HOUSING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY

following Joint Meeting

December 5, 2007

Commissioners' Conference Room

APPROVED 2/6/2008

 

Commissioner Faye Stewart presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bill Fleenor, Bobby Green, Sr., Hugh Massengill, Barbara Moorehouse, and Peter Sorenson present.  County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.

 

1. COMMISSIONERS' REMONSTRANCE 

 

None.

 

2. REGULAR BUSINESS

 

a. REPORT/Diversity Update.

 

Dorothy Cummings, HACSA, recalled in June the Board asked them to come back to update them in six months on HACSA’s diversity activities. She indicated they have the diversity committee formed and they are meeting every month.  She noted they all had staff training.  She said they also have an all staff survey out and they will be compiling those results.  She said the diversity trainer will come back next week to talk to the diversity committee about their hiring practices.  She stated that they are making progress.

 

b. ORDER 07-12-5-1H/In the Matter of Granting a Sabbatical Personal Leave to the HACSA Executive Director. 

 

Larry Abel, HACSA, indicated they have a challenge because of cuts in funding.  He indicated that some HACSA’s around the country are selling off their public housing to house people with higher income so they could get more rent to make up for financial shortfalls.  He said they managed not to do that.  He thought it would be in the best interest of the agency to grant Chris Todis a sabbatical to help them meet the challenge.

 

MOTION: to approve ORDER 07-12-5-1H.

 

Dwyer MOVED, Fleenor SECONDED.

 

Dwyer thought this was a healthy process and one that needs to be allowed.

 

VOTE: 7-0.

 

3. CONSENT CALENDAR

 

a. Approval of Minutes

February 7, 2007, HACSA, 9:00 a.m.

March 14, 2007, HACSA, 9:00 a.m.

June 6, 2007, HACSA, 9:00 a.m.

 

MOTION: to approve the Consent Calendar.

 

Dwyer MOVED, Green SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 7-0.

 

4. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660

 

None

 

5. OTHER BUSINESS

 

Stewart gave made a presentation to Hugh Massengill for his four years of service on the Board.

 

There being no further business, Commissioner Stewart adjourned the meeting at 9:10 a.m.

 

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary