Citizens District Council Minutes 10-06-2015

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Citizen’s District Council Meeting
City of Muskegon CDBG
Conference Room 203
Muskegon, Michigan
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The meeting was called to order by Chris Carter, at 5:34 p.m.

Roll call was taken by Laura Hichue, a quorum was present.
Present:             Chris Carter, Kim Burr, Addie Sanders-Randall, Rosalind Ford,
                     Billie Quinn, Emma Torresen
Absent:              Tom Pastoor, Commissioner Johnson
Staff Present:       Oneata Bailey, Laura Hichue

Mrs. Sanders-Randall moved to accept the minutes of the September 1, 2015 CDC
meeting; Mrs. Ford seconded the motion which passed unanimously.


CAPER – Oneata explained that at the previous meeting when the CAPER was
reviewed, the ramp information from Love INC. was missing and it was requested to
add the amount of Home Buyer Assistance (HBA) funds provided. A new copy of the
CAPER was given to the Board showing the Ramp information and the HBA funds.
Oneata stated that $47,902 was provided since the HBA program started and gave
examples of how the money was granted. The CAPER also showed which
neighborhoods the homes were purchased.


Oneata announced that Laura was retiring as of next week. The Board was invited to
the celebration the following Friday.


Oneata announced that this was going to be Emma’s last meeting as she is resigning
from the Board. She also stated that Mr. Pastoor was recuperating after his surgery.

Oneata stated that Laura’s position would be changed to the classification of a vacant
position in the union; the person would have responsibilities that include grant writing;
community organizing skills, along with the office duties. It would be a promotional
position within the Clerical Union.

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Oneata stated that the CAPER is online as well as the Target Market Analysis, the
Analysis of Impediment Study, and the Home Buyer Assistance Program information.

Discussion took place about the next scheduled meeting that would be November 3; it
was discussed and approved that due to the election on that day, the meeting will be
changed to Thursday, November 5.

Discussion also took place regarding the Special Assessment letters that were sent
regarding street lighting.

Mrs. Ford moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:00 p.m. Mrs. Burr seconded the motion
which carried unanimously.

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