REGULAR MEETING OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY
OF THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN
February 14, 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, February 10, 2011.
Secreatary Vasiliou called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. and called the roll.
PRESENT: Mark Masselli, Chairman (phone); Sebastian J. Santacroce, Commissioner; Evan Noglow, Commissioner; Lois Carreiro, Commissioner.
ALSO PRESENT: William Vasiliou, Secretary; Don Mondani, Financial Manager; John Rumberger, Facilities Manager; John Boccalatte, Esq.
ABSENT: Lee Osborne, Vice Chairman (excused absence.)
PUBLIC SESSION: None
FOLLOW-UP REPORT: None
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion by Commissioner Carreiro, seconded by Commissioner Santacroce; it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes of the January 10, 2011 meeting as submitted.
APPROVAL OF BILLS: On motion by Commissioner Santacroce, seconded by Commissioner Carreiro; it was unanimously voted to approve the bills as submitted.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Secretary Vasiliou reported on 1/31/11 A/R which shows increases of $344.05 for Conn 9-2. Net decreases of $652.60 for Conn 9-3, $1,204.48 for Conn 9-4, $180.00 for Conn 9-5 and $2,853.41 for MR were also noted. There was no change at Marino Manor.
LEGAL ACTION: Secretary Vasiliou stated his 1/31/2011 report shows no legal actions were started and $1,969.24 was collected on vacated accounts.
FINANCIAL: Mr. Mondani submitted the Federal Budget for fiscal year April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012. On motion by Chairman Masselli, seconded by Commissioner Carreiro; it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2011-4 (see attached.)
Mr. Vasiliou reported that he viewed a HUD webcast today detailing the proposed federal budget. There appears to be no growth in the HUD budget for the next 4-5 years. He will continue to monitor the news from Washington DC.
SECTION 8: 714 Section 8 units were under lease as of 2/1/2011. A voucher briefing was held on February 8, 2011. Approximately 50 applicants attended and received vouchers.
Mr. Vasiliou stated that the Newfield Tower conversion has not been completed. MHA has completed their portion of the conversion in a timely fashion and are waiting for deliverable from Carabetta. He remains in contact with the Harford Office of HUD.
MAINTENANCE: 187 work orders were completed in January. Vacancy prep continues at MR. Due to the heavy snow volume numerous contractors were called in to remove snow from parking lots and roofs.
MODERNIZATION: Sbona Tower: Elevator Modernization is complete. MHA is awaiting final closeout documents. MT: Boiler Upgrade project is complete. MHA is awaiting final closeout documents. Fee proposals for roofs were sent to threeArchitectural firms. TS: P. Bailey was chosen as architect for the window upgrade project. MR & MM: MHA talking with Weatherization Program for unit upgrades (furnaces, insulation, etc.) Spear Park: Electrical enclosure in and power is on. Monument lighting will be done in the spring.
OLD BUSINESS: None
NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou reported that due to the possible maintenance issues resulting from the unusual snow fall this winter, he proposed a transfer of funds from operating reserve to a designated capital reserve fund. On motion by Chairman Masselli, seconded by Commissioner Santacroce; it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2011-5 and waive reading of same.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Middletown that due to the unprecedented severity of snow and ice and its potential for long term, undetermined facility damages to Federal property that an amount of $600,000 be obligated, appropriated and transferred from the operating reserve to a designated capital reserve for such purposes.
There being no further business to come before the Commission, on motion by Commissioner Santacroce, seconded by Carreiro; it was unanimously voted to adjourn the Regular meeting at 5:38 p.m.