REGULAR MEETING OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY
OF THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN
June 13, 2011
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, June 13, 2011.
Chairman Osborne called the meeting to order at 5:02 p.m. and called the roll.
PRESENT: Lee Osborne, Chairman; Evan Noglow, Vice Chairman; Lois Carreiro, Commissioner; Izzi Greenberg.
ALSO PRESENT: William Vasiliou, Secretary; Thomas Guzzi, Financial Manager; John Rumberger, Facilities Manager; Attorney John Boccalatte
ABSENT: Sebastian J. Santacroce, Commissioner
PUBLIC SESSION: None
FOLLOW-UP REPORT: None
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion by Commissioner Carreiro, seconded by Commissioner Greenberg; it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes of the May 9, 2011 meeting as submitted.
APPROVAL OF BILLS: On motion by Commissioner Carreiro, seconded by Vice Chairman Noglow; it was unanimously voted to approve the bills as submitted.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Secretary Vasiliou reported on 5/31/11 A/R which shows increases of $611.88 for Conn 9-2, $1,849.66 for Conn 9-3, $85.49 for Conn 9-5, and $3,418.33 MR. Net decreases of $569.58 for Conn 9-4 and $13.00 for E101 were also noted.
LEGAL ACTION: Secretary Vasiliou stated his 5/31/2011 report shows seven summary process actions were started and $486.00 was collected on vacated accounts.
FINANCIAL: Mr. Vasiliou submitted the financial statements for the state complexes for fiscal year April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. CT State Family shows a net loss of $3,661.58 for the period. CT State Elderly shows a net loss of $8,339.29 for the period. Mr. Vasiliou and Thomas Guzzi will be monitoring these compleses and working on strategies to reverse this trend.
The auditing firm of Melita & Company will be conducting MHA’s annual audit this year. The initial meeting will be held this month with the actual audit in August and submission to HUD in September.
Mr. Vasiliou explained that the Income Limits issued annually by HUD have been received and put in place for both the Federal and State complexes. On motion by Commissioner Greenberg, seconded by Commissioner Carreiro, it was voted to adopt Resolution 2011-8 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 Moderate Rental Housing Complex MR-11. MR 11A & MR 47A as follows:
For Admission: The maximum income limits for admission have been determined in accordance with the Connecticut General Statutes, Section 8-115a and 8-119g.
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.
51,400 for 2 persons
57,800 for 3 persons
64,200 for 4 persons
69,350 for 5 persons
74,500 for 6 persons
79,650 for 7 persons
84,750 for 8 persons
Continued Occupancy Limits:
64,250 for 2 persons
72,250 for 3 persons
80,250 for 4 persons
86,687 for 5 persons
93,125 for 6 persons
99,562 for 7 persons
105,937 for 8 persons
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 admission have been determined in accordance with the Connecticut General Statutes, Section 8-115a and 8-119g.
51,400 for 2 persons
SECTION 8: 729 Section 8 units were under lease as of 6/1/2011. Spending levels are currently at 109.98%. Mr. Vasiliou reported that this is due to the increase in the average HAP payment increasing dramatically due to the current economic conditions. He also reported that the Section 8 administrative fee has been lowered to 78.5%. This will affect the operating budget for the Section 8 program.
PERSONNEL: Mr. Vasiliou introduced Thomas Guzzi, Financial Manager. He has accepted the position vacated recently by Don Mondani. Tom has an extensive background in the public housing industry as chief financial officer in both Stanford and New Haven.
MAINTENANCE: 188 work orders were completed in May. Vacancy prep continues at MR. Window wells and basement window replacement work is being scheduled. MHA’s REAC inspection on the Federal properties has been scheduled for September 27th.
MODERNIZATION: MT: Gilley Design is reviewing existing drawings and will conduct a site visit in mid June. TS: Bids for the window replacement project were opened on June 3rd. P. Bailey, Architect, is reviewing all bid information for accuracy before determining the winning bidder. Spear Park: Wireman is working on the monument lighting. They will try to use the existing pipe to complete the project.
OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou presented the Board with a draft of the Trust Agreement for Employee Benefits that he would like them to review for discussion at next month’s meeting.
NEW BUSINESS: None
There being no further business to come before the Commission, on motion by Commissioner Carreiro, seconded by Commissioner Greenberg; it was unanimously voted to adjourn the monthly meeting at 5:38 p.m.