HOUSING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY MEETING

September 29, 2004

9:00 a.m.

Commissionersí Conference Room

APPROVED 1/19/05

 

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

 

1. PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

None.

 

2. COMMISSIONERS' REMONSTRANCE

 

None.

 

3. REGULAR BUSINESS

 

a. ORDER 04-9-29-1H/In the Matter of Adopting the 2004/2005 Budget and Making Appropriations.

 

Larry Abel, HACSA, reported this is their budget for the next fiscal year beginningOctober 1, 2004.He reported the news was worse than in prior years.He noted the HUD funding cuts and six less positions than last year.He stated they would lay off four people and not fill two positions.He noted since they submitted the budget, two employees have elected to take an early retirement option.He explained this budget reflects the FY 04 federal funding.He added they donít know what FY 05 will bring until after January. He thought it could be further cuts and more layoffs.

 

Chris Todis, HACSA, explained that in the Section 8 program because of the recession, they have fewer dollars.He indicated that HUD had to make up the difference.He noted $570,000 is going to landlords and not agencies to run a budget.

 

Abel indicated because HUD has decreased the amount they are paying to the landlords, HACSA has reserves that can cover through the end of this year, but depending on the inflation factor, (because of the Oregon economy) they are having to pay for less than half because their income is less.He said it could be possible that next year they might have to cut the amount of vouchers because they wonít have the funding.

 

Morrison approved the budget.

 

Sorenson suggested they come back before the budget to get a progress report on the federal funding and their cost situation.

 

MOTION: to approve ORDER 04-9-29-1H.

 

Morrison MOVED, Pothier SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 6-0.

 

4. CONSENT CALENDAR

 

a. Approval of Minutes:

March 17, 2004, 9:00 a.m. HACSA

June 30, 2004, 9:00 a.m. HACSA

 

MOTION: to approve the Consent Calendar.

 

Morrison MOVED, Hampton SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 6-0.

 

5. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660

 

None.

 

There being no further business, Commissioner Green adjourned the meeting at 9:20 a.m.

 

 

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary