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Housing and Community Development Commission Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Housing and Community Development Commission
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
City Hall, Medford Room 330
Meeting called to order at 5:11p.m.
  1. Roll Call
    Present: Commissioners Marie Cabler, Denise James, Bill Boehning, Paul Tanner and John Michaels,
    Council Liaison Dick Gordon, and Staff Liaisons Angela Durant and Laura Stewart.  Daniel Smith
    arrived at 5:24 p.m.
    Absent: Commissioners Rebecca Erickson, Carol Fiddler and Heidi Hill.
  2. Public Comments – None
  3. Approval of Minutes from December 6, 2017, January 3, 2018, February 7, 2018, February 20, 2018, February 21, 2018 and March 14, 2018.  All minutes were approved as submitted.
  1. Old Business: The following items will be addressed in the Study Session immediately following this meeting:  Housing Amendments, the formation of a permanent Housing Advisory Commission, the proposed commission changes, the future of the Housing Commission and topics for and dates of future study sessions.
  1. New Business: See Exhibit A – Agenda Item Commentary.  On April 2, 2018, St. Vincent de Paul requested the return of $536.25 of program income.  The CDBG Agreement executed on 9/25/2017 authorizes up to $5,000 of program income to be returned to the subrecipient.
    “I move to approve St. Vincent de Paul’s request for a return of program income in the amount of $536.25 to the Reducing Medford Homelessness in 2017 program to be expended by June 30, 2018.”
    Moved by: John Michaels                   Seconded by: Bill Boehning
Motion passed with 5 affirmative votes, 4 commissioners absent.
            Councilman Daniel Smith arrived at 5:24 p.m.
  1. Staff Report by Staff Liaison Angela Durant.
    Veteran’s Project at 2083 College Way - Example of public, private and non-profit partnerships.  A building inspector was notified of building code violations at a property, then learned a veteran lived there and had owned the home for over 40 years.  The house was not salvageable.  Hayden Homes’ Non-Profit, First Story, agreed to partner with local contractors to build the veteran a new house. City staff was successful at securing donations of labor and supplies from many private companies to help develop a viable project. The move-in day is scheduled for May 23rd.   
Motion made by John Michaels to extend the length of the meeting by 15 minutes.  Seconded by Daniel Smith.  Motion passed with 6 affirmative votes, 3 commissioners absent.
Neighborhood Stabilization Program – The City of Medford has reserved $718,501 of program income from the Oregon Housing and Community Services for Habitat for Humanity to purchase and rehabilitate 3 houses.  The houses will be purchased by low income residents and have a 15 year affordability period.
  1. < >Council Liaison – Dick Gordon advised City Council is reviewing making changes to the Commissions and Committees.
  2. Commissioners – None
  3. Chair – None
    Meeting adjourned at 5:42 p.m.

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