Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting of the AHA - February 15, 2012

Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Richard Murray, in the John F. Cusack Board Room, located at 4 Winslow Street, Arlington, MA.

Roll Call
Present: Richard Murray, Nicholas Mitropoulos and Gaar Talanian

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

Absent: Teresa Walsh and Daniel Brosnan

Notice to Town Clerk
Notice of this meeting was delivered electronically on December 22, 2011, and posted by the Arlington Town Clerk in accordance with the provisions of the Open Meeting Law.

Project Updates
Mr. Griffin gave an update on the current projects.

Local Tenants Organizations

General Public

Personnel Policies
Mr. Talanian said they are reviewing the policy.

No Smoking Policy Update

Mr. Murray said that he and Mr. Griffin were at a meeting on Monday. There is a group that has worked with the Boston Housing Authority. Christine Connolly from the Board of Health was there and also students from Northeastern University and two others.

Mr. Mitropoulos wanted to know if we can have an impact. Can the people call their legislators? Mr. Murray said that we should have the answers for DHCD. It was agreed to have the group make a presentation to the board at our March 21 meeting.

Project Based Voucher RFP results

Mr. Griffin said that we have received one proposal back from the Housing Corporation of Arlington. He explained the proposal from the Housing Corporation. The Housing Corporation weren't very specific on anything. On the proposal and the AHA needed to request more information from the Housing Corporation in accordance with the RFP process.
Mr. Greco said that the proposal is very vague.
Mr. Griffin said that there is more information from them that we need to provide to HUD.
Mr. Murray said this issued is at rest until next month.

Minutes of January 18, 2012
Upon a motion made by Mr. Talanian and seconded by Mr. Murray it was unanimously voted in favor to approve the Minutes of January 18, 2012.

  Yes No
Nicholas Mitropoulos Abstained
Richard Murray X  
Gaar Talanian X  

Letter of Engagement Hurley & O'Neil
This was tabled until the next Board meeting.
Letter of Engagement Rich Conlon
This was tabled until next meeting.
CDBG Request
Mr. Griffin wants to put in a request for $175,000.00 to $200,000.00 to buy another condo.
Mr. Murray wanted to know if there is anything we can get the money for.

Upon a motion made by Mr. Mitropoulos and seconded by Mr. Talanian it was unanimously voted in favor to approve the Request for CDBG funds for $175,000.00 to $200,000.00 to purchase a housing unit.

  Yes No
Nicholas Mitropoulos X
Richard Murray X  
Gaar Talanian X  

Local Screening Committee – Architects for siding project 200-2
Mr. Griffin is going ahead with the local screening.
Executive Session – to discuss Collective Bargaining Strategy
Mr. Griffin said it was not necessary to go into Executive Session. He just stated that we have received a letter from the State about Local 615. We are now waiting for the union to get in touch with us to discuss what their demands are.

Old Business

New Business

Upon a motion made by Mr. Mitropoulos and seconded by Mr. Talanian it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 PM...
The next meeting is March 21, 2012.