Citizens District Council Minutes 06-02-2020

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                                          Minutes

Citizen’s District Council Meeting
City of Muskegon CDBG
Zoom Meeting
Muskegon, Michigan
June 2, 2020




CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order by Jeremy Lenertz at 5:35 pm.

ROLL CALL:
Roll call was taken by Sharonda Carson, and a quorum was present.
    Present:
            Ken Johnson - Commissioner
            Jeremy Lenertz
            Samantha Ferguson
            Veania Coleman
            Bonnie Lipan
            Marie Cisneros
    Absent:
    Excused:
            James Chabot
            Kim Burr
    Staff Present:
            LeighAnn Mikesell
            Sharonda Carson
            Oneata Bailey



APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
A motion to approve the minutes from May 6, 2020(Action Item) with corrections was made by
Bonnie Lipan; Veania Coleman seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS:
CDBG- Coronavirus funding for Cares Act was discussed. The City of Muskegon is preparing to
amend 2019 Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan. There will be a 5 day notice for
comment period.
NEW BUSINESS:
CDC was asked about a revision, made by Commissioner German, suggesting for lien hold terms
for home repairs to be reconsidered and changed from 5 years to 3 years to allow clients to take
advantage of funding sooner. CDC agrees that 5 year terms is reasonable and fair. No change is
required to lien holds; but would like to consider an increase lien threshold amount from $1500
to $2000 if possible.

STAFF REPORTS:
Staff report that 567 Leonard St. is listed with Greenridge Reality and that they are working on a
virtual tour for everyone to view home.

ADJOURN:
Veania Coleman motioned to adjourn the meeting, Samantha Ferguson seconded the motion,
which passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 6:07 pm.

NEXT MEETING:
The next meeting date is: September 1, 2020.

GENERAL DISCUSSION:
No general discussion

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