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September 3, 1997
HOUSING AUTHORITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY
Harris Hall Main Floor - 9:00 a.m.

Vice Chair Steve Cornacchia presided with Commissioners Ellie Dumdi; Bobby Green, Sr.; and Peter Sorenson present. Chair Cindy Weeldreyer excused. County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Terry Wilson, and Recording Secretary C. Daniel Lindstrom were also present.

1. PUBLIC COMMENTS

Cornacchia determined there was no one wishing to present testimony regarding issues related to the Housing Authority and Community Service Agency.

2. CONSENT CALENDAR

a. Approval of Minutes:
June 25, 1997, 9:00 a.m.
July 30, 1997, 9:00 a.m.

b. ORDER 97-9-3-1H/In the Matter of Accepting a Bid and Awarding Contract #97-C-0060 for Fourteen Pines Asbestos Abatement.

MOTION: Approval of the Consent Calendar.

Green MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED. VOTE: 4-0.

3. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660

Housing Director Don Williams reported on procedures in place for dealing with tenants of the over 1,000 rental housing units managed by HACSA. He said the report was initiated by recent publicity resulting from the actions of an irresponsible tenant. He described staff Housing Representative responsibilities for Federally mandated annual housing quality surveys, income certifications, complaint responses, and evictions. He said there were approximately 2,000 persons on waiting lists to move into HACSA units. He described the circumstances surrounding the incident creating publicity.

Green said that he was satisfied with the response of Williams to the described incident. He said he had followed up on a request of Weeldreyer to contact a Mr. Grier. He said he had made the contact and determined that Grier’s issues were largely in the nature of second-hand reports which could not be investigated or given a response.

In response to a request from Sorenson, Williams provided further explanation of the HACSA inspection processes. He also explained responses to common complaints received. He suggested that changes to eviction procedures allowing immediate access to units by the Housing Representative could prevent a portion of the incidents of damage to units.

There being no further business, Cornacchia adjourned the meeting at 9:15 a.m.

 

C. Daniel Lindstrom, Recording Secretary

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