Special Joint Meeting/Public Hearing of PHRC Board of Directors and HACEP Board of Commissioners
7 August 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pmNorth Mountain Village Apartments Community Center
9435 Diana Drive
El Paso, TX 79924
Special Joint Meeting/Public Hearing of PHRC and HACEP Board of Directors/Commissioners
North Mountain Village Apartments
9435 Diana Drive
El Paso, Texas 79924
Take notice that a special joint meeting and pulic hearing of the Board of Paisano Housing Redevelopment Corporation (PHRC) and Housiing Authority of the City of El Paso, Texas (HACEP) will be conducted by videoconference and telephone participation Friday, August 7, 2020 commencing at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) to conduct a public hearing regarding Patriot Place Apartments, a proposed housing project, and Possibly Act on the Items Listed Below.
TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF OPEN MEETINGS LAWS
DUE TO EMERGENCY
The Texas Governor temporarily suspended specified provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act to allow telephonic or videoconference meetings and to avoid congregate settings in physical locations.
Notice is hereby given that a Special Joint Meeting and Public Hearing of the Board of Directors of Paisano Housing Redevelopment Corporation (PHRC) and the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, Texas (HACEP) will be conducted on August 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM.
Members of the public may view the meeting via the following:
To listen to the meeting on a telephone, call +1 (872) 240-3412. If you call the meeting you will need to use Access Code: 510-068-885 in order to speak during public comment.
To watch and hear the meeting on video, use the following link: https://www.gotomeet.me/HACEP_Boardroom.
The public is strongly encouraged to sign up to speak on items on this agenda before the start of this meeting by visiting https://www.hacep.org/citizens-br.
Members of the public can also view the videoconference and sign up to speak regarding the proposed construction at the North Mountain Village Apartments Community Center, 9435 Diana Drive, El Paso, Texas 79924 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, August 7, 2020
In the event that Texas Governor’s Disaster Declaration (Issued March 13, 2020) is lifted or allowed to expire by the Governor prior to the date of the joint meeting, the joint meeting of the Board of Directors of Paisano Housing Redevelopment Corporation and the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) will be held at North Mountain Village Apartments, 9435 Diana Drive, El Paso, Texas 79924 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, August 7, 2020 to hear public comments and take action to approve the construction of the Patriot Place Apartments, a low-income housing tax credit project to be located at 9500 Kenworthy Drive, El Paso, Texas 79924. The proposed project to be discussed will consist of approximately 110 residential units.
1. Call to order.
2. Establishment of a quorum.
Public Meeting and Hearing on Patriot Place Apartments
3. Opening remarks by the Chairperson.
a. Purpose of the public meeting;
b. Statutory requirements;
c. Procedures for public comment.
4. Presentation by staff of the proposed development – Patriot Place Apartments.
5, Public comment, including questions and answers regarding the proposed development.
Board of Commissioners/Directors Action Items
6. Discussion and action by the HACEP Board of Commissioners regarding resolution approving the construction of Patriot Place Apartments, an apartment complex with approximately 110 units to be located at 9500 Kenworthy Drive, El Paso, Texas 79924; near the intersection of Diana and Kenworthy Drive.
7. Discussion and action by the HACEP Board of Commissioners regarding resolution authorizing the allocation of project based vouchers operating subsidy without competitive process; and to authorize the allocation of not more than 186 units of Project Based Vouchers for the rehabilitation of the Robinson Apartments (and rescinding the prior resolution on this matter, Resolution No. 2495).
8. Discussion and action to authorize the adjustment (decrease) of the GAP loan amount for the RAD Tranche 1 properties (El Paso RAD 1, 159 units):
a) HACEP Resolution No. 2508;
b) PHRC Resolution No. 178.
Executive (Closed) Session
9. Executive session.
The Board of Directors may go into executive session, or a closed private session, to take up any items on or related to this agenda that may be appropriately taken up in executive session pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code 551.071 to .076, for such matters as consultation with an attorney on a matter covered by attorney-client privilege, to confer regarding threatened or pending litigation, or to confer regarding real estate, personnel, and/or security matters that may be discussed in a closed session. No action and no votes will be taken in any executive session.
(a) Advice of legal counsel regarding approval of the proposed housing project. (Section 551.071)
(b) Discussion of real estate transactions and matters. (Section 551.072)
(c) Discussion of pending litigation and/or matters involving the advice of legal counsel. (Section 551.071)
Conclusion of Meeting
This notice has been posted at the central offices of the Housing Authority, 5300 East Paisano Drive, and notice has been provided to the El Paso County Clerk more than 72 hours in advance of the above meeting, as required by chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.
Upon request the Housing Authority will provide auxiliary aids and services such as interpreters for the hearing impaired, readers, and large print or braille documents. Those requesting auxiliary aids or services may notify Sergio Vasquez, Equal Opportunity Coordinator, at (915) 849-3820, or at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
Simultaneous English/Spanish translation is provided at all regular meetings of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority
Concealed and Open Carry Handgun/Weapons Notice
Pursuant to § 30.06, penal code, (trespass by holder license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under subchapter h, chapter 411, government code (handgun licensing law), may not attend this meeting with a concealed handgun.
Pursuant to § 30.07, penal code, (trespass by holder license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under subchapter h, chapter 411, government code (handgun licensing law), may not attend this meeting with a handgun that is carried openly.