The PHA Board of Commissioners regular meeting was held May 6, 2019 at the Frank Campbell Community Center, 312 S. Merriman, Peoria. The meeting started on time at 4:30 pm. All members were present.
A resident of Sterling Towers spoke during the Community Comments time; he was very complimentary to staff member who has assisted many of the residents and was concerned about changes in employee roles.
Hedy Elliot Gardner recognized memorial garden at Harrison Homes; thanked volunteers, maintenance staff for assistance in project. She also expressed concern regarding Trespass List sent from PHA Security and how list is updated. PHA Office can assist with how list is updated.
Appointment of Kadar Heffner as Commissioner and Treasurer was made. Minutes of the regular session of April 1, 2019 were approved.
Director Jackie Newman requested that regular monthly meetings be changed to PHA office, 100 S. Richard Pryor Place. PHA offices have been remodeled and have space for these meetings.
Director Newman reported PHA continues to focus on updating internal operations, policies and procedures to meet federal guidelines.
Agenda reports under consent agenda; housing choice voucher program has been closed for five years. Beginning April 29, this program was reopened. Over 100 families served the first day. Staff were complimented on efficiency of the process and effectiveness of ensuring families understood documents required and assistance in completing forms. Enrollment will be held weekly until vouchers exhausted. Plan to extend to families outside city limits who live in Peoria County.
Agenda posted on web site; no Board packet or approved prior meeting minutes posted prior to meeting or available at meeting. Copies of Agenda available at meeting.
Regular meeting adjourned at 5:07 pm. Board went to Executive session at this time.
Special Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled May 13 to focus on Security.
Next regular meeting scheduled for June 3, 2019.
Connie Romanus, Observer
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