NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
January 11, 2023
City of Pittsburgh – Office of Management and Budget
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
This notice shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Pittsburgh. Please note that this notice comment period runs concurrently with the HUD objection period.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS (1) – CDBG PROJECT
On or about Wednesday January 11, 2023, the City of Pittsburgh will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to release Federal funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended to undertake a project known as Demolition – 1613 Broadway PLI 2022 – 1 for the purpose of demolition and blight removal, described below.
The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Permits, Licensing, and Inspections (PLI) has received requests or complaints from residents, neighborhood groups, and the local council member office regarding 1613 Broadway Avenue in the Beechview neighborhood of Pittsburgh. PLI conducts thorough inspections of the structures to determine the extent of damage, potential for collapse, impact to adjacent structures, and impact on the public right of way. PLI scores each structure on the integrity of the roof, walls, foundation, decorative features, exterior stairs, decks/porches/balconies, and other façade features. This activity is the demolition of 1613 Broadway, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. This structure has been deemed to be unsafe and in need of emergency demolition. The project will utilize $125,000.00 from the Allegheny County Department of Community and Economic Development, through its Act 152 Blight Removal Program, as well as $350,000.00 in FY 2020 CDBG funding for blight removal. The project will begin Spring of 2023 and conclude in Summer 2023. The total estimated cost of the project is approximately $475,000.00.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (2) – CDBG PROJECT
The City of Pittsburgh 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). The ERR will be made available to the public for review either electronically or by U.S. mail. Please submit your request by U.S. mail to City of Pittsburgh, Office of Management and Budget, 414 Grant St, City County Building Room 501, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, by phone (412) 255-2211, or by email to Whitney.Finnstrom@pittsburghpa.gov.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to:
City of Pittsburgh,
414 Grant Street, Room 501
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
All comments received by Thursday, January 26, 2023 will be considered by the City of Pittsburgh prior to proceeding with the demolition. Comments should specify which Notice (Request for Release of Funds 1 or Finding of No Significant Impact 2) they are addressing.
The City of Pittsburgh certifies to HUD that Ed Gainey in his capacity as Mayor, City of Pittsburgh, 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 Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh to use development funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Pittsburgh certification for a period of fifteen (15) 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 City of Pittsburgh; (b) the City of Pittsburgh 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 development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities 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, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the HUD Field Office of Community Planning and Development in Pittsburgh at Phillip.E.McKeough@hud.gov /(412) 644-5846 regarding HUD CDBG funds.
Potential objectors should contact the HUD Field Office of Community Planning and Development in Pittsburgh via email or phone as given above to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
City of Pittsburgh
TOWNSHIP OF WILKINS
NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION
OF PROPOSED CODE ADOPTION ORDINANCE
Please take notice that a proposed Code Adoption Ordinance was introduced by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Wilkins at a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners held on the 9th day of January, 2023. A copy of the proposed Code Adoption Ordinance and the Code may be examined in the office of the Township Manager. A summary of the proposed Code Adoption Ordinance of the proposed codification is as follows:
Ordinance No.: 1111
AN ORDINANCE TO APPROVE, ADOPT AND ENACT AN ORDINANCE CODIFICATION FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF WILKINS, COUNTY OF ALLEGHENY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA; TO PROVIDE FOR THE REPEAL OF CERTAIN LEGISLATION NOT INCLUDED THEREIN; TO SAVE FROM REPEAL CERTAIN OTHER LEGISLATION NOT INCLUDED THEREIN; AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR TAMPERING WITH THE CODE.
This proposed ordinance provides:
1) For the approval, adoption and enactment of the codification of a complete body of legislation for the Township of Wilkins, as revised, codified and consolidated into title, chapters and sections, such codification being designated as the “Code of the Township of Wilkins.”
2) That the provisions of the Code are intended as the continuation of legislation in effect immediately prior to the adoption of this ordinance.
3) For the repeal of inconsistent ordinances or parts of ordinances of a general and permanent nature which are not included in the Code, except as specifically saved from repeal.
4) That certain ordinances, rights and obligations be expressly saved from repeal.
5) That ordinances of a general and permanent nature adopted subsequent to preparation of the code but prior to its adoption are deemed part of the Code.
6) For the adoption and ratification of changes and revisions made during preparation of the Code to the previously adopted legislation included therein, and for the inclusion of certain new legislation. Such changes, revisions and new legislation include:
- a) Nonsubstantive grammatical and style changes.
- b) Nomenclature changes
- c) General revision of penalty provisions
- d) Removal of specific permit and license fee amounts and authority for such fees to be set by resolution of the Board of Commissioners.
- e) Adoption and ratification of other substantive changes and revisions made so as to bring provisions included in the Code into conformity with the policies and intent of the Board of Commissioners. Such changes and revisions are specifically enumerated and described in the ordinance.
7) For the interpretation of provisions.
8) That titles, headings and editor’s notes are inserted for the convenience of persons using the Code and are not part of the legislation.
9) For the filing of at least one copy of the code in the office of the Township Manager where it shall remain for use and examination by the public.
10) For the incorporation of future additions, deletions, amendments or supplements into the Code.
11) That Code books be kept up-to-date under the supervision of the Township Manager.
12) That notice of introduction of the ordinance and Code be published according to law and that enactment of the ordinance, coupled with filing of a copy or copies of the Code and publication of such notice, will be deemed due and legal publication of all provisions of the Code.
13) For penalties for anyone convicted of altering or tampering with the Code.
14) That the provisions of the Code and the ordinance are severable.
15) That the effective date of the Code and of the ordinance be February 27, 2023.
Please take further notice that the Board of Commissioners intends to adopt the proposed Code Adoption Ordinance on February 27, 2023. A copy of the Code Adoption Ordinance proposed for adoption is on file in the office of the Township Manager, Wilkins Township, Pennsylvania, where it is available for public inspection during regular office hours.