Meeting Minutes – November 14, 2011

Meeting Minutes – November 14, 2011



NOVEMBER 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, November 14, 2011.

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

PRESENT: Lee Osborne, Chairman; Evan Noglow, Vice Chairman;  Lois Carreiro, Commissioner; Izzi Greenberg, Commissioner

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

ABSENT: Sebastian J. Santacroce, Treasurer; (excused absence.)



APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion by Commissioner Carreiro, seconded by Commissioner Greenberg; it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes of the October 11, 2011 meeting as submitted. Commissioner Noglow abstained from the vote. 

APPROVAL OF BILLS: On motion by Commissioner Noglow,  seconded by Commissioner Carreiro; it was unanimously voted to approve the bills as submitted.

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Secretary Vasiliou reported on 10/31/2011 A/R  which shows increases of $424.55 for Conn 9-2 and $14.52 for E101.  Net decreases of $2,019.26 for Conn 9-3, $1,747.64 for Conn 9-4, and $795.57 for MR were also noted. There was no change at Monarca Place.

LEGAL ACTION: Attorney Boccalatte stated his 10/31/2011 report shows that 2 summary process cases were filed and $824.62 was collected on vacated accounts.

FINANCIAL: Mr. Guzzi submitted the quarterly financial statements for the Moderate Rental and Marino Manor complexes for the period ending 9/30/2011. There was a net gain at the Moderate Rental complex of $ 28,550.07. Retained earnings are adequate. He also noted a net gain at Marino Manor of $7,291.60. Retained earnings are also adequate at this complex.

SECTION 8: 746 Section 8 units were under lease as of 11/1/2011. Spending levels are at 102.48% for the month.

Mr. Vasiliou reported that the Carabetta conversions are still running behind their projected time schedules. He remains in contact with the Hartford Office of HUD and Carbetta.

He also reported that HUD will be reclaiming cash reserves from housing authorities in the next fiscal year. MHA will receive no subsidies (approximately $+900,000) for the FYE 2013.


MAINTENANCE: 115 work orders were completed in October. Vacancy prep continues at all complexes. Due to the heavy storm damage, the maintenance department has concentrated on cleaning fallen trees, limbs, etc. Mr. Rumberger reported that the maintenance department is now conducting apartment inspections on a semi-annual basis and has implemented a preventative maintenance program. If the inspector finds simple repairs, maintenance is completing them the same day if possible.
MODERNIZATION: Sbona Tower: Contract for roof project was signed. Materials have been ordered. MT: JD&D Construction was low bidder for the roofing project – work should begin 1st week of December. TS: Window replacement project has begun. Harvey Windows are being installed in units 1-7. Mr. Rumberger also reported that MHA has been seleted by HUD for a pilot Physical Needs Assessment Program. Inspections to determine physical needs will be conducted the week of 12/12/2011 on randomly chosen apartments in each Federal complex.

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou reported that he had a meeting with the students running the Wesleyan After School Program at Traverse Square. This has been a successful program for many years.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, on motion by Commissioner Greenberg, seconded by Commissioner Carreiro; it was unanimously voted to adjour the Regular meeting at 5:55 p.m.


William Vasiliou