REGULAR MEETING OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY
OF THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN
January 12, 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, January 12, 2015.
Chairman Noglow called the meeting to order at 5:09 p.m. and called the roll.
PRESENT: Evan Noglow, Chairman; Izzy Greenberg, Commissioner; Phil Cacciola, Commissioner
ALSO PRESENT: William Vasiliou, Secretary; Tom Guzzi, Financial Manager; John Rumberger, Facilities Manager; John Boccalatte, Esq.
ABSENT: Sebastian Santacroce, Vice Chairman (excused absence), Senova Stone, Commissioner; (unexcused absence)
PUBLIC SESSION: A resident of Sbona Tower asked to have the lack of parking issue and the elevator downtime addressed.
FOLLOW-UP REPORT: NONE
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Due to abstentions the minutes of the November 10, 2014 meeting were tabled to the February meeting.
APPROVAL OF BILLS: On motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Commissioner Greenberg; it was unanimously voted to approve the bills as submitted.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: The accounts receivable report was tabled to the February meeting.
LEGAL ACTION: Attorney Boccalatte stated his 12/31/14 report shows 0 summary process actions started and $1,293.95 collected on vacated accounts.
FINANCIAL: Mr. Guzzi presented a consoldiated budget overview for the FYE 3/31/16 for all programs.
On motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Commissioner Greenberg; it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2015-4 Federal Budget and waive reading of same. (See attached Resolution.)
The CT State Family Management Plan includes a proposed base rent increase for all bedroom sizes that would be effective April 1, 2015. Residents were notified by mail of these proposed increases and this opportunity to respond/comment in writing, verbally or by attending the January 2015 meeting. No one attended the public session nor were any written or verbal comments received on this subject. Therefore, on motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Commissioner Greenberg; it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2015-3 and waive reading of same.
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, 2016 as well as a base rent increase of $15 for 1 bedroom apartment, $20 for 2 bedroom apartment and $25 for three bedroom apartment be adopted as submitted.
On motion by Commissioner Greenberg, seconded by Commissioner Cacciola; it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2015-2 (E101 Management Plan) and waive reading of same.
SECTION 8: 872 Section 8 units were under lease as of 1/1/15. Mr. Vasiliou reported that HUD has increased the admin fees from 69% to 79% for the coming year for this program.
MAINTENANCE: 159 work orders were completed in JDecember. Vacant unit prep continues at all complexes.
MODERNIZATION: TS: RFQ’s from architects for the reshingling of roofs are due on 1/16/15. Site survey of the boiler room by Guiffrida Engineering is underway. MR SHRP: Gibralter has been notified by the architect to the electrical contract requirement to remove all old exterior phone and cable wires from the units. Windows/siding/roofs project continues. Santangelo Circle punch list is ongoing. Long Lane buildings are mostly complete. Some windows for 469-527 Long Lane are incorrect size. Correction windows have been ordered. A change order review with the architect and contractor was scheduled for 1/12/15.
OLD BUSINESS: NONE
NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou reported that the Senior Center vacated the building mid December. He has met with the parking authority to request that the housing authority be given the senior center parking spaces along William Street and that the other spaces on William Street remain free parking with a two hour limit for the use of housing authority clients.
There being no further business to come before the Commission, on motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Chairman Noglow; it was unanimously voted to adjourn the monthly meeting at 6:05 p.m.