Grant 180 days to rehab the (accessory) structure.
Dawit Solomon, President Eritrean Community Center of MN, appeared via phone
Essey Asbu, Secretary Eritrean Community Center of MN, appeared via phone
Ruth Ogbaselassie, treasurer Eritrean Community Center of MN, appeared via phone
Alec Armon, District 11 Community Council, appeared via phone
Moermond left Tekle a Voicemail at 10:56 am: we have Mr. Solomon, Mr. Asbu, and
Ms. Ogbaselassie on the line.
[Solomon was disconnected at 10:56 am, tried calling back and left a Voicemail at
10:57 am, tried calling again at 10:58 am.]
Moermond: I think we can have the conversation with the 2 of you and you can catch
the others up. We are looking for $38,670 to do the rehab, knowing you have the
$60,000 from the Star grant. The account statement does show you have the money,
but the affidavit says you are only setting aside $34,000. That leaves you short $3,600.
Is that a typo? Is it coming from somewhere else?
Ogbaselassie: the grant we are getting is $65,000.
Moermond: ok, we will update our records. This will go to Council July 13. Because
we’ve reviewed everything we are going to tell the permit desk they can issue permits
for work to begin. As discussed we’d like that permit pulled by July 1. I wish you well.
Remember to keep the site secure as the work continues.
Referred to the City Council due back on 7/13/2022
Ordering the rehabilitation or razing and removal of the structures at 1807
SEVENTH STREET EAST within fifteen (15) days after the June 22,
2022, City Council Public Hearing. (Amend to grant 180 days)
Grant 180 days to rehab or remove.
Cory Johnson, owner, appeared
Rashad Kennedy, contractor & partner, appeared
Moermond: I did see the property taxes were paid, which is great. You’re company is
doing the work, with subs.
Kennedy: Renovo Capital, they give me the funds to purchase and renovate. They’re a
lender I’ve used in the past. I’m going to try and do it for $100,000 but I have $117,000
Mai Vang: the Performance Deposit was posted yesterday.
Moermond: we were looking for several things, let’s take them by item. $5,000 was
posted. Taxes were brought current. Evidence of financing, I saw the account balance
is the account is more than the amount of the estimate to be completed. Affidavit is
included, which I have a question about. We have Mr. Kennedy’s signature and
intending to purchase ASAP and complete repairs prior to completion date. What are
you trying to say with that?
Kennedy: I want to pull the permits as soon as we can.
Moermond: and you know the closing date can’t happen until it is done. You need that