REGULAR MEETING OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY
OF THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN
MARCH 12, 2012
The Regular Meeting of the Housing Authority of the City of Middletown was held at the Senior Center Meeting Room, 150 William Street, Middletown, Connecticut on Tuesday, March 12, 2012.
Vice Chairman Noglow called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. and called the roll.
PRESENT: Evan Noglow, Vice Chairman; Sebastian J. Santacroce, Commissioner; Lois Carreiro, Commissioner, Izzy Greenberg, Commissioner
ALSO PRESENT: William Vasiliou, Secretary; Thomas Guzzi, Financial Manager; John Rumberger, Facilities Manager; John Boccalatte, Esq.
ABSENT: Lee Osborne, Chairman (excused absence.)
PUBLIC SESSION: None
FOLLOW-UP REPORT: None
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion by Commissioner Santacroce, seconded by Commissioner Carreiro; it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes of the February 14, 2012 meeting as submitted.
APPROVAL OF BILLS: On motion by Commissioner Carreiro, seconded by Commissioner Santacroce; it was unanimously voted to approve the bills as submitted.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Secretary Vasiliou reported on 2/29/12 A/R which shows decreases of $152.59 for Conn 9-2, $2,063.58 for Conn 9-3, $270.29 for Conn 9-4 and $1,750.81 for MR. NEt increases of $8.00 for E101 were also noted. There was no change at Conn 9-5.
LEGAL ACTION: Attorney Boccalatte stated his 2/24/2012 report shows 4 summary process actions started and $59.50 collected on vacated accounts.
FINANCIAL: Mr. Guzzi presented the write offs for all complexes and explained the process to the commissioners.
WHEREAS, the Housing Authority of the City of Middletown has unsuccessfully tried to collect the following Moderate Rental (MR11, MR-11A & MR47 vacated accounts and;
WHEREAS, the Housing Authority has deemed these accounts to be uncollectible;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Commission of the Housing Authority of the City of Middle that the following vacated accounts totaling $8,360.27 be written off:
29 Cubeta Road Lockhart, Toni $1,154.93 No Forwarding Address
49 Daddario Road Smith, Jennifer 807.32 No Forwarding Address
63 Daddario Road Winston, Kimberly 1,106.53 No Forwarding Address
418 Long Lane Jackson, Lisa 648.62 No Forwarding Address
507 Long Lane Pitkin, Belinda 473.78 Out of State
107 Rogers Road Rivers, Mary 1,431.85 No Forwarding Address
28 Santangelo Circle Carr-Gaunichaux, Jacqueline 885.52 No Forwarding Address
69 Santangelo Circle Jackson, Trina 696.70 No Forwarding Address
83 Santangelo Circle Spencer, Arlene 1,155.02 No Forwarding Address
On motion by Commissioner Greenberg, seconded by Commissioner Santacroce; it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2012-6 and waive reading of same.
WHEREAS, the Housing Authority of the City of Middletown has unsuccessfully to collect the following Marino Manor, E101, vacated account (s) and;
WHEREAS, the Housing Authority has deemed these accounts to be uncollectible;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Commission of the Housing Authority of the City of Middletown that the following vacated accounts totaling $62.00 be written off:
28 Marino Manor Walker, Wade $62.00 Deceased
On motion by Commissioner Greenberg, seconded by Commissioner Santacroce; it was unanimously voted to approve the Federal Write Offs as submitted:
002 – SBONA TOWER
1203 – Strange, Margaret $ 54.47 Unknown
106 – Hansen, Joann 5,446.80 Unknown
210 – Lockhard, Cornelia 2.81 Out of State
307 – Slight, Roger 481.87 Out of State
704 – James, Roosevelt 1,077.32 Convalescent Home
906 – Robinette, Walter 1,649.84 Convalescent Home
907 – Bell, Joyce 714.80 Convalescent Home
003 – MAPLEWOOD TERRACE
9 MT – Clark, Shalom $ 75.00 No Forwarding Address
11 MT – Carr, Brittney 1,046.33 No Forwarding Address
26 MT – Colemn, Desiree 1,262.54 No Forwarding Address
28 MT – Ortega, Stephanie 4,298.18 No Forwarding Address
30 MT – Sutherland, Dawn 1,398.79 No Forwarding Address
004 – TRAVERSE SQUARE
18 TS – Field, Dawn $1,204.70 No Forwarding Address
58 TS – Sastre, Carian 1,529.76 Hartford, CT
005 – MONARCA PLACE
316 – Belfiore, Salvatore $ 378.47 Convalescent Home
TOTAL $ 378.47
GRAND TOTAL $20,621.68
SECTION 8: 724 Section 8 units were under lease as of 3/1/2012. Spending levels are at 125.34% of budget.
Mr. Vasiliou reported that HUD has notified PHA’s that SEction 8 will be funded at 75% for the coming fiscal year. This is in addition to the reclamation of the $960,000 public housing funds.
Carabetta conversion continues with 67 units in place. MHA is in contact with them to facilitate the completion of this process.
He noted that a briefing and voucher release will be held on Tuesday, March 13th. Approximately 35 vouchers will be released at that time. A second briefing will be held on June 11th at Mercy High School with approximately 75-100 vouchers being released. An informational session for prospective landlords will be held in May to acquaint landlords with the Section 8 program and to answer any questions they may have.
The Section 8 wait list was opened and closed in March. The lottery will produce 1400 names for the wait list.
MAINTENANCE: 160 work orders were completed in February. Vacancy prep continues.
MODERNIZATION: Sbona Tower: Reroofing project is partially completed with final completion in the spring due to weather and material requirements. MT: Reroofing project to be completed by the end of March if the good weather holds. TS: Window replacement project is nearing completion. Punch list will be perfromed 3/5/12 – 3/15/12.
OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou presented the income limits for 2012 as issued by HUD. These limits are used by all Federal and State programs to determine eligibility.
On motion by commissioner Santacroce, seconded by Commissioner Carreiro; it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2012-7 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 Comples 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 contiued occupancy in Moderate REntal Housing are equal to 125% of the admission limits for such housing.
Admission Limits: Continued Occupancy Limits
$45,500 for 1 person $56,875 for 1 person
52,000 for 2 persons 65,000 for 2 persons
58,500 for 3 persons 73,125 for 3 persons
65,000 for 4 persons 81,250 for 4 persons
70,200 for 5 persons 87,750 for 5 persons
75,400 for 6 persons 94,250 for 6 persons
80,600 for 7 persons 100,750 for 7 persons
85,800 for 8 persons 107,250 for 8 persons
On motion by Commissioner Santacroce, seconded by Commissioner Carreiro; it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2012-8 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:
$52,000 for 2 persons
NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou reported that MHA has filed an application with DECD for funds under the Re-modernization Plan authorized by Gov. Malloy. MHA has requested $3 Million Dollars with an additional $1.8 Million Dollars being pledged by MHA for renovations to the Moderate Rental properties. Forty five agencies have applied for this funding with awards being based on a point system devised by DECD. Awards are scheduled to be announced within 30 days from the 3/30/2012 deadline. If MHA is successful projected work would include furnaces at Sunset Ridge, completion of rewiring off all units, reroofing, residing and window replacement at all complexes.