CLARKSTON CITY COUNCIL
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Officials Present by Teleconference
Vice- Mayor: Awet Eyasu
Council: YT Bell, Jamie Carroll, Laura Hopkins, Debra Johnson, Ahmed Hassan
City Manager: Robin I. Gomez
City Clerk: Tracy Ashby
City Attorney: Stephen Quinn
A. CALL TO ORDER –SPECIAL CALL MEETING by Teleconference
Vice Mayor Awet Eyasu called the meeting to order at 6:30p.
B. ROLL CALL
Awet Eyasu, YT Bell, Jamie Carroll, Debra Johnson, Ahmed Hassan, Laura Hopkins,
C. OLD BUSINESS
D. NEW BUSINESS
Discuss City’s Participation in DeKalb County’s Urban County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Grant Program for Fiscal Years 2021-2023.
Awet Eyasu discussed that DeKalb County is in the process of re-qualifying for entitlement status as an Urban County Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership Grant participant for fiscal years 2021-2023, in accordance with the provisions of the Housing and Community Development Act for 1974 and the amendments thereto. The City of Clarkston has participated in the CDBG process for over a decade, and the City is considering renewing its status as a participant for FY 2021-2023.
The City’s current Cooperation Agreement with DeKalb County will automatically be renewed for three years. However, HUD requires that each municipality execute the attached Cooperation Agreement Notification of Intent with the County to indicate their intent to renew or cancel the Agreement at the end of the current qualification period.
Council discussion that participation makes it easier for the City to fund projects and prior successful projects were discussed.
Awet Eyasu made a motion to approve the City’s participation in DeKalb County’s Urban County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Grant Program for Fiscal Years 2021-2023. YT Bell seconded the motion. A vote was called and the motion carried (6, 0).
Debra Johnson made a motion to adjourn the special call meeting. Laura Hopkins seconded the motion. A vote was called and the motion carried (6, 0). Meeting adjourned 6:48p.