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Community Development Committee - August 21, 2018 Minutes

The Regular Meeting of the Community Development Committee of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held in the City Commission Room at City Hall at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

The Community Development Committee Members present or absent were as follows:

Present: Commissioner John Strand, Linda Klebe, Michael Redlinger, Shara Fischer, Matthew Pike, Ken Enockson, Thomas Hill (United Way), Melissa Rademacher (DCP)

Absent: Mayor Tim Mahoney, Sami Eidenschink (FM HBA), Samantha McDonald

Item 1. Welcome
Chairperson Strand welcomed Members to the meeting and introductions were made.

Item 2. Approval of Minutes: Regular Meeting of May 15, 2018
Fischer moved the minutes of the May 15, 2018 Community Development Committee meeting be approved. Second by Hill. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3. 402 Broadway North – Storefront Rehab
Assistant Planner Jasmine Markusen presented a background of the storefront rehab program and the application. She noted the application was already approved by the Fargo Historic Preservation Commission.

Jamie Hager, Metro Plains Management, and Jared Jensen, Schultz + Associates Architects, spoke on behalf of the application.

Member Klebe moved to approve the Community Development Block Grant for Storefront Rehab at 402 Broadway North as presented. Second by Member Hill. On call of the roll Members Fischer, Hill, Pike, Enockson, Rademacher, Klebe, and Strand voted aye. Absent and not voting: Members McDonald, Mahoney, Eidenschink, and Redlinger. The motion was declared carried.

Item 4. Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
Nicole Crutchfield, Planning Director, noted that the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) will be reported to HUD, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the end of the month, and it will be heard as a public hearing item at City Commission meeting on Monday, August 27, 2018.

Ms. Crutchfield noted that this report is being presented to the Community Development Committee to be received and filed on record.

Item 5. Presentation: Immigrant Development Center & Somali Community Development of North Dakota
Ms. Crutchfield provided a brief background of the presentation.

Fowzia Adde, Executive Director Immigrant Development Center, and Abdiwali Sharif-Abdinasir, Executive Director Somali Community Development of North Dakota, gave a presentation about the background, purpose, and mission of their programs.

Member Redlinger present.

Discussion was held on the cultural hurdles regarding housing and starting businesses.

Members Klebe, Strand, and Pike noted interest in an informal meeting with City Administration and Ms. Adde and Mr. Sharif-Adbinasir.

Item 6. Presentation: Churches United and Winter Overflow
Ms. Crutchfield provided background of the homeless crisis last winter.

Lisa Richmond, Members Relations Director Churches United, gave a presentation on the homeless situation and plan for the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Member Rademacher Absent

Item 7. Updates on CLT
Tim Beaton, FM Area Foundation, gave a history of the FM Area Foundation and provided an update on the developing Cass-Clay Community Land Trust.

This update will be submitted for the August 27, 2018 City Commission meeting.

Member Redlinger absent.

Item 8. Discussion: 2018 Social Service Funds, application process
Ms. Crutchfield provided an update on changes regarding separation of the Social Services funds from the HUD funds.

Item 9. Public Comments
No public comment was given.

Item 10. Adjourn
The time at adjournment was 3:55 p.m.