HRA Minutes

April 7, 2009

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Housing and Redevelopment Authority was held April 7, 2009, 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 and City Attorney Jerry Steiner.

  1. Call to Order
    The meeting was called to order at 7:25 p.m.
  2. Open Agenda - Public Comments
    No one from the public came forward to speak.
  3. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve minutes of the March 3, 2009, regular meeting
    2. Approve minutes of the March 16, 2009, regular meeting
    3. Approve disbursements through March 31, 2009
    4. Schedule special HRA meeting for April 21, 2009, at 7:15 p.m.

      Commissioner Rowan moved, Commissioner Halverson seconded, to approve the consent agenda.  The motion was approved unanimously.
  4. New Business
    1. ITEM 2009-03  Public Housing plan for stimulus money expenditure
      Ms. Elverum gave an overview of this item.  She explained that the funds must be fully obligated within one year and expended within three years. The grant will be used for capital projects that fall under the following general descriptions: windows; new generator and fencing; exterior building repair of stucco and brick; patio, landscape, concrete & irrigation; and safety and security.
      Commissioner Brausen moved, Commissioner Halverson seconded, to adopt Resolution 460, authorizing HRA Chair and Executive Director to accept and use the ARRA (2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) funds.  The motion was approved unanimously.
  5. Adjournment
    Commissioner Youakim moved, Commissioner Rowan seconded, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.