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MINUTES TO THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE LONGVIEW HOUSING AUTHORITY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
June 27, 2011
At the Longview Housing Authority Offices
1207 Commerce Ave., Longview, WA.
Chair Bruce Fischer called the regular June meeting of the Longview Housing Authority Board of Commissioners to order at 4:00 pm on June 27, 2011.
Chris Pegg, Secretary Bruce Fischer, Commissioner
Axel Swanson, Commissioner
Ron Kosloski, Commissioner
B. Jo Brewer, Commissioner
Wayne Ostermiller, Commissioner
Linda Brigham, Commissioner
Tom Drake, Staff PUBLIC
Vickie Rhodes, Staff Melissa Taylor, Council of Governments
Selina Nesbit, Staff
Katie Wilkie, Staff
Dan Freedman, Staff
Jon Dieter, Staff
Greg Harrison, Staff
CHANGES & ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA
NEW BUSINESS- BOARD DISCUSSION: Hiring of a third party agency to perform an assessment of public agencies opinion about the Longview Housing Authority.
Review of Minutes for May 2011 Board meeting
Approve write-off doubtful accounts
Approve May 2011 Vouchers as paid
Approve May 2011Financial Statements as presented
A motion was made by Commissioner Ostermiller to approve consent agenda. Seconded by Commissioner Kosloski. Motion passed.
CHAIRMAN AND SECRETARY REPORT
Secretary Pegg reported that HUD has estimated the Section 8 administrative funding proration for FY2011 will be at 83%. This is an improvement over the estimated 73% prepared by NAHRO.
?Secretary Pegg reported Longview Housing Authority has submitted Stage One Trust Fund applications to the Department of Commerce for Pacific Place in South Bend, WA, Lilac Gardens in Woodland, WA., and Stratford Arms in Longview, WA. LHA has been invited to submit Stage Two applications for all three projects.
Secretary Pegg reported that she and Jon Dieter met with staff from the VA and other SW Washington service providers to plan a Veterans summit for the SW Washington. The tentative date set for the event is September 20, 2011.
Commissioner Brewer reported that Commissioner Kosloski and Commissioner Brigham attended Commissioners training June 17 and 18 in Woodland, WA.
PUBLIC HEARING- HUD ANNUAL PLAN
Melissa Taylor presented recommendations from the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments for changes to be considered to the Longview Housing Authority Annual Plan. She recognized changes in this year’s plan would be difficult because of the lateness of her submission but asked for consideration of the recommendations for the FY2012 Annual Plan.
INTRODUCTION OF STAFF
BOARD DISCUSSION: Development Update
Dan Freedman presented the development update. No action taken.
BOARD DISSCUSSION: Vet Works update
Jon Dieter presented a Vet Works update. No action taken.
BOARD ACTION: Approval of Resolution 11-07 to approve the HUD Annual Plan for the fiscal year beginning 10/01/2011.
Commissioner Ostermiller made a motion to approve Resolution 11-07 for the HUD Annual Plan for the fiscal year 10/01/2011. Seconded by Commissioner Swanson. Motion passed
BOARD ACTION: Request to change definition of Agency work week.
Commissioner Swanson made a motion to approve changing the Agency work week from Monday through Sunday to Sunday through Saturday. Seconded by Commissioner Brigham. Motion passed.
BOARD ACTION: Approval of Resolution 11-08 approving Twin City Bank as a depository of funds for LHA
Commissioner Swanson made a motion to approve Resolution 11-08 approving Twin City Bank as a depository of funds for LHA. Seconded by Commissioner Ostermiller. Motion passed.
BOARD DISCUSSION: Hiring of a third party agency to perform assessment on the opinion of public opinion about LHA
Commissioner Ostermiller asked the Board to consider the usefulness of hiring a third party to perform an assessment of public opinion about LHA. Discussion followed and the Board decided not to take any action on this recommendation.
SCEDULING OF NEXT MEETING:
August 22, 2011
There being no further business to discuss, Vice Chair Brewer adjourned the regular board meeting.
CHRISTINA M. PEGG,
BOARD APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Bruce Fischer, Chairperson Attest: Christina M. Pegg, Secretary