Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the AHA - December 17, 2008

Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:15 P.M. by Brian R. Greeley, in the John F. Cusack Board Room, located at 4 Winslow Street, Arlington, MA.

Roll Call
Present: Nicholas Mitropoulos, Brian R. Greeley Brian Connor and Teresa Walsh

Absent: Richard B. Murray

Also Present: John J. Griffin, Executive Director and John L. Greco, Attorney

Notice to Town Clerk
Notice of this meeting was delivered electronically on March 7, 2008, and posted by the Arlington Town Clerk in accordance with the provisions of the Open Meeting Law.

Appointments

Local Tenants Organizations
NONE

General Public
NONE

Project Updates
Mr. Griffin said Menotomy Manor is 75% done. All the foundations are poured for the handicapped units. There are only 4 moves left. 46 units will be leased up when everything is completed. The contractors are trying to nickel and dime everything. The AHA does a punch list to make sure that the contractors are fixing the problems. The AHA has a one year warranty. The contractors will repair the sidewalks they have damaged.

Section 8 (New Vehicle Purchase)
Mr. Griffin said that the Section 8 truck is a 1996 and it is on its last leg. Mr. Conlon said that this is a good time to buy a new vehicle and that the AHA can spend from $25,000 to $30,000. The AHA wants to purchase a hybrid.

Mr. Connor wanted to know if it is better to have a pick up truck with a plow.

Mr. Griffin said we have enough plows. We can by off the State Contract or go out to bid for the vehicle.

Teresa Walsh wanted to know why we had to buy a new one instead of a used one.

Mr. Greeley said he is in favor of the hybrid.

Mr. Connor said to Google the hybrid and find out about it and see which one is the best.

Upon a motion by Mr. Greeley and seconded by Mr. Mitropoulos it was unanimously voted in favor to spend up to $30,000. for a new Section 8 vehicle.

  YES    NO
Brian Greeley
Nicholas Mitropoulos
Teresa Walsh
Brian Connor
X
X
X
X
 



Minutes September 2008
Upon a motion by Mr. Mitropoulos and seconded by Mr. Connor it was unanimously voted in favor to accept the minutes of the September 2008 meeting with the changes on page 2.

  YES    NO
Nicholas Mitropoulos
Brian Connor
X
X
 



Minutes October 2008
Upon a motion by Mr. Greeley and seconded by Mr. Mitropoulos it was unanimously voted in favor to accept the minutes of the October 2008 meeting.

  YES    NO
Brian Greeley
Nicholas Mitropoulos
Teresa Walsh
Brian Connor
X
X
X
X
 



Minutes November 2008
Upon a motion by Mr. Greeley and seconded by Mr. Mitropoulos it was unanimously voted in favor to accept the minutes of the November 2008 meeting.

  YES    NO
Brian Greeley
Nicholas Mitropoulos
Teresa Walsh
Brian Connor
X
X
X
X
 



Unfinished Business

New Business

Executive Session
NONE

Adjourn
The meeting was adjourned at 8:10PM.
Upon a motion by Mr. Mitropoulos and seconded by Mr. Greeley it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting.
The next meeting will be January 21, 2008 and held at Winslow Towers at 7PM