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Community Development Committee - March 20, 2018 Minutes

Regular Meeting: Tuesday, March 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, March 20, 2018.

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

Present: Commissioner John Strand, Linda Klebe, Michael Redlinger, Shara Fischer,
Lynn Fundingsland, Ken Enockson, Sami Eidenschink (FM HBA)

Absent: Mayor Tim Mahoney, Linda Boyd, Samantha McDonald, Thomas Hill (United Way), Kalley Norr (DCP)

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

Item 2. Approval of Minutes: Regular Meeting of February 20, 2018
Due to the lack of a quorum, the minutes from the February 20, 2018 Community Development Committee meeting could not be approved.

Due to the lack of a quorum, the agenda items were presented in the following order:

Item 4. 2018 Work Plan Updates
b. Inclusion Plan
Planning Director Nicole Crutchfield introduced the item.

Kara Gloe, Assistant Planner, provided information that the Human Relations Commission is working on their goal of creating an Inclusion Plan. She reviewed the members on the committee, the goals of the plan, and stated the plan is early in development.

Ms. Crutchfield noted that a survey and needs assessment will be conducted in regards to the Inclusion Plan.

a. Core Neighborhood Plan
Ms. Crutchfield gave a background of the need to develop a Core Neighborhood Plan and its purpose.

Tyrone Grandstrand, Planner, gave a history and status update on the plan and its goals.

Item 5. Homeless Planning Updates: Emergency Overflow, State Plan & Local Plan
Ms. Crutchfield provided an update on plans at the local and state levels. She noted that the plan for emergency overflow sheltering is being worked on in advance for future years.

Member Redlinger absent.

Item 3. City Owned Land Strategies
a. Review Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity request – 810 12th Avenue North
Josh Hoper, Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity, spoke on behalf of the proposed project and provided a site plan to the Board.

Jasmine Markusen, Assistant Planner, provided an overview of the approval process.

Member Fundingsland present.

Due to the lack of a quorum, this item will need to be brought back to the Board at the April meeting.

b. Land Purchase – 708 4th Avenue North
Jim Gilmour, Strategic Planning Director, presented a history and overview of the project.

Jason Haugen, Kilbourne Group, spoke on behalf of the proposal.

Due to the lack of a quorum, this item will need to be brought back to the Board at the April meeting.

Item 6. Action Plan Amendment for 2017 and 2018
Ms. Crutchfield introduced this item, noting that an amendment to the 2017 and 2018 Action Plan is needed.

Christopher Miller, Beyond Shelter, spoke on behalf of the item.

Kristi Sylskar, Senior Planner, provided information on the process of submitting the amendments.

Due to the lack of a quorum, this item will need to be brought back to the Board at the April meeting.

Item 7. Other Business
Mr. Grandstrand provided additional information to the Board regarding a conceptual idea of housing availabilities as a follow-up to discussions from previous meetings.

Item 8. Adjourn
The time at adjournment was 3:19 p.m.