Meeting Minutes – June 30, 2015

Meeting Minutes – June 30, 2015



June 30, 2015


The Special  Meeting of the Housing Authority of the City of Middletown was held at Middletown Housing Authority Board Room,150 William Street, Middletown, Connecticut on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Vice Chairman Santacroce called the meeting to order at 4:48 p.m. and called the roll.

PRESENT:  Sebastian J. Santacroce, Vice Chairman; Izzy Greenberg, Commissioner; Phil Cacciola, Commissioner

ALSO PRESENT:  William Vasiliou, Secretary

ABSENT: Evan Noglow, Chairman; Senova Stone, Commissioner; (excused absence.)

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou presented Resolution 2015-9 for adoption regarding the termination of the Allen Construction contract for the windows/siding/roofing renovations in the Moderate Rental complexes. Discussion ensued.

On motion by Commissioner Greenberg, seconded by Commissioner Cacciola; it was unanimously voted to adopt Resolution 2015-9 and waive reading of same.

Whereas, the Authority and Allen Construction International, LLC (“Contractor”) have entered into a certain agreement and supplementary documentation together (“Contract”) in connection with “Windows, Siding and Roofing Renovations at Sunset Ridge, Santangelo Circle and Rockwood Acres for the Middletown Housing Authority” (“Construction Project”);

Whereas, the Authority has received from Quisenberry Arcari Architects, LLC (“Architects”), in their capacity as Initial Decision Maker as that term is defined in the Contract, a letter dated June 24, 2015 detailing the ways in which the Contractor has failed to perform as required under the Contract, which letter includes pursuant to Section14.2.2 of the Contract a certification of the Architects that sufficient cause exists to justify the termination of the Contractor’s employment under the Contract.

Based on the forgoing recitals, it is herby RESOLVED:

That the Executive Director legal counsel for the Authority to prepar for the Executive Directro’s signature, a written notice to the Contractor terminating the Contractor’s employment under the Contract, giving such time period for notice as may be required under the Contract.

That the Executive Director is further directed and authorized to consult with counsel and to take such actions as the Executive Director deems or determines to be reasonably necessary to protect the interests of the Authority with respect to the Construction Project provided, however, that this authorization shall not include the direction or authority to execute any release of the Authority’s rights under the Contract nor under the performance Bond, nor the authority to enter into any new agreement for completion of the Construction Project, without in each case obtaining further direction from the Authority.

That the Authority hereby ratifies and affirms the actions hertofore taken by the Executive Director consistent with the authorizations contained in the foregoing Resolutions.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, on motion by Commissioner Greenberg, seconded by Commissioner Cacciola; it was unanimously voted to adjourn the Special meeting at 5:04 p.m.

William Vasiliou