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PUBLIC NOTICES


The regular Hart County BOC meeting
December 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM


The Hart County BOC will have a called meeting
December 10, 2019 after the regular meeting ends


The Hart County Board of Assessors Called meeting
November 26 9:00 A.M. at 194 Cade St, Suite A
Meeting Agenda


The Hart County Recreation Advisory Board will have a Called Meeting
November 19 6:00 P.M. will be held at the Recreation Center, Hydra Room
Agenda


The Franklin-Hart County Airport Authority meeting
will be held June 11, 2019 at 6:00 at the Franklin-Hart County Airport.


The Hart County Industrial Building Authority Regular meeting
December 9, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.
Agenda


The Hart County Board of Elections and Registration Hearing Notice
October 23, 2019 at 10:0 A.M..
Agenda


The Hart County Joint Development Authority will be meeting
October 28 at St Marys, lower level conference room
Agenda


There will be a Hart County Fire Department Captains & Officers meeting
Monday October 7, 2019 6:30 at Vanna Station (8)
Agenda


Avita Community Partners will hold the monthly meeting
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM at 4331 Thurmon Tanner Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA. The public is invited to attend. For futher information or directions please contact Regina Grisham at 678-513-5748 or 1-800-525-8781 or by email regina.grisham@avitapartners.org.


Hart County Board of Commissioners is seeking a candidate for the Board of Tax Assessors
(term begins January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022).
A brief questionnaire can be downloaded by going to the "Boards an Authorities link" or by contacting the Administrative office @ 706-376-2024.
Questionnaire must be submitted to the Administrative office @ 800 Chandler Street no later than noon November 21, 2019.


The Hart County Board of Commissioners has released
the revised 5-year Comprehensive Plan Adopted March, 2018
Hart County 5-year Comprehensive Plan


The Hart County Board of Commissioners has released
the FY18 Budget and 5-year Tax Notice for
Tax Year 2017 for public review. Click the links below:

FY18 General Fund
FY18 Special Revenue Funds
5 year Notice Tax Year 17


HART COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROJECT (CDBG)

Hart County, in conjunction with the Hart County Water and Sewer Authority, is considering applying to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for a Community Development Block Grant of up to $750,000.00. These funds must be used to primarily benefit low- and moderate-income persons.

The activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, public facilities, and economic development. More specific details regarding the eligible activities, plans to assist displaced persons (if any), the estimated amount of funds proposed to be used for activities to benefit low- and moderate-income persons, and the rating system will be provided at a public hearing which will be held on December 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM located at the Hart County Water and Sewer Authority Office located at 200 Arthur Street, Hartwell, GA 30643.

The purpose of the hearing will be to obtain citizen input into the development of the application and to review progress on previous CDBG grants (if applicable). This project is covered under the requirements of Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968, as amended and Section 3 Residents and Business Concerns are encouraged to apply. A list of job training locations available to low- and moderate-income residents will be provided.

Hart County and the Hart County Water and Sewer Authority also abide by the following laws as they pertain to HUD Assisted Projects: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 109 of the HCD Act of 1974, Title 1; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act); Section 104(b)(2) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968.

Hart County is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. For reasonable accommodation or if you need an alternative format or language, please contact Mr. Pat Goran, Director, Hart County Water and Sewer Authority, at 706-377-4387 or pat@hartwatersewer prior to December 19, 2019.

Hart County has reviewed the Department of Community Affair’s Analysis of Impediments and is providing the following link for review https://www.dca.ga.gov/sites/default/files/analysis of impediments 2016.pdf

Persons with hearing disabilities can contact the Georgia Relay Service, at 1-800-255-0056 (TDD) or 1-800-255-0135 (Voice) if they require assistance.


CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION
Gateway III Sewer Improvement Project- Water Line Portion
Hart County Industrial Building Authority
Hart County, Georgia
ARC GA-19326


The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has conducted a review of the above subject project in accordance with the State's Environmental Review Process (SERP) for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) projects. The EPD has determined that this project is eligible for a categorical exclusion. Accordingly, the EPD is exempting the project from further substantive environmental review requirements under Georgia's SERP.
The proposed project involves the instillation of 1,610 linear feet of 6" water lines.
This project is eligible for a Categorical Exclusion because it meets the following specific criteria, outlined in the DWSRF SERP: Improvements to existing surface or ground water treatment plants, including improvements to enhance security, which do not add a significant change in treatment capacity. Furthermore:
• The project will not require issuance of a new or modification of an existing ground water or surface water withdrawal permit;
• The project is not known or expected to have a significant adverse effect on the quality of the human environment, either individually,
cumulatively over time, or in conjunction with other Federal, State, local or private actions; • The project is not known or expected to directly or indirectly have a significant adverse effect on: or threatened species; or environmentally
important natural resource areas, such as floodplains, wetlands, important farmlands or aquifer recharge areas; and cultural resource areas,
such as archaeological and historic sites; habitats of endangered species; • The action is cost-effective and is not expected to cause significant public controversy.
This determination shall become effective after thirty (30) days following its distribution by EPD and can be revoked if significant adverse information is made available. The documentation to support this decision is on file with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and is available for public scrutiny upon request. A copy of the proposed project documentation is also available for review at Hart County Industrial Building Authority.
All interested agencies, groups and persons supporting or disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments, within thirty (30) days of the publish date ofthis notice to:
Georgia Environmental Protection Division
ATTN: John Towe, Environmental Engineer
Drinking Water Program
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE, Suite 1362 East
Atlanta, Georgia 30334-9000
After evaluating the comments received, EPD will make a final decision regarding approval of the project planning documents. No administrative action will be taken on the project for thirty (30) calendar days after publication of this Notice in a local newspaper that serves Hart County, Georgia.


HART COUNTY
Community Development Block Grant Programs
SECTION 3 OPPORTUNITIES
Date: October 31, 2018

The purpose of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended by Section 915 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Section 3), is to “ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial funding shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, be directed toward low and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government funding for housing and to Business Concerns which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons.”

The County as a sub-recipient of the Department of Community Affairs Housing and Community Development Funding accepts the responsibility of not only enforcing the Section 3 requirements, but also for pro-actively providing notice, encouraging, and facilitating compliance with Section 3 subject to the definition of a Section 3 Covered Project.

It is anticipated that the following Economic Opportunities will be required for this project:

1. Public Infrastructure Construction
2. Any other business/contractual opportunities related to this project (list)

Those Section 3 Business Concerns or Section 3 Residents interested in this solicitation are requested to contact Holly McBrayer at Hart County Water and Sewer Authority for a Section 3 Solicitation Package (contractors) and/or a Section 3 Self-Certification and Skills Data Form (workers). Holly McBrayer may be contacted at 706-377-4387 or holly@hartwatersewer.com.

The County also abides by the following laws as they pertain to HUD Assisted Projects: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 109 of the HCD Act of 1974, Title 1; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act); Section 104(b)(2) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968.