Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 21, 2014
REVISED October 21, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #29

Designation of Certifying Officer for CDBG/HOME/ESG Environmental Reviews

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Cheri R. Coryea, Director ext. 3468

Action Requested
Adoption of  Manatee County Resolution R-14-152 naming the Director of the Neighborhood Services Department or designee as the Certifying Officer for CDBG/HOME/ESG Environmental Reviews.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
24 CFR Part 58 defines the role and responsibilities of the Certifying Officer.

Background Discussion
  • CDBG/HOME/ESG Grantees are required to assume the responsibility and to have the technical capacity for conducting required environmental reviews.
  • HUD requires a Certifying Officer to  be designated and be responsible for the certification of all EA's and EIS in conjunction with CDBG/HOME/ESG funding.
  • The Certifying Officer will be authorized to execute the Request for Release of Funds from HUD.
  • This resolution is necessary because the current Certifying Officer, the Community Development Manager, has retired.  In order to move new projects forward in a timely manner, immediate action is necessary.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please provide a certified copy of the signed resolution to Cheri R. Coryea, Neighborhood Services Department.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  R-14-152 Certifying Officer.pdf