A regular meeting of the Hopkins Housing and Redevelopment Authority was held March 2, 2010, 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.
ITEM 2010-01 Adopt 2010 HRA calendar
Commissioner Halverson moved, Commissioner Rowan seconded, to approve the consent agenda. The motion was approved unanimously.
ITEM 2010-04 Operating Budget for 2010-2011
Ms. Elverum presented the recommended Operating Budget for the HRA-owned public housing, Dow Towers, for 2010-2011. She explained that it was a requirement of HUD that an operating budget be adopted, including the Operating Subsidy Calculation. She detailed budget items that were increases or decreases over previous years. Commissioner Brausen requested more information regarding the contract costs under Ordinary Maintenance and Operations and suggested that additional discussion take place at a future work session.
Commissioner Rowan moved, Commissioner Brausen seconded, to adopt Resolution 468, approving the operating budget for the period ending 3/31/11. The motion was approved unanimously.
ITEM 2010-05 Option Agreement—Park Nicollet
Ms. Elverum explained that the City of Hopkins has developed a vision for redevelopment along Eighth Avenue that would enhance the connection between the proposed SW LRT station at Eighth Avenue/Excelsior Boulevard and Mainstreet.
A key parcel in the redevelopment plan is the Park Nicollet site, which was vacated in August 2009 and is now available for purchase. Park Nicollet has agreed to give the HRA the option to purchase the property. City Attorney Jerry Steiner recommended three changes to the proposed option agreement as follows:
Commissioner Youakim moved, Commissioner Brausen seconded, to approve the Option Agreement between the Hopkins HRA and Park Nicollet Clinic, subject to the three changes suggested by counsel. The motion was approved unanimously.
Commissioner Halverson moved, Commissioner Brausen seconded, to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.