Meeting Minutes – September 8, 2014

Meeting Minutes – September 8, 2014



September 8, 2014

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, September 8, 2014.

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

PRESENT: Evan Noglow, Chairman; Izzi Greenberg, Commissioner (phone); Senova Stone, Commissioner; Phil Cacciola, Commissioner

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

ABSENT: Sebastian J. Santacroce, Vice Chairman; (excused absent)

PUBLIC SESSION: A Sbona Tower residents presented several concerns to the Board. Mr. Vasiliou will review these concerns.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion by Chairman Noglow seconded by Commissioner Stone; it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes of the August 11, 2014 meeting as submitted. Commissioner Cacciola abstained from the vote.

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

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Secretary Vasiliou reported on 8/31/14 A/R which shows decreases of $5,777.56 for Conn 9-2, $344.44 for Conn 9-3, $59.38 for Conn 9-5 and $615.88 for MR Net increases of $1,243.57 for Conn 9-4 and $.67 for E101 were listed.

LEGAL ACTION: Attorney Boccalatte stated his 8/29/14 report shows 4 summary process actions and 1 wage attachment started and $1,560.29 collected on vacated accounts.

FINANCIAL: Mr. Guzzi reported that MHA has received the completed draft of the audit for FYE 3/31/2014. He also advised the Board that due to increased cost of business with Citizens Bank, an RFQ was sent to area banks. The deadline for submission is Septemeber 10, 2014. He will inform the Board of the results at the October meeting.

Mr. Guzzi presented the financial statemtns for the State of CT complexes for the period ending 6/30/2014. E101 posted a net gain of $8,639.77 for the period. Retained earnings are adequate. MR posted a net gain of $51,953.91 for the period. Retained earnings are adequate.

SECTION 8: 886 Section 8 units were under lease as of 9/1/14.  Mr. Vasiliou informed the Board that a briefing and voucher release was held in July. 50 vouchers were released. Two applications were received for the 28 project-based vouchers that are available. the next step in the process will be inspections on the individual units to assure that they meet HQS standards.


MAINTENANCE:  193 work orders were completed in August. Vacant unit prep continues at all complexes. MHA is wating for the REAC score for the July 10 & 11 inspections.

MODERNIZATION:  MR: Electrical punch list items being addresed. Furnace project has been completed and closed out. Windows/siding/roofing projects continues with punch list items on Santangelo Circle and Cubeta Road being addressed. Quality control issues with contractor have been addressed. 


NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou advised the Board that HUD has contacted him re: the revision to the ACC contract dated 1995. HUD has requested that MHA execute a new agreement due to the loss of the original agreement by HUD.

He advised the Board that the Senior Center will be holding a grand opening of the new Senior Center on November 1, 2014. He has been talking with Trevor Davis regarding allowable uses and marketing of the building once the city has vacated.

He advised the Board that the MR window/siding/roofing project is behind schedule. The completion date was scheduled for 180 days from September 2013. The contractor asked for and received one extension and has now requested a second one. He also advised the Board that the architect’s agreement ends in November 2014 and additional funds will need to be addressed if the project is not completed by that date.


There being no further business to come before the Commission, on motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Commissioner Stone;  it was unanimously voted to adjourn the monthly meeting at 5:47 p.m.
William Vasiliou