HRA Minutes

September 2, 2008

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Housing and Redevelopment Authority was held September 2, 2008, at Hopkins City Hall.  Present were Chairman Eugene Maxwell and Commissioners Rick Brausen, Kristi Halverson, Bruce Rowan and Cheryl Youakim.  Also present were Executive Director Rick Getschow, Assistant Executive Director Kersten Elverum, Public Housing Manager Stacy Unowsky and City Attorney Wynn Curtiss.

  1. Call To Order
    The meeting was called to order at 7:23 pm.
  2. Open Agenda/Public Comments
    None
  3. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve minutes of the August 4, 2008, regular meeting
    2. Approve disbursements through August 31, 2008
      Commissioner Brausen moved, Commissioner Youakim seconded, to approve the consent agenda.  The motion was approved unanimously.
  4. New Business
    1. ITEM 2008-10 Use of HRA proceeds from 20th Avenue land sale
      Ms. Unowsky provided an overview of the resolution. Mayor Maxwell asked about how further improvements would be defined if the elevator improvements did not exhaust the proceeds.  Commissioner Brausen expressed a desire to review the CIP as part of a work session. 
      Commissioner Brausen moved, Commissioner Halverson seconded, to adopt Resolution 455, authorizing HRA Public Housing Program to use the proceeds from the sale of the land at 20th Avenue South to refurbish and modernize the elevators at Dow Towers.  The motion was approved unanimously.
    2. ITEM 2008-11 Execution of an Amendment to the Annual Contributions Contract
      Ms. Unowsky explained that the proposed amendment is necessary due to the decrease in public housing units from 86 to 76. 
      Commissioner Rowan moved, Commissioner Brausen seconded, to adopt Resolution 456, authorizing HRA Chair and Executive Director to amend the Annual Contributions Contract with HUD and forward signed documents to the local HUD office.  The motion was approved unanimously.
  5. Adjournment
    Commissioner Youakim moved, Commissioner Halverson seconded, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:36 p.m