Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the AHA - April 6, 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, April 6, 2005 at 7:14 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:
Richard Murray
Dr. Patricia Worden
John Griffin
Teresa J. Walsh

Absent:
Nicholas Mitropoulos

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, April 6, 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 March 28, 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.

Secretary

556.
Menotomy Manor Kitchen and Bathroom Update
Mr. Hurd discussed the project and gave an overview of the work to be performed.

He reported that the project would be placed on the Warrant of the second Special Town Meeting of 2005 for the necessary zoning changes needed for the recommended project design.

There will be a Hearing with the Arlington Redevelopment Board held on Monday, May 9, 2005 to review the proposal. The Redevelopment Board will be making its recommendation to the Town Meeting regarding this Article. The Special Town Meeting is tenantatively scheduled for Monday, May 23, 2005.

Cingular Wireless
Mr. Griffin reported that Cingular had increased its original rental offer for the installation of an additional cabinet at the Hauser Building from $300.00 to $750.00 per month with a built in cost of living escalator clause for the remainder of the contract period.

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

VOTED:
To approve the contract ammendment as proposed with an additional increase in rent of $750.00 per month with annual increases as calculated in the existing contract agreement. All other aspects of the agreement will remain in effect.

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

VOTED:
To appoint Teresa J. Walsh as the AHA Member to the Arlington Housing Authority Grievance Panel.

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

VOTED:
To appoint John Griffin as the AHA Alternate Member to the Arlington Housing Authority Grievance Panel.

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

VOTED:
To appoint Teresa J. Walsh to the Local Tenant Organization (LTO) Subcommittee.

557.
Out of State Travel
Upon a motion by Dr. Worden, and seconded by Ms. Walsh, it was unanimously:

VOTED:
All out of state travel expenses are to be taken from Section 8 Reserves.

Minutes
Upon a motion by Mr. Murray, and seconded by Dr. Worden, it was voted 4-0-1 (with Ms. Walsh abstaining):

VOTED:
To approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 16, 2005.

Unfinished Business
The Board discussed the potential benefits of the Community Preservation Act.

Upon a motion by Ms. Walsh, and seconded by Dr. Worden, it was unanimously:

VOTED:
To authorized Ms. Walsh to review the Community Preservation Act for the Board.

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

VOTED:
To adjourn the meeting at 9:03 PM.

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Secretary