MINUTES

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CITY HOUSING COMMISSION

MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010, 3:00 P.M.

333 W. ELLSWORTH STREET

PERSONNEL CONFERENCE ROOM

 MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

  I.  Roll Call

 

PRESENT:   Bob Burgess, Dick Darger, Rick Loose, Sharon Mortensen and Steve Rapanos

 

ABSENT:    None

 

STAFF:        Cheri King, Community Development Specialist

 

OTHERS:    None

 

II.  Public Comments

 

      There were no public comments.

 

III.  Sale of Properties

 

a)     716 Gordon Street

 

A private individual has come forward who would like to purchase a lot owned by the City of Midland Housing Department at 716 Gordon Street.  The lot is 120’ x 120’.  The individual would like to build a single family home on the lot and use it for his family’s residence.  They have offered $20,000 for this parcel of property and have signed a purchase agreement contingent upon Midland City Housing Commission and City Council approval.  Selling this lot would stop additional charges for mowing and upkeep of the property, as well as putting the lot to a good use.  It would go back to the private sector for development.

 

Motion by Steve Rapanos, seconded by Sharon Mortensen, to approve the sale of 716 Gordon Street for $20,000, per the signed Purchase Agreement dated July 29, 2010.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

b)    1311 W. Union Street

 

The location of the 2010-11 proposed City of Midland/Midland Public Schools’ Building Trades House is 1311 W. Union Street.  It was purchased with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, as it was considered a “slum and blighted” property at the time.  The dilapidated home was demolished and the lot is now available for building.  The new home will be built for an individual with a developmental disability.  It will be built with universal design elements, making it handicap accessible for ingress and egress from the home.  Selling the lot would stop additional charges for mowing and upkeep of the property, as well as putting the lot to a good use for a handicap accessible home for a low-income member of the community and returning the property to the tax roll. 

 

The Housing Commission discussed the square foot costs.  Mr. Rapanos stated that the basic needs for a house, including the furnace, hot water heater, number of toilets and sinks, and water and sewer lines cost basically the same regardless of the number of square feet in the house.

 

Motion by Steve Rapanos, seconded by Richard Darger, to sell the property at 1311 W. Union Street for $10,000, per the recommendation of staff and according to the proposed Building Trades Housing Construction Agreement.  Motion passed unanimously.

 

IV.  Adjournment

 

        The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Cheri King

Secretary

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE HOUSING COMMISSION.