December 2017 Minutes

December 2017 Minutes



December 11, 2017

The Monthly Meeting of the Housing Authority of the City of Middletown was held at the Middletown Housing Authority Conference Room, 150 William St., Middletown, CT 06457 on Monday, December 11, 2017.

Chairman Noglow called the meeting to order at 5:02 p.m. and called the roll.

PRESENT: Evan Noglow, Chairman; Sebastian Santacroce, Vice Chairman; Phil Cacciola, Commissioner, Senova Stone, Commissioner

ALSO PRESENT: William Vasiliou, Secretary; John Rumberger, Facilities Manager; John Boccalatte, Esq.

ABSENT: none

PUBLIC SESSION: Two Sbona Tower residents, John Fenner and Cherryanne Scott, spoke of issues relating to Sbona Tower. Their concerns over parking, front entry system, etc were heard by the Board.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion by Commissioner Cacciola; seconded by Vice Chairman Santacroce, it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes of November 13, 2017 meeting as submitted.

APPROVAL OF BILLS: On motion by Vice Chairman Santacroce; seconded by Commissioner Cacciola, it was unanimously voted to approve the bills as submitted.

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Secretary Vasiliou reported on the A/R report of 11/30/17 which shows a decrease of $894.00 for Conn 9-2; a decrease of $1189.11 for Conn 9-3; an increase of $1097.78 for Conn 9-4; no change for Conn 9-5, and increases of $12,921.26 for State Family and $15 for E -101. Overall a good month for receivables.

LEGAL ACTION: Attorney Boccalatte reported on his 11/30/17 report. It was a fairly typical month with new cases opened. Collections was low at $207.73.

FINANCIAL: Mr. Vasiliou reported that a standard exit conference for the audit was conducted and there are no findings. The budget will be presented at next meeting for Board Review.

SECTION 8:   Mr. Vasiliou reported that as of 12/7/17 there are 850 Section 8 units in place. The average HAP payment per unit is $765.21.


MAINTENANCE: 205 work orders completed in November.

MODERNIZATION: EverSource LED Incentives: MR triple-pane windows and exterior insulation has been approved for weatherization money as incentives. Thyssen Krupp is the new elevator service company for Sbona Tower; Traverse Square Switchgear: Holzner Electric is the apparent low bidder and verified bid is accurate per schedule of values submitted to GEI; Sbona Parking, Entry System, and Greenhouse Roofs: Awaiting closeout docs on key fob portion from ESCS., Advanced Security expected to be completed by end of Dec with Main Door/Apartment Audio Visual entry system portion; awaiting pricing for parking lot gates for Sbona;MR SHRP: Pioneer anticipated substantial completion by 12/15/17, architect and CHFA to punch list buildings 7-12.



NEW BUSINESS: Resolution 2017-10

On motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Vice Chairman Santacroce; it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2017-10 (Project Based Vouchers for Mary Shepard Home) as submitted and waive reading of same. (see attached Resolution)


WHEREAS: The Housing Authority of the City of Middletown (MHA) has established a Project-based Housing Choice Voucher Program (PBV) pursuant to 24 CFR 983;

WHEREAS: The MHA awarded Columbus House thirty-two (32) PBV for its Mary Shepard supportive housing development and issued an award letter setting out the conditions of the award dated December 2, 2016;

WHEREAS: The MHA has received both a Subsidy Layering Review prepared by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) and a Request for Release of Funds (RROF) signed off by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD); and

WHEREAS: The project has obtained its necessary funding commitments and will be able to close its financing and start construction within six (6) months of this resolution.

NOW, THERE, LET IT BE RESOLVED: that the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Middletown hereby authorize the Executive Director to execute an Agreement to Enter into a Housing Assistance Payment (AHAP) Contract. The project must be completed within twenty-four (24) months of AHAP execution at which time a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract will be executed for a maximum initial fifteen (15) year term initiating monthly subsidy payments based on rents of $752 for an efficiency and $929 for a one bedroom for the first year of occupancy.

The Executive Director will monitor the project for compliance with Davis-Bacon Wage Rates during construction and all other regulatory requirements pursuant to 24 CFR 983 and pertinent portions of 24 CFR 982 that apply during construction and occupancy


There being no further business to come before the Commission, on motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Vice Chairman Santacroce, it was unanimously voted to adjourn the monthly meeting at 5:57 p.m.


William Vasiliou