Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the AHA - September 29, 2004

521.

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, September 29, 2004 at 7:03 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, September 29, 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 September 27, 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

522.

Appointments

Ms. Marian King, Co-president of the Menotomy Manor Tenants Association, inquired about the status of the kitchen and bathroom project. Mr. Hurd had nothing to report at this time.

Ms. Graciella Correa, tenant of Drake Village, thanked the Board for recent exterior painting work in her building. She noted her concerns about tenants smoking outside their units.

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

VOTED: To write and request a written position of DHCD on smoking in this kind of development.

Legal Services Interviews

The Board met with Attorneys Thomas Callaghan and James K. Ferraro, two of the three finalists who submitted letters of interest to service as the Legal Counsel for the Arlington Housing Authority.

Because the third finalist, Attorney John Greco, was not present, the Board rescheduled his interview for the next meeting, at which time a decision will be made.

Revised Income Limits and Fair Market Rents for State Programs

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

VOTED: To adopt the following schedules for state programs:

Revised Income Limits

Household Size Household Income Limit

1 $46,300
2 $52,950
3 $59,550
4 $66,150
5 $71,450
6 $76,750
7 $82,050
8 $87,350

Fair Market Rents

Bedroom Size FMR Rent

0 $ 1,007
1 $ 1,135
2 $ 1,419
3 $ 1,775
4 $ 2,084

523.

Accounting Services Contract

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

VOTED: To approve the Fee Accountant Services Contracts for the fiscal years beginning October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2007 with Richard W. Conlon, Jr. CPA of 394 Lowell Street, Suite 19, Lexington, MA 02420 for both the State and Federal Programs administered by the Authority.

New Business

Mr. Hurd provided photographs of several of the buildings in Menotomy Manor 200-1. The photos showed large amounts of debris and improperly stored items that were clearly hazards to pedestrians and children who play in the area. At the Board's request, a copy of the photos was given to Marian King, Co-President of the Menotomy Manor Tenants Association.

Mr. Hurd asked Ms. King to try and assist the Authority in eliminating this problem. Ms. King said that she will bring the photos to her next association meeting.

Minutes

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

VOTED: To approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of August 11, 2004.

Executive Session

Mr. Abbott made a motion to go into Executive Session to consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property that may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the Authority if discussed in open session, and when the Board returns in Regular Session, it will do so only for the purpose of adjournment.

The motion was seconded by Mr. Griffin, and the Chairman called the Roll of members present, the results of which were:

Mr. Griffin Yes
Dr. Worden Yes
Ms. Pippin Yes
Mr. Abbott Yes
Mr. Mitropoulos Yes
Mr. Murray Yes

The Chairman declared the motion carried and the Board went into Executive Session at 9:10 PM.

524.

Mr. Abbott made a motion to go out of Executive Session. The motion was seconded by Mr. Griffin, and the Chairman called the Roll of members:

Mr. Griffin Yes
Dr. Worden Yes
Ms. Pippin Yes
Mr. Abbott Yes
Mr. Mitropoulos Yes
Mr. Murray Yes

The Chairman declared the motion carried and the Board returned to Open Session at 9:38 P.M.

Adjourn

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

VOTED: To adjourn the meeting at 8:39 P.M.

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Secretary