FEMA Public Assistance Program: Arlington Lions Club

May 16, 2020  
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for City of Jacksonville, Arlington Lions Club park repairs due to damages from Hurricane Matthew (DR-4283-FL PW-01030). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.

An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published November 21, 2016 for Hurricane Matthew. Comments and other information received were fully evaluated by FEMA along with evaluation of social, economic, environmental, and safety considerations. This notice serves as a project-specific final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within the floodplain.

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.

Responsible Entity: FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program

Applicant: City of Jacksonville, Florida

Project Title(s): PA-04-FL-4283-PW-01030– Arlington Lions Club Park repairs

Location of Proposed Work: 4322 Richard Denby Gatlin Road, Jacksonville FL 32277

Floodplain: The project is located in a VE Zone per Duval County FIRM Panels #12031C0213 J, dated 11/2/2018.

Proposed Work and Purpose: The City of Jacksonville plans to contract services to repair the damaged components of Arlington Lions Club Park back to pre-disaster condition. By replacing 110 linear feet of fixed concrete pier (installation of new deck, installation of new pile caps, installation of new piles, installation of new handrails, relocation and replacement of light fixtures) and repair of a 120 foot section of wooded fixed boardwalk, including the gangway.

Project Alternatives: The alternative that has been considered is the no action alternative. This alternative is not feasible as the area provides open space use for recreational activities to the community. Alternate locations were not considered as the pier and boardwalk are functionally dependent upon their location within the floodplain and over the St. Johns river.

Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described action funded by the FEMA PA program. Interested persons may submit comments, questions, or request a map of this specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4, 3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 or by emailing FEMA- R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL-4283- PW-01030, City of Jacksonville at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.