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June 4th, 2013 Housing Committee Meeting Minutes

Attendees:

Lori Baird

Joel Baird

Troy Kester

Jeff Skrenes

Polly Peterson

Chic Hanssen

Robert Hughes

Deb Wagner

Cathy Spann (staff)

Sandy’Ci Moua (staff)

 

Guests:

Chad Dipman (Habitat for Humanity)

Nicole Curtis and 2 staff

 

I. 6:30-6:40pm: Call to order: 6:42pm

·         Last month’s meeting minutes: agreed to approve via email after meeting.

·         Approve agenda: approved with addition of Nicole Curtis to agenda.

II. 6:40-6:50pm: Habitat for Humanity (Chad Dipman)

A)    2212 Irving Ave. N. house:

·         Shared driveway with 2210 house. Starting construction in August 2013. Brush if on property. Empty lot. Bought privately- not land sale. 2 car garage.

·         Slatted window awnings. To have sun shade in summer and allow winter sun in. Asking for a letter of support.

B)    3026 Morgan Ave. N. house:

·         will be demo’d. groundbreaking Sept 2013

·         Update from Chad: 2 shed dormers on level 2 might be possible. Interested in starting last Fall 2014.

·         Joel: would like Habitat homes to reflect existing home designs.

·         Chad: will be willing to return next month

·         Joel: suggests Habitat look at 3015 Morgan house to see if it’s salvageable.

·         Jeff: suggests that when 3015 Morgan comes up – we take a hard look to see if it can be salvaged.

·         Cathy: asks Chad for timeline of these properties: 2920 Morgan, etc.

·         Chad: mentions that Habitat has about 6 properties that they have not yet purchased but plan to.

III. Nicole Curtis:

·         Nicole: 3248 Dupont house is being demo’d by city even though Nicole spent 4 months trying to acquire the house. Willing to donate time to volunteer time to give design recommendations. 54 demos set for 1st quarter of 2013 = $1 mill. Demo fees suggests focusing first on vacant lots vs demo’ing. She is currently working on 2 homes: 1900 25th Ave and 2914 North 4th St.

IV. Property to discuss

2907 Knox Ave. N:

·         Deb and Joel took a look: roof damage and mold smell. Archway is only remaining significant detail.

·         Joel: need to gut it down to studs n rebuild and suggests to make a motion to support the renovation of this structure contingent upon the review n recommendation of an independent structural contractor

Motion made and seconded: to support of the preservation of this property while we have this property reviewed by an independent contractor. ($34,900 current price. Motion voted and approved.

V. Housing Committee main goals:

·         Agreement: to be tabled to next meeting due to time constraints (7:57pm)

VI. Sub-committees

A)    Dirty Thirty (integrating Housing Assessment info):

·         Agreement: to be tabled to next meeting due to time constraints

·         Agreement to extend meeting past 8pm

B)    Variance and CPED Disposition:

·         No set CPED timeline to finalize and implement this.

·         Chic: proposes that JACC pose a question to Mayoral or City Council candidates: “How would you handle code enforcement issues?”

Motion made and seconded: return to CPED with our original proposal and JACC modify or rescind the 45-day waiver. Motion voted and approved.

VII. Chair updates- May 2013 Board meeting

VIII. Other business/community input

IX. Adjourned at 8:27pm

 

SUMMARY OF MOTIONS:

·        Motion made and seconded: to support of the preservation of this property while we have this property reviewed by an independent contractor. ($34,900 current price. Motion voted and approved.

 ·        Motion made and seconded: return to CPED with our original proposal and JACC modify or rescind the 45-day waiver. Motion voted and approved.