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Meeting Name: TRAVAUX INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/14/2020 3:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Public Listen-In: 1 (872) 240-3412 Access Code: 637-671-181#
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     Call to Order

Minutes note: Meeting called to order at 3:12 p.m.
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T152 01.MotionApproval of the minutes of the regular meeting held on April 9th, 2020APPROVEDPass7:0 Action details Not available
T153 02.Travaux ResolutionResolution approving a contract to BYCO Incorporated (Mayville, WI) for Flooring (MP-13) for Remodeling at Merrill Park in the amount of $340,300.00 (Official Notice No. 57976)

Minutes note: Warren Jones, Travaux’s Vice President of Construction, provided information on the review. Mr. Jones also provided background information on the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program and the Merrill Park renovations. Gabe DeVougas, HACM’s Section 3 Coordinator, added that BYCO Incorporated is listed as an MBE with the State of Wisconsin, and is not a Section 3-certified business, but may add a Section 3 hire.
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T154 03.CommunicationReport from the President

Minutes note: President Pérez asked Warren Jones, Travaux’s Vice President of Construction, to provide an update on current projects. Mr. Jones explained the work happening at Westlawn, including infrastructure, Westlawn Renaissance VI, which will be 138 modular townhomes expected to start construction in June, and Westlawn Renaissance IV, two midrise buildings on 64th Street across from the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, with the RFP for modular building going out soon. He continued with the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) rehabilitation work taking place at Holton Terrace. Construction is currently happening on the fifth floor. The resident relocation was temporarily halted due to COVID-19, but is now back on track. The largest outstanding bid there is for elevator modernization. At Merrill Park, the initial interior renovation has begun. Becher Court will begin its RAD work in June or July. Mr. Jones continued that there are currently a number of cell phone tower modifications being conducted by their lessees. The roof at the Rent Assistance office is also in the process of being replaced. President Pérez asked Scott Simon, Travaux’s Vice President of Business Development, to provide an update. Mr. Simon discussed the Hmong-American Peace Academy campus expansion, where construction is about to begin. Travaux had previously been a consultant, and is now their owner’s rep. President Pérez asked Fernando Aniban, HACM’s Chief Financial Officer, to speak about HACM deepening its relationships with organizations such as WHEDA, as staff has met with new counterparts recently to explore expanding partnerships, looking to maximize the deployment of future strategies. For Travaux, that may have implications for rural development and growth of emerging developers. President Pérez mentioned that staff are developing a Book of Business with bios of Travaux’s players. While the entity may be new, those involved have a strong record of experience. President Pérez noted that a new Financial Officer is expected to begin soon. President Pérez thanked the Development and Construction Committee for their recent review of bids. Their advice was heeded. Director Guszkowski, following up on the WHEDA discussion, suggested that it may be worthwhile to create a model development that could be a helpful introductory piece in smaller markets, something akin to a Book of Models. President Pérez noted that this may be especially true with all the conversations around the Rental Assistance Demonstration program (RAD). Director McCarthy requested that at the June or July Travaux Board Meeting that staff provide some information on Travaux’s efforts to check on COVID-19’s financial impacts on its subcontractors and supplies, and how those impacts are being managed to minimize any problems as they head down the pipeline toward Travaux. Director Zepecki mentioned she’s already heard of some longer lead times with items in the supply chain and that increased cleaning costs may more greatly impact smaller companies. President Pérez asked Amy Hall, HACM’s Communications Coordinator for a quick update on Travaux’s marketing efforts. Ms. Hall mentioned that COVID-19 did cause a bit of a slowdown, but next steps will be making updates based on the feedback from the Travaux staff and then presenting the site to the Board for their feedback.
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Minutes note: There being no further business, Director Bohl made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:50 p.m. Director Manzanet seconded the motion. There being no objections, the motion carried.
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