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File #: Min 19-25    Version: 1 Name: May 8, 2019 HRA Board Meeting Minutes
Type: Approval of Minutes Status: Archived
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 6/12/2019
Title: Approving the May 8, 2019 HRA Board meeting minutes
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Approving the May 8, 2019 HRA Board meeting minutes
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ROLL CALL

Present 6 - Commissioners Brendmoen, Busuri, Jalali Nelson, Noecker, Thao and Chair Tolbert

Absent 1 - Commissioner Prince

FOR DISCUSSION

Commissioner Prince Arrived

1. Authorization to allocate Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) Funds and authorization to enter into a forgivable CDBG loan agreement with Ain Dah Yung Center for capital improvements at 1089 Portland Avenue, District 8, Ward 1

Dr. Bruce Corrie, HRA Executive Director, stated that the Ain Dah Yung center provides critical services for American Indian homeless youth. Yesterday while driving by the center it was so great to see youth playing outside on the lawn by a frame of a Tepee.
It is a beautiful large historic building at 1089 Portland Avenue and requires work on the front stairway and chimney tuck pointing.
Staff recommends a $70,000 forgivable CDBG loan at 0 percent interest; forgivable on a pro rata basis over 5 years during with the center will provide emergency shelter for homeless youth. The Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Committee approved Ain dah Yung’s application to make such capital improvements.

Moved by Commissioner Thao, Resolution Adopted and set forth in RES 19-789
VOTE: Yeas - 7 Nays - 0

2. Amend the 2019 Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) general fund budget for City Attorney staff support, Citywide

Dr. Bruce Corrie, HRA Executive Director, expressed appreciation for the great work that the City Attorneys are doing for the HRA and PED. Dr. Corrie shared that we are involved in a wide range of projects from Ford to zoning and need the capacity to improve our legal staffing. This resolution amends the HRA General Fund budget to allocate $295,000 for additional City Attorney staffing.

Commissioner Noecker asked if this request is for an additional attorney on top of what was already budgeted earlier this year. Dr. Corrie stated that the City Attorney’s office has proposals for...

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