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writing. The Committee will notify the applicant in writing of the approval or denial of an
(I) Grants may be used for comprehensively restoring, substantially beautifying, or enhancing
the entire façade or elevation of a commercial building. Eligible items include uncovering
and restoring historical facades, removing existing façade materials and replacing them with
more appropriate and attractive designs and materials, and other detailing which leads to a
substantially enhanced appearance.
(J) Although not eligible for funding on their own, the following may be funded as part of a
more comprehensive façade improvement: windows, doors, exterior cleaning, tuckpointing,
shutters, gutters, awnings and historical architectural elements. The program will fund
projects that significantly improve the visual appearance of the property from the street.
Sales taxes and permit fees associated with the construction are also eligible project costs.
Section 6. Funding
(A) The applicant shall confirm that the project has been completed in accordance with the
application. Such notification shall include, but not be limited to, a certificate of completion,
documentation of paid receipts for materials and labor and photos of the completed project.
The City may request other items reasonably deemed necessary for determining the project’s
completion. An inspection will be performed within ten (10) business days of notification
by applicant. If needed, a letter will be issued to the applicant indicating all areas of
(B) When all areas of the project are in compliance, the inspector will approve the Certificate
Completion and submit to the City of Alvin Finance Department for payment. The City of
Alvin Finance Department will authorize the release of grant funds equal to 50% of the
approved costs of such improvements.
Section 7. Default
The applicant shall be considered in default under this agreement for failure to comply with the
(A) The applicant must remain in business for twelve (12) months from the date of the Certificate
of Completion. If the subject business is closed, sold, transferred or relocated within a twelve
(12) month period, the applicant may be required to reimburse the City for 100% of grant
funds received. Consideration shall be given for any permanent improvements that are left at
the site and that would enhance the future location of a new business to the site.
(B) Reimbursement payments due to default must be paid in full within thirty (30) days after the
date of written notification by the City that the applicant is in default of any of the funding
requirements set forth herein. Payment will only be accepted in the form of a cashier’s check
or money order, made payable to the City of Alvin.
(C) The applicant must agree that, in the event of default of its obligations, the City has the right
to reimbursement for all attorney’s fees and costs, which may be incurred as a result of any