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Housing and Community Development Commission Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Housing and Community Development Commission
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
City Hall, Medford Room 330
Meeting called to order at 5:33p.m.
  1. Roll Call
    Present: Commissioners Marie Cabler, Bill Boehning, Paul Tanner, Heidi Hill, Rebecca Erickson, Carol Fiddler, and John Michaels, Council Liaison Dick Gordon, and Staff Liaisons Angela Durant and Laura Stewart
    Absent: Denise James, Daniel Smith
  2. Public Comments – None
  3. Approval of Minutes
    The minutes from the May 2, 2018 and May 16, 2018 were approved as submitted.
  4. Old Business
  5. Housing and Community Development Commission Reorganization
    Staff Liaison Angela Durant spoke about the proposed reorganization of the Housing and Community Development Commission and the General Fund Grant Committee through a merger and reassignment of responsibilities. She also reported staff’s recommendation for the composition of the new Housing Advisory Commission (HAC) and the Community Development Grants Commission (CDGC).
    Ms. Durant asked the Commission for feedback to forward to City Council.
    Motion: I move to recommend for representation to City Council Municipal Codes 2.439 Medford Housing Advisory Commission and 2.485 Medford Community Development Grants Commission. I further move to communicate to Council suggestion for placement of existing HCDC Commissioners as determined during this meeting held on June 6, 2018.
    Motion made by: John Michaels              Seconded by: Rebecca Erickson
    Motion passes with seven yes votes.
  6. 2018/19 Action Plan – Item postponed until the June 13, 2018 Study Session.
  7. New Business
  8. Substantial Amendment Number 2 to the 2017/18 Action Plan
    Council selected Rogue Valley Youth for Christ’s youth community center, for the use of the Old Fire Station #2, located at 1241 W. 8th Street, and directed staff to utilize $24,429.78 of CDBG funds to address important safety and builing repairs.
    This project meets City Goal #3: Improve living conditions by addressing community development projects that improve public infrastructure, public facilities and neighborhood revitalization over a 5 year period.
    The CDBG funds will cover Phase l of this project, which includes: updating the windows, removing a large tree and other required upgrades to meet City codes and ADA standards. Ms. Durant explained $15,000 of the funds is from the payoff of 228 Dunthorpe Dr which had utilized the ACCESS Down Payment Assistance program.  ACCESS requested the funds not be returned to the program.  The remaining $9,429.78 is residual funds from the Public Works Thomas Rd. demolition project which was completed under budget.
    Mr. Boehning is concerned about a possible name change for Youth for Christ and any possible resulting problems with current allocations.
    Motion: I move to approve Substantial Amendment Number 2 to the City of Medford 2017/18 Action Plan, as presented by staff.
    Motion made by Rebecca Erickson                                  Seconded by: Paul Tanner
    Motion passes with seven yes votes.
  9. Homeowner Repair Program- Project Maximum Loan Increase Request
    Jeff Jackson of the Housing Authority of Jackson County, spoke of the condition of 2330 Howard Ave.  The Homeowner Repair Program is requesting to spend up to $50,000 on the required repairs, in order to keep a family in their home and prevent homelessness.
    Motion: I move to approve spending up to $50,000 through the 2017 Homeowner Repair Program for the required rehabilitation of 2330 Howard Avenue.
    Motion made by: Heidi Hill                                              Seconded by: John Michaels
    Motion passes with seven yes votes.
  10. Remarks from Council Liaison – None
  11. Remarks from Commissioners
    1. < >Chair None
  12. Adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

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