HRA Minutes

December 7, 2010

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Housing and Redevelopment Authority was held December 7, 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, Public Housing Manager Stacy Unowsky and City Attorney Jerry Steiner.

  1. Call To Order
    The meeting was called to order at 7:20 pm.
  2. Open Agenda - Public Comments
    1. No one from the public came forward to speak.
  3. Consent Agenda
    1. Approve minutes of the November 1, 2010, regular meeting
    2. Approve minutes of the November 16, 2010, special meeting
    3. Approve disbursements through November 30, 2010

      Brausen moved, Commissioner Youakim seconded, to approve the consent agenda.  The motion was approved unanimously.

  4. New Business
    1. HRA Report 2010-14 Smoke Free Policy for Dow Towers

      Ms. Unowsky explained that the proposed policy would go into effect June 1, 2011.  New residents would be asked to sign a smoke-free addendum to their lease starting January 1, 2011; current residents would be asked to sign a smoke-free addendum by April 1, 2011.  Ms. Unowsky indicated that there will be smoking cessation classes offered on site and an outside smoking area will be designated at the south end of the building.

      Commissioner Rowan moved, Commissioner Youakim seconded, to adopt Resolution 472, authorizing approval and implementation of the Smoke Free Policy at Dow Towers.  The motion was approved unanimously.

  5. Adjournment
    Commissioner Halverson moved, Commissioner Rowan seconded, to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.