Galax, VA 24333
Additionally, the following contracts and procurements will/may be made:
1. General residential construction contractors.
2. Paving contractors.
3. General residential construction materials (plumbing and electrical supplies, concrete, paint, drywall, lumber, bricks, siding, lighting, appliances, cabinetry, HVAC equipment, floor coverings, etc.).
4. Paving materials (asphalt, concrete, aggregates, etc.)
The City of Galax will, to the greatest extent feasible, use businesses located in and owned by persons residing in the City of Galax, Carroll County, or Grayson County.
Any person residing or firm located in the above named localities may request to participate in procurement opportunities associated with this project by contacting the following person within ten (10) days of this notice.
Mr. Keith Barker, City Manager, City of Galax
111 East Grayson Street
Galax, Virginia 24333
Phone: (276) 236-5773
Virginia Relay: 711
Fax: (276) 236-2889
Written requests should include the name, address, product or service, and phone number. All above referenced procurements will be made on a competitive basis. The names of businesses who respond to this notice will be included on procurement lists for this project. Names of job seekers will be given to contractors.
Department of Housing and Urban Development Handicapped Regulations
This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of 24 CFR Part 8, Nondiscrimination Based on Handicap in Federally Assisted Programs and Activities of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as published in the Federal Register on June 2, 1988. 24 CFR Part 8 prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals because of their handicapped status.
The City of Galax advises the public, employees, and job applicants that it does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities.
The City of Galax has designated the following as the contact to coordinate efforts to comply with this requirement.
Such inquiries should be addressed to:
Mr. Keith Barker
111 E. Grayson Street
Galax, VA 24333
Virginia Relay: 711
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.