Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the AHA - November 17, 2010

Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Brian Greeley, at Cusack Terrace, 8 Summer Street, Arlington, MA.

Roll Call
Present: Brian R. Greeley, Nicholas Mitropoulos, Teresa Walsh and Richard Murray
Also Present: John J. Griffin, Executive Director, John L. Greco, Attorney and Richard Conlon
Absent: Brian Connor

Notice to Town Clerk
Notice of this meeting was delivered electronically on February 11, 2010, and posted by the Arlington Town Clerk in accordance with the provisions of the Open Meeting Law.

Project Updates
Chestnut manor has a kick off meeting to replace the hot water system with gas. Final meeting at Hauser Building

Appointments
Local Tenants Organizations
Bill Fish said the maintenance men did a great job with the leaf pickup. He is afraid that the new canopy will be a smoke area that is in the front of the building.
Mr. Griffin is putting signs up for not smoking.

General Public
One tenant wanted to know if we can make a building non smoking.
Mr. Greeley explained the process that has to be taken. He would like the buildings within three to four years to make them non smoking.
Mr. Greco explained how this can be done.
Mr. Greeley said the Board is moving to get smoke free buildings.
Mr. Murray wanted to know if we survey the waiting list to see how many people smoke.
Mr. Greeley will call a meeting for the subcommittee on smoking.

2011 Budget
Richard Conlon explained that there is a 4.7% cut in the 2011 Budget. He thinks that this is permanent. He explained the Budgets to the Board.

Voted
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Mitropoulos it was unanimously voted to approve the 400-1 Budget for 2011.

Annual Operating Budget for State-Aided Housing 400-1 Fiscal Year : 2011 Motion : Mr. Murray 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 9/30/2011 showing Total Revenue of $ 3,485,704.00 and Total Expenses of $ 3,813,715.00 , there by requesting a subsidy of $ 0.00 be submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development for its review and approval. Mr. Mitropoulos seconded the motion which, upon roll-call, was passed by a vote of 4 to 0 .

Richard Murray - VOTED YES
Brian Greeley - VOTED YES
Nicholas Mitropoulos - VOTED YES
Teresa Walsh - VOTED YES

Voted
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Mitropoulos it was unanimously voted to approve the 689-1 Budget for 2011.

Annual Operating Budget for State-Aided Housing 689-1
Fiscal Year : 2011
Motion : Mr. Murray 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 9/30/2011 showing Total Revenue of $ 30,552.00 and Total Expenses of $ 42,652.00, there by requesting a subsidy of $ 0.00 be submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development for its review and approval. Mr. Mitropoulos seconded the motion which, upon roll-call, was passed by a vote of 4 to 0 .

Richard Murray - VOTED YES
Brian Greeley - VOTED YES
Nicholas Mitropoulos - VOTED YES
Teresa Walsh - VOTED YES

Voted
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Mitropoulos it was unanimously voted to approve the MRVP Budget for 2011.
Annual Operating Budget for State-Aided Housing MRVP
Fiscal Year : 2011
Motion : Mr. Murray moved that the proposed Operating budget for State-Aided Housing of the Arlington Housing Authority (Chapter 2000/667/705/689/MRVP), Program Number MRVP for Fiscal Year Ending 9/30/2011 showing Total Revenue of $ 2,350.00 and Total Expenses of $ 3,256.00 , there by requesting a subsidy of $ 0.00 be submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development for its review and approval. Nicholas Mitropoulos seconded the motion which, upon roll-call, was passed by a vote of 4 to 0 .

Richard Murray - VOTED YES
Brian Greeley - VOTED YES
Nicholas Mitropoulos - VOTED YES
Teresa Walsh - VOTED YES

Voted
Upon a motion made by Mr. Greeley and seconded by Mr. Mitropoulos it was unanimously voted to approve the Section 8 Budget for 2011.

Richard Murray - VOTED YES
Brian Greeley - VOTED YES
Nicholas Mitropoulos - VOTED YES
Teresa Walsh - VOTED YES

October 20, 2010 Minutes
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Ms. Walsh it was unanimously voted in favor to approve the October Minutes.

Nicholas Mitropoulos - abstained Teresa Walsh - VOTED YES
Richard Murray - VOTED YES
Brian Greeley - VOTED YES

Executive Director Pay Review
This was tabled

Executive Session
NONE

Old Business
Mr. Murray wanted to know of Mr. Greeley wanted to set up a subcommittee on the smoking issues.
Mr. Griffin said it would be good to have the presidents of the Buildings to also be there.

New Business
Mr. Griffin said the Council on Aging wanted to know if we can coordinate our van service with their van service. Mr. Griffin will be talking to them in the next couple of weeks.
Mr. Greeley wanted to let everyone know that Mr. Alosso passed away.
Mr. Griffin said the next few weeks there will be a message board installed in the Building so the tenants can see what will be taking place at different times. We already have on installed at Drake and it works well there.
Mr. Griffin also said that when the patio is officially opened the Board will have a function. Mr. Griffin will put it on the message board.

Adjourn
The meeting was adjourned 8:00 PM.
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Mitropoulos it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting.
The next meeting will be December 15, 2010 at Winslow Towers.