THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
400 WORCESTER RD., FRAMINGHAM, MA 01702-5399 508-820-2000 FAX 508-820-1404

Department of Conservation and Recreation
251 CAUSEWAY STREET, SUITE 600-700, BOSTON, MA 02114-2104 617-626-1250 FAX 617-626-1449

Kurt N. Schwartz DIRECTOR

Deval L. Patrick GOVERNOR

Edward M. Lambert, Jr. COMMISSIONER

Grant Sub-Application Package for the
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) (FEMA-1994-DR-MA & FEMA-4028-DR-MA)
This package has been developed to assist prospective Sub-Applicants in the preparation of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Sub-Applications. The package outlines the specific information required for the State and Federal government to review proposed mitigation activities. While utilization of forms contained within this package is strongly encouraged, the Sub-Applicant may submit the requested information in any format it elects. By providing all of the information requested, the review process at the State and Federal levels may be significantly expedited. The Commonwealth has established Monday, April 2, 2012 as the HMGP Sub-Application deadline. All Sub-Applications must be received by (3:00pm) 04/02/2012 to be considered for possible funding. SubApplications should be submitted to: Kathryn Fatherley, Hazard Mitigation Assistant MA Emergency Management Agency 400 Worcester Road Framingham, MA 01702 Communities should coordinate all Sub-Applications among their various boards or departments to avoid conflicting or competing project Sub-Applications. The Chief Elected Official must sign all SubApplications from municipalities, including individual municipal agencies. A FEMA-approved Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan in accordance with 44 Code of Federal Regulations Part 201 is a pre-requisite for a FEMA HMGP grant award. HMGP Sub-Applicants must have a FEMA approved local hazard mitigation plan at time of obligation of funds.

**Prospective Sub-Applicants must submit four (4) complete hardcopies of each HMGP SubApplication and one (1) electronic copy of the completed project Sub-Application and BenefitCost Analysis **
(Electronic copies of attachments (photo’s, drawings, etc.) are also encouraged.) Should assistance be required in the preparation of your Sub-Application, you may wish to contact MEMA Mitigation Grants Coordinator, Scott MacLeod at 508-820-1445, MEMA Hazard Mitigation Project Manager Dan Peterson at 508-820-2016 or the State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Richard Zingarelli at 617-626-1406. This Grant Sub-Application package can be downloaded from the ‘Disaster Recovery & Mitigation’ section of the MEMA website (www.mass.gov/mema). HMGP Program Guidance is available from the FEMA library at: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/hmgp/index.shtm .

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Sub-Application Information …………………………………………………………………………………...3 Sub-Application Completion Checklist .............................................................................................................. 5 A. Project location ............................................................................................................................................. 8 B. Description of Existing Conditions ............................................................................................................... 8 C. Scope of Work (Project Description) .......................................................................................................... 10 D. Project Photographs .................................................................................................................................... 14 E. Project Maps ............................................................................................................................................... 14 F. Project Drawings ......................................................................................................................................... 14 G. Alternatives ................................................................................................................................................. 16 H. Work Schedule............................................................................................................................................ 18 I. Maintenance Schedule and Associated Cost ............................................................................................... 18 J. Project Cost Information ............................................................................................................................. 18 K. Estimated Project Cost Share ...................................................................................................................... 21 L. Other Funding Agencies .............................................................................................................................. 22 M. Mitigation Plan Status & Information ........................................................................................................ 22 N. Public Notice/Official Newspaper Information .......................................................................................... 23 O. Required Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) Information .................................................................................. 23 P. Environmental/Historic Preservation Information ...................................................................................... 24 Q. Waterway/Waterbody/Wetlands Information ............................................................................................. 25 R. Floodplain Location .................................................................................................................................... 26 S. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) .................................................................................................. 26 T. General Conditions...................................................................................................................................... 28 U. Funding Certification .................................................................................................................................. 28 V. Maintenance Agreement ............................................................................................................................. 29 W. Property Acquisition/Relocation/Elevation Worksheet.............................................................................. 30 X. Property Acquisition/Relocation/Elevation Certification ............................................................................ 40 Y. Contact Information .................................................................................................................................... 41 Appendix A – Mitigation Grant program resources.......................................................................................... 42 Appendix B – HMGP Project review criteria ................................................................................................... 44

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SUB-APPLICATION COMPLETION CHECKLIST
This checklist will assist local communities and consultants in developing a complete Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Sub-Application. Project and plan Sub-Applications submitted for funding under disasters declared after June 1, 2009, shall use Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Unified Guidance: http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=4225 Below section to be completed by Sub-grantee: Community Name Sub-Applicant Town of Willliamstown, Massachusettts____________________ Project Title ___Spruces Mobile Home Park Acquisition & Mitigation Below section to be completed by State: State Reviewer_____________________________Phone_________________Email____________________________ Below section to be completed by FEMA: Date received in Region: Date Received at FEMA ______________________ FEMA Reviewer_____________________________Phone_________________Email___________________________ Williamstown Funding: HMGP DR #
FEMA-1994-DR-MA FEMA-4028-DR-MA

*Note: For Property Acquisition Sub-Applications (Use Section 1 and 2 only) For Planning Sub-Applications (Use Section 3 only)

Section 1: Project Sub-Application
Project Sub-Application Task Sub-Applicant Information Point of Contact (POC) Project Location Description of Existing Conditions Scope of Work (SOW) Summary (Project Description) Project Photographs Project Maps Project Drawings Alternatives #1 & 2 Work Schedule Maintenance Schedule and Associated Costs Project Cost Information Estimated Project Cost Share Other Funding Agencies Mitigation Plan Status and Information Public Notice/ Official Newspaper Information Required Benefit Cost Analysis Which BCA module used Benefit-Cost Ratio Data Documentation provided Referenced information location Page 3 Page 3 Page 8 Page 8 – 9 Page 11-13 Appendix C Appendix D Appendix D Page 16-17 Page 18 Page 18 Page 19 – 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 22 Page 23 Page 23 Appendix E 4.5.5 1.34 Yes State Review FEMA Review

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Section 1 Project Sub-Application (cont’d)
Project Sub-Application Task Environmental / Historic Preservation Information Waterway/Waterbody/Wetlands Information Floodplain Location National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) General Conditions (Signature Required) Funding Certification (Signature Required) Maintenance Agreement (Signature Required) Referenced information location Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Appendix F Page 27 Page 28 Page 28 Page 29 State Review FEMA Review

Section 2: Property Acquisition/Elevation Projects
Property Acquisition/Relocation/Elevation Worksheet Photographs Substantial Damage Letter Elevation Certificate Voluntary Transaction Letter Model Deed Tax Assessor Card Property Acquisition/Relocation/Elevation Certification Page 40 Page 30 - 39 Pg. 32 – 36 & Appendix C

Section 3: Hazard Mitigation Plan (New Plans or Plan Updates)
Sub-Applicant Information Project Location Scope of Work (SOW) Work Schedule Maintenance Schedule and Associated Costs Project Cost Information Estimated Project Cost Share Other Funding Agencies Mitigation Plan Status and Information General Conditions Funding Certification

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A. PROJECT LOCATION
Attach a brief description of the project location. Include the name of the municipality and county, intersecting streets, and easily identified landmarks such as waterbodies and structures. Include the street address of the property, if applicable. For Planning Projects, provide a description of the jurisdictions (communities) involved in the planning proposal.

The Spruces Mobile Home Park is located at 60 Main Street on the eastern end of Williamstown, Massachusetts adjacent to the North Adams City Line. The park is bounded to the south by Main Street (Mass Rt. 2), to the north by the Hoosic River, to the east by Paull Brook.

Please provide project Latitude and Longitude in decimal degrees (including six or more decimal places) in the spaces below or on additional sheets. For projects with multiple structures or sites, provide lat/long for each structure or site. For projects that cover larger geographic areas provide a lat/long for the key project element. Latitude 42.704452 Longitude -73.179517

This Section Not Required for Planning Applications
B. DESCRIPTION OF EXISTING CONDITIONS
Attach a clear description of the existing conditions that your project is intended to mitigate. Provide a brief description of the existing conditions, including the type of hazard and cause of the problem (e.g. flooding from an undersized culvert on Johnson Brook), the frequency with which damages occur, and number of properties/roads affected, number of repetitive loss properties and their addresses. You may include a sketch if you feel it will help describe the problem. Do not describe the proposed solution (yet). This project is intended to mitigate future flooding damage at the Spruces Mobile Home Park (The Spruces) in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The Spruces is a park constructed from the late 1953 till 1970, that prior to flooding due to Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011, consisted of 225 Mobile Home Units within a park of 230 lots. The total property at the Spruces is 115 acres, approximately 37 of which contain the 225 mobile homes as well as a three unit apartment building, in-ground pool, and recreation building with office space. Flooding at the Spruces is of two types. Nuisance flooding is caused by Paull Brook, which borders the park to the east. This brook is capable of flooding the park by itself or through backflow of water from the Hoosic River. This nuisance flooding is typically below the floor
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level of most mobile homes, and while not a major threat to life and property will sometimes necessitate evacuation of the park. The much more dangerous type of flooding event occurs when, in addition to the nuisance flooding, the floodwall adjacent to the Hoosic River is overtopped. This allows high velocity, considerably deeper water to enter the park. Tropical Storm Irene resulted in this type of flooding, and caused widespread property damage. A full mandatory evacuation of the park was also conducted.

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C. SCOPE OF WORK (PROJECT DESCRIPTION)3
A detailed scope of work (SOW) is a description all work required to implement the proposed activity and the associated cost and timeframes. Provide a complete and detailed description of the proposed project including the following:  Describe the source of the hazards and risk to life, safety and improved property that you are trying to solve  Physical area to be affected by the proposed project  For flood related projects please describe/discuss any potential upstream/downstream impacts of proposed improvements  Survey, Design & Engineering, Permitting, Bidding & Advertising, Construction, Site Preparation, Erosion Control, Utility Relocation/Re-connection, Direct Administrative Cost and Project Close-out  Construction methods, including excavation or earth moving activities, if applicable  If project is implemented, explain how it will reduce future damages  How is the project an improvement over the existing conditions? (Maintenance & repair is not considered an improvement under this grant program)  Describe how the project is consistent with the goals, strategies and recommended actions outlined in your FEMA-approved Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan  Describe how proposed project would address the existing conditions previously identified  Indicate the level of protection to be provided (frequency or intensity of event to be mitigated; e.g. 100-year flood, 100 mph wind event, etc.)  Explain level of public involvement in the decision to select the proposed project  The pros and cons of the proposed project including: the social, political, administrative, technical, economic, legal and environmental ramifications of project.  Explain why the proposed project was selected over the other alternatives (see section D.)
Note: If the project is intended to protect a critical facility from flooding, the project should be designed to provide protection from a 500-year event. Critical facilities include generating plants, other utility lines, nursing homes, housing for the elderly, fire and police stations, hospitals, and other facilities that provide public health and safety services.

For a Hazard Mitigation Plan, the Scope of Work must, but is not limited to the following:

State whether the proposed planning activity will result in a new hazard mitigation plan or an update of an existing hazard mitigtion plan. Describe the planning process to be conducted, including public and stakeholder involvement, number and type of meetings, workshops, etc., and the existing plans and land uses which will be analyzed. A detailed description of the risk analysis methodologies to be undertaken including GIS and data collection, loss estimates, and vulnerability to exisiting and future buildings, critical facilities and vulnerabile populations for each natural hazard. A description of the mitigation goals and actions the jurisdication identifies along with the implementation and prioritization of each measure.

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FEMA has developed sample SOWs to assist Applicants applying for funding under HMGP programs for several project types. Resources for developing SOWs are available from the FEMA Library (under keyword type in Scope then do a search). http://www.fema.gov/library/irlSearch.do

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Scope of Work Summary
Provide description of the proposed project and work to be accomplished Proposed Project: Spruces Mobile Home Park: Acquisition and Mitigation Level of Protection: All events of any intensity. • Describe the source of the hazards and risk to life, safety and improved property that you are trying to solve: The Spruces is a 225-unit Manufactured Housing Community (MHC) adjacent to the Hoosic River in Williamstown MA. Seven storms have exceeded moderate flood stage since recordkeeping began in 1940. Four of the seven storms exceeded major flood stage. Most recently TS-Irene (DR-4028-MA) displaced 160 of the 180-day mobile homeowners, a 3-unit apartment building, and the park recreation center. Underground utilities in one third of the park are compromised beyond repair. The remaining 65 of 225 units are not sufficient for the park to remain economically viable. • Physical area to be affected by the proposed project:

The Spruces MHC is located on 115-acre assessor’s parcel 112-19 at 60 Main Street in Williamstown MA 01267. Latitude 42.704452 Longitude -73.179517 • For flood related projects please describe/discuss any potential upstream/downstream impacts of proposed improvements: There are no identified negative potential upstream/downstream impacts of the proposed improvements. Project is intended to remove all structures and manmade improvements from the parcel and return it to its natural state. Only permitted re-uses will be allowed e.g. agriculture and recreation. Flood storage capacity will be minimally increased. • Survey, Design & Engineering, Permitting, Bidding & Advertising, Construction, Site Preparation, Erosion Control, Utility Relocation/Re-connection, Direct Administrative Cost and Project Close-out See attached table on page 20 of this application. • Construction methods, including excavation or earth moving activities, if applicable

No significant excavation or earthmoving activities planned. Two buildings, remaining mobile homes, paved surfaces, and utilities will be removed using minimally invasive, environmentally responsible methods. Parcel will be minimally surface graded and seeded for erosion control in preparation for allowable reuses. • If project is implemented, explain how it will reduce future damages

All residents will be relocated to decent, safe, and sanitary dwellings. All existing structures will be removed and no new structures will be permitted on the site in accordance with the FEMA Model Deed Restriction. • How is the project an improvement over the existing conditions? (Maintenance & repair is not considered an improvement under this grant program)
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All residents will be relocated to decent, safe, and sanitary dwellings. No structures will be permitted on the site. • Describe how the project is consistent with the goals, strategies and recommended actions outlined in your FEMA-approved Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan: The Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies flooding at The Spruces as the #1 threat in Williamstown. The MHMP identifies only education and storm warning information as locally feasible strategies to minimize loss of life and property. This project exceeds the Plan goals by eliminating the threat. • Describe how proposed project would address the existing conditions previously identified:

All residents will be relocated to decent, safe, and sanitary dwellings. All existing structures will be removed and no new structures will be permitted on the site in accordance with the FEMA Model Deed Restriction. • Indicate the level of protection to be provided (frequency or intensity of event to be mitigated; e.g. 100-year flood, 100 mph wind event, etc.): All events of any intensity. • Explain level of public involvement in the decision to select the proposed project:

The displaced and returning residents of The Spruces continue to experience high stress levels due to the uncertain future of the park. We have thus far avoided public discussion of this proposed project so as not to increase stress among the residents pending identification of a potentially feasible solution. • The pros and cons of the proposed project including: the social, political, administrative, technical, economic, legal and environmental ramifications of project. There is a general recognition among The Spruces residents and the community at large that the park is not a safe place to live, and that its economic viability is uncertain, since TS-Irene on August 28, 2011. Park residents continue to experience uncertainty and stress over their own futures and that of the park seven months after the storm. The Town has not yet engaged the community or park residents in public dialogue of this project out of consideration of that stress pending a determination on the viability of this grant proposal with MEMA and FEMA. The Town has had preliminary conversations with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and kept them apprised of our intentions and progress. The AGO has not yet authorized the release of any claims against Morgan Management under the manufactured housing regulations or otherwise. The Williamstown Board of Selectmen unanimously supports this project and the grant application. Principles of Morgan Management/Spruces MHC, LLC have acknowledged the project proposal and have cooperated in its development.
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It is expected that considerable community discussion will ensue among those who already appreciate the need for a resolution at the park and the broader community. • Explain why the proposed project was selected over the other alternatives (see section D.):

Proposed project eliminates all threats by relocating park residents at a lower initial cost and minimal maintenance costs. Alternatives 1 (elevation) and 2 (flood berm) limit protection against flooding to the design flood standard, and provide no protection against other threats. Flood proofing by elevating mobile homes is impractical due to the senior population of the park and the limited space available for the required HP ramps. Flood proofing by constructed berm is unlikely to be permitted. Both alternatives have significant maintenance burdens.

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This Section Not Required for Planning Applications
D. PROJECT PHOTOGRAPHS
Photograph the project site. Digital photos are strongly encouraged. Also include photos of any structure or unique features likely to be impacted by the project. Note the position, direction, and date that the photo was taken on a drawing or sketch of the project site. The Sub-Applicant should also provide aerial photography of the project area. SEE APPENDIX C

This Section Not Required for Planning Applications
E. PROJECT MAPS
Provide a site location map(s) that clearly identifies the proposed project. A United States Geological Survey (USGS) topographic quadrangle map or a detailed local road map is ideal for use as a location map. Provide the site location, including a north arrow, title, and legend from the original map on an 81/2 x 11 sheets. Additionally, Provide wetlands map or waterways (if applicable and available), roads, and other surrounding area should be noted. If applicable, identify adjacent community boundaries. Assessor’s maps are strongly encouraged for Acquisition/Relocation/Elevation projects only. SEE APPENDIX D

This Section Not Required for Planning Applications
F. PROJECT DRAWINGS
A drawing detailing the proposed project must be included in the Sub-Application. The drawing should be large enough to show the location of existing structures, proposed structures, and surrounding areas that may be impacted by the project, such as staging areas and temporary access points. Existing and proposed conditions may also be shown on separate drawings. Detailed engineering plans are not required, but should be submitted if available. The following is a list of items that are typically included on project drawings and that should be included in drawings to the extent practicable. Some items may not be applicable for all projects. If exact dimensions or quantities are not known, provide estimates. 1. Existing Conditions (existing structures are generally drawn with a dashed line)  Waterway name and direction of flow  Waterway or shoreline boundaries (water’s edge)  Wetland areas  Right-of-way and property lines  North arrow  Existing structures (culverts, catch basins, drainage systems, retention ponds, etc.)  Special use or conservation areas  Vegetated or forest areas that would be impacted  Adjacent roadways  Existing buildings & utilities
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 Any structure/land feature likely to be impacted by the proposed project  Cross-Section 2. Proposed Conditions (proposed structures are generally a solid line)  Location and dimensions of proposed structures  Limits of proposed fill (est. quantity) or excavation (est. quantity)  Project limits  Limits of encroachment into wetlands or waterbodies  Limits and dimensions of shoreline stabilization (est. quantity)  Major clearing of vegetation (est. area)  Any structure or land feature modified by the proposed project  Drainage area(s) (attach drainage calculations if available)  Cross-Section SEE APPENDIX D

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This Section Not Required for Planning Applications
G. ALTERNATIVES
Attach an evaluation of two (2) feasible alternatives to the proposed project. Try to avoid the “No Action” alternative. A description of the alternative projects may include but are not limited to:  A description of the work to be accomplished  The level of protection  The pros and cons of that alternative  A description of why this alternative was not selected  Estimated project costs A detailed scope, budget, and work schedule is required for the proposed project only. (Not alternatives)

Alternative #1: Floodproof All Existing Structures Level of Protection: Level of Protection: 100 Year Storm This alternative would raise all existing structures to an elevation at least one foot above the base flood elevation. Assume removal of all remaining mobile homes from their existing supports, construct new flood proof support systems at avg 6 feet high, reset mobile homes on new support structures, construct handicap accessible ramps to each mobile home, install flood/freeze proof water and sewer connections. Assume $40,000/ea x 225 $ 9,000,000.00 Replace entire Park electrical distribution system, all above ground, overhead drops, meters on mobile homes $ 500,000.00 Jack apartment house, extend foundation, reset @ reconnect. $ 50,000.00 Tear down rec hall (expect unsuitable construction to allow jacking), rebuild with flood proof foundation, finished floor. 1 foot above base flood elevation. Assume $150/SF demo & rebuild x 9000sf $ 1,350,000.00 Total $10,900,000.00

Pros Accomplishes protection of homes during major flooding incident. Cons Prohibitively expensive Lot owners may still be exposed to extensive personal property damage during flood (cars, outbuildings, etc) Park access and utilities may be substantially damaged for extended periods of time after a flood event, leaving some or all of the mobile homes uninhabitable.

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Alternative #2: Flood Protection System

Level of protection: 100 Year Storm

This alternative would construct a levee around the entire inhabitable portion of the park to an elevation sufficient to protect against the 100 year flood. The large diameter storm drain line which drains the Luce Road area and the Park would need to be fitted with a means to prevent high river water from flooding the park through the drainage outlet. A pumping system would also be required to eject storm water. 5000lf levee @ $3000/lf $15,000,000.00 Flood gate on drain, pump system $500,000.00 TOTAL $15,500,000.00 Pros Provides protection for homes and personal property in the event of a major flooding event. Cons Prohibitively expensive. The levee spanning a large portion of the floodway would undoubtedly increase water depth and velocity on other area. If fact, the project may not be permitable due to offsite impacts. Required footprint width of the levee may seriously reduce the number of usable mobile home lots. Highly reliant on mechanical systems (flood gates, pumps) to prevent flooding. In the event the levee failed during a flood event, the area inside the enclosure would equalize with the flood water elevation at an extremely rapid rate, increasing chance of severe property damage and loss of life.

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H. WORK SCHEDULE
Please provide a detailed work schedule and timeframe for the proposed project (attach a separate schedule or add additional lines as necessary below). Make sure work schedule allows for grant administration [contact execution, close-out, etc], final design and permitting, bidding and advertising, and unanticipated delays. Also consider construction season – FEMA award/performance period may occur during non-construction season. Be conservative and request more time than you think you need – you will not be penalized for completing the project sooner than the requested performance period. FEMA allows up to a three year performance period from the date of grant award.

Task
Relocate Residents of Park Design & Engineering Permitting Bidding & Advertising Erosion Control Site Preparation Construction & Demolition Utility Relocation Administration & Close Out 1 1 9 10 13 13 13 30 1

Months from Award Start Complete 12 8 10 12 36 14 30 36 36

Total estimated time for project completion ___36___(Months)

I. MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE AND ASSOCIATED COST
Provide maintenance schedule for the useful life of the project and estimated annual maintenance cost. (For planning Sub-Applications a plan maintenance process needs to be included for monitoring, evaluating and updating the mitigation plan within a five-year cycle.)

$2,000 annually to maintain the property as an open meadow.

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J. PROJECT COST INFORMATION
A detailed line item budget/cost estimate including narrative that describes all anticipated cost associated with the Scope of work for the proposed project. Sub-Applicants are encouraged to be conservative when developing project cost estimates - grant award notification and ultimate project implementation/construction may be more than one-year after initial Sub-Application submission. The proposed project cost estimate should be as detailed as possible, including but not limited to all work required to implement the proposed mitigation activity:  Pre-Award Costs (studies, analyses, assessments, engineering, etc. used to prepare the application – see Section F.2 “Pre-Award Costs” in the HMA Unified Guidance for details.)  Survey  Design & Engineering  Permitting  Right-of-Way (temporary and permanent easements, construction access & drainage rights, etc.)  Bidding & Advertising  Construction  On-site Construction Management (construction inspection, material testing & certification, item and quantity confirmation, etc.)  Site Preparation  Erosion & Sedimentation Control  Utility Relocation/Re-connection Project costs should be as detailed as possible and include specific line item name, quantities, rates, units of measurement (SF, CY, LF, etc.), unit costs, etc. Sub-Applicants should provide the source of the estimate (e.g. documented local cost, bids from qualified professionals, published national or local cost estimating guides). Lump Sums should be avoided when possible. If ‘in-kind’ contributions of labor or materials devoted to the project are being claimed as part of the grant match requirements, provide documentation of the basis for the valuation of the contributions. FEMA cannot fund contingency costs as part of a project budget. Neither contingency nor escalation cost are permitted as individual line items in the cost estimate. While “contingency line items” are not allowed, Sub-Applicants may want to consider adjusting unit costs/quantities to reflect uncertainties in the cost estimate and/or unexpected construction conditions.

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Pre-Irene value of Spruces Mobile Home Park Relocation cost for remaining residents (65 x $22,500) Displaced 180 day owner/occupant rental assistance (65 x $5,250) Total Project Value FEMA share (75%) Local Share (Morgan Management as loss from park value) (25%) Expenses Uniform Relocation Act compensation for 65 mobile home owners Displaced 180 day owner/occupant rental assistance (65 x $5,250) SURVEY DESIGN - ENGINEERING PERMITTING BIDDING & ADVERTISING UTILITY RELOCATION & RETIREMENT Disconnect/Cap water services(2) in Main St Re-lay Town sewer mains (2) through park eliminating all taps Cut off Power, Phone & CATV at Main St pole(s) Cut off/Cap gas in Main St Remove all above ground panels/poles/wires in Park +-75 units @ $200/ea All remaining underground pipes/conduits and wires within Park area shall be abandoned in place CONSTRUCTION Demolition of remaining structures 65 mobile homes @ AVG $3500 ea + Apt House & Rec Hall +- 13000sf @ $10/sf Remove and dispose of concrete pads/piers/driveway pavement Assume 16CY per lot X 225 lots = 3600CYx $12/CY Remove road pavements Remove and dispose of road surfaces to a depth of 4" - 2300CY @ $12/CY Rough grade entire disturbed area (32 acres) $7.50/msf x 1400 msf SITE PREPERATION Non Native Tree Removal EROSION CONTROL Silt fencing and wetland protection devices Seed entire disturbed area (32 acres) $20/msf x 1400 msf ADMINISTRATION & CLOSE OUT Total Expenses Total Grant Funds Total Expenses Net Grant for Property Acquisition

$6,428,000.00 $1,462,500.00 $ 341,250.00 $8,231,750.00 $6,173,812.50 $2,057,937.50

$1,462,500.00 $ 341,250.00 Not Applicable $ 25,000.00 $ 5,000.00 $ 10,000.00 $ 5,000.00 $ 50,000.00 To be completed by wire utilities at no cost To be completed by Berkshire Gas at no cost $ 15,000.00

$ 357,500.00 $ 43,200.00

$ 27,600.00 $ 10,500.00 Not Applicable $ 10,000.00 $ $ $ 10,000.00 28,000.00 27,000.00

$2,427,550.00 $6,173,812.50 $2,427,550.00 $3,746,262.50

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K. ESTIMATED PROJECT COST SHARE
Provide the cost and funding cost share information (round figures to the nearest dollar). The maximum FEMA share for a HMGP project is 75%. Funding Sources Federal Non Federal (local share) Total Project Cost Funding Amount
$6,173,812 $2,057,938 $8,231,750

% of Total Costs Maximum 75% Minimum 25% 100%

For private homeowner elevation/utility retrofit and acquisitions projects, where the non-federal share is being provided by the homeowner(s), please include documentation from the homeowner(s) committing to the non-federal share and any ongoing or necessary maintenance.

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L. OTHER FUNDING AGENCIES Has this project been submitted to any other Federal agency as a possible source of funding?

Yes

No

Unknown

Has funding been approved for this project from any other Federal or State agency?

Yes

No
If Yes, from either of the above, provide the following information: Agency Name Address

Contact Name Phone Number Amount $

M. MITIGATION PLAN STATUS & INFORMATION
Please indicate the status of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (plan must meet requirements of 44 CFR Part 201): No Plan [A FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan – consistent with 44 CFR Part 201 – is a pre-requisite for all FEMA mitigation grant programs.] FEMA-Approved (and Locally adopted) – please indicate FEMA approval date:______ Other – please explain: Williamstown participated in the creation of a county wide hazard mitigation plan, containing a section detailing local issues and goals, with the co-operation of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission in 2011. This plan was submitted to FEMA for approval last year. Berkshire Regional Planning is awaiting approval Briefly describe how the proposed project is consistent with the goals, actions and strategies in the community’s multi-hazard mitigation plan: _The Spruces is identified in the Hazard Mitigation Plan as one of the primary areas of concern for flooding in Williamstown. Efforts to communicate flood risk to residents and improve evacuation plans are identified in the plan as the only reasonable methods for mitigating risk to human life from flooding at the Spruces. Acquisition of this property would completely eliminate the risk of future casualties and property damage from flooding at this property as well as ongoing municipal expenses related to continual evacuation and education of residents regarding the danger of flooding.

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This Section Not Required for Planning Applications
N. PUBLIC NOTICE/OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER INFORMATION
FEMA is required to publish a Public Notice for any project that has the potential to affect a wetland or floodplain. Provide the following about your community’s official newspaper(s):

Name Address

THE ADVOCATE & THE NORTH ADAMS TRANSCRIPT 85 Main Street, Suite 2 North Adams, MA 01247

Telephone #

(413) 663-3741

This Section Not Required for Planning Applications
O. REQUIRED BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS (BCA) INFORMATION
SEE APPENDIX E Sub-Applicants are required to submit one (1) electronic copy of the completed BCA (exported zip file) and one (1) printed hardcopy of the BCA report from the FEMA Benefit-Cost Analysis Software Version 4.5 as part of the official HMGP Sub-Application. Benefit-cost analysis (BCA) is a standardized, systematic way to count the benefits of a mitigation project and to compare these benefits to the costs of mitigation. A complete benefit-cost analysis counts all of the significant direct benefits of a mitigation project. A benefit-cost analysis always involves looking at damages and losses twice: first, before mitigation (the “as-is” situation) and second, after mitigation. The benefits of a mitigation project are simply the difference in expected damages and losses before and after the mitigation project are completed. To be eligible for federal funding assistance thru any of FEMA’s hazard mitigation grant programs, a mitigation project must be cost-effective (benefit-cost ratio of 1.0 or greater using the FEMA BCA software). The FEMA Benefit-Cost Analysis is the method used to determine the cost-effectiveness of a proposed hazard mitigation project. FEMA has developed a new/revised BCA Tool [Version 4.5] to assist Sub-Applicants to determine the cost-effectiveness of their proposed mitigation project. FEMA will not accept project Sub-Applications with a benefit-cost analysis conducted using older versions of the BCA software; Sub-Applicants must use Version 4.5. The FEMA BCA software (and related training materials) are available for download at: http://www.bcahelpline.com/

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Benefits of a proposed mitigation project can be sorted into four main categories:               

Avoided Physical Damages

Buildings Contents Infrastructure Landscaping Site Contamination Vehicles Equipment Displacement costs for temporary quarters Loss of rental income Loss of business income Lost wages Disruption time for residents Loss of public services Economic impact of loss of utility services Economic impact of road/bridge closures

Avoided Loss-of-Function Costs

Avoided Casualties

Deaths Injuries Illnesses Emergency operations center costs Evacuation or rescue costs Security costs Temporary protective measure costs Debris removal and cleanup costs Other management costs

Avoided Emergency Management Costs

This Section Not Required for Planning Applications
P. ENVIRONMENTAL/HISTORIC PRESERVATION INFORMATION
Please identify the environmental permits anticipated for project implementation (local Conservation Commission approval, Army Corps, etc.) Does your project affect or is it in close proximity to any buildings or structures 50-years or more in age?

Yes

No

Unknown

If ‘yes’ please describe: _The majority of mobile homes that make up the oldest section of the park are older than 50 years in age as they were constructed prior to 1960.
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Does your project involve the disturbance of ground?

Yes

No

Unknown

If ‘yes’ please describe the past use and dimensions of the area to be disturbed: _Past use of the area is occupancy by mobile homes, disturbed area is approximately 32 acres.

Are State and/or Federally listed threatened or endangered species or their critical habitat present in the area affected by the project?

Yes

No

Unknown

If yes, please describe: __The area of the Spruces Property in close proximity to the Hoosic River and Paull Brook is designated by Massachusetts as an estimated habitat area of rare or endangered species.

Does your proposed project meet or exceed any Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) thresholds for preparation of an Environmental Notification Form (ENF), or mandatory Environmental Impact Report (EIR)? www.env.state.ma.us/mepa/regs/11-03.aspx

Yes

No

Unknown

Please describe: ___Property currently under conservation will be swapped for the land that currently contains the Spruces once remediation has been completed. This land will remain permanently conserved floodplain land.

This Section Not Required for Planning Applications
Q. WATERWAY/WATERBODY/WETLANDS INFORMATION
This information can be obtained from the National Parks Service. 1. Name: Hoosic River 2. Nationwide Rivers Inventory Designation (http://www.nps.gov/rtca/nri/states/ma.html):

Wild
Outstanding Resource Value: Scenic

Scenic

Recreational

Recreational
Water Quality

Geologic

Fisheries Cultural

Historic

Other
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3. Is the project in an area regulated by the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (http://www.mass.gov/dep/service/regulations/310cmr10a.pdf), including the Rivers Protection Act (http://www.mass.gov/dep/water/laws/rpa01.htm)?

Yes

No

4. Is the project located in (or adjacent to) an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC)? A list and map of ACEC’s is available at: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/stewardship/acec/listACEC.pdf http://www.mass.gov/dcr/stewardship/acec/statewideMap.pdf Yes No 5. Is there a Flood Insurance Study (FIS) available for your community? Yes No

This Section Not Required for Planning Applications
R. FLOODPLAIN LOCATION – FIRMETTE ATTACHED AS APPENDIX F
Flood mitigation and drainage improvement project Sub-Applications must include a Firmette or copy of the flood insurance rate map (FIRM). The project location and community panel number must be clearly identified. Firmette’s can be created on-line from FEMA’s map service center at: http://msc.fema.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/femawelcomeview?storeid=10001&catalogid=10001&lan gid=-1

This Section Not Required for Planning Applications
S. NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM (NFIP)
1. Is the Community participating in the NFIP?
  If “Yes” provide the following: NFIP Community ID #(CID) ___250046______________ Dated:__4/3/1984

2. Is the project located in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?
Yes No

3. Is the project located in a Regulatory Floodway?
Yes No

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4. Based on the FIRM, indicate the flood zone(s) of the project site(s) (e.g., A10, C, AE, V): _A8___ 100-Year (base) flood elevation at the site is 613’ – 608’ Ft. [NGVD 29 (MSL)] Source of 100-year (base) flood elevation: Spruces Flood Study, 2005, Vincent Guntlow & Associates (This information can be provided as best available data from sources such as: MA DCR, local engineering records, etc.) Coastal Barrier Resource Area Otherwise Protected Area (OPA)

5. Floodplain Consultation (Coordination/consultation with the local floodplain administrator is strongly encouraged if the proposed project is located in, or near mapped special flood hazard areas ). Local Floodplain Administrator: Name: __Michael Card_______________________ Phone: __413-458-9344__

Local Floodplain Administrator consulted?
Yes No

Date: __3/16/2012_____

Provide Floodplain Administrator Comments: Acquisition of this property would significantly reduce the flood danger to residents in Williamstown. The placement of mobile homes in a regulatory floodway is an extremely dangerous situation. Moving these residents out of harm’s way will be greatly beneficial to all stakeholders involved.

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$ 6,428,000

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This Section Not Required for Planning Applications
W. PROPERTY ACQUISITION/RELOCATION/ELEVATION WORKSHEET (Prepare separate worksheets for each individual property)
Property Owner Spruces MHC, LLC Tax Map, Lot or Parcel Number 112-19 Rental Property Yes

Public

X Private

No

Tenants Name __See Attached______ (If more than one tenant provide separate sheet w/ complete list) If tenant occupied provide estimated relocation assistance costs $
 

Include three or more photographs showing the front, side and rear views of the structure as well as illustrating the surrounding properties. Digital photos are strongly encouraged. If the structure has been certified “Substantially Damaged” please check this box and attach a copy of certification from your local flood plain administrator or local building inspector. For this property provide property owner’s name, street address and complete section 3 of this worksheet.

1. Site Information Address (or Physical Legal Location): 60 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267  Structure located in 100-year floodplain:

 

No Base Flood Elevation for Property: 613 Lowest Finished Floor of Structure: 610

Yes

ft ft (indicate elevation datum__NGD 1929_)

2. Structural Information  Year of Construction - 1953  Total Square Footage of Principal Structure 2870 (sf)  Building Type:  1-Story w/o basement   2-Story w/o basement X  Split Level w/o basement   Mobile Home   Foundation Type: X Basement (Walkout Y/N)  Crawlspace  Slab-on-grade 3. Structure Cost Information a. Acquisition – Total Cost $  
 

1-Story w/ basement 2-Story w/ basement Split Level w/ basement Other ____________

NOT APPLICABLE : INCLUDED IN TOTAL COST OF PARK $ $153,100 $
$ $ 30

Fair Market Value (FMV) Estimated Cost for Demolition
Estimated Cost for Appraisal Estimated Closing Costs

 

Estimated Cost for Site Restoration Additional Fees/Surveys/Relocation Assistance
Other (describe)

$ $
$

b. Relocation – Total Cost $ NOT APPLICABLE : STRUCTURE TO BE DEMOLISHED 
 

Fair Market Value of Existing Land
Architectural, Engineering, Surveying, etc. Relocation Costs

$
$ $

  

Estimated Cost for Site Restoration Estimated Cost for Appraisal Other (describe)

$ $ $

c. Elevation – Total Cost $ NOT APPLICABLE : STRUCTURE TO BE DEMOLISHED  Elevation of Structure $  Utility Relocation/Reconnection $
    Architectural, Engineering, Surveying, etc. Incidental sitework/restoration Displacement Other (describe) TENANT INFORMATION Apt 3: VACANT (1BR) Apt5: RICHARD HASKINS (3BR) Apt6: KENNETH BLISS (1BR) $ $ $ $

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Photo 1: Northeasterly face of apartment building.

Photo 2: Westerly face of apartment building.

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Photo 3: Southerly face of apartment building.

W. PROPERTY ACQUISITION/RELOCATION/ELEVATION WORKSHEET (Prepare separate worksheets for each individual property)
Property Owner Spruces MHC, LLC

Public

X Private

Tax Map, Lot or Parcel Number 112-19 Rental Property Yes

No

Tenants Name _________________ (If more than one tenant provide separate sheet w/ complete list) If tenant occupied provide estimated relocation assistance costs $ See Attached: Include three or more photographs showing the front, side and rear views of the structure as well as illustrating the surrounding properties. Digital photos are strongly encouraged.  If the structure has been certified “Substantially Damaged” please check this box and attach a copy of certification from your local flood plain administrator or local building inspector. For this property provide property owner’s name, street address and complete section 3 of this worksheet.

1. Site Information Address (or Physical Legal Location): 60 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267

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Structure located in 100-year floodplain:

 

No Base Flood Elevation for Property: 613 Lowest Finished Floor of Structure: 608

Yes

ft ft (indicate elevation datum_NGD 1929

2. Structural Information  Year of Construction - 1954  Total Square Footage of Principal Structure 6120 (sf)  Building Type:  1-Story w/o basement   2-Story w/o basement   Split Level w/o basement   Mobile Home X  Foundation Type:  Basement (Walkout Y/N)  Crawlspace X Slab-on-grade

1-Story w/ basement 2-Story w/ basement Split Level w/ basement Other : Office & Meeting Hall

3. Structure Cost Information a. Acquisition – Total Cost $  
 

NOT APPLICABLE : INCLUDED IN TOTAL COST OF PARK $ $
$ $

Fair Market Value (FMV) Estimated Cost for Demolition
Estimated Cost for Appraisal Estimated Closing Costs

$44,800

 

Estimated Cost for Site Restoration Additional Fees/Surveys/Relocation Assistance
Other (describe)

$ $

b. Relocation – Total Cost $ 
 

NOT APPLICABLE : STRUCTURE TO BE DEMOLISHED $
$ $

Fair Market Value of Existing Land
Architectural, Engineering, Surveying, etc. Relocation Costs

  

Estimated Cost for Site Restoration Estimated Cost for Appraisal Other (describe)

$ $ $

c. Elevation – Total Cost $ NOT APPLICABLE : STRUCTURE TO BE DEMOLISHED  Elevation of Structure $  Utility Relocation/Reconnection $
    Architectural, Engineering, Surveying, etc. Incidental sitework/restoration Displacement Other (describe) $ $ $ $

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Recreation Building northwestern corner.

Recreation Building western face.

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Recreation Building southwest corner and south face.

Recreation Building southeast corner and eastern face.

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W. PROPERTY ACQUISITION/RELOCATION/ELEVATION WORKSHEET AG (Prepare separate worksheets for each individual property)
Property Owner Spruces MHC, LLC Tax Map, Lot or Parcel Number 112-19 Rental Property Yes

Public

XPrivate

No

Tenants Name _SEE ATTACHED____ (If more than one tenant provide separate sheet w/ complete list) If tenant occupied provide estimated relocation assistance costs $

Include three or more photographs showing the front, side and rear views of the structure as well as illustrating the surrounding properties. Digital photos are strongly encouraged. If the structure has been certified “Substantially Damaged” please check this box and attach a copy of certification from your local flood plain administrator or local building inspector. For this property provide property owner’s name, street address and complete section 3 of this worksheet.

2. Site Information Address (or Physical Legal Location): 60 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267  Structure located in 100-year floodplain:

No  Base Flood Elevation for Property: Lowest Finished Floor of Structure:

Yes

610 – 613 ft Varies

2. Structural Information  Year of Construction - 1949- 1970 Total Square Footage of Principal Structure 287864 (All Structures Combined Including Carports & Porches) (sf)  Building Type:  1-Story w/o basement  1-Story w/ basement  2-Story w/o basement  2-Story w/ basement  Split Level w/o basement  Split Level w/ basement X Mobile Home  Other ____________  Foundation Type:  Basement (Walkout Y/N)  Crawlspace X Slab-on-grade 3. Structure Cost Information a. Acquisition – Total Cost $ NOT APPLICABLE : INCLUDED IN TOTAL PROJECT COST
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 
 

Fair Market Value (FMV) Estimated Cost for Demolition
Estimated Cost for Appraisal Estimated Closing Costs

$ $
$ $

 

Estimated Cost for Site Restoration Additional Fees/Surveys/Relocation Assistance
Other (describe)

$ $
$

b. Relocation – Total Cost $ NOT APPLICABLE : STRUCTURE TO BE DEMOLISHED 
 

Fair Market Value of Existing Land
Architectural, Engineering, Surveying, etc. Relocation Costs

$
$ $

 Estimated Cost for Site Restoration $  Estimated Cost for Appraisal $  Other (describe) $ c. Elevation – Total Cost $ NOT APPLICABLE : STRUCTURE TO BE DEMOLISHED  Elevation of Structure $  Utility Relocation/Reconnection $
    Architectural, Engineering, Surveying, etc. Incidental sitework/restoration Displacement Other (describe) $ $ $ $

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This Section Not Required for Planning Applications
X. PROPERTY ACQUISITION/RELOCATION/ELEVATION CERTIFICATION
Participation in this Sub-Application is voluntary and prospective homeowners may withdraw their participation at any time prior to contract initiation. Check One: The Sub-Applicant will contribute the local matching share in its entirety. X The individual homeowner/property owner(s) will provide the local match in its entirety. Please include documentation from the homeowner(s) committing to the non-federal share and any ongoing or necessary maintenance.

The Sub-Applicant has asked homeowners to voluntarily donate up to 25% of proceeds of their property towards the Sub-Applicant’s matching share. In doing so, the homeowner is essentially agreeing to accept a minimum of 75% of the fair market value for the purchase of their real property. Participation in property acquisition and relocation projects by property owners is voluntary. Documentation of voluntary interest for property acquisition must be submitted as part of the subapplication; sample ‘notices of voluntary interest’ are available at: www.fema.gov/government/grant/resources/vol_notice2.shtm

For structures that remain in the SFHA after the implementation of the mitigation project, flood insurance must be maintained for the life of the structure to an amount at least equal to the project cost or to the maximum limit of coverage made available with respect to the particular property, whichever is less. Insurance coverage on the property must be maintained during the life of the property regardless of transfer of ownership of such property. The sub-grantee (or property owner) must legally record, with the county or appropriate jurisdiction’s land records, a notice that includes the name of the current property owner (including book/page reference to record of current title, if readily available), a legal description of the property, and the following notice of flood insurance requirements: This property has received Federal hazard mitigation assistance. Federal law requires that flood insurance coverage on this property must be maintained during the life of the property regardless of transfer of ownership of such property. Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 5154a, failure to maintain flood insurance on this property may prohibit the owner from receiving Federal disaster assistance with respect to this property in the event of a flood disaster. The Property Owner is also required to maintain this property in accordance with the floodplain management criteria of 44 CFR Part 60.3 and City/County Ordinance. Sub-applicants receiving assistance for projects sited in an SFHA must ensure that these requirements are met by requesting the participating property owner(s) to sign an Acknowledgement of Conditions for Mitigation of Property in an SFHA with FEMA Grant Funds form and providing the form to FEMA prior to award or final approval. This form is available on the FEMA Web site at: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/resources/pre-award.shtm

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Y. CONTACT INFORMATION
For additional information concerning HMGP project eligibility and/or Sub-Application process contact: Scott MacLeod, Mitigation Grants Coordinator MA Emergency Management Agency 400 Worcester Road Framingham, MA 01702 (508) 820-1445 Scott.MacLeod@state.ma.us Richard Zingarelli, State Hazard Mitigation Officer MA Department of Conservation and Recreation Flood Hazard Management Program 251 Causeway St., Ste. 800, Boston, MA 02114-2104 (617) 626-1406 Richard.Zingarelli@state.ma.us

For additional information concerning the Nationwide Rivers Inventory classification contact: Jamie Fosburgh, National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance 15 State Street Boston, MA 02109 (617) 223-5191 jamie_fosburgh@nps.gov

Questions related to the Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) designation can be directed to: Elizabeth Sorenson, Director ACEC Program Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Resource Conservation 251 Causeway St., Ste. 700, Boston, MA 02114-2104 (617) 626-1394 Elizabeth.Sorenson@state.ma.us

For information on flood frequencies and/or the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for your community, please contact: Richard Zingarelli State NFIP Coordinator Phone: 617-626-1406 Richard.Zingarelli@state.ma.us

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APPENDIX A – MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM RESOURCES HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAMS:
PDM Info: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/pdm/index.shtm FMA Info: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/fma/index.shtm SRL Info: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/srl/index.shtm RFC Info: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/rfc/index.shtm Unified HMA Guidance: http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=4225 Grant Applicant Resources: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/hma/grant_resources.shtm e-Grants: E-Grants website: https://portal.fema.gov/famsVuWeb/home e-Grants Course website: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is30.asp E-Grants Helpdesk: (866)476-0544 mtegrants@dhs.gov To obtain e-grants access contact: Scott MacLeod, Mitigation Grants Coordinator or Phone: 508-820-1445 e-mail: Scott.Macleod@state.ma.us

Sherry Leung, Asst. Hazard Mitigation Coordinator Phone: 508-820-1436 e-mail: Shirletta.Leung@state.ma.us

OTHER RESOURCES:
Benefit-Cost Analysis Software Download and related Toolkit: http://www.bcahelpline.com/ Benefit-Cost Analysis Helpline: (866)222-3580 bchelpline@dhs.gov Engineering Helpline: (866)222-3580 enghelpline@dhs.gov Env./Historic Helpline: (866)222-3580 ehhelpline@dhs.gov

STATE HAZARD MITIGATION TEAM CONTACTS:
Richard Zingarelli DCR Acting State Hazard Mitigation Officer Phone: 617-626-1406 Richard.Zingarelli@state.ma.us Eric Carlson DCR Flood Hazard Management Program, Civil Engineer Phone: 617-626-1362 Eric.Carlson@state.ma.us Scott MacLeod MEMA Mitigation Grants Coordinator Phone: 508-820-1445 Scott.MacLeod@state.ma.us Richard Fitzgerald MEMA Section Chief Recovery, Mitigation, and Technical Services Phone: 508-820-2034 Richard.Fitzgerald@state.ma.us Kathryn Fatherley MEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistant Phone: 508-820-1425 Kathryn.Fatherley@state.ma.us Sarah White MEMA Hazard Mitigation Planner Phone: 508-820-1435 Sarah.White@state.ma.us Sherry Leung MEMA Assistant Hazard Mitigation Coordinator Phone: 508-820-1436 Shirletta.Leung@state.ma.us

Colleen Bailey, CFM DCR Flood Hazard Mapping Coordinator Phone: 617-626-1446 A.Colleen.Bailey@state.ma.us

Dan Peterson MEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Coordinator Phone: 508-820-2016 Dan.Peterson@state.ma.us

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Hazard Mitigation Resources in Coastal Environments: Coastal Zone Management – StormSmart Coasts: http://www.mass.gov/czm/stormsmart/index.htm Massachusetts River & Stream Crossing Standards: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/reg/Stream/MA_RiverStreamCrossingStandards.pdf Procedures for Developing Scopes of Work for a Draining/Stormwater Management Project: http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1846 Procedures for Developing Scopes of Work for the Elevation of Floodprone Structures: http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1844 Procedures for Developing Scopes of Work for Wind Retrofit Projects: http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1876 Procedures for Developing Scopes of Work for Protective Measures Retrofit Projects for Utility, Water, and Sanitary Systems and Infrastructure: http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1881

PROPERTY ACQUISITION HANDBOOK FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/resources/acqhandbook.shtm

Engineering Case Studies by Project Type:
FEMA has developed sample engineering case studies to provide the types of information and data needed to ensure completeness of the sections of project applications affecting engineering feasibility for several common mitigation measures. The Engineering Case Studies below are available from the FEMA Information Resources Library: • Minor Structural Flood Control Projects (http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1863) • Elevation (http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1862) • Acquisition (http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1861) • Wind Shutters (http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1864) • Non-Structural Seismic Retrofit (http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1865) • Structural Seismic Retrofit (http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1866) Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Resources: FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Planning “How-to Guides” Website: http://www.fema.gov/plan/mitplanning/resources.shtm Mitigation Planning, Laws, Regulations & Guidance: http://www.fema.gov/plan/mitplanning/guidance.shtm FEMA’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Website: http://www.fema.gov/plan/mitplanning/index.shtm FEMA’s Local Mitigation Plan Review Guide: http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=4859 43

Appendix B – HMGP Project review criteria
HMGP Project Evaluation Criteria The proposals will be evaluated and prioritized by the State Hazard Mitigation Interagency Committee and the State Hazard Mitigation Team according to the following criteria. 1. The project application clearly describes the hazard/problem the proposed mitigation project is intended to address. 2. Hazard Mitigation measure that, if not taken, will have a detrimental impact on the applicant, such as potential loss of life, loss of essential services, damage to critical facilities/infrastructure, and/or economic hardship. 3. The proposed project clearly describes the solution to the hazard/problem. This includes a detailed scope of work, budget, and alternative analysis. The proposed project appears to be the most practical, effective, and environmentally sound alternative. 4. Application describes how the proposed project will provide long-term hazard mitigation benefits. The level of protection that will exist after the project is implemented is clearly defined. 5. The project application clearly demonstrates that the project is cost-effective-anticipated benefits of the mitigation activity exceed the project costs. A well-defined ‘Benefit-Cost Analysis’ (BCA) is provided with relevant supporting documentation. 6. The application demonstrates the capability of the applicant to implement and complete the project in a timely manner. This includes all environmental permitting, state and local, which are required. 7. The application demonstrates the commitment of the applicant to get the project accomplished. This includes providing documentation of the availability of the non-federal cost match, description of relevant public/private partnerships. 8. The application details how the proposed mitigation activity is consistent with State Hazard Mitigation Plan, the FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan for the local jurisdiction as well as other plans (comprehensive land use plans, capital improvement plans, etc.). 9. The proposed project is consistent with NAI (No Adverse Impact) principles (“do no harm”). Proposed mitigation activity is sustainable (with a priority on non-structural solutions), and provides environmental benefits. 10. Proposed project is in the federally declared disaster area and/or mitigates the type of hazard that caused the declared event.

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Appendix C: Project Photographs & Location Map

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Spruces Mobile Home Park : Tropical Storm Irene Flooding & Damage

1) Spruces Mobile Home Park at height of flood, water depth on Recreation Building (center, left) is approximately 4 feet deep. (8/28/11)

2) Corner of Champagne and Riverside Avenues in The Spruces, Hoosic River is behind the blue mobile home; photo taken shortly after overtopping of floodwall. (8/28/11)

3) Local Fire Department volunteers evacuating residents who did not heed pre storm evacuation order. (8/28/11)

4) Nutmeg Lane in The Spruces near the beginning of inundation. (8/28/11)

5) Higgins Drive in The Spruces, as seen from Main Street, near height of flooding. Water is approximately 5 feet in depth. (8/28/11)

6) Post Flood, undermined and shifted foundation of 50 Bachand Avenue mobile home. Many homes at The Spruces were placed upon piers such as these which shifted dangerously during the flooding due to scouring action of floodwater or simply subsidence into wet ground. (8/29/11)

7) Flooding damaged most utility connections to mobile homes such as this electric junction box at 54 Bachand Ave. (8/29/11)

8) Personal possessions stored in ground level structures attached to mobile homes (carports, garages, cabanas, enclosed porches) suffered extensive damage such as this enclosed porch at 75 Bachand Avenue. (8/29/11)

9) High water line, 72 Emerald Lane. (8/29/11)

10) Stairways and other debris became mobile in the floodwater and scattered around the property. This stairway is located on Emerald Lane. (8/29/11)

11) This floating debris caused damage to mobile homes. This former fence slat broke through skirting and further damaged the under carriage of 55 Langlois Avenue. (8/29/11)

12) Damaged skirting with siltation lines shows damage from force of moving water against mobile home, fast moving water caused damage beneath unit that is not visible. (8/29/11)

13) More examples of scouring action on soil, such as near this landscaped wall on Higgins Court. Similar soil excavations via water occurred under many mobile homes, this was especially destabilizing to mobile homes not placed upon concrete slab foundations. Scouring action caused tipping and destabilizing of pier systems of many units. (8/29/11)

14) 54 Langlois Avenue suffered so much pier deterioration due to floodwater action the unit rested on its tires post flood. (8/29/11)

15) 64 Langlois Avenue with shifted and sunk piers. (8/29/11)

16) 76 Smith Avenue, another unit that has shifted from its piers and landed on tires due to flooding (8/29/11)

17) The park experienced significant damage to home infrastructure such as this outdoor central air conditioning unit at 57 Langlois Avenue. This unit was completely submerged. (8/29/11)

18) Dusty landscape of Nutmeg Lane 1 day post flood. (8/29/11)

19) Siltation covers Riverside Drive. (8/29/11)

20) Floodwall and Hoosac Water Quality District sewer easement where floodwaters entered the property (8/30/11)

21) Floodwall and Hoosac Water Quality District sewer easement where floodwaters entered the property (8/30/11)

22) Floodwall and Hoosac Water Quality District sewer easement where floodwaters entered the property (8/30/11)

Appendix D: Project Maps & Drawings

Site Location Map

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Project Location: Spruces Mobile Home Park

Created: 3/28/2012 Cartography: Andrew Groff, Planner Data Sources: FEMA, MassGIS, Cartographic Associates, Williamstown DIS, USGS

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Wetland & Waterway Location Map

Parcels

Railroad Property Lines

Wetlands

Land of Spruces MHP Deep Marsh

Shallow Marsh Shurb Swamp Wooded Swamp

Paull Brook

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The proposal will remove all existing structures within the subject property. All associated infrastructure, including sanitary sewer, natural gas, electricty will be retired. Only minor clearing of vegetation will take place. Roadways will be reclaimed and removed. Only structure to remain will be floodwall and associated sewer main along the Hoosic River bank.

Created: 3/28/2012 Cartography: Andrew Groff, Planner Data Sources: FEMA, MassGIS, Cartographic Associates, Williamstown DIS, Williamstown DPW

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Created: 3/28/2012 0.7 8 AcC 59' 0.5 9 AcC 187 Cartography: Andrew Groff, Planner L2 Data Sources: FEMA, MassGIS, Cartographic Associates, Williamstown DIS, Williamstown DPW 197' L1 213 150'
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The proposal will remove all existing structures within the subject property. All associated infrastructure, including sanitary sewer, natural gas, electricty will be retired. Only minor clearing of vegetation will take place. Roadways will be reclaimed and removed. Only structure to remain will be floodwall and associated sewer main along the Hoosic River bank.

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Appendix E: Benefit Cost Analysis

31 May 2012 Total Benefits: Project Number: $8,339,549 2012-01

Project: The Spruces MHC Total Costs: $6,202,351 Disaster #: DR 4028 Program: HMGP BCR:

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Agency: Town of Williamstown Analyst: Peter Fohlin

State: Massachus etts

Point of Contact: Peter Fohlin

Project Summary: Project Number: Program: Analyst: Point of Contact: Address: Email: Comments: 2012-01 HMGP Peter Fohlin Peter Fohlin Phone Number: 413.458.3500 Disaster #: Agency: DR 4028 Town of Williamstown

31 North Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 01267 pfohlin@williamstown.net

Structure Summary For:

Spruces Mobile Home Park, 60 Main Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 01267, Berkshire Structure Type: Other Benefits: $8,339,549 Historic Building: No Costs: $6,202,351 Contact: BCR: 1.34

Mitigation Acquisition

Hazard Damage-Frequency Assessment

BCR 1.34

Benefits $8,339,549

Costs $6,202,351

Version: 4.5.5

31 May 2012 Total Benefits: Project Number: $8,339,549 2012-01

Project: The Spruces MHC Total Costs: $6,202,351 Disaster #: DR 4028 Program: HMGP BCR:

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Agency: Town of Williamstown Analyst: Peter Fohlin

State: Massachus etts

Point of Contact: Peter Fohlin

Structure and Mitigation Details For:

Spruces Mobile Home Park, 60 Main Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 01267, Berkshire Costs: $6,202,351 BCR: 1.34

Benefits: $8,339,549

Hazard: Damage-Frequency Assessment - Flood Mitigation Option: Acquisition Latitude: Mitigation Information Basis of Damages: Expected Damages Number of Damage Events: 2 Number of Events with Know Recurrence Intervals: 2 Longitude: Project Useful Life: 100

Version: 4.5.5

31 May 2012 Total Benefits: Project Number: $8,339,549 2012-01

Project: The Spruces MHC Total Costs: $6,202,351 Disaster #: DR 4028 Program: HMGP BCR:

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Agency: Town of Williamstown Analyst: Peter Fohlin

State: Massachus etts

Point of Contact: Peter Fohlin

Expected Damages Before and After Mitigation Analysis Year: 2012 Year Built: 1954 Analysis Duration: 59 User Input Analysis Duration: Utilities ($/day): Buildings ($/day): Roads/Bridges ($/day):

Damages Before Mitigation Damage Year: RI: 14.00 Are Damages In Current Dollars? Yes Buildings (Days): Utilities (Days): Roads (Days): Lost Property Value ($) FEMA Grants Paid ($) Total Total Inflated $4,585,000 $3,597,195 $8,182,195

Damages After Mitigation RI: 14.00 Are Damages In Current Dollars? Yes Buildings (Days): Utilities (Days): Roads(Days): Lost Property Value ($) FEMA Grants Paid ($) Total $0 $0 $0

Damage Year: RI: 14.00 Are Damages In Current Dollars? Yes Buildings (Days): Utilities (Days): Roads (Days): Lost Property Value ($) FEMA Grants Paid ($) Total Total Inflated $0 $0 $0

Version: 4.5.5

31 May 2012 Total Benefits: Project Number: $8,339,549 2012-01

Project: The Spruces MHC Total Costs: $6,202,351 Disaster #: DR 4028 Program: HMGP BCR:

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Agency: Town of Williamstown Analyst: Peter Fohlin

State: Massachus etts Summary Of Benefits

Point of Contact: Peter Fohlin

Expected Annual Damages Before Mitigation Annual: Present Value: $584,442 $8,339,549

Expected Annual Damages After Mitigation Annual: Present Value: $0 $0

Expected Avoided Damages After Mitigation (Benefits) Annual: Present Value: $584,442 $8,339,549

Mitigation Benefits: Benefits Minus Costs:

$8,339,549 $2,137,198

Mitigation Costs: Benefit-Cost Ratio:

$6,202,351 1.34

Cost Estimate Project Useful Life (years): Mitigation Project Cost: Annual Project Maintenance Cost: Final Mitigation Project Cost: Cost Basis Year: Construction Start Year: Construction End Year: 100 $6,173,812 $2,000 $6,202,351 Construction Type: Detailed Scope of Work: Detailed Estimate for Entire Project: Years of Maintenance: Present Worth of Annual Maintenance Costs: Estimate Reflects Current Prices: Project Escalation: Yes Yes 100 $28,539 Yes

Version: 4.5.5

31 May 2012 Total Benefits: Project Number: $8,339,549 2012-01

Project: The Spruces MHC Total Costs: $6,202,351 Disaster #: DR 4028 Program: HMGP BCR:

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Agency: Town of Williamstown Analyst: Peter Fohlin

State: Massachus etts

Point of Contact: Peter Fohlin

Justification/Attachments

Field Analysis Year

Description Current calendar year

Attachments

Annual Project Maintenance Cost $2,000 Annual maintenance mowing by Town of deed restricted parcel, post acquisition. Expected damages before mitigation Historical USGS and US Army Corps of Engineers data document 6 catastrophic flood events in 84 years. Town of Williamstown Board of Assessors pre-Irene less post-Irene assessed value @ 7% discount rate. FEMA Grants Paid through 03-19-12. Documented in attached Detailed Scope and Cost Estimate. Project Useful Life Summary Table Acquisition/Relocation - All Structures 100 years standard value Spruces FEMA Briefing 03-19-12.pdf; Spruces FEMA Briefing 01-27-12.pdf; FEMA Spruces Grants Paid as of 03-19-12.pdf; Spruces MHC Assessed Value Post-Irene.pdf; Spruces MHC Assessed Value Pre-Irene.pdf; HoosicFloodHistory.pdf Detailed Scope and Cost Estimate.pdf

Mitigation Project Cost Project useful life

Unknown Frequency - Damages Property to become Town owned and after Mitigation subject to permanent deed restriction. Year Built Williamstown, The First 250 Years, Williamstown House of Local History, page 437. Spruces_YearBuilt.pdf

Version: 4.5.5

Appendix F: FEMA Firmette

Project Location

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