REGULAR MEETING OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY
OF THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN
April 13, 2015
The Monthly Meeting of the Housing Authority of the City of Middletown was held at the Senior Center Meeting Room, 150 William Street, Middletown, Connecticut on Monday, April 13, 2015.
Chairman Noglow called the meeting to order at 5:15 p.m. and called the roll.
PRESENT: Evan Noglow, Chairman; Sebastian J. Santacroce, Vice Chairman; Senova Stone, Commissioner; Phil Cacciola, Commissioner
ALSO PRESENT: William Vasiliou, Secretary; Tom Guzzi, Financial Manager; John Rumberger, Facilities Manager; John Boccalatte, Esq.
ABSENT: Izzy Greenberg, Commissioner (excused absence.)
PUBLIC SESSION: NONE
FOLLOW-UP REPORT: NONE
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion by Vice Chairman Santacroce, seconded by CommissionerCacciola; it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes of the March 9. 2015 meeting as submitted.
On motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Vice Chairman Santacroce; it was unanimously voted to approve the minnutes the April 1, 2015 Annual meeting as submitted. Commissioner Stone abstained from the vote.
APPROVAL OF BILLS: On motion by Vice Chairman Santacroce, seconded by Commissioner Stone; it was unanimously voted to approve the bills as submitted.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Secretary Vasiliou reported on 3/15/2015 A/R which shows increases of $1,041.44 for Conn 9-2, $1,084.87 for Conn 9-4, $31.05 for Conn 9-5, $2,255.62 for MR and $194.95 for E101. Net increases of $723.68 for Conn 9-3 were also noted.
LEGAL ACTION: Attorney Boccalatte stated his 3/31/15 report shows no summary process actions started and $764.16 collected on vacated accounts.
FINANCIAL: Mr. Guzzi reported that the financial department is working on end of the fiscal year reporting. The annual audit is scheduled for July.
SECTION 8: 860 Section 8 units were under lease as of 4/1/15. A briefing and release of approximately 40 vouchers was held on March 20,2015. Mr. Vasiliou reported that HUD conducted a nationwide study on the Section 8 program that concluded that housing authorities are unable to exist financially at the current level of reimbusement. 278 housing authories across the country have given HUD back Section 8 programs including two in Conn. HUD is considering raising the reimbursement level and changing some program regulations to better enable programs to function.
PERSONNEL: Mr. Vasiliou reported that Richard Smollen, Maintenance Department will retire on April 14, 2015 after 14 years of service.
MAINTENANCE: 126 work orders completed in March. Vacant unit prep continues along with the rehabilitation work on ten (10) units at Maplewood Terrace due to ice damage.
MODERNIZATION: TS: RFQ scoring for the reroofing project are under reviews. SHRP/MR: Gibralter is back on site with the electrical subcontractor, S&J Electric, to remedy the punch list items. This work is expcected to take approximately 5 weeks to complete. MR: Architect for the windows/siding/roof project is preparing a punch list for the completed units on Long Lane.
Mr. Rumberger stated that the grass cutting bids for all complexes are due on 4/1/6/15 @ 2:00 p.m.
OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou reported that he has had a request from Allen Construction asking MHA to rescind the letter to Aegis Security Insurance Company considering declaring contractor default against him. The Board discussed the issue and decided that there was no legal basis to rescind the letter so it will stand.
NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou presented the annual update to the maximum income limits for admission to the CT State Family and Elderly complexes effective March, 2015 as published by HUD. On motion by Vice Chairman Santacroce, seconded by Commissioner Cacciola; it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2015-7 and waive reading of the same.
For Continued Occupancy: The maximum income limits for continued occupancy in Moderate Rental Housing are equal to 125% of the admission limits for such housing.
Admission Limits: Continued Occupancy Limits
$46,100 for 1 person $57,625 for 1 person
52,650 for 2 persons 65,813 for 2 persons
59,250 for 3 persons 74,063 for 3 persons
65,800 for 4 persons 82,250 for 4 persons
71,100 for 5 persons 88,875 for 5 persons
76,350 for 6 persons 95,438 for 6 persons
81,600 for 7 persons 102,000 for 7 persons
86,900 for 8 persons 108,625 for 8 persons
On motion by Commissioner Caciolla, seconded by Commissioner Stone; it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2018-8 and waive reading of same.
The Housing Authority of the City of Middletown has established and fixed, by an appropriate Resolution of said Authority, the income limits for Tenant Admission to State of Connecticut Elderly Housing Complex E-101 as follows:
For Admission: The maximum income limits for admissioner have been determined in accordance with the Connecticut General Statues, Section 8-115a and 8-119g.
52,650 for 2 persons