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+ -7' Page 4D Hays Free Press April 12, 2017 Public Notices CITY OF NIEDERWALD On May 8, 2017, at 7:10 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of the City of Niederwald, Texas, located at 8807 Niederwald Strasse Road, Niederwald, Texas, the City Council will hold public hearings giv!ng all interested persons the right to appear and be heard on the proposed annexation by the City of Niederwald, Texas of 91.88 acres, as petitioned by the property owner, said property being located at 7720 FM 2001. If you have any questions regarding this annexation, contact Niederwald City Hall at 512-398-6338. NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SUBDIVIDE An application has been filed with Hays County to subdivide 40 acres of property located at FM 2001 and Graeff Road, Niederwald, TX 78640. Information regarding the application may be obtained from Hays County Development Services (512) 393-2150. Tracking number: SUB-764 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Hays CISD is Requesting Proposals for RFP #18- 041708SC Asbestos Abatement/Mold Remediation Services. Proposals will be accepted until April 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. local time. Specifications are available in the HCISD Purchasing Office (512-268-2141 ext 46035) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday or on the Public Purchase web site (www. publicpurchase.com). Bid responses must be into the HCISD Public Purchase web site by the date and time indicated above. Late bids will be returned unopened. The HCISD Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids and waive all formalities in the bid process. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Hays CISD is Requesting Proposals for RFP #18- 041701SC Environmental Services & Testing. Proposals will be accepted until April 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. local time. Specifications are available in the HCISD Purchasing Office (512-268-2141 ext 46035) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday or on the Public Purchase web site (www. publicpurchase.com). Bid responses must be into the HCISD Public Purchase web site by the date and time indicated above. Late bids will be returned unopened. The HCISD Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids and waive all formalities in the bid process. CITY OF KYLE, TEXAS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE 2017 GENERAL CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES ROTATION LIST "K16-17-3" The City of Kyle (City) will accept sealed qualification statements for the 2017 General Civil Engineering Services Rotation List until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Qualification specifications may be secured from the City website or the office of the City Engineer, City of Kyle City Hall located at 100 W. Center St., Kyle, Texas 78640 or via phone (512) 262-3958. Qualifications submissions addressed to the City Engineer, City of Kyle, 100 W. Center St., Kyle, Texas 78640 will be received until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the office of Leon Barba, P.E., City Engineer, City of Kyle City Hall, 100 W. Center St., Kyle, Texas 78640. Qualifications shall be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked: 2017 General Civil Engineering Services Rotation List Kyle, Texas "K16-17-3" A pre-submission conference will be held in the Public Works Training Room at the City Public Works Department, 520 E. RR 150, Kyle, Texas at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. No fax submissions will be accepted. No late submissions will be accepted. All submissions received after the deadline will be returned unopened. CITY OF KYLE, TEXAS Leon Barba, P.E. City Engineer ABANDONED BOBCAT Model 763, VIN # 512256023, picked up on 3/26/2017 at 121 Tios Creek Kyle TX. Located at 300 South Front Street Kyle. Contact Pete's Wrecker Service, 512-268-1137. Financial Focus Continued from pg. 1D from your 401 (k), youtaxed again. 401 (k), try to build are removing resources You'll have to an emergency fund earmarked for your quickly repay the loan containing six to 12 retirement. And even if you leave your job. months' worth of though you'll repay the If you leave your job, living expenses. Keep loan, you can never get whether voluntarily the money in a liquid that time back when or involuntarily, you'll account so that you can your money could have generally be requiredtap into it quickly. potentially grown, to repay the loan in full It can be tempting to You'll be taxed twice within 60 days. If you borrow from your 401(k) on the loan amount, don't repay it by then, today-- but if you can As mentioned, you the outstanding balance resist this temptation, typically contribute will be taxable -- and you'll almost certainly pre-tax dollars to your if you're under 59-1/2, be glad tomorrow. 401 (k). But when you you'll also have to pay a repay the loan, you're 10 percent penalty tax. This article was doing so with after- To avoid putting written by Edwardlones tax dollars. When you yourself in the position for use by your local withdraw the money of having to someday Edward]ones Financial at retirement, it will be borrow from your Advisor. Continued from pg. 1D exemption," said Diana Blank-Tones, director of economic development. By repealing the denial of the tax exemptions, Hays CISD made it more likely for commercial businesses to locate in Kyle, Buda and the sur- rounding areas. "It's going to level the playing field for us," said Mayor Todd Webster. "We had a competitive disadvantage when we were trying to compete in areas like manufactur- ing and distribution." Webster said he learned on March 27, before the Hays CISD meeting, that a business considering locating in Kyle decided to locate elsewhere partly because the triple Freeport tax "The Freeport vote was a clear message to the industrial community that Kyle and Buda are open for business." -Travis Mitchell, Kyle City Council member exemption was not a guarantee. The triple Freeport exemption means com- mercial businesses inter- ested in locating between Austin and San Antonio will consider Kyle like they consider San Mar- cos and other areas. "The Freeport vote was a clear message to the industrial commu- nity that Kyle and Buda are open for business," Mitchell said. A couple of projects have already dem- onstrated interest in locating in Kyle, seeking to benefit from the tax exemption, Blank-Tortes said. "We have a couple of investments in the com- munity that are ready to go, but they would not pull the trigger until the exemption was passed," Blank-Torres said. "We definitely have already seen the impact of it." / / and NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a Floodplain April 12, 2017 City of Kyle 100 West Center Street Kyle, Texas 78640 512-262-3981 These notices shall satisfy three separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Kyle. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about April 28, 2017 the City of Kyle will submit a request to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds un- der Section 104(f) of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as sewer improvements, under the pending 2016 TCF contract. Project Description Public Improvements: City of Kyle, Texas is working with a company that wishes to lo- cate a large commercial laundry plant and line/uniform service facility in Kyle and will be a relatively large user of water and sewer service. The project wilt create jobs principally for LMI persons. The anticipated sewer flows are estimated at 115,000 GPD. There are wastewater collection capacity issues (a bottleneck in the existing collection system) that must be addressed through additional public infrastructure (sanitary sewer construction). The existing Southlake Sewer Lift Station and force main are inadequately sized to meet current demand, resulting in surcharged manholes and potential bypassing. The line is inadequate to accept additional volume that will be generated by the business, Alsco, Inc. To avoid overloading the existing Southlake Sewer Lift Station the construction of a new interceptor sewer main is proposed. The proposed interceptor sewer will be installed to bypass the Southlake Lift Station and transport wastewater via gravity sewer to the Bflnton Creek Sewer Lift Station. An 8-inch diameter gravity sewer is considered the "minimum necessary" improvements to meet the needs of the business. Elective upsizing is under consideration by the City, and may result in the City constructing a 30-inch diameter pipeline at this location due to the size of the drainage area and projected future growth in the Bunton Creek Area. Private Improvements: Alsco, Inc. will develop a linen and uniform laundry service and distribution facility on a site at 3751 Kyle Crossing, Kyle, Texas, and has committed to create 66 new FFE permanent jobs. The facility will include construction of a building, as well as driveways and parking spaces. Construction of the sewer main will take place along an easement from South Lake Lift Station to Bunton Creek Lift Station. Contractor shall carry out all acquisition of needed real property, easements, and/or rights- of-way in compliance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisi- tion Policies Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 4601 et. seq.) and HUD implementing regula- tions (24 C.F.R. Part 42). This project will be funded with TCF Grant Funds in the amount of $975,361 and $9,775,000 in company funds. FINAL NOTICE AND PUBLIC EXPLANATION OF A PROPOSED ACTIVITY IN A FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND This is to give notice that City of Kyle has determined that the following proposed action under the pending 2016 TCF contract is located in Zone A of the 100-year floodplain, and the City will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and wetland and the potential impacts on the floodplain and wetland from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands. Approximately 3.28 acres of the project is located in Zone A of the 100-year floodplain and approximately 0.97 acres of the project is located in the wetland. Construction of the sewer main will take place along an easement from South Lake Lift Station to Bunton Creek Lift Station. The proposed facility will be located on a site at 3751 Kyle Crossing. City of Kyle has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values. (i) Reasons why the action must take place in a floodplain and wetland: These sewer improvements will benefit the proposed facility to be constructed at 3751 Kyle crossing, which currently does not have access to public sewer services. However, a portion of the new sewer lines are located in Zone A of the 100-year floodplain. (ii) Alternatives consid- ered: No action, but that would not allow construction of a new business to create 66 jobs needed in this area, resulting in risks to public welfare, or proceed with the proposed con- struction as proposed in a FEMA documented special flood hazard area and wetland. (iii) Mitigation measures: 1) Texas Parks and Wildlife recommended and the City of Kyle has agreed that revegetation efforts include planting or seeding native milkweed and nectar plants as funding and seed availability allow. Where appropriate and sustainable, TPWD recommends landscaping plans incorporate monarch-friendly plants and/or butterfly gar- dens. 2) An on-site drum was identified as a REC and must be removed and disposed of by licensed contractors in accordance with state and local regulation. The City of Kyle has reevaluated the alternatives to building in the floodplain and wetland and has determined that it has no practical alternative. In order to complete these sewer improvements, the work must be done within the proposed area and not only areas outside the floodplain and wetland. This activity will have no significant impact on the environment for the following reasons: This project will provide a beneficial effect for residents served by the City's sewer system by ensuring proper function. The project has been adapted to use bore construction and construction employee education in order to minimize effects on the environment. The few adverse effects caused by construction will be temporary. There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and wetlands and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and pro- vide information about these areas. Commenters are encouraged to offer alternative sites outside of the floodplain and wetland, alternative methods to serve the same project pur- pose, and methods to minimize and mitigate impacts. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains and wetlands can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modifi- cation of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains and wetlands, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Kyle 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 the City Hall, 100 West Center Street, Kyle, Texas and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M to 4:30 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Kyle. All comments received by April 27, 2017 will be considered by the City of Kyle prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION The City of Kyle certifies to TDA that R. Todd Webster, Certifying Officer in his capacity as Mayor 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. TDA's approval of the certification satisfies its respon- sibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Kyle to use Program funds. OB.IECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS TDA will accept objections toits release of funds and the City of Kyle'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 City of Kyle; (b) the City of Kyle has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regula- tions 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 TDA; 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 David Brown, Environmental Compliance at the TDA, P.O. Box 12847, Austin, Texas 78711. Potential objectors should contact HUD/State to verify the actual last day of the objection period. The Honorable R. Todd Webster Mayor -7 ill