Meeting Minutes – October 11, 2011

Meeting Minutes – October 11, 2011



OCTOBER 11, 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, October 11, 2011.

Chairman Osborne called the meeting to order at 5:03 p.m. and called the roll.

PRESENT: Lee Osborne, Chairman; Sebastian J. Santacroce, Treasurer;  Lois Carreiro, Commissioner; Izzi Greenberg, Commissioner (late.)

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

ABSENT: Evan Noglow, Vice Chairman; (excused absence.)



APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion by Commissioner Carreiro, seconded by Commissioner Santacroce; it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes of the September 12, 2011 meeting as submitted. Commissioner Santacroce abstained from the vote. 

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 01/31/11 A/R  which shows increases of $372.68 for Conn MR and $850.96 for E101.  Net decreases of $1,728.96 for Conn 9-2, $349.36 for Conn 9-3, and $3,628.36 for Conn 9-4 were alson noted. There was no change at Monarca Place.

LEGAL ACTION: Attorney Boccalatte stated his 9/30/2011 report shows that 3 summary process actions and 1 wage attachmeent were started and $464.47 was collected on vacated accounts.

FINANCIAL: Mr. Guzzi presented the Board with copies of the audit for FYE 3/31/2011. There were no deficiencies or findings in the audit. Commissioners were asked to review the audit and if there are questions, to contact Mr. Vasiliou or Mr. Guzzi. Mr. Vasiliou reporated that copies of the audit will be filed with the Mayor’s office and the Town Clerk.

SECTION 8: 719 Section 8 units were under lease as of 10/1/2011. Spending levels are at 70.04%. This is partially due to the fact that MHA has received additional Section 8 monies in the amount of $243,000 from HUD.

He also reported that the conversion of the Carabetta properties is progressing slowly. MHA does not have all the necessary paperwork to complete the transitions. He also discussed the possible impact on the affordable housing market in Middletown when the Carabetta conversions are completed.


MAINTENANCE: 149 work orders were completed in September. Mr. Rumberger reported that the HUD REAC inspection wnet very smoothly with MHA receiving a score of 94 – the highest scor ever received from REAC. MHA should now be exempt from inspections for three (3) years.

MODERNIZATION: Sbona Tower: Quality Improvements were the low bidder for the roof replacement project. The architect is conducting the reference checks. MT: Roofing project bids were opened 10/11/2011. Bids are being checked for accuracy. TS: Prelimary work for the window replacement project is complete. Windows should arrive by the third week of October with completion of the project scheduled before winter. MR: Basement window replacement will begin again the week of October 17th.

There being no further business to come before the Commission, on motion by Commissioner Santacroce, seconded by Commissioner Carreiro; it was unanimously voted to adjour the Regular meeting at 6:02 p.m.


William Vasiliou