HOUSING AND COMMUNITY

SERVICES AGENCY

September 27, 2005

9:00 a.m.

Commissionersí Conference Room

APPROVED 11/2/05

 

Commissioner Bill Dwyer presided with Commissioners Bobby Green, Sr., Hugh Massengill, Judith Pothier, Peter Sorenson and Faye Stewart present.Anna Morrison was excused.County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.

 

1. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660

 

Per ORS 192.660 (2)(h) for the purpose of consulting with counsel on litigation.

 

2. PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

None.

 

3. COMMISSIONERS' REMONSTRANCE

 

None.

 

4. REGULAR BUSINESS

 

a. ORDER 05-9-27-1H Adopting the 2005/2006 Budget and Making Appropriations.

 

Larry Abel indicated that this was the budget for the next fiscal year.He said they donít have good information, as HUD has not passed a bill for the next fiscal year.He said they projected what they knew for the first quarter and he thought it would be close to what they would get.He added that when hurricane Katrina happened, it delayed their legislation.He didnít think there would be an appropriation bill for HUD until November 17.He indicated that they have a balanced budget.

 

MOTION:to approve ORDER 05-9-27-1.

 

Green MOVED, Pothier SECONDED.

 

VOTE 6-0.

 

b. ORDER 05-9-27-2H Approving Contract 05-S-0047 for Architectural Services for the New Winds Apartments in Florence.

 

Jim McCoy, HACSA, explained that this is to put together a development team for a project in Florence.He said when constructed, it would be an 18 unit building that serves individuals with severe mental illness who live in the Florence area.

 

MOTION:to approve ORDER 05-9-27-2H.

 

Massengill MOVED, Pothier SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 6-0.

 

c. ORDER 05-9-27-3H Approving Contract 05-C-0048 for Construction Management/General Contractor (CM/GC) Services for the New Winds Apartments in Florence.

 

MOTION:to approve ORDER05-9-27-3H.

 

Green MOVED, Stewart SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 6-0.

 

5. CONSENT CALENDAR

 

a. Approval of Minutes:

April 13, 2005, HACSA, 9:00 a.m.

May 11, 2005, HACSA, following Regular Meeting Item

 

b. ORDER 05-9-27-4H Amending the Section 8 and Public Housing Admissions Policies to Assist Families Affected by Hurricane Katrina.

 

Massengill requested that item 5. b. be pulled for discussion.

 

MOTION:to approve the remainder of the Consent Calendar.

 

Green MOVED, Stewart SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 6-0.

 

5. b.

 

Massengill was concerned for the people who were already on the list.He didnít think it was fair to put families from the Katrina disaster ahead of people who were on the list.He was uncomfortable for people waiting for housing to have others come and jump to the front of the list because they are more deserving.

 

Dorothy Cummings, HACSA, indicated she was getting daily information from HUD.She said there was a new program called KD HAP that will provide temporary assistance to previous HUD assisted families fora period of 18 months.She added that any family getting subsidies in the area affected will receive the same here.She added it is the families who were not previously subsidized that are still up in the air as to what HUD will do.

 

Green thought the number of people coming here would not have a major impact.He encouraged cooperation with the people who had experienced a disaster.

 

Massengill wanted this pulled and brought back for analysis.

 

MOTION:to refer this back to HACSA for further analysis.

 

Sorenson MOVED, Massengill SECONDED.

 

Stewart was not in support of the motion.He indicated that this was a national emergency and Lane County needed to take care of people in need.

 

Cummings noted that this was not a significant change.She added that if it were a significant change, they would have public comment because the policies are part of the agency plan.

 

Sorenson withdrew his motion.

 

Dwyer commented that their hearts have to go out to the people who have lost everything.He thought government should create a special project for the people who are impacted.

 

Sorenson indicated that his concerns were alleviated that HUD is trying to help the victims. He wanted a report back from HACSA on how many people impacted by Hurricane Katrina were receiving assistance.

 

MOTION:to approve ORDER 05-9-27-4H.

 

Green MOVED, Pothier SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 5-1 (Massengill dissenting).

 

Dwyer thanked Judith Pothier for her service, as she will be resigning.

 

There being no further business, Commissioner Dwyer adjourned the meeting at 9:40 a.m.

 

 

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary