Meeting Minutes

Special Meeting of the AHA - January 28, 2004

482.

A meeting of the Arlington Housing Authority, which was open to the public, was called to order by the Chairman, Patricia Worden, on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 5:35 PM in the John F. Cusack Board Room of the Arlington Housing Authority, located at 4 Winslow St., Arlington, MA. The Roll Call was taken and the following members of the Arlington Housing Authority were present:

Patricia Worden
John Griffin
Freeland Abbott
Nicholas Mitropoulos

Absent: Richard Murray

Also present: Franklin W. Hurd, Jr., Executive Director of the Arlington Housing Authority
Attorney Bernard M. Ortwein, Legal Counsel

The Chairman announced that the filing of the Notice with the Town Clerk has been complied with and directed a copy of this Notice be spread upon the records, a copy of which is as follows:

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 23, Chapter 39 of the Massachusetts General Laws, that a meeting of the Arlington Housing Authority will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 5:30 PM in the John F. Cusack Board Room located at, 4 Winslow Street, Arlington, MA.

CERTIFICATE AS TO SERVICE OF NOTICE OF MEETING

I, Franklin W. Hurd, Jr., the duly appointed Secretary of the Arlington Housing Authority, do hereby certify that on December 12, 2003, was emailed and filed with the Town Clerk of the Town of Arlington a copy of Notice of Meeting, of which the foregoing is a true and correct copy.

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Secretary

483.

Eminent Domain

Attorney Bernard Ortwein provided the Board with an extensive overview of the sophisticated eminent domain process.

The Board would be required to make a vote to order the taking, include the cost it will pay for the property, record at taking at the Registry of Deeds, and have the available funds to pay for the property.

The Board agreed that such a process would be best used if there were no other choice in obtaining a particular property. Ms. Worden left the meeting at 6:20 PM, and after answering all questions posed by the Board, Attorney Ortwein left the meeting at 6:30 PM.

Symmes Hospital

The Board discussed the possibilities available for the acquisition of some of the proposed units at the Symmes Hospital Campus. It was generally agreed upon that this project would not be a suitable use for the Eminent Domain process.

Adjourn

Upon a motion by Mr. Griffin, and seconded by Mr. Abbott, it was unanimously

VOTED: To adjourn the meeting at 7:05 PM.

Secretary