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Community Development Committee - August 17, 2021 Minutes

The Regular Meeting of the Community Development Committee of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held in the Commission Chambers at City Hall at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

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

Present: Commissioner John Strand, Mayor Tim Mahoney (via conference call), Jennifer Benson, Linda Klebe, Michael Redlinger, Rocky Schneider (via conference call), Chris Brungardt, Samantha McDonald, Thomas Hill (United Way), Mark Puppe (HBA FM), Cindy Graffeo (DCP)

Absent: Ken Enockson

Chair Strand welcomed Members to the meeting and introductions were made.

Item 1. Approval of Minutes: Regular Meeting of April 20, 2021
Member Brundgardt moved the minutes of the April 20, 2021 Community Development Committee meeting be approved. Second by Member McDonald. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 2. Approve Meeting Schedule
Chair Strand presented the proposed 2021-2022 Community Development Committee meeting schedule.

Member Hill moved the 2021-2022 meeting schedule be approved as presented. Second by Member Brundgardt. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3. Public Comment
No public comment was presented.

Item 4. Housing Strategies Presentations and Discussion
a. City Introduction
Planning and Development Director Nicole Crutchfield introduced the presentations on housing strategies.

b. Fargo Housing Authority
Jill Elliot and Chris Brundgardt presented.

c. North Dakota Continuum of Care
Shawnel Willer presented.

d. Cass Clay Community Land Trust
Trenton Gerards presented.

Ms. Crutchfield shared the purpose of these presentations is to be updated on the action our housing partners are doing, identify common barriers and needs, and develop a path to move forward.

Item 5. HUD Program Updates
Planning Coordinator Tia Braseth presented the Board with a laydown item of the August Staff Report.

Discussion was held on preparations and capacity of the local homeless shelters.

Item 6. Adjourn
The time at adjournment was 3:45 p.m.