Dane County  
Minutes - Final Unless Amended by  
Committee  
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Commission  
Consider:  
Who benefits? Who is burdened?  
Who does not have a voice at the table?  
How can policymakers mitigate unintended consequences?  
Tuesday, November 2, 2021  
5:00 PM  
Zoom meeting ID: 973 0127 1830  
A. Call To Order  
The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.  
Staff and others present: Joyce Frey and Scott Endl (City of Fitchburg); Baltazar De  
Anda Santana (Latino Academy of Workforce Development); Cheryl Vandenburgt  
(WWBIC); Rebecca Wiese and Theodore Yancey (Movin' Out); Jessica Cavazos (Latino  
Chamber of Commerce of Dane County); Lamarr Gibson (Stoughton Affordable  
Transportation); Peter Ouchakof, Casey Becker, and Joanna Cervantes (staff).  
B. Public Comment on Items not on the Agenda  
None.  
C. Consideration of Minutes  
Motion by DeGollon, seconded by Amegashie, to postpone the minutes of the  
10/18/2021 CDBG Loan Review Team meeting. Motion carried unanimously by a voice  
vote.  
Motion by Johnson, seconded by DeGollon, to approve the minutes of the 09/28/2021  
CDBG Commission meeting. Motion carried unanimously by a voice vote.  
MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 18, 2021 CDBG-LOAN REVIEW TEAM  
MEETING.  
Not acted on.  
MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 CDBG COMMISSION  
MEETING.  
9.28.21_CDBG_Registration_Report  
Approval.  
D. Presentations  
Staff provided information to the public regarding the CDBG and HOME programs in  
accordance with Dane County's Citizen Participation Plan; as well as, an overview of the  
available CDBG and HOME funds expected to be available in 2022.  
E. Public Hearing on the 2022 CDBG and HOME funding recommendations.  
List of registrants, in speaking order:  
Baltazar De Anda Santana (Latino Academy of Workforce Development), in support of  
the funding recommendations. Thanked the Commission while highlighting program  
accomplishments, and explained how the academy is able to reach more students  
commensurate with increased levels of County support.  
Joyce Frey (City of Fitchburg), in support of the funding recommendations. Thanked the  
Commission and expressed support for the Fitchburg community partner organizations,  
including Habitat for Humanity; Latino Chamber of Commerce; WWBIC; Little John's;  
Boys and Girls Club; Badger Prairie Needs Network; Latino Academy of Workforce  
Development; the City of Fitchburg.  
Rebecca Wiese (Movin' Out), in support of the funding recommendations. Thanked the  
Commission and explained how the County's support gives the organization a greater  
reach, allowing the organization to provide greater levels of support to low-income families  
in Dane County.  
Scott Endl (City of Fitchburg), in support of the funding recommendations. Thanked the  
Commission, re-iterating the impact of the project in a high need area of Fitchburg.  
Theodore Yancey (Movin' Out), in support of the funding recommendations. Thanked the  
Commission for the support, and echoed Rebecca's words about the impact of County  
funding.  
Lamarr Gibson (Stoughton Affordable Transportation), in support of the funding  
recommendations. Thanked the Commission, summarizing the services provided and  
the increased demand for their services in Stoughton.  
Jessica Cavazos (Latino Chamber of Commerce), in support of the funding  
recommendations. Thanked the Commsision for the support, detailing the growth of the  
member organizations and impact of those businesses on the greater economic climate  
in Dane County.  
Chair Solberg also read aloud written comment submitted from the Village of Mount  
Horeb.  
F. Action Items  
Motion by Brown, seconded by Ripp, to approve the 2022 CDBG/HOME funding  
recommendations. Motion carried unanimously by a voice vote.  
INITIAL FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CDBG COMMISSION  
FOR 2022 CDBG/HOME PROJECTS.  
Approved.  
G. Reports to Committee  
CDBG UPDATE ON RES-156.  
Casey Becker provided an update on RES-156, informing the Commission that the  
resolution has been postponed indefinitely because many of the elements have been  
incorporated into the 2022 County Budget, while other elements are moving forward via  
stand-alone resolutions. Should RES-156 move forward in whole or part ear-marking the  
County's HOME ARP allocation, it will be re-visited by the Commission.  
NOVEMBER 2021 EXPENDED FUNDS REPORT  
Staff provided an update on the November Expended Funds report. Commissioner Brown  
asked why the Bird Street project is not moving forward; Ms. Cervantes will follow-up with  
Brown and send her more details on the project.  
Amegashie asked about the timing and speed of disbursements, citing several projects  
from the report with full balances and nearing the end of their contract periods. Staff  
summarized the invoicing process and procedures for paying invoices. Solberg  
suggested using funding contingency language in the sub-recipient contracts, allowing  
agreements to be executed prior to HUD's allocation announcement so that sub-recipient  
reimbursement requests can begin thereafter the announcement. Staff addressed the  
input and will continue the discussion internally, looking at administrative processes that  
would help all parties involved by shortening the sub-recipient payment process.  
NOVEMBER 2021 CDBG-CV EXPENDED FUNDS REPORT  
Staff summarized the November CDBG-CV Expended Funds Report.  
NOVEMBER 2021 RLF LOAN REPORT (MODIFIED REPORT  
FORTHCOMING).  
Staff summarized the November 2021 RLF Loan Report. Staff is working on updating  
the format of the report for the December Commission meeting.  
H. Future Meeting Items and Dates  
December 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (via Zoom).  
I. Adjourn  
Motion by Amegashie, seconded by Johnson, to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously by  
a voice vote, and the meeting adjourned at 5:50 p.m.  
This meeting was adjourned.