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Minutes
Monday, September 18, 2006

 

ASHLAND HOUSING COMMISSION

MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 18, 2006

 

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Weisler called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Development and Engineering Services Building, 51 Winburn Way, Ashland, OR.

 

Commissioners Present

SOU Liaison

Faye Weisler, Chair

Sunny Lindley, absent

Bill Street

 

Aaron Benjamin

Council Liaison

Liz Peck

Cate Hartzell, present

Don Mackin

 

Steve Hauck

 

Absent Members

Staff Present

Jennifer Henderson

Brandon Goldman, Housing Specialist

Carol Voisin

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Mackin moved and it was seconded that the written changes by Benjamin and Weisler are attached to the July 31, 2006 meeting minutes.   Voice Vote:  Approved.

 

PUBLIC FORUM

Goldman said the Roy Wright housing market report is informational only. 

 

OTHER BUSINESS FROM HOUSING COMMISSION MEMBERS

Voisin reported in to say she would not be at this meeting.  She has committed to attending the meetings for the remainder of the year.  Four unexcused absences are allowed each year.  The Commission will discuss this further at the study session.

 

Steve Hauck, newest Housing Commission member, introduced himself.  He was instrumental in initial formation of the Housing Commission.

 

PROJECT UPDATES

Ashland Community Land Trust (ACLT) – Tom Bradley said ACLT was the recipient of the block grant this year for a four unit project on Bridge Street.  They are expecting the funds to be released next month.  They are looking for a builder.  With regard to the Garfield project, the Planning Commission approved the site plan for two more units in conjunction with the existing six. 

 

Bradley said Larry Medinger and Madeline Hill want to re-visit bringing in a piece of land adjacent to Mountain Meadows in the UGB and then into the City by annexation for a 60 unit development with 15 units affordable. 

 

Doug Irvine is going through an annexation on Clay Street, according to Bradley, and has approached ACLT as a partner for 17 units of affordable housing. 

 

NEW BUSINESS - Interagency Council on Homelessness

Paul Carlson, Regional Coordinator, Federal Region X, spoke on the topic “How to End Homelessness in Ten Years.”   He noted that the Jackson County Commissioners have approved the development of a ten year plan and he said the Ashland Housing Commission could work with the County Commission, looking at the data and what type of housing can be supported. 

 

CDBG CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REPORT – Review and Public Comment Period

Goldman reviewed the three to five year goals and objectives (2005-2009) report as outlined in the packet.  The purpose of the CAPER is to provide public comment.  No one spoke at the meeting, however, the comment period is open until the end of September. 

 

Weisler left the meeting.  Street completed chairing the meeting.

 

REPORTS AND UPDATES - Subcommittee/Liaison Updates

Land Use – Diane Paulson, realtor, will be working on a commission basis for land acquisition for affordable housing.          

Finance – They have met with different non-profits to find out how they use trust fund money.  Goldman will give an update on the Housing Trust Fund at the study session.

Education –They are planning a Housing Commission TV information program for October 23rd from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on RVTV.  Weisler, the Mayor, Goldman and Ann Seltzer have agreed to be on it.  They will be meeting October 4th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. to plan the program. 

Pre-app Review – There were two applications reviewed by the subcommittee, both condominium conversions.  Both applicants indicated their units would be rental units. 

Liaison – Street will be meeting with some school board members this week to discuss affordable housing on school owned properties.

 

MEETING AGENDA ITEMS

Study Session Items - Goldman will put together a list of study session items for the meeting on September 26th.

Regular Meeting Items – Lithia Lot Update

 

COMMISSION COORDINATION

September 26th – Study Session from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at 51 Winburn Way

October 10th – Planning Commission Hearing Condo Conversion

October 16th – Housing Commission Meeting

 

ADJOURNMENT – The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted by,

Susan Yates

 

 

 

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