Peoria Housing Authority (PHA) Board of Commissioners meeting was held on August 5 at Taft Homes, 245 Green St. at 4:30 pm with Commissioners Tekia Childs and Renee Andrews absent.
Chairman Cannon informed the audience that additional board members would be present next meeting. Meeting agenda was posted on PHA web site; no additional information or approved meeting minutes were posted at the time of this meeting. Many residents of Taft Homes were present, anticipating discussion of the future plans to renovate Taft Homes. Commissioner Cannon explained that the plans would be shared with residents at public meetings as soon as they were available. There were no public comments. Jackie Neuman, CEO, gave her report and shared copies of PHA quarterly newsletter. Monthly Board meetings will be held at various PHA sites for improved communication with residents.
Meeting minutes from regular session meeting of July 1, 2019 and closed session meeting of July 1, 2019 were approved. Reports passed by consent agenda; resolution passed for collection write-offs that have been determined to be uncollectable. Resolution to consider, discuss and vote on River West contract with related management was tabled until September meeting. There was no New Business or Old Business. Under Board Comments, Chairman Cannon commented on the summer school program held at Taft; and that the Taft Resource Center would be opening in the future. In addition, fall registration for Lincoln school would be held at Taft site.
The Board adjourned to closed session at 4:49 pm. The next regular meeting of is scheduled for September 3 at Sterling Towers. Meeting was covered by Peoria Journal Star. Board packet, including minutes of July 1 regular meeting were provided to this observer at the meeting. Review of PHA website, www.peoriahousing.org, shows site has agenda for April – August 2019 but no board packets or approved meeting minutes for 2019. There is a notice that the site us under construction.
Connie Romanus, Observer
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