Meeting Minutes – February 14, 2012

Meeting Minutes – February 14, 2012



FEBRUARY 14, 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, February 14, 2012.

Chairman Osborne called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. and called the roll.

PRESENT: Lee Osborne, Chairman;  Sebastian J. Santacroce, Commissioner; Lois Carreiro, Commissioner

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

ABSENT: Evan Noglow, Vice Chairman, Izzy Greenberg, Commissioner; (excused absences.)



APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion by Commissioner Santacroce, seconded by Commissioner Carreiro; it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes of the January 9, 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 1/31/2012 A/R  which shows increases of $6,814.36 for Conn 9-3 and $17.01 for MR. Net decreases of $329.66 for Conn 9-2, $742.32 for Conn 9-4 and $26.00 for E101 were also noted. There was no change at Conn 9-5.

LEGAL ACTION: Attorney Boccalatte stated his 1/31/2012 report shows that 3 summary process actions and 1 small claims action started and $332.00 collected on vacated accounts.

FINANCIAL: Mr. Guzzi reported that MHA will receive $28,000 from FEMA for the settlement of their storm damage claim. Most of this damage occurred at the Moderate Rental property.

SECTION 8: 721 Section 8 units were under lease as of 2/1/2012. Funding levels are at 124.8% of budget. Mr. Vasiliou informed the Board that the Section 8 waiting list will be open for a three day period in late February. He expects this opening to generate +20,000 applications. Advertisements for this opening will be in local papers and will be registered on the 211 website. Approximately 1400 names will be selected by lottery for the waiting list. A private firm will process the applications and formulate the waiting list. A briefing and voucher release is tentatively scheduled for early summer.

He reported that a total of 66 HCV vouchers have been utilized at the Carabetta complexes as of February, 2012.


MAINTENANCE: 140 work orders were completed in November. Vacancy prep continues at all complexes. Storm cleanup continues at the MR Complex. 

MODERNIZATION: Sbona Tower: The lower roof and flashing and coping cap on the upper roof have been completed. Main roof coating will be completed in the spring. MR: All roofing is complete with only gutters and fascia work remaining. TS: All existing windows have been replaced; bumpout windows will be completed in February.

CHFA/State of CT Public Housing Revitalization monies are being made available to housing authorities for capital improvements. Applications are due by the end of February, 2012. A capital needs assessment is currently being conducted by Quisenberry/Arcari Architects for this application.


NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou informed the Board of the CHFA/State of CT Public Housing Revitalization monies that have been made available. Applications are due by the end of February and will be scored on a point system. MHA will be asking for approximately $3.2 million to replace roofs, furnaces, wiring, siding and windows. MHA will contribute approximately $1 million towards  these projects if the monies are awarded.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, on motion by Commissioner Carreiro, seconded by Commissioner Santacroce; it was unanimously voted to adjourn the Regular meeting at 5:20 p.m.


William Vasiliou