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FARGO HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF FARGO MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING

FEBRUARY 28th, 2019

The regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Fargo, North Dakota was held on February 28th, 2019, at 1 :30 PM in the Main Conference Room, 325 Broadway, Fargo, North Dakota.
Note: All action items passed unanimously, unless otherwise noted.

FHRA STAFF PRESENT

Matthew Pike - Amy Rissmann - Tracy Lunak - Katrina Wilke -Jill Elliott - Steve Eickhoff - Kirsten Stave - Angie Hedstrom

FHRA BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

Karen Moore - Thomas Jefferson - Bryce Alme-Johnson - Tonna Horsely

CONSENT AGENDA

BE IT RESOLVED, the FHRA January 2019 minutes are approved unanimously.

MINUTES

BE IT RESOLVED, the FHRA February 2019 Consent Agenda is approved unanimously.

ADDITIONS TO AGENDA
None

REPORTS

Financials
Tracy Lunak reviewed the financials as submitted. The 2018 year-end financials were presented. The accounting department is currently preparing for the Public Housing audit in May.

Capital Projects
Steve Eickhoff reviewed his report as submitted. Construction is 95% completed at New Horizons, with the elevator, one room, and outside work remaining. The Lashkowitz offices update is completed. Pioneer Manor has a new camera system.

Deputy Director
Jill Elliott reviewed her report as submitted. FHRA is currently working on the multi-family transfer. FHRA started a new domestic violence partnership with Rape and Abuse Crisis Center. The Family Unification Program and Mainstream Program have been implemented.

OLD BUSINESS

Lashkowitz High Rise update
FHRA continues to meet with the City and materials are being compiled to present to the City for a review. It is not certain when or whether we will be moving new tenants in, since there are apartments there that have been unavailable since the fire in December. In the coming weeks, some of those units that suffered water damage from the incident will be repaired, depending upon the extent of the damage.

New Horizon update
Ben Lubben from US Bank visited New Horizon Manor this past week to conduct a review of the entire building and property. The completion date continues to be on track for June 1st, 2019, and progress is successfully moving forward.

Property Sales update
Three properties have recently closed, with one set to close on March 14th. This marks the end of the sale of non-mission-oriented properties, identified for sale last summer.

2019 rents
FHRA will complete an analysis of raising rents for 2019 and report back at a later meeting. On the commercial side, we have begun increasing rents.

Commissioner training
FHRA will review the NAHRO record of commissioner training to determine opportunities for commissioner training in 2019.

Strategic planning
It is an objective to hold a commissioner retreat and subsequently move toward a strategic planning process in the 2019 calendar year.

NEW BUSINESS

Family Unification Program and Mainstream update
Katrina Wilke provided an updated on the Mainstream Program. 37 units are leased, 21 individuals are
searching for units, and 3 individuals are approved. This program is assisting individuals who might otherwise be bypassed, as many community programs fill up very quickly.

Angie Hedstrom provided an update on the Family Unification Program. This program is targeting two
populations: 1) youth aging out of foster care, and; 2) families with children at risk of being placed outside the home or at risk of delaying reunification.

Vote on 2019 quarterly budget

BE IT RESOLVED, to approve the 2019 budget as proposed, subject to quarterly review.

Vote on 2018 year-end write-offs

BE IT RESOLVED, to approve the 2018 year-end write offs, as presented.

Vote on 2018 SEMAP certification

BE IT RESOLVED, to approve the 2018 SEMAP certification, as presented.

Demo/dispo application for Lashkowitz

Motion to table

Amend Executive Director/CEO employment agreement

BE IT RESOLVED, to approve the Executive Director/CEO employment agreement as amended.

The next meeting is scheduled for March 12th, 2019 at 1:30 PM.