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Housing and Community Development Commission Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Housing and Community Development Commission
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
City Hall, Medford Room 330
Meeting called to order at 5:42p.m.
  1. Roll Call
    Present: Commissioners Marie Cabler, Bill Boehning, Carol Fiddler, Denise James, John Michaels and Staff Liaisons Angela Durant and Laura Stewart
    Absent: Commissioners Rebecca Erickson, Heidi Hill, Daniel Smith, Paul Tanner and Council Liaison Dick Gordon
  2. Public Comments – None
  3. Youth for Christ’s Real Life Transitional Housing Vocational Program 2018 CDBG Application Amendment Request
    Todd Sorensen of Youth For Christ presented a request to change the location of the project from 752/762 Lawnsadale Drive to 11 Almond Street. The new location does not have any land use concerns or changes required, is vacant, is closer to other services, transportation and grocery stores and has less environmental concerns.  The project will cost less and be completed sooner. City staff informed the Commission that a parking exception may need to be requested.
    Motion: “I move to approve the the 2018 CDBG application amendment request for Youth for Christ to change the project location from 752/762 Lawnsdale Dr. to 11 Almond St.
    Motion by: Denise James             Seconded by: Carol Fiddler
    Motion passes with 5 affirmative votes and 4 commissioners absent.
  4. 2018 CDBG Action Plan
    City staff informed the Commission that the 2018 Action Plan funding summary will be in the newspaper on Tuesday, May 22nd for the 30-day public comment period. The City’s 2018/19 entitlement allocation will be $722,034, a 14% increase from 2017.  Fifteen percent or $108,305 will go to public services, 20% or $144,406 will go to program administration and 65% will go to capital improvement projects.  The Action Plan will be discussed further at the June 6th meeting.
  5. Remarks from Council Liaison – None
  6. Remarks from Commissions and Chair – None
  7. Meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

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