Citizens District Council Minutes 02-06-2018

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Citizen’s District Council Meeting
City of Muskegon CDBG
Conference Room 203
Muskegon, Michigan
February 6, 2018

The meeting was called to order by Veania Coleman at 5:30 pm.

Roll call was taken by Samantha Pulos-Porter, and a quorum was present.
    Present:
            Ken Johnson - Commissioner
            Jeremy Lenertz
            Scott Banninga
            Carrie Johnson
            Veania Coleman
            Kim Burr
    Absent:
            Poppy Sias-Hernandez
    Excused:
                 Tom Pastoor
    Staff Present:
            Oneata Bailey
            Samantha Pulos-Porter

A motion to approve the minutes, by Scott Banninga, from December 5, 2017; Kim Burr
seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.


Citizen’s Participation Plan – all new members received copies of the plan. Existing members
already had a copy. All changes go through CDC first and then to City Commission for approval,
followed by a thirty day comment period.
New Board Members –
Scott Banninga, resident at Jefferson Towers. Retired but still very active in the community
(Medicaid/Medicare/Senior Resources).

Carrie Johnson – Put in for the library board, but happy to be on the CDC. Lives in the Village of
Jackson Hill and is also retired.

CDBG Program Changes – Proposed changes to the Priority Home Repair Program and the
Vinyl Siding Program were discussed. The first change discussed was raising the income limit
across the board to the 80% Area Median Income (AMI). Currently, the Priority Home Repair
program has a 60% AMI limit. Matching neighboring communities at the 80% AMI and unused
funds as incentives to raise the income limits were discussed. Other changes that were discussed
were a non-depreciating lien on the properties for repairs in excess of $1500, a service limitation
of 6 instead of 10 years and an application fee of $60 for the 51-80% AMI population. The $60
would cover the cost of placing and discharging the lien.

Many motions by multiple CDC Representatives were made and amended until agreed upon
changes were decided. The end changes to the programs were as follows:

 Priority Home Repair Program
 Current Program                                                          Proposed Changes
 Income Limit                                    Program Fee
 0% - 30%                                        No Fee                   No Change
 31% - 50%                                       No Fee                   No Change
 51% - 60%                                       $250.00                  No Fee
 61% - 80%                                       n/a                      Assist with no Fee

 Application Fee                                 None                     $60.00 for 51-80%
 Project Cost                                    $800.00 or more          $500.00 and up
                                                 $3,500.00 or
 Liens Placed on Property                        more                     $1,500 and up
 Lien Depreciation                               20%                      Lien doesn't depreciate
 Service Limitation                              10 Years                 6 Years
 Vinyl Siding Program

 Current Program                                                              Proposed Changes

 Income Limit                                      Program Fee
 0% - 30%                                          No Fee                   $60.00
 31% - 50%                                         $250.00                  $60.00
 51% - 60%                                         $500.00                  $250.00
 61% - 80%                                         n/a                      $500.00

 Application Fee                                   None                     None
 Project Cost                                      Less than $15,000        Less than $15,000
 Liens Placed on Property                          $3,500.00 or more        $1,500.00 and up
 Lien Depreciation                                 20%                      Lien doesn't depreciate
 Cost of Lien Placement/Discharge                  $60.00                   None
 Service Limitation                                Only assist once         No Change

Changes will be brought before the City Commission for approval on February 27th.

    1350 EASTWOOD
       Rehab on 1350 Eastwood nears completion. Open house should be in the end of
       February/beginning of March.
       1025 E Forest – specs are being approved currently
       1015 E Forest – CNS also purchased this house and will be rehabbing the property.
Scott Banninga motioned to adjourn the meeting, Carrie Johnson seconded the motion, which
passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm.

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting date is: March 6, 2018.


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