Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the AHA - March 20, 2013

Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 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, Daniel Brosnan, Gaar Talanian and Bridgett James

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

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.

Project Updates

Appointments

Local Tenants Organizations
NONE

General Public
NONE

Fidelity House Appreciation Night

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mrs. James and seconded by Mr. Brosnan it was unanimously voted in favor to purchase tickets for the Fidelity House Appreciation Night.

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



Chapter 689-2
Mr. Griffin said that this is planned for Chestnut Manor. The 689 is a group home for the Developmentally Disabled. DHCD is still talking about whose Bond Cap they want to put it under. It is still on hold. Mr. Griffin will talk to Roberta Strongen.

Labor and Work Development Labor Rates

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Mitropoulos and seconded by Mrs. James it was unanimously voted in favor to accept the Labor and Work Development Labor Rates to Apply from April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Electrician $34.82
Groundskeeper/Custodian $23.09
Laborer $25.52
Maintenance Aid $21.30
Maintenance Mechanic $26.71
Working Foreman $28.35


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



DHCD Contract Renewal

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Brosnan and seconded by Mr. Talanian it was unanimously voted in favor to accept the DHCD MRVP Contract Renewal.

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



DHCD Subsidy Agreement Renewal

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Brosnan and seconded by Mrs. James it was unanimously voted in favor to accept the DHCD Subsidy Agreement Renewal

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



Write Off as of 9/30/2012

Mr. Griffin said we send these to a collection agency and they try to recover lost rent payments.
Mr. Greco explained what happens when someone hasn’t reported income. He also explained pre-paid rents.

























VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Mitropoulos and seconded by Mrs. James it was unanimously voted in favor to write off $11,925.00 for the 667 program.

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



VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Mitropoulos and seconded by Mrs. James it was unanimously voted in favor to write off $10,802.53 for the 200 program.



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



Grievance Hearing Office
Mr. Griffin said that Teresa Walsh was on the Grievance panel along with Tim Buckley and Joe Daly. He explained what happens in a private hearing and how the tenant files for a grievance hearing. We need a Member.

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Mitropoulos and seconded by Mr. Talanian it was unanimously voted in favor to appoint Mr. Brosnan as the Grievance Member and Mrs. James as the alternate for the Grievance Panel.

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



Minutes for February 20, 2013

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Mitropoulos and seconded Mr. Talanian it was unanimously voted in favor to accept the amended minutes for February 20, 2013.

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



Personnel Policy
Mr. Griffin said there are not updates. We are still working on it.

Executive Session
NONE

Old Business
Mr. Murray asked how the CDBG funds went.

Mr. Griffin said he hasn’t heard anything.

Mr. Brosnan said that we should send a letter of congratulations to Mary Maher for the award that she is receiving from the Edinburg Center to be put in her file.

Mr. Griffin said that on Monday, Channel 4 will be up at Drake Village with the Sheriff’s Department. The inmates did all the chair rails and the painting. They are coming to do a story on how the Sheriff’s Department has saved the Arlington Housing Authority money.

Mr. Murray said to make sure that we appreciate the Sheriff to have the inmates come in and help.

New Business
VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Mitropoulos and seconded by Mrs. James it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:50PM.

The next meeting is April 17, 2013.