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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. TxCDBG 7216489 Alabama Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Construction in progress. Total grant awarded: $350,000.

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

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

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

5. FEMA – Integrated Flood Protection System
Submitted on 1/20/17 under a second funding opportunity for DR 4272 and we are awaiting a response.

6. FEMA – Sewer Infrastructure Mitigation
Submitted on 1/20/17 under a second funding opportunity for DR 4272 and we are awaiting a response.

7. FEMA – Warning System Mitigation (Siren Warning System)
Submitted on 1/20/17 under a second funding opportunity for DR 4272 and we are awaiting a response.

Housing:

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

9. FEMA – Residential Mitigation (Elevation/Reconstruction of Homes)
Submitted on 1/20/17 under a second funding opportunity for DR 4272 and we are awaiting a response.

10. TDHCA – HOME Reservation Participation 
GrantWorks has mailed out notification materials for citizens of Wharton and provided flyers for the City. The information will also be posted in the Journal Spectator. The application date has been set for November 7, 2017 at JDIN.  

11. GLO Community Development and Revitalization Program
The call for application has been made and the City Council voted to proceed with the application on 06/26/17. The City Council has procured GrantWorks, Inc. for administration and Jones & Carter for engineering. The staff is proceeding with applications. 

12. FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant

Call for application was made on August 11, 2017. City Council voted to proceed with application and administration and engineering were selected October 16, 2017. Application is due October 31, 2017.

Studies:

13. TxCDBG 7216124 Planning & Capacity Building Fund (Comprehensive Plan)
GrantWorks, Inc. is currently processing the data acquired from field studies performed in June 2017. They will begin working with Committees and Department Heads in the early part of November. To be completed by December 12, 2018. Total grant awarded: $115,389.

14. 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.


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
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1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
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1407 N Richmond Rd.
Wharton, Texas 77488
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