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02-10-1998Public Hearingl r COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE SUMMARY OF MINUTES CITY OFFICE CENTER - FEBRUARY 10, 1998 MEMBERS PRESENT MEMBERS ABSENT STAFF PRESENT Mr. Alfred Rucks Ms. Sinclair Hunt Mr. Jim Ericson Dr. C. Quentin Ford Mr. Ralph J. Gutierrez Mr. Don Fahrenkrog Mr. Gabriel Paz Ms. Mary W. Gallegos Ms. Shirley Daniels VISITORS: Mr. Russ Winn I. CALL TO ORDER Mr. Rucks, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. A quorum was present allowing for conduct of official business. Mr. Rucks, asked that the agenda be reviewed at this time. Mr. Ford moved to approve the agenda. Mr. Paz seconded the motion. The Committee unanimously voted to approve agenda. II. ROLL CALL Mr. Rucks, asked the roll to be called to show for the record the members present. Mr. Ford: here, Mr. Rucks: here, Ms. Daniels: here, and Mr. Paz: here. For the Record Ms. Hunt and Mr. Gutierrez were absent. At present there is one position vacant. III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Mr. Rucks asked that the minutes of February 3, 1998, be reviewed at this time. Mr. Ford moved to approve minutes as corrected. Ms. Daniels seconded the motion. The Committee unanimously voted to approve minutes as corrected. IV. OLD BUSINESS a. Establish Priorities Dr. Winn took the Committee through a focus group exercise to rank in importance, priority community development needs. The Committee ranked the needs numerically. Mr. Ford moved that needs be ranked as per numerical ranking as attached. Mr. Paz seconded the motion. The Committee unanimously voted that needs be ranked as per numerical ranking as attached. Mr. Ford motioned that needs ranking less than one be given a priority need level of "no such need." Mr. Paz seconded the motion. The Committee unanimously voted that needs ranking less than one be given a priority need level of "no such need." G J Mr. Ford motioned that remaining needs be ranked with approximately 1/3 given a priority need level of "high", 1/3 given a priority need level of "medium" and 1/3 given a priority need level of "low ", as per attached copy of "priority community development needs." Ms. Daniels seconded the motion. The Committee unanimously voted that remaining needs be ranked with approximately 1/3 given a priority need level of "high ", 1/3 given a priority need level of "medium" and 1/3 given a priority need level of "low ", as per attached copy of "priority community development needs." b. Review Process Mr. Fahrenkrog gave a brief summary of the proposed process for evaluating projects to be included the 1998 Consolidated Plan. Minor changes were made to the proposal and two sections were provided, a yellow for public service and a blue for all other requests. Mr. Ford motioned to accept the revised request for proposal to be considered by City Council for approval. Ms. Daniels seconded the motion. The Committee unanimously voted to accept the revised request for proposal to be distributed to City Council for approval. Ms Daniels requested staff to include the definitions in the process and requirement document. Mr. Rucks requested staff to use the word guidance and not direction in the document. Mr. Ford motioned to approve the process and requirements document as presented with definitions for the 1998 Consolidated Plan. Ms. Daniels seconded the motion. The Committee unanimously voted to approve the process and requirement document as presented with definitions for the 1998 Consolidated Plan. C. Calendar Dates Calendar dates were again discussed and modified. Mr. Ford motioned to approve the calendar dates as modified. Mr. Paz seconded the motion. The Committee unanimously voted to approve the modified calendar dates. Copy is attached. d. Other Committee requested staff to inform them of late proposals to determine if they should be considered due to unforseen circumstances or timeliness according to the National Bureau Standards time. V. ADJOURNMENT The Community Development Advisory Committee, Meeting was adjourned at 9:50 p.m. Alf A'd Ruc s, Chairman Ralp J. utierrez, Secretary 2 Page 1 Importance PRIORITY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Average Rank Rater 1 Rater 2 Rater 3 Rater 4 NEEDS 17.75 Senior Centers 1 0 4 0 0 Youth Centers 3.5 5 4 0 5 Neighborhood Facilities 1.75 3 4 0 0 Child Care Centers 2.25 0 4 0 5 Parks and /or Recreation Facilities 5.5 10 2 10 0 Health Facilities 2 5 3 0 0 Parking Facilities 1 2 2 0 0 Other Public Facilities 0.75 0 3 0 0 INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT 41.5 Solid Waste Disposal Improvements 0.5 0 2 0 0 Flood Drain Improvements 4.25 15 2 0 0 Water Improvements 0.5 0 2 0 0 Street improvements 14.25 10 2 20 25 Sidewalk Improvements 10.5 5 2 20 15 Sewer Improvements 10.5 10 2 20 10 Asbestos Removal 0.25 0 1 0 0 Other Infrastructure Improvement Needs 0.75 0 3 0 0 PUBLIC SERVICE NEEDS 20.75 Senior Services 0.5 0 2 0 0 Handicapped Services 2.25 5 4 0 0 Youth Services 3.25 5 3 0 5 Transportation Services 4.5 5 3 10 0 Substance Abuse Services 1.5 5 1 0 0 Employment Training 2 0 3 0 5 Crime Awareness 3 5 2 5 0 Fair Housing Counseling 0.5 0 2 0 0 Tenant/Landlord Counseling 0.25 0 1 0 0 Child Care Services 1.75 0 2 0 5 Health Services 0.75 0 3 0 0 Other Public Service Needs 0.5 0 2 0 0 ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS S•J Accessibility Needs 5.5 0 2 15 5 HISTORIC PRESERVATION NEEDS 325 Residential Historic Preservation Needs 1.75 2.5 2 0 2.5 Non - Residential Historic Preservation Ne 1.5 2.5 1 0 2.5 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEEDS 6 Commercial - industrial Rehabilitation 0.75 0 3 0 0 Commercial - Industrial Infrastructure 0.75 0 3 0 0 Other Commercial - Industrial Improveme 0:75 0 3 0 0 Micro - Business 0.75 0 3 0 0 Other Businesses 0.75 0 3 0 0 Technical Assistance 1.75 0 2 0 5 Other Economic Development Needs 0.5 0 2 0 0 OTHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT N 2.25 Energy Efficiency Improvements 0.5 0 2 0 0 Lead Based Paint/Hazards 0.25 0 1 0 0 Code Enforcement 1.5 0 1 0 5 ' PLANNING 3 Planning 3 5 2 0 5 Page 1 PRIORITY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Priority Need Level ESTIMATED NEEDS High, Medium, Low, No Such Need DOLLARS NEEDED TO ADDRESS PUBLIC FACILITY NEEDS Apnmor Center rh*lri rare Canters Parks and/or Recreation Facilitias H INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT Fbod Drain Improvements H Other Infrastructure Improvement Needs N PUBLIC SERVICE NEEDS Senior Services N Suhstance Abuse Services L Fair Homing Cauncaling N Child Care Rpnk-pq L Health Services N lit Soryinp Needs N ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS HISTORIC PRESERVATION NEEDS Needs L ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEEDS Commercial-in N OTHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS PLANNING Planning bd TOTAL ESTIMATED DOLLARS NEEDED TO ADDRESS: • " C) 1998 �4 Community Development Process S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 23 24 25 26 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 21 22 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 29 30 31 16 January 1 New Year's Day 15 6:00pm Election of Officers For CD Advisory Committee 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. February 3 6:00pm CDBG Priorities, Process, and Calendar Dates 10 6:00pm CDBG Continuation of Priorities Update 16 President's Day 18 8 :00am 1998 Applications Available 7:00pm Neighborhood Public Hearings, Districts 2,3,5, do 6 19 7:00pm Neighborhood Public Hearing, District 4 24 6:30pm Neighborhood Public Hearing, District 1 March 3 7:00pm City Wide Public Hearing 5 6.00pm Committee Hears Ncighborhood/Public Meeting Input 13 5:00pm Deadline For ProposaWApplicationa 19 Advisory Committee Begins Application Review 30 6:00pm Advisory Committee, Questions for A �plications 31 6:00pm Advisory Committee Ranking of Applicants April 13 30 Day Public Review Begins on Proposed Plan 27 2:30pm Public Hearing, Proposed 1998 Consolidated Plan 5:00pm City Council Work Session, Review of Plan May 4 7:00pm City Council Resolution, 1998 Action Plan 15 Submit 1998 Action Plan to HUD 25 Memorial Day (Observed) July 3 Independence Day S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 16 S M T W T F S 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 S M T W T F S 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 113 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 S M T W T F S. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 910 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 it 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 2/11/1998 p 'D CCD ..., i5 m 7 CD p EL G : ... tz omw m a'C CCD C p ep' cD (D Y K e* r, n' O. cD iR Z Syr �' E5S5'g MID o,CD0 as (MD (D c� mac. Coo v,' W a-Q a < m m o � cD � _ q PIZ MW 1010D 0m� no`dG7myw O no t�ppor� OD ID 0 aq O m Vt O Vim►- 3������'��.����� °�� cDO►oiti ngm m ma°o m�a' m gm n� � `' c m b' Dm� 0� 'cam `+ o tell MON to »� a- ��* m Er� 14. 5 m F �* S'do n� �5' O . mpv m d � = CL 5ro � o A m C1 (per h 5 C C. fl C m_ m C^D C 00 S S d ^pi • r:9cmm = m�(DO���cDC it Sm m r p a tr C OL m 11 v �Il N 0) V n N U CITY OF LAS CRUCES INTER - DEPARTMENTAL MEMORANDUM TO: Jesus Nava, City Manager FROM: Jim Ericson, Director of Development Services Division SUBJECT: Preliminary Follow -up Neighborhood Meeting With Councillor Frietze January 29, 1998 F#98- 029JE.MMO As a preliminary follow -up to the neighborhood meeting with Councillor Frietze, Michael Johnson, Robert Garza, and I spent some time driving around the neighborhood reviewing issues raised at the neighborhood meeting held Tuesday, January 27, 1998, at Washington Elementary School. Based on our review, the following is a first cut status report: 1. Villa Mora and Mesquite. There was a request for installing a stop sign and also for installing some type of warning sign indicating that Mesquite has a "dip" at Villa Mora. Staff will install an advance warning sign indicating there is a dip in the road. Prior to the next neighborhood meeting, staff will have an assessment of the pros and cons of installing an additional stop sign on Mesquite. 2. Oasis between Mesquite and Solano. There was a request for a speed limit sign and a "Children Playing" sign. The "Children Playing" sign is a non - standard sign, generally not recognized by the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Inasmuch as this does not fit within the normal requirements, I would be hesitant to have such a sign installed. However, there was no speed limit sign on the street. A speed limit sign in each direction will be installed indicating the speed limit on this street is 25 mph. F E3 0 3 1 ,P VED 99 A C> J Jesus Nava City Manager page 2 1/29/98 3. School zone at signal, Solano and Poplar. A concern was raised on the school zone and a traffic signal at Solano and Poplar. Prior to the next neighborhood meeting, staff will review options for reducing the tendency for drivers to "take off" after the traffic signal turns green, since the signal is still within the school zone. Additionally, a question was brought up on the possibility of going to school flashers set on an overhead mast arm as opposed to the typical "side of the road" flasher currently utilized by the City. Staff will review available options including costs prior to the next neighborhood meeting. 4. School safety on Chestnut. There was a concern raised on the school crossing across Chestnut in front of Washington Elementary. Prior to the next meeting, staff will review options for modifications at this location. 5. Locus from Ash to Spruce. The concern was the quality of the street, the lack of sidewalks, and ramps, as well as several minor maintenance problems. In reviewing this, it is clear that a substantial portion of the street is in desperate need of reconstruction. Staff will be preparing a cost estimate for reconstruction of the street, including replacement of the asphalt paving (or in the case of the section of the street which is double penetration, removal of that and replacement with new asphalt paving) as well as repair /replacement of existing curb and gutter, installation of new curb and gutter where necessary, and installation of new sidewalk where necessary as well as improvements to bring the sidewalks into compliance with ADA. 6. Mesquite Street from Las Cruces to Lohman. As stated in the meeting, staff is working on the design of this project. Based on current work load and existing priorities, it is anticipated that design may be complete in late 1999. If the project was to be considered separate from the Texas Street drainage project, it could be completed at an earlier date. Currently, the project is not budgeted and Council will need to make a determination to incorporate it into the budget as a street reconstruction project, or as a part of a proposed bond issue. Jesus Nava City Manager page 3 1/29/98 7. Birch and Sunrise. One concern was the lack of speed limit signs. Staff will be installing speed limit signs in several locations on Birch and Sunrise and on adjacent streets. A second concern in the Birch and Sunrise area was a stop sign on Birch. Staff will be reviewing this area to determine potential locations for a stop sign as well as the pros and cons of establishing a new stop sign on this street. That information will be available to discuss at the next neighborhood meeting. 8. Ash and Willow. The concern raised by the neighborhood was there is a dirt street in this area. Upon inspection, there is in fact a section of street which is currently dirt. Staff will be preparing a cost estimate for discussion at the next meeting on reconstruction of this street to include pavement, curb /gutter, and sidewalk. This project has not been incorporated in the budget and is not in the CIP at this time. 9. Sidewalks on Chestnut. Concerns were again raised on sidewalks on Chestnut. At noted at the meeting, after a field review, staff remains convinced that this is a problem due to the width of the right -of -way, width of the street, and the fact that walls and fences extended nearly to the curb line, not leaving sufficient room for installation of sidewalk. Staff will be reviewing the right -of -way along Chestnut and determining what impacts would occur and what it would cost and potential sources of funding to establish sidewalks the full length of Chestnut on both sides of the street. 10. Street Lighting. Issues on street lighting were brought up on various locations. These include on Chestnut at Washington Elementary and other locations around the school, on Ash Street, on Kilmer, and adjacent to the Villa Encantada Park, off of Birch and Sunrise. Staff will be up- grading the street lights on Chestnut adjacent to the school to a higher wattage bulb. This should provide additional light at this location. There are two non -City street lights located on Ash. Staff will be reviewing these and moving forward on installation of City street lights at this location to provide additional light at the area of concern. All the other street lights along Ash are existing City lights and provide what appears to be a reasonable level of light. U J Jesus Nava City Manager page 4 1/29/98 In reviewing Kilmer, there are lights along Kilmer that meet the provisions for spacing within the City's Street Lighting Ordinance. It is uncertain what specific additional actions are required at this location. Staff will attempt to contact the resident who raised this issue and see if there is additional information which can be provided. There currently are street lights on all four sides of the Villa Encantada Park. Apparently these street lights are owned by El Paso Electric. Staff will be reviewing options on the cost comparison of having EPE upgrade the lighting (which will require a higher monthly charge per light) or installation of City street lights in lieu of the EPE lights. The lighting at the Park is directed onto the street and not into the Park. If there is a determination that a light near the center of the Park would be the appropriate answer, DSD staff can work with the City's Park and Recreation Department in an effort to provide installation of this additional light. Hopefully this provides you with a preliminary up -date on the issues related to DSD which were raised at Councillor Frietze's neighborhood meeting. We anticipate having much of this information available prior to the next meeting scheduled for February 24. We would like an opportunity to review this information with you to determine how we wish to present it at that neighborhood meeting. I will advise you as to when the information is available for review and discussion, although I anticipate it will not be finalized until the week prior to the scheduled meeting at Washington Elementary. In the interim, if you have questions, recall other issues which have not been addressed, or wish to discuss any of these items in more detail, please advise. jm c: Robert Garza, Chief Engineer Michael Johnson, Traffic Operations Department Director !� 5 itcc.7r 0-/ Vt ,4 SIGN UP SHEET NAME ORGANIZATION ADDRESS WORK # HOME # FAY # -�: )3 1f, d�P �wN Ay lc it < C c Aen On SIGN UP SHEET IE NAME ORGANIZATION ADDRESS WORK # HOME # FAX # y3 fl A& Z A, 1 J er a Cc, U 11 SIGN UP SHEET IE ����Vjmflj W-O AF i Neighborhood Meeting - February 24, 1998, Washington Elementary (PLEASE PRINT) NAME ADDRESS ►.� N rZO �i a S L "RU«S G J NEIGHBORHOOD PUBLIC HEARING UNIVERSITY HILLS — DISTRICT II NEED /CONCERNS 2/18/98 COUNCILOR GUSTAFSON: There were 6 persons in attendance. This year's CDBG allocations - Community Development Block Grants: $1,194.000 The HOME Program: $435,000 Funds are set aside as follows: 20% CDBG Administration, 10% Home Rehabilitation Administration, and 15% for Public Service. The needs and concerns of the public are as follows: MR. Newby - • Requested CDBG funds for sidewalk next to Las Cruces High School, Boutz Frontage. Neighborhood Meeting - February 18, 1998, University Hills (PLEASE PRINT) NAME ADDRESS ���P 2 36b r � Q e L. e. / v e, O SD, ow X L /ci �3Q z4arL&M q 4- LOCAL /STATE sm-m sA4 Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998 Neighborhood meetings bAng CDBG e estions suggestions - By Jack Sing c care facilities because welfare reform Sun -News i is sending more and more parents A neighborhood meeting i stituents about the political process T Triviz Drive, like the one that has as w Valencia said a bike pat> js not' Wednesday a funds and last year when the city was one of four city councilors who t tried to use CDBG funds for eco- held *gbborhood meetings Wednes -' -t b6mnic development by bringing Calto day to hear constiitueats' suggestions ' Mravel to Las Cruces, it ran into stiff on how-to use federal Community'' ' from constituents. Five residents of District 3 attend - A Archuletas' requests pointed up res- School. m mortar projects. The City Council the ARC Life Center, which provides C CDBG Advisory Committee its own taged, told Valencia the center wants t trate on building and rebuilding, he money to bite staff and equipment for . s said. torically the city has not funded the r resurfacing of Mesquite Street from nizations A Avenue, he said. rooms, but if we give you $25,000 a and May, so why not tear up the ' t you don t get a mon y• to us and say we're destroying your program," he said. But Valencia said ARC Life might still get its funding if a consensus to fund it were established among city councilors. "And I'll bet you've got a representative at all six meetings," he said to Carillo. Carillo nodded yes. Alfonso and Lupe Archuleta asked for funding for sidewalks and street lights in their neighborhood. but Valencia said the neighborhood is not in an appropriately low- to mod- erate- income census track to be eli- gible for CDBG funds. Mary Gallegos asked for econom- ic o A 1 ment projects and for day "Also, Mesquite Street is in the districts of three councilors, me, Fri- etze and Stevens. And it needs the work," he said. Other councilors holding meetings Wednesday were Henry Gustafson, District 2; 'Ibmmy Tomlin, District 5; and John Haltom, District 6. District 4 Councilor Karen Stevens will hold a neighborhood meeting at , p.m. Thursday at Valley View Ele- mentary. District 1 Councilor Jose Frietze will hold his meeting Tuesday. On March 3. Mayor Ruben Smith will host a city--.de meeting in City Hall to discuss the results of all the meetings. The deadline for all CDBG requests is March 13. v `-v> 1s-rrc -'1c -r o Neighborhood Meeting - February 18, 1998, Lynn Middle School (PLEASE PRINT) NAME ADDRESS // r -ZMffre-sro-.,�,Ar 3 MOMGA14 Lam' dk >�a4. '� n - pu C-/,a -L- - S 7 —( of G, -#% e: �Z - a tU G!rz, (w �� NN C%T OF LS G(Z -ltC-, G J LOCA�L/STATE. C`T'4'Zl- -NEwsA4 Feb. 20, 1.998 City Councilor Stevens meets .with constituents By Jack King '. ;:.Mesquite Street area They said.. Sun- News they thought they'd approved a' District 4• City Councilor bond issue for a drainage pro-'; Karen Stevens combined a - ject in the area five years ago.- meeting on her district's feder � Ericson said that bond'issue, al Community Development .: approved in 1996, actually► B1ock Grant needs with a neigh - helped fund a separate United borhood meeting Thursday States Corps of Engineers pprro-o� Now, however, the City ,. night. ,," ,, Twenty -residents attended jest. Council is considering whether the event at Valley View Ele- to ask residents to approve a mentary School. - $20,000,000 bond package to City Manager Jesus Nava, fund the completion of several Deputy Police Chief Bill Baker, .public works projects, including Development Services Director the El Molino Drainage and Jim Ericson and Community 'Mesquite Street and Texas Facilities and Services Direc- Street Drainage projects. for Rollie Wright also attended. ' . The residents at the meet- Nava told residents that ing said they would be willing Steven's meeting, along with to push for the bonds' passage. an earlier meeting held by Dis- "Who do we have to pres- trict 1 Councilor Jose Frietze, is sure?" one asked. the first of a series of neigh- . Grants Compliance Officer borhood meetings the city is Don Fahrenkrog told the audi- instituting. ence the city has $12. million in _ "Instead of sitting behind our :•. ,CpBG funds available and "HOME desks thinking we know what --.-another $435,000 in is best for your neighborhood, fiinds. The funds code from we thought we'd come out.and "the .federal . Dep . , ent of have a,dialogub;' Nava'safd.•-. M Housing :o Urban evelop- 4aker . described the police . ment. department's theory of - com- HUD is encouraging cities to munity policing, then asked concentrate on neighborhood residents about their concerns. revitalization this year. Las Among the problems residents Cruces residents have until • described were transients and March 13 to submit their trash in alleys, lack of street requests on how to- use the lights on Esperanza Street and funds. However, the city will in Valley View Park and speed- hold a citywide CDBG hearing ing at the corner of Montana at City Hall March 3 to discuss Avenue and Durazno Street. requests. Ericson said the Development Stevens encouraged District Services Department plans to 4 residents to contact her about pave a 320 -foot dirt section of developing a plan before the Almendra Street south of Mon- deadline. tana Avenue. He said the city Residents suggested the may need to take part of their CDBG funds might help them property for right of way and get more streetlights, an after - asked if, knowing this, they still school program in the district wanted the street to be paved. and graffiti remediation. Several residents of the street Irene Oliver Lewis, a district said thev did. resident, suggested the Vallev But the residents said they View neighborhood develop a also are concerned about plan to commemorate its history drainage problems, particular- during upcoming 150th Iv in the Texas Street and anniyersarv. — NEIGHBORHOOD PUBLIC HEARING JORNADA, ELEMENTARY - DISTRICT V NEED /CONCERNS 2/18/98 COUNCILOR TOMLIN: There were 4 persons in attendance. This year's CDBG allocations - Community Development Block Grants: $1,194.000 The HOME Program: $435,000 Funds are set aside as follows: 20% CDBG Administration, 10% Home Rehabilitation Administration, and 15% for Public Service. The needs and concerns of the public are as follows: Ms. Marjorie Parson, ARC Representative - • Requested CDBG funds for ARC programs and facilities. Mr. Laurance Banegas - • Was interested in learning how CDBG funds could be used at his district. L c—T S` Neighborhood Meeting - February 18, 1998, Jornada Elementary (PLEASE PRINT) NAME ADDRESS Q O U ,Ql A OC y o rn 2l U , ' Are V\) o o Ccc_ - P �-A N ry c IyPO6 i- 24; c: j`mss "Tt"c-r L4-- 6; Neighborhood Meeting - February 18, 1998, Sunrise Elementary (PLEASE PRINT) NAME ADDRESS ea Vlz z- x t5 ra o rL- vu 91 -2 o k Al N 4L (2-, Ir 0 1 1 Au { 7 AtcF (T ...... .... ,-J i NG6 &A t,3 c- cy A S C-LC- f• Cj oQ �o �Sae� NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Each year the City of Las Cruces receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This year the City expects to receive approximately $1,194,000 of Community Development Block Grant funds and $435,000 of HOME funds. Before deciding how to spend this money, the Mayor will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 3, 1998 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held in City Council Chambers, 200 N. Church Street, Las Cruces, N.M. The public is invited to share with the Mayor where and how this year's anticipated funds should be spent. The funds are to be used primarily for projects benefitting low and moderate income residents. The City of Las Cruces will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities who wish to attend public meetings. Please notify the City at least 24 hours before the meeting. Telephone 526 -0000 or TDD 526 -1222. For additional information contact the Community Development Office at 528 -3105. ANUNCIO DE JUNTAS PUBLICAS CADA ano La Ciudad de Las Cruces recibe una concesi6n del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano. Este ano la Ciudad espera recibir aproximadamente $1,194,000. en fondos del Bloque de Concesiones del Departamento de Desarrollo Urbano y $435,000 en fondos de HOME. Antes de decidir como invertir este dinero, El Alcalde de La Ciudad de Las Cruces tendr6 una sesibn en la Camara del Concilio, 200 N. Church, Las Cruces, N.M., el martes 3 de marzo de 1998 a las 7:00 p.m. El Alcalde estard presente en esta reuni6n para poder escuchar las opiniones de los ciudadanos. El publico esta invitado a expresar su opini6n de c6mo y donde se debe invertir el dinero que se anticipa este ano. Este dinero se tiene que usar primeramente en proyectos que benefiien a los residentes de bajos y moderados recursos economicos. La Ciudad de Las Cruces hard todos los esfuerzos necesarios para acomodar razonablemente a personas con dishabilidades que deseen atender las sesiones publicas. Por favor notifique a la Ciudad al menos 24 horas antes de la sesibn. Tel6fono 526 -0000 o TDD 526 -1222. Para mayor informacion Ilame al 528 -3105. C1 OF 'LAS CRUdS TF.�TLS NAVA. CITY MANAGER V CDBG PUBLIC HEARING r -r 0%03/98 I will be unable to attend the Public Hearing this evening and I would like to reiterate the requests from District 1 for CDBG funding for the next cycle: 1. Completion of sidewalks on Chestnut between Mesquite and Solano. 2. Improvements to Klein Park (estimated cost $100,000). 3. Improvements to Villa Encantada (estimated cost $60,000). 4. Mesquite Street Reconstruction from Las Cruces Avenue to Lohman Avenue (estimated cost $225,000). I would appreciate your bringing these items to the attention of the Priorities Committee this evening. Thank you in advance for your assistance. 0 1� tq`, t o G J CITY WIDE PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS MARCH 3, 1998 Mayor Smith, called the public hearing to order at 7:05 p.m. and requested Mr. Fahrenkrog present an overview of the Community Development Block Grant process. Mr. Fahrenkrog, Grants Compliance Officer, provided a brief overview presentation to demonstrate the CDBG process. He stated the purpose of this meeting was to provide an opportunity for public input regarding the needs of the City. Mayor Smith opened the floor to the public to voice their concerns. yo 111 A- 0MD137;_►�`txl I CLS]Dl . MAIM • Mr. George Duran - Las Cruces Public Schools Requested CDBG funding for a new program that allows special students to build houses and learn building trade skills. Sister Anna Waldschmidt and Ms. JoAnn Milam - Jardin De Los Ninos Requested $500,000 of CDBG funds for a new Day Care Facility at Community Of Hope to house Jardin De Los Ninos and accommodate the needs of homeless children. Mr. Leroy Lozior - Citizen Was concerned about HUD Program Operations and internal control for quality standards. Mr. Ugene Gonzales - Tierra Del Sol Corporation Requested funds for multiple needs of TDS activities, such as Home Buyers Center, funds for streets, sidewalks, and sewer improvements along Hadley Project; and CHDO funds. Micky Curtis - Families and Youth Incorporated Requested $25,000 in funds for FYI Children's Advocacy Center for abused children. Ms. Margaret Ryan, Ms. Irene - Oliver Lewis, Mr. Robert Sanchez, Principal; and Reta Family - Safe After School Program/Washington Elementary Requested $50,000 in funds for their program which provides after school activities, home work assistance, and snacks for children of working parents. The program benefits children, parents, and the community; and effects the quality of life for many involved. Mr. Grover Pettes - East Mesa Development Resident Requested funds for his area as follows: Street repairs and lighting on Mesa Drive and Genesis. Large sewage receptor lines on Cortez, Central and Mesa Drive due to safety hazard in drinking water, and funds for Community Cemetery on Hernandez drive. i G J Ms. Fran Falcone - ARC Life Center Requested funds for staff support and equipment for outdoor activity center soon to open. Ms. Julia McClenden - Community of Hope Thanked all persons involved in the Community of Hope Project and announced the grand opening of the center on March 6, at 11:00 a.m. She also stated that she supported the $500,000 funding request for Jardin De Los Ninos. Mr. John Stowell - East Mesa Resident Requested a holding pond for flooding on Skylark Ln, Genesis, Central, and Mesa Drive. The City Wide Public Hearing adjourned at 8:10 p.m. 2 OCAL/S'TATE SUIM_NEwsA4 Wednesday, March 4, 1998 Requests heard for � 1.2 million grant By Jack King Sun -News Las Cruces residents at a city- wide meeting on Community Development Block Grant funds Monday night made a variety of requests concerning how to use the funds. About 30 people attended the at -large meeting in City Hall presided over by Mayor Ruben Smith, City Councilor John Hal- tom and City Councilor Karen Stevens.. City Grants Compliance Offi- cer Don Fahrenkrog said about $1.2 million in CDBG funds and about $435,000 in HOME hous- ing rehabilitation funds are avail- able this year from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The city held meetings in all six City Council districts Feb. 18-24, he said. Fahrenkrog said following this citywide meeting, the city's CDBG Advisory Committee will accept applications for the money's use until March 13. A proposed action plan will be available for public review from April 13 through May 14, he said. There will be public hearing followed by a council work ses- sion on the plan April 27. The council must pass a resolution accepting the plan and submit it to HUD by May 15, he said. At Tuesday's meeting sugges- tions or requests for the money included: • Sister Anna Waldschmidt, JoAnn Milam and Julia McClen- don asked for $500,000 to build a facility for Jardin de los Ninos, which cares for homeless chil- dren, in the newly completed Community of Hope. McClen- don said the Community of Hope will hold a grand opening 11:30 p.m. Friday. • Mickey Curtis asked for $25,000 for Families and Youth Inc.'s safe house for abused chil- dren. • Margaret Ryan, Irene Oliv- er Lewis and Washington Ele- mentary School Principal Robert Sanchez asked for $50,000 for Washington Elementary's Safe After gichool, which provides after school activities for chil- dren of working parents. • Grover Pettes said Mesa Drive on the city's East Mesa needs a large sewage receptor line under Mesa Drive. Pettes also asked for funds for improve- ments to Community Cemetery on Hernandez Drive. • Eddie Stowell, who lives on Skylark Lane, said flood waters run down all streets in the area and the city should complete a holding pond there. But Smith said the city has allocated funds from its budget to complete Oro Vista Holding Plant in the area. • George Duran asked for CDBG funding for a program in Las Cruces Public Schools that teaches building trades skills to students with disabilities. • Gene Gonzales asked for funding for Tierra Del Sol activ- ities, including housing rehabil- itation on east and west sides of Las Cruces and the area around 17th Street. 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