HRA Minutes

August 5, 2013

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Housing and Redevelopment Authority was held August 5, 2013, at Hopkins City Hall. Present were Chairman Eugene Maxwell and Commissioners Molly Cummings, Jason Gadd, Kristi Halverson and Cheryl Youakim. Also present were Executive Director Mike Mornson, Executive Director/Public Housing Manager Stacy Unowsky, Assistant Executive Director Kersten Elverum, and City Attorney Wynn Curtiss.


  1. The meeting was called to order at 7:01 pm.


  1. The meeting was called to order at 7:01 pm.


  1. Approve minutes of the July 9, 2013, regular meeting
  2. Approve disbursements through July 31, 2013

    Commissioner Halverson moved, Commissioner Cummings seconded, to approve the consent agenda. The motion was approved unanimously.


  1. ITEM 2013-06 Award contract for Dow Towers kitchen remodel project

    Ms. Unowsky presented the contract for kitchen replacements at Dow Towers. She explained the project would be paid from a combination of capital funds and reserves. There was a discussion of the process that would be used to select the units that would be completed during this first phase, as well as other logistical issues of timing and scope of the project.

    Commissioner Cummings moved, Commissioner Halverson seconded, to authorize execution of Resolution 493 and award the contract to Frerichs Construction Company for the kitchen remodel project at Dow Towers. The motion was approved unanimously.
  2. 2. ITEM 2013-07 Findings of substandard properties—Block 64

    Ms. Elverum presented a resolution establishing the existence of substandard structures on Block 64 that would be needed to establish a tax increment financing (TIF) district if the buildings were demolished. She explained that the action would preserve the right to establish a TIF district within three years, but that the resolution did not mean a TIF district would have to be created.

    Commissioner Cummings moved, Commissioner Halverson seconded, to adopt Resolution 494, finding the existence of structurally substandard real property that may be included in a tax increment district pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.174, Subdivision 10(d). The motion was approved unanimously.


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

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