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Minutes Citizen’s District Council Meeting City of Muskegon CDBG Zoom Meeting Muskegon, Michigan February 4, 2021 CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by Veania Coleman at 5:44 pm. ROLL CALL: Roll call was taken by Samantha Pulos, and a quorum was present. ➢ Present: ✓ Ken Johnson - Commissioner ✓ Jennifer Ross ✓ Ationza Smith ✓ Veania Coleman ✓ Paul Kurdziel ✓ Perry Dennie ➢ Absent: ✓ ➢ Excused: ✓ Jeremey Lenertz ✓ Maria Cisneros ➢ Staff Present: ✓ LeighAnn Mikesell ✓ Samantha Pulos ✓ Oneata Bailey ✓ Sharonda Carson APPROVAL OF MINUTES: A motion to approve the minutes from September 1, 2020 (Action Item) was made by Jennifer Ross; Perry Dennie seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. OLD BUSINESS: No old business was discussed. NEW BUSINESS: 2019 CAPER: Covers the time period of July 2019-June2020, is available on the City’s website for review. Because of COVID, the reporting period was carried through summer months and reported in December, waiting on approval for the report. SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Sharonda Carson shared with the group the reason for the CDC Board, as required by HUD because of the CDBG funding received by the City of Muskegon. She encouraged the group to share information gained with their neighbors as they act as members of the advisory board CDC. NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCTIONS: • Perry Dennie – born and raised in Muskegon, he has a lot of family in the area and is committed to being active in the community. • Paul Kurdziel – taught in Muskegon Public Schools, life-long resident, decided to sit on board to contribute to the community in a constructive manner. • Ationza Smith – works with local non-profit, she would like to give a voice for minority communities by participating with the CDC board. • Jen Ross – born and raised Musk Heights. Wants minority representation on community boards. STAFF REPORTS: Calendar will be sent out soon to members. Oneata Bailey gave a summary of the schedule of budget planning and discussions and explained that a new President should not change that process. A survey will accompany the yearly calendar to get an idea of what kind of activities the board would like to see happen. Staff members Oneata Bailey, Sharonda Carson, LeighAnn Mikesell, and Samantha Pulos introduced themselves as well. ADJOURN: Jennifer Ross motioned to adjourn the meeting, Perry Dennie seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 6:13 pm. NEXT MEETING: The next meeting date is: March 1, 2021.