Welcome To Sneads
Nestled in the Florida Panhandle and located on the southwest shore of Lake Seminole, Sneads has the perfect small town charm. It may be small in size (approx. 4 1/2 square miles),but Sneads has a great deal to offer. The locals have long understood and appreciated this rural area rich in outdoor recreation. Uniquely situated on the southern shore of Lake Seminole and near the Apalachicola River, Sneads offers unparalleled outdoor activities such as fresh water fishing,boating and hunting. Known mostly as an agrarian region, many farms and ponds dot the landscape among vast forests of tall pines and oaks. As the Easterly most town in Jackson County, Sneads, population 2000 (2002 data) finds itself neighbors to Grand Ridge to the west and Chattahoochee (Gadsden County) to the east just across the Apalachicola River. We are located 20 miles east of Marianna,40 miles west of Tallahassee and about 70 miles north of Panama City. Enjoy your visit to our web site.
Notices and Resources
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FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for the Town of Sneads Lift Station Number 4 repair and upgrades due to damages in Hurricane Michael (DR-4399-FL PW 01453 PN 110284). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.
An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published October 30, 2018, for Hurricane Michael. Comments and other information received were fully evaluated by FEMA along with evaluation of social, economic, environmental, and safety considerations. This notice serves as a project-specific final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within the floodplain.
Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions. This action complies with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements.
Responsible Entity: FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program
Applicant: Town of Sneads
Project Title(s): PA-04-FL-4399-PW-01453; PN 110284 – Lift Station 3, 4, 6, and 7
Location of Proposed Work: GPS Coordinates: (30.697257, -84.923875)
Floodplain: Project is located in the A Zone, otherwise known as the Area of 1% Annual Chance of Flooding, per Jackson County FIRM Panel 12063C0485D dated 12/16/2010.
Proposed Work and Purpose: The Town of Sneads proposes to replace a wet well with collar hatch, a wet well ladder, a suction pipe, a dry well with collar, a gate valve, two sewer pumps, sensors, gauges, a pump control panel, electrical conduit, control panel wiring, a dehumidifier, and an electric motor for Lift Station 4. A hazard mitigation proposal has been written proposing to elevate the electrical equipment, raise the height of the dry well hatch, and install a backup generator.
Project Alternatives: FEMA has considered the no-action alternative and has determined that taking no action would likely have adverse effects on the local population. The no-action alternative would leave a damaged waste-water facility and would not address the flood hazard concerns to protect it from future flooding events. Alternate locations were not considered as the function of the lift station depends upon its location in lower elevations and relocating the station outside of the floodplain would require excessive ground disturbance.
Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described action funded by the FEMA PA program. Interested persons may submit comments, questions, or request a map of this specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4, 3005 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 or by emailing FEMAR4EHP-FLORIDA@fema.dhs.gov. Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL-4399-PW-01453 PN 110284, Town of Sneads at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.
Second Public Hearing Notice
Town of Sneads
Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program
Second Public Hearing Notice
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has allocated $109 million in funding to the Rebuild Florida Hazard Mitigation Grant Match Program for Hurricane Michael to provide the required 25% local match to entities that have been awarded funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). These funds were allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program to allow communities impacted by Hurricane Michael to carry out strategic and high impact activities to rebuild and harden infrastructure to prevent or reduce losses in future disasters.
The Town of Sneads plans to apply to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for matching funds for five HMGP projects: 1) 2 Potable Water Wells, Generators in the approximate amount of $43,616.75, 2) Lift Stations, Generators in the approximate amount of $120,081.00, 3) Town Hall, Generator in the approximate amount of $19,066.50, 4) Police Department, Generator in the approximate amount of $6,167.75, and 5) Town Hall, Wind Retrofit in the approximate amount of $3,228.75 to cover the match portion of HMGP funding recently awarded by FEMA and the Florida Division of Emergency Management. The request will include funds for administration of the CDBG-DR grant.
The Town of Sneads does not expect that anyone will be displaced as a result of CDBG-DR funded activities. If any persons are displaced as a result of the planned activities, the Town of Sneads will assist them as described in the Town’s anti-displacement and relocation policy, which is available for review at Town Hall.
Any resident wishing to know more about the proposed applications or to submit comment should contact the Office of the Town Manager at (850) 593-6636 or email email@example.com. Information relating to the proposed projects and applications will be available for review between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Sneads Town Hall located at 2028 Third Avenue, Sneads, FL 32460. A public hearing to obtain citizen comments concerning the Town’s CDBG-DR applications will be held on September 29, 2021, at approximately 5:15 PM Local Time, or shortly thereafter at the Sneads Town Hall. The public may also join the meeting and make comment by visiting https://www.facebook.com/townofsneadscityhall at the time of the meeting. Comments from the public must be received no later than noon on September 29, 2021, or at the public hearing. Public input is important to the Town. All comments will be considered, and proposed changes will be submitted to DEO.
The Public Hearing is supported for handicapped accessibility. Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this public hearing should contact the Office of the Town Manager at least five (5) days prior to the public hearing at (850) 593-6636. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Town Hall Office using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 955-8771 (TDD), 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice), 1(800) 955-1339 ASCII (Computer).
Any non-English speaking person wishing to receive information on this public hearing should contact the Office of the Town Manager at (850) 593-6636 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least five (5) days prior to meeting and an interpretation will be provided.
Cualquier persona que no hable inglés y que desee recibir información sobre esta audiencia pública debe comunicarse con la Oficina del Gerente Municipal al (850) 593-6636 o por correo electrónico a email@example.com al menos cinco (5) días antes de la reunión y se le proporcionará una interpretación.
FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE COMMUNITY
Request for Submittals
For Hurricane Michael Related Program Administration
and/or Engineering Services
The Town of Sneads invites qualified firms to submit Bids/Proposals for Grant Administration and/or Statements of Qualifications for Engineering Services related to activities arising out of the 2018 Hurricane Michael Disaster and associated recovery efforts.
All responses will be ranked on an individual and equal basis.
Ranking criteria and requirements may be requested in person by contacting Sherri Griffin, Town Clerk, at 2028 Third Avenue, Sneads, FL 32460 or by telephone at (850) 593-6636.
Responses will be due by September 27, 2021, at 2pm central time submitted to the Town of Sneads, ATTN: Sherri Griffin, 2028 Third Avenue, Sneads, FL 32460.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE/FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION
Town of Sneads, City Hall
2028 Third Avenue
P.O. Drawer 159
Sneads, FL 32460
Phone: (850) 593-6636
Fax: (850) 593-5079
Clerk: Sherri Griffin- firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Clerk: Danielle Guy- email@example.com
Police Chief: Michael Miller- firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-593-6403
Fire Chief: Buddy Jeter
Public Works Director:
Gary Pittman – 850-272-4836
Wastewater Treatment Operator:
Justin McKinnie – 850-272-4837