HRA Minutes

October 15, 2013

A special meeting of the Hopkins Housing and Redevelopment Authority was held October 15, 2013, at Hopkins City Hall. Present were Chairman Eugene Maxwell, Board Members Molly Cummings, Jason Gadd, Kristi Halverson and Cheryl Youakim. Also present were Executive Director Mike Mornson, Assistant Executive Director Kersten Elverum and City Attorney Jerry Steiner.


  1. The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m.


  1. ITEM 2013-10 Parking Lot Improvement Agreement

    Ms. Elverum stated that this agreement stipulates the terms of improvements, easements, funding, and management of the VFW parking lot reconstruction project.

    Commissioner Cummings moved, Commissioner Halverson seconded, to approve the Parking Lot Improvement Agreement between the Hopkins HRA and the George R. Wolff Post No. 425, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW).
  2. ITEM 2013-11 Amendment to Mokabaka LLC Purchase Agreement

    Ms. Elverum explained that several issues have surfaced that need to be addressed through both the Purchase Agreement and Purchase and Redevelopment Agreement between the Hopkins HRA and Mokabaka LLC. The issues involve recently discovered soil conditions that must be corrected, the recommendation to conduct a Phase II environmental assessment, and the need to keep the project on schedule by allowing the redeveloper access to the former Leaman’s Liquor/Nelson’s Meats property to conduct the demolition work. It was noted that the demolition of the building would be necessary under any development scenario. She explained that the amendment to the PA allowed the HRA to conduct the Phase II work. At the meeting she also introduced a revised Purchase and Redevelopment Agreement for separate approval, the purpose of which is to amend the Purchase and Redevelopment Agreement where needed to address the soil and demolition work.

    Commissioner Youakim moved, Commissioner Cummings seconded, to approve the First Amendment to the Purchase Agreement between Mokabaka LLC and the Housing and Redevelopment Authority In and For the City of Hopkins. The motion was approved unanimously.

    Commissioner Halverson moved, Commissioner Gadd seconded, to approve the revised Purchase and Redevelopment Agreement, amended to address the soil and demolition work. The motion was approved unanimously.


  1. Commissioner Cummings moved, Commissioner Youakim seconded, to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

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