MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA
September 16, 2021
As permitted under the Governor's Executive Order N-25-20, dated March 12, 2020, due to concerns of COVID-19 ("Executive Order"), the members of the Board of Commissioners will participate in the meeting via a teleconference connection at locations that may be located outside of the Agency's jurisdiction. Such locations shall not be publicly disclosed, nor shall such locations be open to the public as is expressly authorized by the Executive Order.
The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara met in regular session on September 16, 2021, via teleconference. A quorum was declared. Chair Pearson convened the meeting at 5:06 p.m.
Upon roll call the following Commissioners were present: Christian Alonso, Lisa Knox-Burns, John Lizarraga, Henry Mercado, and James Pearson. Robert Doyle and John Lizarraga were excused.
Also present were Bob Havlicek. Secretary/Executive Director, Jackie Bordon, Executive Secretary, Irene Melton, Director of Finance, John Polanskey, Director of Housing Development, Sanford Riggs, Director of Operations, and Irene Vejar, Director of Human Resources.
There were no introductions.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
MOTION by Commissioner Alonso, second by Commissioner Mercado to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of August 19, 2021. All others voted aye. Motion carried.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
No public comments were received.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Good news at West Cox Cottages in Santa Maria. This morning PGE passed deficiencies from three previous inspections. The development is now in the que to pull wires and set meters; hopefully this will be complete by October 5. We are now looking at the COO from the City of Santa Maria some time in mid-October. We are also working through several difficulties with Halsell Builders.
We may pursue Homekey Phase II funds for a couple of projects. The application is due October 1. Commissioner Burns asked if mobile homes qualified for Homekey funding. John Polanskey stated that the threshold requires a permanent foundation, so mobile homes do not qualify.
APPROVAL OF OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT REPORTS
MOTION by Commissioner Burns second by Commissioner Alonso to approve the operation and management reports. All voted aye. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES
Resolution No. 2929 - Approval of Expenditure List as submitted, including meeting expenses. MOTION by Commissioner Mercado, second by Commissioner Burns to adopt Resolution No. 2929. Irene Melton answered several questions to the satisfaction of the Board. All voted aye. Motion carried.
COMMISSIONERS' ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
Commissioner Burns expressed her sorrow at the loss of Dave Steller. She shared her golfing experience with Dave. Bob Havlicek told the Board that trees will be planted at Evans Park and Guadalupe Ranch Acres in Dave's memory.
PHA Certifications of Compliance with the PHA Plans and Related Regulations; Board Resolution to accompany 2022 PHA Plan. Motion by Commissioner Alonso, second by Commissioner Mercado to adopt Board Resolution to accompany 2022 PHA Plan. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Resolution No. 2930 - Approval of Capital Fund Program 5-Year Action Plan. MOTION by Commissioner Mercado, second by Commissioner Alonso to adopt Resolution No. 2930. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Resolution No. 2931 - Consent/Approval to allow the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara to purchase real property located at 4455 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA (APN 061-081-007). MOTION by Commissioner Alonso, second by Commissioner Burns to adopt Resolution No. 2931. Bob Havlicek explained that this is a small property (11 units) near the City of Santa Barbara and that the City Housing Authority already has a relationship with the property owner. All voted aye. Motion carried.
There being no further business to come before the Board, MOTION by CommissionerAlonso, second by Commissioner Burns to adjourn the meeting at 6:05 p.m. All voted aye. Meeting adjourned.
James E. Pearson
Robert P. Havlicek, Jr.