Meeting Minutes – October 9, 2012

Meeting Minutes – October 9, 2012



October 9, 2012

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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

Chairman Osborne called the meeting to order at 5:04 p.m. and called the roll.

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

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

ABSENT: Sebastian J. Santacroce, Commissioner; Senova Stone, Commissioner; (excused absences.)


FOLLOW-UP REPORT: Mr. Rumberger contacted the Securitas Security Company in response to the issues reported by two Sbona Tower residents last month. The company & Mr. Rumberger will continue to monitor the compliants.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion by Commissioner Noglow, seconded by Commissioner Greenberg it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes of the September 10, 2012 meeting as submitted.

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

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Secretary Vasiliou reported on 9/30/2012 A/R which shows decreases of $1,384.12 for Conn 9-2, $1,662.46 for Conn 9-3, and $2,508.32 for Conn 9-4. Net increases of $2,724.88 for MR and $355.84 for E101 were also noted. There was no change at Conn 9-5.

LEGAL ACTION: Attorney Boccalatte stated his 9/28/2012 report shows 4 summary process actions were started and $321.85 collected on vacated accounts.  

FINANCIAL: Mr. Guzzi presented the Board with a draft of the audit FYE 3/31/2012. He asked the Board to review the draft for a discussion at next month’s meeting. He noted that the auditors had no findings during this audit.

SECTION 8: 753 Section 8 units were under lease as of 10/01/2012. Mr. Vasiliou informed the Board that MHA was awarded 40 Section 8 project-based vouchers to be used in the conversion of Marino Manor to a project-based Section 8 program. An informational meeting with MHA staff and residents will be held on October 11, 2012 and October 12, 2012. The target date for completion of this conversion is December 1, 2012.

He also reported that HUD has reclaimed approximately $509,000 in overpayments to the Section 8 program.


MAINTENANCE: 149 workorders were completed in September. Vacant unit prep continues at the Moderate REntal Complex. Mr. Rumberger presented the results of the snow removal bids. C & C Landscaping was the apparent low bidder for the Federal and Marino Manor complexes. Harvestwood was the apparent low bidder for the Moderate Rental Complex.

MODERNIZATION: Sbona Tower: Awaiting the manufacturer’s warranty and final paperwork from Garland Co for the roofing project.  MR: Basement rear window replacement remains to be completed in seven (7) buildings in anticipation of the furnace replacement project. Front basement window replacement will be completed in the spring.



There being no further business to come before the Commission, on motion by Commissioner Noglow, seconded by Commissioner Greenberg; it was unanimously voted to adjourn the monthly meeting at 5:37 p.m.
William Vasiliou