A special meeting of the Hopkins Housing and Redevelopment Authority was held March 16, 2015, at Hopkins City Hall. Present were Chairman Eugene Maxwell, Board Members Molly Cummings, Jason Gadd, Kristi Halverson and Aaron Kuznia. Also present were Executive Director Mike Mornson, Assistant Executive Director Kersten Elverum and City Attorney Kim Kozar.
The meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m.
Ms. Elverum gave a brief overview of the item. Chairman Maxwell asked whether there were fees for submitting uncollected debt for state collection; Ms. Elverum stated she did not believe there were any fees.
Commissioner Cummings moved, Commissioner Halverson seconded, to adopt Resolution 503, authorizing the HRA staff to write off bad debts as uncollectible. The motion was approved unanimously.
Ms. Elverum explained that the operating budget is not from HUD, but HUD expects it to be prepared and available for audits. Ms. Elverum stated that expenditures projected to increase were legal expenses, personnel contract costs and insurance and garbage and recycling costs. She stated a projected decrease in the budget is water consumption, due to the planned renovation of all bathrooms at Dow. The bathroom project will be completed this year, and will be funded by a one-time state of Minnesota grant of $517,000 and matching funds. Chairman Maxwell asked about a decrease from last year in rent revenues.
Commissioner Kuznia moved, Commissioner Gadd seconded, to adopt Resolution 504, approving the Operating Budget for the period ending 3/31/16. The motion was approved unanimously.
Commissioner Halverson moved, Commissioner Cummings seconded, to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:06 p.m.