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Community Development Committee - May 15, 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, May 15, 2018.

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

Present: Commissioner John Strand, Linda Boyd, Linda Klebe, Shara Fischer, Samantha McDonald, Ken Enockson, Thomas Hill (United Way), Sami Eidenschink (FM HBA), Kalley Norr (DCP)

Absent: Mayor Tim Mahoney, Michael Redlinger, Lynn Fundingsland

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

Item 2. Approval of Minutes: Regular Meeting of April 17, 2018
Member Fischer moved the minutes of the April 17, 2018 Community Development Committee meeting be approved. Second by Member Eidenschink. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3. 2017 Action Plan Amendment – Fraser Ltd. Project
Senior Planner Kristi Sylskar introduced the proposed amendment. Ms. Sylskar explained that amendments serve the purpose of aligning Community Development projects, goals, plans, and reports. She stated the proposed amendment would support facility upgrades of a care facility, which provides housing to adults with developmental disabilities.

Ms. Sylskar stated that the public comment period is now open until June 15, 2018.

Member Boyd moved to amend the 2017 Community Development Action Plan to accommodate a facility upgrade of the Fraser, Ltd. Intermediate Care Facility located at 2726 18th Street South. Second by Member Hill. On call of the roll Members Fischer, Boyd, McDonald, Hill, Enockson, Norr, Eidenschink, Klebe, and Strand voted aye. Absent and not voting: Members Mahoney, Fundingsland, and Redlinger. The motion was declared carried.

Item 4. Other Business
Planning Director Nicole Crutchfield introduced program coordinators from the Red River Human Services Foundation. Chief Executive Officer, Tom Newberger, and Activity Center Director, Phyllis Briss, of the Red River Human Services Foundation, presented a background and history of the Activity Center, the programs and services it provides, and the population it serves. Mr. Newberger thanked the Community Development Committee for its past support through Social Service funds and provided information about future funding needs and requests for the Activity Center.

Chair Strand noted that the City is in the budgeting process for 2019.

Item 5. Adjourn
The time at adjournment was 3:01 p.m.