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Community Development Department

Gwyneth Teves, Community Development Coordinator
979-532-2491 ext. 238
979-532-0181 Fax

 

The Community Development departments responsibilities include planning, directing and reviewing: housing assistance, grants, and economic development programs as well as coordinating activities with other city departments and outside agencies.

Construction:

1. TxDOT CSJ 0913-09-079 Wharton Sidewalk Accessibility and Historic Streetscape Project
Project is complete pending final inspections and payments. Total grant awarded: $961,400.

2. TxCDBG 7216489 Alabama Sanitary Sewer Improvements
The construction contract was awarded to JTM Construction of Rosenberg, TX. Contracts have been signed and a pre-construction meeting is pending. Total grant awarded: $350,000.

3. TWDB CW-PIF – Levee Project
The Project Information Form for FY 2017 was submitted 3/2/17 and a response is expected mid-July 2017.

4. TWDB DW-PIF – Mayfair/Linwood Waterline Replacement
The Project Information Form for FY 2017 was submitted 3/2/17 and a response is expected mid-July 2017.

5. FEMA – Integrated Flood Protection System
Application submitted 12/20/16 under the DR-4266/4269 and we are awaiting a response. 

6. FEMA – Sewer Infrastructure Mitigation 
Application submitted 10/13/16 under the DR-4266/4269 and we are awaiting a response. 

7. FEMA – Warning System Mitigation (Siren Warning System)
Application submitted 10/13/16 under the DR-4266/4269 and we are awaiting a response. 

8. FEMA – Integrated Flood Protection System
Submitted on 1/20/17 under a second funding opportunity for DR 4272 with a due date that was later extended to July 2017.

9. FEMA – Sewer Infrastructure Mitigation
Submitted on 1/20/17 under a second funding opportunity for DR 4272 with a due date that was later extended to July 2017.

10. FEMA – Warning System Mitigation (Siren Warning System)
Submitted on 1/20/17 under a second funding opportunity for DR 4272 with a due date that was later extended to July 2017.

Housing:

11. FEMA – Residential Mitigation (Elevation/Reconstruction of Homes)
Application submitted 10/13/16 under the DR-4266/4269 and we are awaiting a response. 

12. FEMA – Residential Mitigation (Elevation/Reconstruction of Homes)
Submitted on 1/20/17 under a second funding opportunity for DR 4272 with a due date that was later extended to July 2017.

13. TDHCA – HOME Reservation Participation 
Application was submitted 4/24/17 and we are awaiting a response.

14. GLO Community Development and Revitalization Program
The call for application has been made and the City Council will consider the application submittal.

Studies:

15. TxCDBG 7216124 Planning & Capacity Building Fund (Comprehensive Plan)
GrantWorks, Inc. conducted field assessments on June 6-8, 2017. They will begin working with Committees and Departments Heads in the early part of November. To be completed by December 12, 2018. Total grant awarded: $115,389.

16. TWDB Contract 1548321873 Water Supply Study 
Study for the future water supply completed by Halff & Associates and submitted to TWDB.  The study was approved by TWDB and the City is in process of getting reimbursement. Total grant awarded: $85,000.

17. USDA Pre-Development Study Grant
The study has been submitted by Halff & Associates and is awaiting approval by the USDA. The Grant is for construction of a water plant which will include a well, ground storage tank and pump station. Total Grant awarded: $30,000.


City of Wharton
120 East Caney Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2491

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319 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 400

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Wharton, Texas 77488
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1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-2491 Ext 600
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1407 N Richmond Rd.
Wharton, Texas 77488
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