September 21, 2017
RENO HOUSING AUTHORITY | Serving Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County

Board Meetings



The Housing Authority of the City of Reno (Authority) will conduct a public meeting:

Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: Authority Board Room, 1525 East Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512




Below is the agenda of all items scheduled to be considered. At the discretion of the chairperson or the Board, items on the agenda may be taken out of the order; the Board may combine two or more agenda items for consideration; and the Board may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time.

  1. Approval of the minutes of the regular Board meeting held August 22, 2017 and the special Board meeting held September 11,2017. (For Possible Action)

  2. Receive Commissioner's Reports regarding routine matters not otherwise requiring separate consideration. (Discussion)

  3. Reports on conferences and trainings. (Discussion)

  4. Receive regular Financial Reports for the current period. (Discussion)

  5. Receive Executive Director/Secretary's Report. (Discussion)

    1. Update on MTW Activities
    2. Update on Housing Choice Voucher Program / Public Housing
    3. Update on Resident Services, FSS Program and youth activities
    4. Update on modernization activities
    5. Update on other Authority activities
    6. Update on Strategic Plan

  6. Consider whether to enter into a proposed agreement entitled First Amendment to Donation Agreement, which provides for the acceleration of the donation/gift payment of $1.5 million in consideration for agreeing to use the funds for affordable senior housing and agreeing to extend by 45 days the date of closing on the purchase by the Donor or its affiliate of the Purchase and Sale Agreement dated May 15, 2017, for the land and improvements situated at 550 West 4th Street and 505 West 3rd Street, Reno, Nevada. The purchase price for these two properties in total is the sum of $1,000,000. The accelerated payment on the donation is to be made 10 business days from the Amendment date of the First Amendment to Donation Agreement. Possible action includes accepting the First Amendment as presented, modifying the same, countering the same, or rejecting the proposal. Should the decision of the Board be to proceed, then, the Board may consider adoption of Resolution 17-09-02 RH approving the proposed agreement entitled First Amendment to Donation Agreement, authorizing the Executive Director or designate to sign the Amendment, and to provide, if needed, direction to staff and Board Counsel to take all steps needed to consummate the action taken by the Board. (For possible action)

  7. Consider whether to enter into a proposed Option and Purchase and Sale Agreement (the Agreement) to purchase and sell the property owned by the RHA and commonly referred to as the Sarrazin Arms, situated at 541 West Third Street, Reno, Nevada. The Option Price is $25,000 per year, commencing on the Effective Date of the Agreement, and extends for a period of five years, with the possibility of extending the option term for an additional two years at $25,000 per additional year. The purchase price for the Sarrazin Arms will be determined by an appraisal to be conducted immediately following notification of the intent to exercise the option to purchase. The choices before the Board include accepting the Option and Purchase and Sale Agreement to purchase and sell the Sarrazin Arms, as written, to modify the proposed Agreement or to reject the document and decline at this time to sell the property or tie it up under an option to purchase. The Board may also provide direction to staff and Board counsel to take all steps necessary to consummate the action taken by the Board. Should the decision of the Board be to proceed, then, consider adoption of Resolution 17-09-03 RH authorizing the Executive Director or designate to sign the Option and Purchase and Sale Agreement with Jacobs Entertainment or affiliate for the Sarrazin Arms property located at 541 West Third Street, Reno, Nevada, APN: 004-274-18. (For Possible Action)

  8. Consider whether to enter into a Purchase and Sale Agreement and Escrow Instructions (the Agreement) for the RHA to acquire from the Greater Harvest Church of God and/or Greater Harvest Church, (collectively, the Seller) the land, personal property and improvements situated on parcel numbers 008-490-20 and 008-490-21, and whose addresses are 1202 Hillboro Avenue and 1225 Hillboro Avenue, respectively, in Reno, Nevada, for the purchase price of $449,000, according to the terms and conditions of said Agreement. The choices before the Board include accepting the offer to purchase according to the terms and conditions of the Agreement for $449,000, modifying the terms of the Agreement, rejecting the Agreement for the stated price and countering with another figure. The Board may also give direction to staff and Board legal counsel to take all steps necessary to consummate the direction given as a result of the action taken by the Board. Should the Board’s decision be to proceed with the purchase for the sum of $449,000, according to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, the Board may consider adoption of Resolution 17-09-04 RHA authorizing the Executive Director or designate to sign the Purchase Agreement with the Seller, acquiring the land, personal property and improvements being parcel numbers 008-490-20 and 008-490-21 for the negotiated price of $449,000. (For Possible Action)

  9. Consent Agenda. (All consent items may be approved together with a single motion, be taken out of order, and/or be heard and discussed individually. Items will be removed and considered separately at the request of the public or Board member.)

      a. Consider adoption of Resolution 17-09-05 RH authorizing the Executive Director to dispose of two vehicles from inventory. (For Possible Action)

      b. Consider adoption of Resolution 17-09-06 RH approving a revision to the Housing Authority of the City of Reno’s Administrative Plan for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Project Based Voucher and Moderate Rehabilitation which includes an update to the Fair Market Rents and Voucher Payment Standards based on HUD’s publication of the new Fair Market Rents to be effective October 1, 2017. (For Possible Action)

  10. Closed Session: Roces v. RHA, U. S. D. C., Nevada. Closed session to meet with the Board's legal counsel to discuss and deliberate about the case filed in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. This is a case involving a former Live-In who has sued the RHA under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Nevada minimum wage law and various other claims. While the Board may deliberate about this lawsuit, NO ACTION MAY BE TAKEN in the closed session.

  11. Open Session: Roces v. RHA, U. S. D. C., Nevada. Open discussion may include additional action recommended by legal counsel. Direction may be given by the Board to legal counsel and staff. (For Possible Action)

  12. Additional items:
    1. General matters of concern to Board Members regarding matters not appearing on the Agenda. (Discussion)
    2. Old and New Business. (Discussion)
    3. Schedule of next meeting. The following dates have been scheduled in advance but are subject to change at any time: October 24, 2017; November 28, 2017, and December 19, 2017. (For Possible Action)
  13. Public Comment. The opportunity for public comment is reserved for any matter within the jurisdiction of the Board. No action on such an item may be taken by the Board unless and until the matter has been noticed as an action item. Comment from the public is limited to three minutes per person.

  14. Adjournment. (For Possible Action)



Reasonable efforts will be made to assist and accommodate members of the public who are disabled and wish to attend these meetings. This meeting room is accessible to the disabled. If requested by Friday before the meeting, a sign language interpreter for the hearing impaired may be made available (phone 329-3630, ext. 214). The RHA TTY/TDD/voice phone line is (775) 331-5138.

This agenda has been posted at Tom Sawyer Village, 2565 Tom Sawyer Drive - Silverada Manor Community Building, 1400 Silverada Boulevard - Stead Manor, 4932 Bravo Avenue - Hawk View Apartments, 1548 Steelwood Lane - Essex Manor, 7760 Carlyle Drive - Myra Birch Manor, 3585 Mazzone Avenue, Apt A - John McGraw Court/Silver Sage Court, 2455 Orovada Boulevard - Reno City Hall meeting notice board, One East First Street - Sparks City Hall meeting notice board, 431 Prater Way - Washoe County Administrative Building meeting notice board, 1001 E. 9th St. - Housing Authority of the City of Reno Administrative Office, 1525 East Ninth Street; and further in compliance with NRS 241.020, this agenda has been posted on the official website for the Housing Authority of the City of Reno www.renoha.org and the State of Nevada Public Notification website http://notice.nv.gov/.

According to the provisions of NRS 241.020(5), a copy of supporting (not privileged and confidential) material provided to Board members may be obtained upon request made to: Kathleen Merrill, Executive Administrative Assistant, Housing Authority of the City of Reno, 1525 East Ninth Street, Reno, Nevada, 89512, or by calling (775) 329-3630. Copies of supporting (not privileged and confidential) material provided to Board members may be obtained at the aforementioned address.









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