CITY OF BOYNTON BEACH, FL
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DIVISION
FY 2021 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment
Per the Cities’ HUD-approved Citizen Participation Plan, public input is required as part of the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan process. A substantial plan amendment is required when significant changes are identified for any new projects or current projects that require a change in the budget amount in excess of 20 percent.
In past years, the City has funded projects that did not need to use their entire allocation, leaving the City with “leftover” dollars from previous program years. These activities include Planning and Administration, Housing Rehabilitation and Activity Delivery, and Public Services.
The City currently has $1,072,040.00 in past year’s funds that need to be (re)allocated. None of these dollars can be used to fund public services or administration. These funds are coming from the following years:
Sources of CDBG Funds Uses of CDBG Funds
FY 2015 $69,971.81
FY 2016 $10,804
FY 2017 $40,140.93
FY 2018 $484,222.47
FY 2019 $374,774.50
FY 2020 $92,126.29
FY 2021 $1,072,040.00
Total $1,072,040.00 $1,072,040.00
The City has a public improvement activity that serves to address the need of replacing older fire equipment that has reached the end of its life cycle. The reallocation of these accrued funds will partially fund the purchase of fire equipment for fire station 1, located within District 2, and it will serve 95 percent of the time census tracts 5601, 5701, 5702, 6100, and 6201, which are the CDBG Target Area in the City Boynton Beach, where 66% of the population is Low/Mod income. The other 5 percent will serve other emergencies in the City. The activity is eligible under 24 CFR 570.201(c) and satisfies the National Objective of activities benefitting low-to-moderate-income persons based on an area benefit criteria where at least 51 percent of the residents of the census tracts served are low and moderate-income persons per 24 CFR 570.208(a)(1). The area must also be primarily residential.
Staff is recommending the accrued funds be (re)allocated for the purchase of a Sutphen Extreme Duty Custom SL75 Ladder Truck with an estimated cost of $ 1,303,970.00 and an ASAP Off Road Specialty Vehicle with an estimated cost of $48,689.00 for a total estimated cost of $1,352,659.
In accordance with HUD’s Consolidated Plan Regulation 24 CFR 91.105 “Citizen Participation”, a Public Hearing for discussion of this recommendation will be held Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, 100 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach, FL. 33435 The City Commission will consider the recommendation request to (re)allocate these funds and amend the Consolidated Plan and FY 2021 Annual Action Plan. Written comments on this proposed activity will be considered for 30 days, starting on June 22, 2022, to July 21, 2022, and should be sent to RJ Ramirez, Community Improvement Manager at:
Financial Services Department
Community Improvement Division
Attn: RJ Ramirez, Community Improvement Manager
100 E. Ocean Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33425