USDA Rural Development intends to seek f

USDA Rural Development intends to seek financial assistance for the City of Dilworth (the City) for construction of a new fire station. The proposed project consists of demolition of the existing fire hall/community center located at the intersection of 1st Avenue NW and 8th Street NW in Dilworth, Minnesota, to construct a new stand-alone fire station to accommodate the growing demands of the community. The new fire hall would be 13,000 +/- square feet in size to provide for adequate training, storage, and ventilation. The area has nearly flat topography. The Buffalo River is located east of the proposed project location. The 0.30 acre proposed project is shown to be within an area of minimal flood hazard, Zone X (500 year or 0.2 percent chance floodplain) on FEMA FIRM Map Number 27027C0339E. The nearest base flood elevation is 905.7 feet with the proposed building having a finished floor elevation at 908.5 feet and the paved area at 907.00 feet. In accordance with Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management and USDA Departmental Regulation 9500-3, Land Use Policy, the purpose of this notice is to inform the public that this effect to the floodplain is the only practicable alternative. The environmental documentation regarding this proposal is available for review at the Rural Development office located at 809 8th St SE in Detroit Lakes, MN, or at the Dilworth City Hall, 2 1st Ave SE, Dilworth, MN. For questions or comments regarding this proposed action, contact Laura Pettit, Area Specialist-USDA Rural Development at 218-530-3299 or Any comments should be submitted to the email or Rural Development physical address listed above by May 10, 2023. (May 3, 2023) 219645