Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the AHA - August 11, 2004

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A meeting of the Arlington Housing Authority was held which was open to the public, and was called to order by Chairman Nicholas Mitropoulos on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 7:06 PM in the John F. Cusack Room, located at 4 Winslow Street, Arlington, MA. The Roll Call was taken and the following members of the Arlington Housing Authority were present:

Present: Patricia Worden
John Griffin
Freeland K. Abbott
Nicholas Mitropoulos
Richard B. Murray

Absent: None

Also Present: Frank W. Hurd, Jr. Executive Director Joan Pippin, Section 8 Tenant Representative

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, August 11, 2004, at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall, 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 July 16, 2004 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

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Appointments

Ms. Marian King, co-president of the Menotomy Manor Tenants Association, inquired about the status of their organization's annual check. Mr. Hurd said that he would investigate the matter and get back to her on the matter.

Candidate Access

Mr. Griffin informed the Board that he had met with the LTO Presidents from each of the Chapter 667 developments and they all agreed to a schedule for candidate nights to be held in each building. It was agreed that the candidates were to have access only to the community rooms during these events. Any candidate or representative of a candidate attempting to access building at times other than those in the schedule will be deemed to be trespassing and will be reported to the police.

Legal Services

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

VOTED: To invite Attorneys John Greco, James K. Ferraro, and Thomas Callaghan to the next Board Meeting for interviews with the Board.

Minutes

Upon a motion by Mr. Griffin, and seconded by Dr. Worden, it was voted 5-0-1 (with Mr. Murray abstaining):

VOTED: To approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of June 22, 2004.

Upon a motion by Mr. Abbott, and seconded by Mr. Griffin, it was voted 5-0-1 (with Mr. Murray abstaining):

VOTED: To approve the minutes of the Special Meeting of the Arlington Housing Authority with the Arlington Affordable Task Force of May 26, 2004.

Unfinished Business

Mr. Griffin gave a status report for the non-profit organization. He was hopeful that the corporation would be able to fill the Director positions shortly.

Dr. Worden reported her concerns over the Symmes development proposal; namely, there was no guarantee that a medical usage would be included in the final version, and the revised plan was much larger in density than what was originally proposed.

Mr. Abbott inquired about the status of the creation of a new Grievance Procedure for the Authority. Mr. Griffin noted that the feedback he received from the tenant presidents of the elderly buildings was that they all agreed to a single hearings officer approach.

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New Business

Mr. Hurd discussed the potential savings that could be made by starting to replace the laundry machines with new energy saving and water conservation models.

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

VOTED: To begin replacing some of the laundry machines with new energy saving and water conservation models to try out this initiative.

Adjourn

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

VOTED: To adjourn the meeting at 8:40 PM.

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Secretary