Special HRA Minutes

June 18, 2013

A special meeting of the Hopkins Housing and Redevelopment Authority was held June 18, 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 2013-05 Public hearing on the sale of land at 20 and 24 Shady Oak Road

    Ms. Elverum presented this item and explained the background behind the Shady Oak Road project and the associated Hennepin County Community Works funds. She explained that the transfer of the properties at 20, 24 and 108 Shady Oak Road to Mokabaka, LLC, was part of the negotiations on the acquisition of property needed to achieve the redevelopment goals of the Community Works funds. Mr. Steiner explained that the development agreement would not be executed until approximately September, when the HRA closes on the Syndicate Sales and Mokabaka property.

    The public hearing was opened; no one came forward to speak. Commissioner Halverson moved, Commissioner Youakim seconded, to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously, and the hearing was closed.

    Commissioner Gadd moved, Commissioner Youakim seconded, to approve the Purchase and Development Agreement. The motion was approved unanimously.


  1. Commissioner Halverson moved, Commissioner Gadd seconded, to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:12 p.m.

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