The Seadrift City Council held its monthly meeting at city hall last Tuesday, and Mayor Elmer DeForest announced that the city hit a “milestone” regarding the Harbor Economic Development Administration’s Grant.
DeForest said the city is “pushing forward to the next step” in regards to the EDA grant.
“The city of Seadrift is applying for an Economic Development Administration Grant for the Municipal Harbor,” Deforest said. “And whereas, the city is interested in retaining, recovering and expanding the economic benefit that the Municipal Harbor brings to the city and the surrounding area,” Deforest added.
With this news, the council approved the resolution for the Municipal Harbor EDA FY-2018-Disaster EDA Grant Funds to “not exceed” $864,380.
In other council news:
No actions were taken regarding the Mobile Food Ordinance MFS-1 and the old Bayfront Restrooms.
The list of grants currently in pending or have been obligated:
TDA TxCDBG 2019 FAST, the application is in progress, according to DeForest.
The CDBG—TDA Biennial Grant is still in process.
The HOME TDHCA: the city is currently waiting on updates.
FEMA and GLO-CDBG-DR: The Bay Front Restrooms have been “obligated”, Bay Front Pier, according to DeForest, the city is waiting on the “US Army Corps of Engineers” for the permitting, and DeForest added that FEMA is waiting for that permitting.
The Seawall and 2nd to 3rd Street shoreline, the city has the permit from US Army Corps of Engineers for the seawall, DeForest said, but he added the city has to go a “different route” for the 2nd to 3rd Street portion of the project.
The project for 13th to 15th Street has been obligated, the Sportsplex in progress, the Harbor Mooring And Repair Jetty (East Side) currently in the “pending process”, DeForest said.
The 200,000 Gallon Concrete renovation Non-FEMA project has hit a “roadblock”, DeForest said. He added the city will meet with the engineers to overcome some of the issues.
Other FEMA Projects, the Harbor West Side and Street Signage projects have been obligated, and the Children’s Memorial Park is still pending.