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Community Development Committee - February 20, 2018 Minutes

Regular Meeting: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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, February 20, 2018.

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

Present: Commissioner John Strand, Linda Boyd, Linda Klebe, Shara Fischer, Ken Enockson, Thomas Hill (United Way), Kalley Norr (DCP)

Absent: Sami Eidenschink (FM HBA), Mayor Tim Mahoney, Michael Redlinger, Lynn Fundingsland, Samantha McDonald

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

Item 2. Approval of Minutes: Regular Meeting of January 16, 2018
Ms. Boyd moved the minutes of the January 16, 2018 Community Development Committee meeting be approved. Second by Ms. Fischer. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3. Planning Department Organization Changes
Planning Director Nicole Crutchfield gave an update of the Planning Department organization changes and distributed a handout to the Board Members regarding staff coverage. She shared that the Planning Department will have 4 divisions in structure: Community Development, Long-Range Planning, Current Planning, and Urban Planning.

Item 4. 2018 Action Plan Update
Assistant Planner Jasmine Markusen gave an update on the process of submitting the 2018 Action Plan. She noted that the public comment period ends February 21, 2018 and the plan will go before the City Commission on February 26, 2018 for approval before being submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Item 5. Fair Housing Update
Ms. Crutchfield and Senior Planner Kristi Sylskar provided a brief summary and update on the fair housing and civil rights requirements that apply to recipients of federal financial assistance from HUD.

Item 6. 2018 Work Plan Updates
a. Housing Projects (FHRA)
Ms. Crutchfield and Planner Tyrone Grandstrand provided a brief update on the Fargo High Rise project.

b. Community Land Trust
An update was provided and Ms. Crutchfield shared that a Fargo Neighborhood Coalition Meeting was held February 17, 2018 where Commissioner Strand spoke about community land trusts.
c. Homelessness Planning Updates
Ms. Crutchfield noted that State and local discussions have been occurring regarding drafting a strategic plan.

Discussion was held regarding core neighborhood plans and inclusionary planning.

Item 7. Other Business
The Board discussed that all members, including ex-officio members, are included as voting members on the Community Development Committee.

Board Members shared feedback about Giving Hearts Day including comments from recipients of the community development funds.

Item 8. Adjourn
The time at adjournment was 3:41 p.m.