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Medford Urban Renewal Agency Board Meeting Agenda & Minutes

Minutes
Thursday, September 19, 2019

 
MEDFORD URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY BOARD
MEETING MINUTES
 

September 19, 2019
5:45 P.M.
Medford City Hall, Council Chambers
411 W. 8th Street, Medford, Oregon
 
 ​The meeting was called to order at 5:45 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 411 W. 8th Street, Medford with the following members and staff present.
                                               
Board members Clay Bearnson, Tim D’Alessandro, Dick Gordon, Alex Poythress, Eric Stark, Kevin Stine and Michael Zarosinski (arrived at 6:05 p.m.); Board members Kay Brooks and Gary Wheeler were absent.
 
Executive Director Brian Sjothun; Deputy City attorney Eric Mitton; Deputy City Recorder Winnie Shepard
 
20.  Approval or Correction of the Minutes of the September 5, 2019 Regular Meeting
         There being no corrections or amendments, the minutes were approved as presented.
 
30.  Oral Requests and Communications from the Audience
         30.1    None.
 
40.  Consent calendar
         None. 
 
50.  Items removed from consent calendar
       None.
 
60.  Public Hearings
60.1   Resolution 2019-006
A resolution adopting findings to proceed with the acquisition of real property located at 703 Central Avenue, 727 Central Avenue, and 801 Central Avenue.
 
Urban Renewal Director Harry Weiss presented a staff report. Acquiring these properties supports both urban renewal purposes and the housing strategies and downtown redevelopment goals of the City Council. These properties were selected due to their size, potential housing opportunities, location and price.
 
Mr. Weiss advised that incorporating these three properties into the Medford Urban Renewal Agency (MURA) required a public hearing, findings to proceed with acquisition, supplemental budget, minor amendment of the City Center Revitalization Plan, assignment of contracts for 703 and 801 Central, ratification of the contract for 727 Central Avenue and an intergovernmental agreement for tax increment financing.
 
                     Public hearing opened.
No one spoke.
                     Public hearing closed.
 
Motion:  Adopt the Resolution.
Moved by:  Kevin Stine                                             Seconded by:  Dick Gordon
Roll Call:  Board members Clay Bearnson, Tim D’Alessandro, Dick Gordon, Alex Poythress, Eric Stark, Kevin Stine voting yes.
Resolution 2019-006 duly adopted.
 
       60.2  Resolution 2019-007
A resolution adopting the Medford Urban Renewal Agency’s first Supplemental Budget for the 2019-21 biennium.
 
Deputy City Manager/Chief Financial Officer Ryan Martin explained that a supplemental budget was required to receive a loan from the City of Medford, which will be repaid during the biennium.
 
                     Public hearing opened.
No one spoke.
                     Public hearing closed.
 
Motion:  Adopt the Resolution.
Moved by:  Kevin Stine                                             Seconded by:  Dick Gordon
Roll Call:  Board members Clay Bearnson, Tim D’Alessandro, Dick Gordon, Alex Poythress, Eric Stark, Kevin Stine voting yes.
Resolution 2019-007 duly adopted.
 
70.  Resolutions
       70.1   Resolution 2019-008
A resolution approving a minor amendment to the City Center Revitalization Plan (CCRP) pertaining to the acquisition of real property for redevelopment at 703 Central Avenue, 727 Central Avenue, and 801 Central Avenue. 
 
Motion:  Adopt the Resolution.
Moved by:  Kevin Stine                                             Seconded by:  Dick Gordon
Roll Call:  Board members Clay Bearnson, Tim D’Alessandro, Dick Gordon, Alex Poythress, Eric Stark, Kevin Stine voting yes.
Resolution 2019-008 duly adopted.
 
       70.2  Resolution 2019-009
A resolution authorizing acceptance of assignment of Purchase and Sale Agreements from the City of Medford for acquisition of real property located at 703 Central Avenue and 801 Central Avenue.
 
Motion:  Adopt the Resolution.
Moved by:  Kevin Stine                                             Seconded by:  Dick Gordon
Roll Call:  Board members Clay Bearnson, Tim D’Alessandro, Dick Gordon, Alex Poythress, Eric Stark, Kevin Stine voting yes.
Resolution 2019-009 duly adopted.
 
       70.3  Resolution 2019-010
A resolution ratifying a Purchase and Sale Agreement in the amount of $1,250,000 between Ayala Properties, LLC and the Medford Urban Renewal Agency to acquire the 1.21 acre improved parcel located at 727 Central Avenue for the purposes of strategic infill development.
 
Board member Gordon requested a staff report.  Mr. Weiss stated that in response to the Board’s concern regarding site control expressed at the September 5, 2019 meeting, staff undertook a review of the acquisition policy and identified an alternative process by which MURA could enter into contract for this property on an expedited basis. That policy analysis is summarized in the AIC.
 
Board member Stark asked for clarification whether the purchase price is subject to a confirming appraisal. Mr. Weiss explained that appraisal is not a contract provision, but is a discretionary option under due diligence. The purchase price was determined by an analysis of property transactions in the area over the past 18 months, the County Assessor’s determination of Real Market Value, and an income approach valuing the current lease on a market capitalization rate.  
 
Motion:  Adopt the Resolution.
Moved by:  Kevin Stine                                             Seconded by:  Dick Gordon
Roll Call:  Board members Clay Bearnson, Tim D’Alessandro, Dick Gordon, Alex Poythress, Eric Stark, Kevin Stine voting yes.
Resolution 2019-010 duly adopted.
 
70.4  Resolution 2019-011
A resolution approving an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Medford and MURA for Tax Increment Financing.
 
Board member Gordon requested a staff report to explain the date in the agreement. Mr. Martin explained that the agreement date is based on the end of the biennium and repayment will be made within the biennium.
 
Motion:  Adopt the Resolution.
Moved by:  Kevin Stine                                             Seconded by:  Tim D’Alessandro
Roll Call:  Board members Clay Bearnson, Tim D’Alessandro, Dick Gordon, Alex Poythress, Eric Stark, Kevin Stine, Michael Zarosinski voting yes.
Resolution 2019-011 duly adopted.
 
80.  Board Business
       None.
        
90.  Director and other staff reports
         None.
 
100. Propositions and remarks from the Board members
         None.
 
110. Adjournment
         There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:13 p.m.
 
The proceedings of the meeting were recorded and are filed in the City Recorder's Office. The complete agenda of this meeting is filed in the City Recorder's office.
 
 
 
Winnie Shepard, CMC
Deputy City Recorder
 
 

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