FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for the City
of Parker’s Earl Gilbert Park repairs due to damages in Hurricane Michael (DR-4399-FL PW-01859).
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)
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: City of Parker, Florida
Project Title(s): PA-04-FL-4399-PW-01859 PN 80041 - NOT 428PP_Earl Gilbert Park
Location of Proposed Work: Earl Gilbert Park: 6603 Oakshore Drive, Parker, Florida
Floodplain: Project is located in the AE and VE Zone per Bay
County FIRM Panel #12005C0426H dated 06/02/2009.
Proposed Work and Purpose: Bay County restored the dock, concrete boat ramp, step-down
dock, signage, seawall (including riprap), boardwalk accessibility ramp, pavilions.
Applicant will also restore fencing, an asphalt flume, the parking lot, and restore riprap
around the docks. A hazard mitigation proposal (HMP) is included to armor the shoreline at the boat
ramp parking lot with 2,250 square feet (SF) of concrete and install 40 linear feet (LF) of
guardrail at the southwest end, with 110 SF of rough angular riprap placed adjacent to the
northeast side of the ramp, and to replace 465 FT of timber seawall with a vinyl sheet pile seawall
within the same footprint and dimensions. The city obtained permits and exemptions from the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Florida Department of environmental
Protection (FDEP) for the work and has confirmed compliance with permit conditions for work that is
100% complete. For work that is yet to be completed, the city is responsible for obtaining any
required USACE and FDEP permits.
Project Alternatives: FEMA has considered the no-action alternative and has
found that it would not be feasible as the area will remain vulnerable to flood risk, including
property damage and hazards to human life and safety. The no-action alternative would potentially
have adverse social, economic, and public safety impacts to the community. Alternative
locations for Earl Gilbert Park were not considered as it is as is it not cost-effective,
practicable, nor feasible to consider relocation. Earl Gilbert Park also facilitates
recreational usage of the floodplain.
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 FEMA- R4EHP-FLORIDA@fema.dhs.gov. Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line
FL-4399-PW-01859, City of Parker at the above address within 15 days of the date of this