Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the AHA - October 15, 2014

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

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

Absent: Daniel Brosnan 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 January 6, 2014, and posted by the Arlington Town Clerk in accordance with the provisions of the Open Meeting Law.

Appointments
Local Tenants Organizations
General Public
NONE

Project Updates

FSS Grant
Mr. Griffin announced that the Arlington Housing Authority was awarded a grant in the amount of $66,764.00 for the continuation of the Housing Choice Voucher Family Self Sufficiency Program.

Health and Safety Grant Submission

Mr. Griffin explained the Health and Safety Grant and stated the AHA has applied for $348,000.00 in Health and Safety Grant funding.

Capital Plan
Mrs. Foley explained the Capital Plan to the Board and noted that the plan presented was approved with input and signed by the local tenant associations.

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Talanian it was unanimously voted in favor to approve the Capital Plan.

  Yes No
     
Nicholas Mitropoulos X
Richard Murray X  
Gaar Talanian X  



AT & T Antenna Bid
Mr. Griffin explained the AT & T Antenna Bid and said that they want to put more antennas and we keep pushing them back. As of right now they pay $2,400.00 a month and they are offering to pay $2,800.00 for ten years with two five year options.

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Talanian it was unanimously voted in favor to reject the AT & T Antenna Bid.

  Yes No
     
Nicholas Mitropoulos X
Richard Murray X  
Gaar Talanian X  



No Smoking Policy
Mrs. Foley explained the process and options for setting No Smoking Policies.

Office Hours
Mr. Griffin explained what the new office hours would be. The office will work Monday thru Wednesday 8:00 to 4:30 and Thursday 8:00 to 5:30 and Friday will be 8:00 to 12:30.

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Talanian and seconded by Mr. Murray it was unanimously voted in favor to accept the new office hours.

  Yes No
     
Nicholas Mitropoulos X
Richard Murray X  
Gaar Talanian X  



HCV Payment Standards
Mrs. Foley explained the HCV Payment Standards.

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Talanian it was unanimously voted in favor to accept the HCV Payment Standards effective December 1, 2014.

HCV PAYMENTS STANDARDS

0BR 1BR 2BR 3BR 4BR 5BR 6BR
$1071 $1196 $1494 $1770 $1971 $2266 $2562



  Yes No
     
Nicholas Mitropoulos X  
Richard Murray X  
Gaar Talanian X  



Executive Director Pay Review
Mr. Murray wants to table this and put it to the subcommittee. The subcommittee will be Mr. Talanian and Mr. Mitropoulos. This will be put on the agenda for next month’s meeting.

Approval of Minutes September 2, 2014 Special Meeting

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Mitropoulos it was unanimously voted in favor to accept the minutes of September 2, 2014 Special Meeting.

  Yes No
     
Nicholas Mitropoulos X
Richard Murray X  
Gaar Talanian Abstained  



Approval of Minutes September 17, 2014

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Talanian it was unanimously voted in favor to accept the minutes of September 17, 2014.

  Yes No
     
Nicholas Mitropoulos Abstained
Richard Murray X  
Gaar Talanian X  



Adjourn

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Talanian it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:55PM.

The next meeting is November 19, 2014.