Legal Notice


Date: August 12, 2022

To All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Persons:

This Notice is being published in accordance with Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management, which requires that an opportunity for public review, and an explanation of the decision-making process, be provided when a federally funded action is proposed to be located in a floodplain.

The City of Bluefield, WV proposes to locate the following project in a floodplain:

Portions of the Midway Sewer Replacement Project may be located within areas that are designated as a 1% Annual Chance Flood Hazard area. The improvements within these identified areas would consist of the replacement of the existing sewer collection system.

The City of Bluefield, WV will identify and evaluate practicable alternatives to locating the above project in the base floodplain. If it is determined that the only practicable alternative is locating in the base floodplain, then the impacts of the project will be identified. All efforts will be made to minimize harm to life and property and preserve and to restore the natural and beneficial values of the floodplain.

The facts and reasons for locating the above project in the floodplain are as follows:

The project will replace the existing sewer collection system that serves one-hundred twenty-nine (129) customers for the community of Midway, located in the City of Bluefield, WV that will aid in eliminating a source of pollution and mitigate potential health hazards.

Additional information regarding the project is on file at Region I Planning & Development Council, 1439 East Main Street, Suite 5, Princeton, WV 24740 and is available for public examination and copying upon request between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

All interested agencies, groups, and persons desiring to comment on the above-named project are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the City of Bluefield, WV to the Region I Planning & Development Council, 1439 East Main Street, Suite 5, Princeton, WV 24740. Such written comments should be received at the address specified within fifteen (15) days after the receipt or publication of this notice. No action will be taken on the above-named project until after that period of time.

Ron Martin, Mayor
City of Bluefield, West Virginia

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