REGULAR MEETING OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY
OF THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN
June 9, 2014
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 9, 2014.
Chairman Noglow called the meeting to order at 5:04 p.m. and called the roll.
PRESENT: Evan Noglow, Chairman; Izzi Greenberg, Commissioner; Senova Stone, Commissioner; Phil Cacciola, Commissioner
ALSO PRESENT: William Vasiliou, Secretary; Tom Guzzi, Financial Manager; John Boccalatte, Esq.
ABSENT: Sebastian J. Santacroce, Commissioner (excused absent)
PUBLIC SESSION: Two Sbona Tower residents, Craig Clarke and John Fenner, spoke of issues relating to Sbona Tower. Their concerns over parking, camera surveillance, etc were heard by the Board. Mr. Vasiliou assured them that MHA was aware of the issues and was addressing them.
FOLLOW-UP REPORT: NONE
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Due to abstentions and Board membership changes, the following minutes have been approved on a provisional basis. On motion by Commissioner Greenberg, seconded by Commissioner Stone’ it was unanimously voted to approved the minutes of the March 10, 2012 meeting as submitted. On motion by Commissioner Greenberg, seconded by Chairman Noglow; it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes of the April 1, 2014 meeting as submitted.
Due to abstentions, the minutes of the may 12, 2014 meeting were tabled to the July meeting.
APPROVAL OF BILLS: On motion by Chairman Noglow, seconded by Commissioner Greenberg; it was unanimously voted to approve the bills as submitted.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Secretary Vasiliou reported on 5/31/14 A/R which shows increases of $1,357.96 for Conn 9-4 and $4,445.37 for MR. Net decreases of $573.39 for Conn 9-2, $698.49 for Conn 9-3 and $359.33 for E101. There was no change at Conn 9-5.
LEGAL ACTION: Attorney Boccalatte stated his 5/30/14 report shows seven summary process actions, 1 small clain and 1 wage attachment actions started and $310.00 collected on vacated accounts.
FINANCIAL: Mr. Guzzi reported that the annual audit as required by HUD will be conducted in July.
SECTION 8: 900 Section 8 units were under lease as of 6/1/14. Mr. Vasiliou reported that MHA has advertised availabity of 30 project-based vouchers. These bouchers will be awarded in Autust. He also reported that the Section 8 department will be holding a briefing/voucher release within the next 45 days. Approximately 50 vouchers will be released.
PERSONNEL: Mr. Vasiliou informed the board that John Schukoske has been retained as a part-time owner’s representative for the SHRP projects at Moderate.
MAINTENANCE: 123 work orders were completed in May. Vacant unit prep continues at all complexes. A REAC inspection of Federal properties has been scheduled for June 30, 2014.
MODERNIZATION: Sbona Tower; Cameras have been installed in floors 2-12. DVR installation and configuration is underway. Cameras should be live by mid June. Traverse Square installation will be next. MT/TS: Cable upgrades are underway from AT&T to Comcast. MR: Electrical upgrade punch list items are being adressed by Gilbralter Construction. Furnace upgrade final documents are being reviewed. Window/Siding project has been halted temporarily until construction issues have been resolved. MHA is working with the clerk on the works and the contractor to resolve these issues. Attic and wall insulation of Sunset Ridge is complete. MHA is soliciting pricing for duct cleaning in this area.
OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou reported that he has met with city officials and Chamber of Commerce representatives about the future plans for the Spear Park property. They spoke of the removal of the fountain and concrete pads and of turning the area into a green space. The Board gave him autorization to continue talks regarding this matter and to retain oversight rights to any work that is undertaken.
NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou reported that HUD has issued a new flat rent policy for all Federal complexes effective June 1, 2014.
This will require changes to the Annual Plan and the ACOP. A public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in preparation of these changes.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS: NONE