Hazard Mitigation Grants
Joint Federal, State, Local Public Notice
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) have received an application for Federal grant funding by the City of Folly Beach through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Funding for this grant was made available after the 4241 Presidential declaration was made regarding the flood of October 2015. Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990 FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains and wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations.
Applicant: City of Folly Beach
Project Title: Municipal Complex Retrofit
Project Location: City Hall, 21 Center Street, Folly Beach 29439.
Project Description: The proposed project is to retrofit the City Hall building with impact rated windows and improved wind rated roofing.
Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) Considerations: This project is for the retrofit of a City critical facility that is located in an SFHA. Confirmation of location in an SFHA was made by reference to the latest Flood Insurance Rate Map, Panel 45019C0689J. The proposed work conforms to all applicable South Carolina and local floodplain regulations. The proposed work has no affect on the local floodplain and is not affected by location in an SFHA and therefore requires no mitigation.
Alternatives Considered: Alternatives for this project which have been considered and rejected:
1) Shutters may be used for windows instead of impact glass. This alternative would incur higher costs and would be difficult to design according to the current building structure. This alternative would also be less effective in protecting valuable municipal files, equipment, and capital necessary in upholding the integrity of the City of Folly Beach.
2) The roof may be replaced with a hip roof instead. This alternative would incur higher costs and would be difficult to design according to the current building structure. This alternative would also be less effective in protecting valuable municipal files, equipment, and capital necessary in upholding the integrity of the City of Folly Beach.
Comments Period: The City of Folly Beach will be responsible for facilitating and monitoring the proposed project. Interested persons may review project files, including maps, or direct any comments or questions to Spencer Wetmore, City Administrator at email@example.com or by phone at 843-588-1834 or by mail or in person at 21 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439. These are due within 15 days of this notice.