The Garden City Commission took the following action during its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday:
• Commissioners accepted a $290,000 grant from the Kansas Moderate Income Housing (MIH) Grant Program from the Kansas Housing Resources Corp. (KHRC) to be used for infrastructure improvements and development costs for Samy's Development, LLC, to construct a multifamily dwelling complex in Dorchester Addition, generally located at 1830 Commanche Drive.
The MIH program allows incorporated cities with a population of fewer than 60,000 to request grants or loans for infrastructure and/or housing development in rural areas, according to Kaleb Kentner, the city’s neighborhood and development services director. The program is designed to support developers with their costs to provide moderate income housing, and the communities must have a need for housing.
As determined in the most recent Community Housing Assessment Team (CHAT) report, there remains a need for moderate income housing in Garden City, Kenter said.
• The Commission approved the distribution of $2,094.80 in Downtown Development Funds for 811 N. Main St. Richard McNaught has submitted an application for the DDF for the installation of a new door and new windows at the property, the location for Prudential Insurance. The total cost of the renovation and professional fees is estimated to be $13,965.57, and commissioners agreed to pay 15 percent of the project, based on the DDF’s scoring matrix.
The DDF’s remaining balance sits at $166,542.24 for the remainder of 2018.
This is the first DDF application of 2018, according to Kentner.
• Constance Smith and Steve Michels were re-appointed and John Hahn was appointed to the Public Utilities Advisory Board.
• Jessica King was appointed to the Community Health Advisory Board, replacing Scott J. Taylor. King’s position expires Jan. 1, 2021.