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File #: DC-1409    Version: 1
Type: Consent Action Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2022 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/4/2022 Final action: 10/4/2022
Enactment date: 10/4/2022 Resolution #: 22-424
Title: Approval Of Amendments To Dakota County Community Development Block Grant Program - Dakota Woodlands Elevator Rehabilitation
Sponsors: Physical Development Administration
Attachments: 1. Affidavit of Publication and Public Notice.pdf
DEPARTMENT: Physical Development Administration
FILE TYPE: Consent Action

TITLE
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Approval Of Amendments To Dakota County Community Development Block Grant Program - Dakota Woodlands Elevator Rehabilitation
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PURPOSE/ACTION REQUESTED
Approve substantial amendments to the 2018 and 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs for the modernization of an elevator at Dakota Woodlands, a shelter for homeless families in Eagan.

SUMMARY
Three types of substantial amendments to the CDBG Program are permissible by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): creation of a new activity or cancellation of an activity, increase or decrease of an activity budget by $100,000 or more at one time, and change to the location and/or national objective of an activity. The Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) administers the CDBG program on behalf of Dakota County.

In 2021, Dakota County allocated special coronavirus funds to Dakota Woodlands for rehabilitation activities, including repairing and replacing an obsolete heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and repairing an elevator. Dakota Woodlands was constructed in 1971 and has ongoing capital needs that have not been funded. Due to higher-than-expected construction expenses, the special coronavirus funds could only fund the rehab of the HVAC system. Community Development Agency staff is now requesting that CDBG funds be used to assist Dakota Woodlands with the repair of its elevator. The elevator has been only partially functioning for several years and has trapped some residents between floors. Additionally, the shelter is not fully accessible to disabled clients. Dakota Woodlands contracted with a third-party assessor to determine the extent of the repairs needed and the cost of the repairs. The repairs are estimated to cost approximately $170,000 and will waterproof the elevator pit and modernize equipment, including the cables, doors, and cab. The project is ...

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