Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the AHA - November 20, 2013

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

Roll Call
Present: Daniel Brosnan, Richard Murray, Nicholas Mitropoulos, Gaar Talanian and Bridgett James

Also Present: John J. Griffin, Executive Director, John Greco And Richard Conlon

Notice to Town Clerk
Notice of this meeting was delivered electronically on October 23, 2012, and posted by the Arlington Town Clerk in accordance with the provisions of the Open Meeting Law.

Local Tenants Organizations

General Public
None

Project Updates

Emergency generator Grant Award
Mr. Griffin said we are receiving a grant for a generator at Cusack Terrace. It is $150,000.00 for a new generator. It is in design as we speak. CFA Amendment for Emergency Generator $15,000 to $2,510,897

Mr. Griffin said they are increasing the CFA by $15,000.00 for the design work.

VOTED
Upon on motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Ms. James it was unanimously voted in favor to authorize the Chairman to sign the amended Contract For Financial Assistance from DHCD.

  Yes No
Daniel Brosnan X  
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X
Nicholas Mitropoulos X  
Bridgett James X  



Accessible Unit Initiative Grant Application

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Talanian and seconded by Mr. Mitropoulos it was unanimously voted in favor to authorized the Executive Director to submit the application for the Grant of 2.75 million to convert 36 units to handicap accessible units.

  Yes No
Daniel Brosnan X  
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X
Nicholas Mitropoulos X  
Bridgett James X  



HCV proposed Payment Standards Fair Market Rents for 2014

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Mitropoulos it was unanimously voted to accept proposed payment standards and to revisit this in January 2014. Studio 100% $1,042.00
1 BR 100% $1,164.00
2 BR 100% $1,454.00
3 BR 95% $1,740.00
4 BR 95% $1,871.00
5 BR 100% $2,264.00
6 BR 100% $2,560.00

  Yes No
Daniel Brosnan X  
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X
Nicholas Mitropoulos X  
Bridgett James X  



VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Talanian and seconded by Mr. Mitropoulos it was unanimously voted to approve these payment standards to all Towns that we administer unless the Town has a lower payment standard to use that payment standard.

  Yes No
Daniel Brosnan X  
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X
Nicholas Mitropoulos X  
Bridgett James X  



VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Talanian and seconded by Mr. Mitropoulos it was unanimously voted to approve higher payment standards for individuals trying to move into Arlington and to notify them at that time that they will implement a lower standard a year from now.

  Yes No
Daniel Brosnan X  
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X
Nicholas Mitropoulos X  
Bridgett James X  



E.O.Y. Financial Certifications 400-1, 689, MRVP

Richard Conlon explained the year-end financial statements.

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Talanian and seconded by Mr. Mitropoulos it was unanimously voted in favor to accept Year-End Financial Certification for the 400-1 Program.

  Yes No
Daniel Brosnan X  
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X
Nicholas Mitropoulos X  
Bridgett James X  



VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Mitropoulos and seconded by Mrs. James it was unanimously voted in favor to accept Year-End Financial Certification for the 689-1 Program.

  Yes No
Daniel Brosnan X  
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X
Nicholas Mitropoulos X  
Bridgett James X  



VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Talanian it was unanimously voted in favor to accept Year-End Financial Certification for the MRVP program.

  Yes No
Daniel Brosnan X  
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X
Nicholas Mitropoulos X  
Bridgett James X  



Executive Directors Pay

Mr. Talanian of the subcommittee reported to the Board.

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mrs. James it was unanimously voted all in favor to increase the Executive Director’s salary by 3%.

  Yes No
Daniel Brosnan X  
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X
Nicholas Mitropoulos X  
Bridgett James X  



2014 Budgets, 400-1, 689, MRVP, HCV

Richard Conlon explained the budgets for all the project.

VOTED
Mr. Mitropoulos 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 9/30/2014 showing Total Revenue of $3,534,200.00 and Total Expenses of $3,915,328.00, there by requesting a subsidy of $ 0 be submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development for its review and approval. Mr. Murray seconded the motion which, upon roll-call, was passed by a vote of 5 to 0.

  Yes No
Daniel Brosnan X  
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X
Nicholas Mitropoulos X  
Bridgett James X  



VOTED
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 9/30/2014 showing Total Revenue of $30,192.00 and Total Expenses of $42,142.00, there by requesting a subsidy of $ 0 be submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development for its review and approval. Mr. Talanian seconded the motion which, upon roll-call, was passed by a vote of 5 to 0.

  Yes No
Daniel Brosnan X  
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X
Nicholas Mitropoulos X  
Bridgett James X  



VOTED
Mrs. James moved that the proposed Operating budget for State-Aided Housing of the Arlington Housing Authority (Chapter 200/667/705/689/MRVP), Program Number MRVP for fiscal Year Ending 9/30/2014 showing Total Revenue of $2,700.00 and Total Expenses of $700.00, there by requesting a submits of $0.00 be submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development for its review and approval. Mr. Talanian seconded the motion which, upon roll-call, was passed by a vote of 5 to 0.

  Yes No
Daniel Brosnan X  
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X
Nicholas Mitropoulos X  
Bridgett James X  



Personnel Policy
NONE

Executive Session – To Discuss Collective Bargaining Agreement
NONE

Old Business
NONE

New Business
VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Talanian it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:47PM.

The next meeting is December 18, 2013.