REGULAR MEETING OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY
OF THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN
January 9, 2017
The Monthly Meeting of the Housing Authority of the City of Middletown was held at the Middletown Housing Authority Conference Room, 40 Broad Street, Middletown, Connecticut on Monday, January 19, 2017.
Chairman Noglow called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. and called the roll.
PRESENT: Evan Noglow, Chairman; Sebastian Santacroce, Vice Chairman; Phil Cacciola, Commissioner; Senova Stone, Commissioner
ALSO PRESENT: William Vasiliou, Secretary; Tom Guzzi, Financial Manager; John Rumberger, Facilities Manager; John Boccalatte, Esq.
ABSENT: Izzy Greenberg, Commissioner
PUBLIC SESSION: None
FOLLOW-UP REPORT: None
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion from Vice Chairman Santacroce, seconded by Commissioner Cacciola, it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes of the December 12, 2016 meeting.
APPROVAL OF BILLS: On motion by Vice Chairman Santacroce, seconded by Commissioner Cacciola; it was unanimously voted to approve the bills as submitted.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Secretary Vasiliou reported that A/R shows a decrease of $624.01 for Conn 9-2, an increase of $285.66 for Conn 9-3, a decrease of $1774.35 for Conn 9-4, a decrease of $1.85 for Conn 9-5, and a decrease of $3986.37 for MR. This was no change for E101. Overall an excellent month.
LEGAL ACTION: Attorney Boccalatte stated his 12/30/16 report shows a strong collection month because of the efforts from staff, with fewer cases to open.
FINANCIAL: Mr. Guzzi presented a power point presentation outlining the components of the budget for each program: Federal, State Moderate Rental, State Elderly and Section 8.
On motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Vice Chairman Santacroce; it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2017-1 (Federal Budget-LIHP) as submitted and waive reading of same. (see attached Resolution)
The CT State Family Management Plan includes a proposed base rent increase of $5.00 for all bedroom sizes that would be effective April 1, 2017. Residents were notified by mail of these proposed increases and of their opportunity to respond/comment in writing, verbally or by attending the December 12, 2016 meeting. One person attended the public session and submitted a written comment . ( see attached tenant comment)
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Middletown that the Connecticut State Family Management Plan for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 which includes a base rent increase of $5 for 1 bedroom apartment, $5 for 2 bedroom apartment and $5 for three bedroom apartment as well as a no increase in the rental calculation. This resolution shall be adopted as submitted.
On motion by Vice Chairman Santacroce, seconded by Commissioner Caccciola; it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2017-4 (MR Management Plan) and waive reading of same.
The State Elderly (E 101) includes a proposed rent increase for all bedroom sizes that would be effective April 1, 2017. Residents were notified by mail of these proposed increases and of their opportunity to respond in writing or verbally by attending the December 12, 2016 meeting. No one attended the public session nor were any written or verbal comments received on this subject
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Middletown that the Connecticut State Elderly Management Plan for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 which includes a $50 increase in Base Rent be adopted as submitted.
On motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Commissioner Stone, it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2017-5(E 101 Management Plan) and waive reading of the same.
SECTION 8: 855 Section 8 units were under lease as of 1/06/17 and $722.03 is the average per unit cost. Mr. Vasiliou also reported that there was a successful submission for PBV’s and it was awarded to the Columbus House. We have provided a soft letter of approval to move forward on this matter.
PERSONNEL: Mr. Vasiliou welcomed a new hire, Kristy Malave, who will replace Jane Defransesco, and Stephen Kish will move up to Section 8 Coordinator, replacing Pat Kurek. Mr. Vasiliou wished both Jane and Pat well in their future endeavors.
MAINTENANCE: 182 work orders were completed in December.
MODERNIZATION: TS: Roof work – awaiting final documentation from architect. Punch list is underway and awaiting close out documents for Marino Manor work; MT: 29 bathrooms are completed as of this report. A Letter of Agreement has been received from Eversource regarding incentives. MR: CHFA has completed punchlist on Santangelo and interior and exterior progress on first 15 buildings on Rogers is substantially completed.
OLD BUSINESS: A lease has been negotiated and signed with new tenant at the old Senior Center and construction has begun.
NEW BUSINESS: Sec. Vasiliou presented the Annual Plan, which outlines MHA goals/objectives.
A public hearing on the Annual Plan was held January 9, 2016 as advertised. No one from the public attended and there we no written comments received. Advisory Board comments were addressed and are available for review as part of the plan.
On motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Vice Chairman Santacroce, it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2017-6 6(Federal Annual Plan) and waive reading of the same. (See attached Resolution)
There being no further business to come before the Commission, on motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Vice Chairman Santacroce; it was unanimously voted to adjourn the Monthly meeting at 5:59 p.m.