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HomeMy WebLinkAbout20221108 Red Wing Housing&Redevelopment Authority City Council Chambers November 8,2022 Board members present: Board Chair,Glen Witham;Vice Chair,Jason Jech;Commissioners:Jackie Luikart,Jane Allen-Calhoun,Sara Hoffman, Roseanne Grosso,and Dana Borgschatz. Others present: Kurt Keena, Executive Director;Corrine Stockwell, Finance Director;Jennifer Cook, Housing Director;Jessica Kitzmann,Senior Resident Service Coordinator; Megan Conway, Housing Assistance Navigator; RyAnne Schutz, Finance/Administrative Assistant;and Ana Bass,Voucher Manager. Agenda Item 1 Call to Order The meeting was called to order at 3:30 p.m. by Board Chair Witham Agenda Item 2 Pledge of Allegiance Agenda Item 3 Roll Call Rall Call was taken and all members were present. Agenda Item 4 Approval of Agenda Board Chair Witham requested to table agenda item 7B.A motion to approve the amended agenda was made by Hoffman and seconded by Allen-Calhoun. Motion carried. Agenda Item 5 Public Comment There were no public comments. Agenda Item 6 6.Consent Agenda(Roll Call Required)Approval of Consent Agenda constitutes approval of the following Consent Agenda items: A. Motion to Approve October 11, 2022Regular Meeting minutes B. Motion to Approve Bills 1. Public Housing:$56,477.98 2. Housing Choice Voucher:$1,274.51 3.Jordan Tower 11:$38,383.12 4. Redevelopment:$17,277.38 5.Small Cities:$0 6.TIF:$649.29 7.AHTF:$0 C. Resolution No. 1428-22 Updated Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standard D. Resolution No. 1429-22 Updating Housing Choice Voucher Utility Allowance A motion was made by Allen-Calhoun to accept the Consent Agenda. Motion seconded by Luikart. Roll Call was taken and all board members were in favor of approving the Consent Agenda. Agenda Item 7 7.Motions&General Business A. Resolution No.1430-22 Approving the 2023 Final Operating Budget The 2023 Final Budget is a refinement of the 2023 Preliminary Budget adopted in June 2022. After approval,staff will submit this budget to HUD and then to the City for final acceptance. A motion was made by Allen-Calhoun to approve the presented budget,seconded by Luikart. A unanimous roll call was taken to adopt Resolution No. 1430-22 Approving the 2023 Final Operating Budget. B. Motion to Approve AHTF Owner-Occupied Loan for Thomas Young Agenda Item tabled. Agenda Item 8 A. Executive Director's Report Still looking for one more maintenance staff,other than that back to fully staffed. Looking for guidance on the Twin Home on what to do moving forward, retain it or make it for sale.This is due to it being at the end of its repayment cycle. HRA is not generating or losing income for this unit; however,could start to lose as repairs began to be needed. Habitat for Humanity is interested in buying. Funds would go to the Redevelopment account and able to fund other capital needs.Witham feels we should sell the one half so we are not putting other family out. Allen-Calhoun agrees. B. Finance Report Annual Report for ROSS was submitted. SCMF Grant renewal has begun for 2023. New staff met with a representative from Titan Group for voluntary benefit enrollment. Busy training staff in their new roles. Megan Conway will be the new staff liaison for Board meetings. C. Housing Report HRA has been pulling out of HAB reserves to issue vouchers,this is a good to use the funds available. Up to 15 vouchers for Bridges have been distributed,with having allotted 12 vouchers. Introduced Anastasia Bass, new Voucher Manager.Shared about completed window project. Electrical project paperwork has been submitted and should hear back in about a week if all is clear&a closing date. Working with HUD to have a unit listed under modification instead of available,giving staff time to work on repairs and to fix up for new tenants. Board agreed. Updated on homeless resources available in the community. HOPE& Harbor is set to open up Saturday, November 12th and Goodhue County Resource Center hopes to open the beginning of December. D. Community Redevelopment Report AHTF hopes to create 4 possible apartments on 4th Street. E. Social Services Report Awarded two service coordinator grants. Staff has been reaching out to family units and helping them to get connected with community resources. Noted that the programs within the Towers are optional but staff have received a 97%participation rate. Between the two coordinators, 2,183 residents have been connected with some type of resource. F. Resident Council Report Halloween Party for the tenants consisted of a potluck, costumes,and a band. It was really fun and brought lots of giggles and laughs to those who participated. G. Hope Coalition Liaison Report No coalition meeting in the last month, no report. H. City Council Liaison Report Brown not present to give report. I. Announcements The next meeting will be December 6, 2022, held in Council Chambers. Followed by a joint meeting with the Port Authority at 4:30 p.m. Agenda Item 9 Adjournment Board Chair Witham adjourned the meeting at 4:30 p.m. Respectfully submitted by, Megan Conway r / L Board Chair