New Traffic alert – Charles St from Lincolnway East to Vistula Rd restricted to thru traffic. (6/4-8/16) Access to Twin Branch Park and parking lot is open. NIPSCO has also notified the City of Mishawaka that a very necessary and immediate repair/maintenance is going to take place on their 16″ Steel Pipeline on southbound 331.  There will be partial lane closure southbound 331 starting Wednesday, 6/5/2024 on 331 near Dragoon Trail and Dragoon Trail will be closed west of 331 (1,600 feet) for excavation.  The work may take longer than five days to complete. It will most likely take crews five days to repair the line with additional days to do inspection and clean up/restore the excavation area. NIPSCO is looking at closer to being in that area for two weeks.    
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NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

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

May 23, 2024

City of Mishawaka, Department of Community Development

100 Lincolnway West, Mishawaka, Indiana 46544 (574) 258-1609

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by City of Mishawaka, Department of Community Development

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of Mishawaka, Department of Community Development will submit a request to HUD for the release of community development block grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-383) for the following projects:

 

  1. A) Public infrastructure = $241,806.95

Public works improvements that will include curbs, sidewalks and streets.

 

  1. B) Habitat for Humanity-Aging in Place = $ 50,000

Assist eligible city of Mishawaka homeowners with repairs.

 

  1. C) Spot Blight Elimination- $100,000

Demolish Blighted Structures

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Mishawaka, Department of Community Development 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 100 Lincolnway West, Mishawaka, Indiana 46544 for review and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to City of Mishawaka, Department of Community Development. All comments received by June 13, 2024 will be considered by the City of Mishawaka, Department of Community Development prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of Mishawaka, Department of Community Development certifies to HUD that Dave Wood in his capacity as Mayor of the City of Mishawaka 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 City of Mishawaka, Department of Community Development to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Mishawaka, Department of Community Development ‘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 RE; (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 has committed funds or incurred costs 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) and shall be addressed to HUD at CPD_GeneralCorr_IND@hud.gov Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Dave Wood

Mayor, City of Mishawaka

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