Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the AHA - January 25, 2005

A meeting of the Arlington Housing Authority was held which was open to the public, and was called to order by Vice Chairman John Griffin on Wednesday, January 16, 2005 at 7:05 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

Absent:
Richard B. Murray

Also Present:
Franklin 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, January 16, 2005 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 Monday, January 3, 2005 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

537.
Communications

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

VOTED: To receive the following communications:


- From: Ray Frieden, Director, DHCD
Re: Conceptual Design Review, Kitchen & Baths, 200 1&2

- From: Tom Connelly, Executive Director, MassNAHRO
Re: CHAPA/MassNAHRO – Harvard Review; Request for contribution assistance

- From: Tom Connelly, Executive Director, MassNAHRO
Re: NAHRO Notice MassNAHRO Memo 12/17 Update

Appointments
Mr. Peter Zelag asked if there was any news regarding elevator upgrades. Mr. Hurd stated that he had nothing to report.

Section 8 Program Revised Utility Allowance Rates

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

VOTED: To approve the revised Section 8 Utility Allowance Rate Schedule.

Eliot Community Human Services – AHA Lease Renewal

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

VOTED: To approve the lease renewal agreement between Eliot Community Human Services and the Arlington Housing Authority of the Donnelly Residence, located at 998 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA subject to the approval of the Massachusetts Department of Communities and Development.

FY 2004 Operating Budgets

Program 400-1

Mr. Abbott moved that the proposed Operating budget for State-Aided Housing of the Arlington Housing Authority Chapter 200/667/705/689/MRVP), Program Number 400-1 for Fiscal Year Ending 9/30/2005 showing Total Operating Receipts of $2,875,328.00 and Total Operating Expenditures of $3,089,968.00, thereby requesting a subsidy of $0.00 be submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development for review and approval. Mr. Griffin seconded the motion which, upon a roll-call, was passed by a voted 4 to 0.

538.
Program 689-1

Mr. Griffin moved that the proposed Operating budget for State-Aided Housing of the Arlington Housing Authority (Chapter 200/667/705/689/MRVP), Program Number 689-1 for Fiscal Year Ending 9/30/05 showing Total Operating Receipts of $31,452.00, and Total Operating Expenditures of $10,252.00, thereby requesting a subsidy of $0.00 be submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development for review and approval. Dr. Worden seconded the motion, which upon a roll-call, was passed by a voted of 4 to 0.

Program MRVP
Mr. Abbott moved that the proposed Operating budget for State-Aided Housing of the Arlington Housing Authority (Chapter 200/667/705/689/MRVP), Program Number MRV-P for Fiscal Year Ending 9/30/2005 showing Total Operating Receipts of $2,100.00 and Total Operating Expenditures of $960.00, thereby requesting a subsidy of $0.00 be submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development for review and approval. Mr. Griffin seconded the motion which, upon a roll-call, was passed by a voted of 4 to 0.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

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

VOTED: To grant a pet waiver as a reasonable accommodation to Sara Rodrigues and permit Shadow, a golden retriever, to be kept in the apartment in Menotomy Manor.

Minutes

Upon a motion by Mr. Abbott, and seconded by Dr. Worden, it was unanimously:
VOTED: To approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of December 16, 2004.

Unfinished Business
Dr. Worden discussed the latest Chapter 40B calculations as performed by the town Planning Department. There were questions dealing with the latest figures and rational behind them. Mr. Hurd will try to find more information.

Executive Session
Mr. Griffin 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.

539.
The motion was seconded by Mr. Abbott, and the Chairman called the Roll of members present, the results of which were:

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

The Chairman declared the motion carried and the Board went into Executive Session at 8:17 PM.

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

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


The Chairman declared the motion carried and the Board returned to Open Session at 8:43 PM.

Adjourn
Upon a motion by Dr. Worden, and seconded by Mr. Griffin, it was unanimously:
VOTED: To adjourn the meeting at 8:44 PM.

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Secretary