HRA Minutes

January 6, 2015

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Housing and Redevelopment Authority was held January 6, 2015, at Hopkins City Hall. Present were Chairman Eugene Maxwell and Commissioners Molly Cummings, Jason Gadd, and Kristi Halverson. Also present were Executive Director Mike Mornson, Executive Director Stacy Unowsky, Assistant Executive Director Kersten Elverum and City Attorney Kim Kozar.

I. CALL TO ORDER

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

II. CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Approve minutes of the December 2, 2014, regular meeting
  2. Approve disbursements through December 31, 2014
  3. Adopt HRA calendar as approved by City Council at December 16, 2014, meeting

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

III. NEW BUSINESS

Ms. Unowsky gave the Council an overview of all three new business items on the agenda. She stated that the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy is being updated to incorporate new rules and regulations and provide clarity with definitions and glossary. Updates include a change in the minimum rent from $25 to $50 per month.

Ms. Unowsky explained that the Annual and Five-Year Action Plan describes agency plans, priorities and expected capital projects over the next five years. The amount estimated in capital funds each year is $65,000. The Annual and Five-Year Plans must be approved by the HRA board before being submitted to HUD.

Ms. Unowsky stated that the exact allocation for the 2015 Annual Capital Fund Program is not available at this time, but the HUD field office has indicated that a resolution accepting and authorizing the use of these funds is now required at the beginning of the calendar year. The plan is based on the estimate of $65,000 in Capital Funds this year. These funds will potentially be used for bathroom remodel.

Chairman Maxwell suggested combining the public hearings for the three items. The public hearing for all three items was opened at 7:06 p.m. No one appeared. Commissioner Cummings moved, Commissioner Gadd seconded, to close the public hearing. The public hearing was closed at 7:07 p.m.

ITEM 2015-02 - Approval of Hopkins HRA Revision of Admissions
and Continued Occupancy Policy

Commissioner Gadd moved, Commissioner Cummings seconded, to adopt Resolution 500, authorizing approval of revised Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy. The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM 2015-03 - Approval of Hopkins HRA Annual and Five-Year Action Plan
Commissioner Halverson moved, Commissioner Cummings seconded, to adopt Resolution 501, authorizing approval of PHA Annual Plan and Five-Year Action Plan and subsequent submission to HUD. The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM 2015-04 - 2015 Capital Funds Program
Commissioner Cummings moved, Commissioner Gadd seconded, to adopt Resolution 502, authorizing HRA board and executive director to accept and use the 2015 capital funds. The motion was approved unanimously.

VI. ADJOURNMENT

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

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