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MINUTES TO THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE LONGVIEW HOUSING AUTHORITY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
February 28, 2010
At the Longview Housing Authority Offices
1207 Commerce Ave., Longview, WA.
Chair Bruce Fischer called the regular February meeting of the Longview Housing Authority Board of Commissioners to order at 4:00 pm on February 28, 2011.
Chris Pegg, Secretary
Ron Kosloski, Commissioner
B. Jo Brewer, Commissioner
Wayne Ostermiller, Commissioner
Bruce Fischer, Commissioner
Axel Swanson, Commissioner
Linda Brigham, Commissioner
Tom Drake, Staff PUBLIC
Vickie Rhodes, Staff
Selina Nesbit, Staff
Jon Dieter, Staff
Katie Wilkie, Staff
Dan Freedman, Staff
CHANGES & ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA
OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION
Review of Minutes for January 2011 Annual meeting
Approve January 2011 Financial Statements as presented
Approve January 2011 Vouchers as paid
Approve write-off doubtful accounts for January 2011
?A motion was made by Commissioner Swanson to approve consent agenda with no changes made to the minutes. Seconded by Commissioner Brigham. Motion passed.
CHAIRMAN AND SECRETARY REPORT
? Secretary Pegg spoke on the state of budgets and the impact they may have on the Longview Housing Authority and its programs. There has been no word yet as to how big the cuts may be however staff have been preparing alternative action plans.
? Secretary Pegg reported the rehab of the Veterans house on 33 in Longview has been completed. The final walkthrough was done February 28, 2011. An Open House is being planned with the date to be announced.
?Secretary Pegg reported the VA has hired a case manager for the VASH vouchers and he will be working out of an office in the Longview Housing Authority.
?Secretary Pegg reported there have been two offers made on Mint Place. LHA will be making counter offers.
INTRODUCTION OF STAFF
BOARD ACTION: Approval of contract with Impact Capital for predevelopment loan for the proposed Woodland project, Lilac Gardens.
? Commissioner Swanson made a motion to approve the contract with Impact Capital. Seconded by Commissioner Brewer. Motion passed.
BOARD UPDATE: Development Report
? Dan Freedman gave a development update. No action taken.
BOARD DISSCUSSION: Workshop with the Longview City Council
? No action taken pending further discussion and information
BOARD ACTION: Approval of staff request to reduce payment standards to 100%
? A motion was made by Commissioner Swanson to reduce the payment standards for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program to 100% of HUD’s Fair Market Rent. Seconded by Commissioner Ostermiller. Motion Passed
BOARD ACTION: Request for out of state travel
?A motion was made by Commissioner Brewer to approve out of state travel to Alaska for Dan Freedman to meet with staff at Tlingkit-Haida Housing Authority to discuss the hiring of a Project Manager and staff for work on Comrade Quarters and possible formation of a construction crew. Seconded by Commissioner Swanson. Motion passed.
BOARD ACTION: Approval of amendment to contract with Building Changes for additional funding for the Economic Opportunity Initiative grant for LHA’s Veterans Employment Programs.
?A motion was made by Commissioner Brewer to approve the amendment to contract with Building Changes for additional funding. Seconded by Commissioner Swanson. Motion passed.
BOARD DISCUSSION: Approval of General Depository Agreement with Twin City Bank
?No action taken at this time.
BOARD ACTION: Approval of meeting schedule for 2011
?A motion was made by Commissioner Brewer to approve the 2011 board meeting schedule with the exception of the March 2011 meeting changed from the 28 to the 21 and the October 2011 meeting changed from the 24 to the 17. Seconded by Commissioner Kosloski. Motion Passed
BOARD DISCUSSION: Scheduling of a workshop to discuss LHA participation in local homeless housing.
?No action taken
BOARD DISCUSSION: Scheduling of a second “ Community Luncheon”
?No action taken
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Review Performance of Executive Director- RCW 42.30.110(g)
?Executive session started at 7:10 and ended at 7:35.
Regular board meeting resumed .
Commissioner Ostermiller moved to approve a 1% increase in pay for Executive Director Chris Pegg retroactive to 1/1/11, her anniversary date. Commissioner Swanson seconded the motion. Motion passed.
SCEDULING OF NEXT MEETING:
? March 21, 2011
There being no further business to discuss, Chair Fischer adjourned the regular board meeting.
CHRISTINA M. PEGG,
BOARD APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Bruce Fischer, Chairperson Attest: Christina M. Pegg, Secretary