LAKE COUNTY – Lakeport Metropolis Council has accredited an expert providers settlement with a planning, growth consulting agency and has licensed the allocation of funds for the Group Improvement Block Grant program – catastrophe reduction (CDBG-DR) throughout the common program. metropolis council assembly Tuesday.
The skilled service settlement with Sacramento-based Mintier Harnish goals to develop goal design and growth requirements for town’s zoning ordinance and updates to secondary suite guidelines.
Lakeport Group Improvement Director Jenni Byers stated a three-person committee of metropolis workers reviewed the proposals and chosen Mintier Harnish because the lead advisor for this venture.
The town has acquired $ 65,000 from Native Early Motion Planning (“LEAP”) grants for tasks that assist put together and undertake planning paperwork and enhance processes. Earlier this yr, metropolis council licensed $ 11,712 of those grants for use in implementing the SmartGov digital allow operate.
Byers added that Lake County has utilized for a Regional Early Motion Planning (“REAP”) grant to which the City of Lakeport is eligible within the quantity of $ 29,862.23.
“The chosen agency got here up with a finances of $ 65,140,” stated Byers. “The mixture of those two grants would make it attainable to finish the proposed venture and we (would) nonetheless have grants to spend.”
In keeping with Byers, the Request for Proposals (RFP) for this venture generated two proposals with notification of an organization refusing to submit.
Board member Mireya Turner stated this firm may be very nimble in listening to what the group has to say and has numerous expertise in a variety of totally different sized jurisdictions.
“I used to be actually excited to see Mintier Harnish come as much as the highest on this one as a result of they have been responsive and artistic,” Turner stated.
With respect to the CDBG-DR program, the City of Lakeport is eligible for $ 2.4 million underneath the Multi-Household Housing Program. This funding have to be used to develop such a housing. This system is run by the State Division of Housing and Group Improvement (HCD).
Byers stated there was nonetheless time to determine which remaining venture could be one of the best use of the funds, however the further employees wanted a metropolis council decision by March 15.
“The town has a number of builders serious about proposing housing tasks for these funds. The town doesn’t want to find out using the funds presently, however the funds have to be spent within the metropolis of Lakeport, ”stated Byers.
These funds can be found as a result of Mendocino compound fireplace in 2018, which threatened the city of Lakeport for greater than every week and resulted within the obligatory evacuation of all companies and residents of the city.
A number of parts of the catastrophe restoration funds have been allotted by the CDBG program, Byers stated.
The town has till the top of 2022 to determine find out how to use these funds. Metropolis of Lakeport employees are aiming for June 2022 to submit an software that may restrict the choice on which venture they may use these funds for.
Metropolis council conferences are held on the primary and third Tuesday of every month. Common council conferences start at 6:00 p.m. within the Metropolis Council Chamber at 225 Park Avenue, however throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Lakeport council conferences are held by way of a digital platform. Please go to https://www.cityoflakeport.com/city_council/index.php for extra data on find out how to take part.