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MINUTES TO THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE LONGVIEW HOUSING AUTHORITY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
October 26, 2009
At the Longview Housing Authority Offices
1207 Commerce Ave., Longview, Wa.
Chair B. Brewer called the regular October meeting of the Longview Housing Authority Board of
Commissioners to order at 4:00 pm on October 26, 2009.
B. Jo Brewer, Chairperson
Chris Pegg, Secretary
Ron Kosloski, Commissioner
William Cox, Commissioner
Wayne Ostermiller, Commissioner
Bruce Fischer, Commissioner PUBLIC
Adora Greenwood, Commissioner
Tom Drake, Staff None
Jon Dieter, Staff
Dan Freedman, Staff
Selina Nesbit, Staff
Katie Wilkie, Staff
Vickie Rhodes, Staff
Susie Marion, Staff
Rena Mattison, Staff
CHANGES & ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA
OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION
Review of Minutes for August 28, 2009 Regular Meeting
Approve August 2009 Financial Statements as presented
Approve August 2009 Vouchers as paid
A motion was made by Commissioner Fischer to approve consent agenda with no changes made to the minutes. Seconded by Commissioner Ostermiller.
CHAIRMAN AND SECRETARY REPORT
Chairperson Brewer announced that Commissioner Fischer is now certified and that Commissioner Ostermiller has started his Ethics training to become certified.
Secretary Pegg announced she has submitted a press release to the Longview Daily News and a widely distributed email requesting nominations for the 2009 Patricia Price Housing Hero Award.
Secretary Pegg announced the 2009 Annual meeting is tentatively scheduled for December 28, 2009.
Secretary Pegg announced that Tom Drake and Jo Brewer were asked to lead a session at the NAHRO Conference in DC for Commissioners.
Secretary Pegg reported that the Phoenix House is now fully occupied.
Secretary Pegg announced that the Vet Works program is now up and running with LHA awarding Vet Works the janitorial contract as well as three of the smaller landscaping contracts.
Secretary Pegg announced that the Ready to Rent program has been moved to the Program Development Department and that Jon Dieter will be working on several grants to provide funding for the program.
Secretary Pegg announced that LHA participated in the Summer Youth Employment Program this year. Three youth worked with Katie Wilkie and her maintenance team during the summer months.
Secretary Pegg announced that she and Katie Wilkie attended the Open House at the Tulip Valley Social Center to celebrate the reopening of the Pat Price Learning Center. Hank Morris of Columbia River Carbonates has donated one year worth of free internet access to the learning center and that Hank and his family are volunteering time each week to work with the kids from Tulip Valley and Woodside West.
Secretary Pegg announced that her term as Chair of the national NAHRO Section 8 Housing subcommittee ended as of October1, 2009 and that she has been reappointed to the national Housing Committee. She has also been reappointed to the national Legislative Committee and has been asked by the Chair to lead a committee in advocacy training.
INTRODUCTION OF STAFF
STAFF PRESENTATION: Update on Development Projects presented by Dan Freedman. No action.
BOARD ACTION: Approval of the 2005-2015 Strategic Plan Amendment.
A motion was made by Commissioner Fischer to pass the Amended Strategic Plan. Seconded by Commissioner Greenwood. Passed
BOARD ACTION: Adoption of the FY2010 Budget
A motion was made by Commissioner Fischer to approve the FY2010 budget. Seconded by Commissioner Kosloski. Passed.
BOARD ACTION: Formation of a General Partnership with the Joint Pacific County Housing Authority for Phase II of Pacific Pearl.
After a conference called with Jerome Burns, the Development Consulted from Common ground the action was tabled until further discussion with the board members and Gerome.
BOARD ACTION: Scheduling of the Annual Meeting.
The Annual Board Meeting has been Scheduled for January 25,2010.
BOARD PRESENTATION: Angie Dotson and her daughters gave a presentation on their success participating in the Family Self Sufficiency Program and the final stages of preparing their new home for occupancy.
SCEDULING OF NEXT MEETING: Regular Meeting Date: November 23, 2009
There being no further business to discuss, Chair Brewer adjourned the regular board meeting.
CHRISTINA M. PEGG,
BOARD APPROVAL OF MINUTES
B. Jo Brewer, Chairperson Attest: Christina M. Pegg, Secretary