HRA Minutes

November 16, 2010

A special meeting of the Hopkins Housing and Redevelopment Authority was held November 16, 2010, at Hopkins City Hall.  Present were Chairman Eugene Maxwell and Commissioners Rick Brausen, Kristi Halverson and Cheryl Youakim.  Commissioner Bruce Rowan was not present.  Also present were Executive Director Rick Getschow, Assistant Executive Director Kersten Elverum, Public Housing Manager Stacy Unowsky and City Attorney Jerry Steiner.

  1. Call To Order
    The meeting was called to order at 7:23 pm.
  2. New Business
    1. ITEM 2010-13  Award contract for Dow Towers elevator modernization project

      Ms. Unowsky introduced Greg Gehring, Elevator Consulting Services, Inc., and gave an overview of the item. She indicated the elevator modernization project is necessary due to code changes and will be paid for with a $200,000 grant from MHFA and the balance from capital funds and proceeds from the sale of the 20th Avenue townhome land.  The contract was recommended to be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, Schumacher Elevator.  Chairman Maxwell asked whether the HRA had the ability to award the contract to a local vendor, and City Attorney Steiner indicated the HRA must award to the lowest responsible bidder.

      Commissioner Youakim moved, Commissioner Halverson seconded, to authorize adoption of Resolution 471 and award the contract to Schumacher Elevator for the Elevator Modernization Project at Dow Towers.  The motion was approved unanimously.

  3. Adjournment

    Commissioner Halverson moved, Commissioner Brausen seconded, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.