REGULAR MEETING OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY
OF THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN
May 11, 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, May 11, 2015.
Chairman Noglow called the meeting to order at 5:10 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 Commissioner Santacroce, seconded by Commissioner Cacciola; it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes of the April 13, 2015 meeting as submitted.
APPROVAL OF BILLS: On motion by Commissioner Santacroce, seconded by Commissioner Stone; it was unanimously voted to approve the bills as submitted.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Secretary Vasiliou reported on 4/30/15 A/R which shows increases of $2,230.94 for Conn 9-2, $2,122.78 for Conn 9-3, $2,302.68 for Conn 9-4, $123.91 for MR and $37.00 for E101. Net dncrease of $509.55 for Conn 9-5 was also noted.
LEGAL ACTION: Attorney Boccalatte stated his 4/30/15 report shows 3 summary process actions started and $426.32 collected on vacated accounts.
FINANCIAL: Mr. Guzzi presented the Operating Statements for the CT State Housing complexes for the FYE 3/31/15. E101 (Marino Manor) showed a net gain of $15,311.65 for the year. Retained earnings are adequate. The Moderate Rental complexes showed a net gain of $358,038.35 for the year. Retained earnings are adequate.
Mr. Guzzi presented the forecasted Income Statement for the Dederal complexes for the FYE 3/31/15. This statement is forecasted as the actual closing of the books has not been compelted as of this date. A net loss of $135,529.27 for the period is forecasted.
Mr. Guzzi presented the forecasted Opertaing Statement for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for FYE 3/31/15. On the administrative side, a net gain of $56,808 is forecasted for the year. A net loss of $2,937,747 is forecasted for the HAP program due to the reclaiming of excess funds by HUD.
SECTION 8: 865 Section 8 units were under lease as of 4/1/15. A briefing and release of approximately 50 vouchers was held on March 20,2015. Mr. Vasiliou reported that due to the elimination of the MHA residency requirement, some of the 35 vouchers given at this briefing are being ported out to other housing authorities. He also reported that the average HAP payment continues to increase.
MAINTENANCE: 153 work orders were completed during April. Staff continues vacant unit prep and assisting contractors with access to units.
MODERNIZATION: TS: RFQ’s scoring tabulations for the reroofing project are still under review. SHRP / MR: Gibralter, electrical contractor, is back on site remedying punch list items which are mainly telecommunications issues. Architects punch lists continue on Cubeta and Kieft Road for the window/siding/roofing project. No additional units are being done until the punch list work is completed. Daddario Road will be next on the schedule with Sunset Ridge being completed last. The projected completion date for all units is currently November 28, 2015.
OLD BUSINESS: NONE
NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou reported that a local parish has spoken with him regarding the possible rental of space in the senior center building. They are interested in two offices and sporadic use of the main area. He reported this entity is interested in renting only a portion of the available space and asked for the Board’s recommendation on this type of rental. Discussion ensued.
On motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Commissioner Santacroce; it was unanimously voted to accept Mr. Vasiliou’s recommendation to decline the rental request from this entity for partial use of the available space in the senior center building.
There being no further business to come before the Commission, on motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Commissioner Stone; it was unanimously voted to adjourn the monthly meeting at 6:15 p.m.