Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the AHA - December 17, 2014

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

Roll Call
Present: Richard Murray, Gaar Talanian and Daniel Brosnan
Absent: Nicholas Mitropoulos and Bridgett James
Also Present: John J. Griffin, Executive Director and John L. Greco and Richard Conlon

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

Laura Weiner – Town of Arlington Master Plan
Laura Weiner discussed the Draft of the Master Plan as it relates to housing.

Project Updates

We are going a walk through for the new generator for Winslow towers. The bid opening will be in a couple of weeks.
Emergency generator at Cusack Terrace. This will be advertised next month.
100% design on corridor windows at Cusack Terrace.
Handicap ramp at Cusack Terrace was approved.
We are replacing mailboxes at Hauser.
The mailboxes at Chestnut Manor are finished.
We are going to do a design change on the door.
We will put a RFS to replace elevators at Winslow Towers at a cost of $477,000.00.
Replace roof at Winslow Towers for $291,000.00.
Repaving at Menotomy Manor for $75,000.00.
Health and Safety money to do sidewalks at Menotomy Manor for $75,000.00.
It will cost $150,000.00 to work on balconies railings.
It will cost $95,000.00 for sewerage replacement at Chestnut Manor.


Antenna Contract New Cingular Wireless (AT & T)

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Brosnan and seconded by Mr. Murray it was unanimously voted in favor to accept the Antenna contract New Cingular Wireless for $3,400.00 a month.

  Yes No
     
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X  
Daniel Brosnan X


Executive Director Salary

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Brosnan and seconded by Mr. Murray it was unanimously voted in favor accept the Salary adjustment to the contract for a 5% increase.

  Yes No
     
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X  
Daniel Brosnan X


2015 budgets 400-1, 689-1, MRVP HCV Budget, Affordable Housing Budget

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 400-1 for Fiscal Year Ending 9-30-15 showing Total Revenue of $3,747,900.00 and total Expenses of $4,034,852.00, there by requesting a subsidy of $7,500.00 be submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development for its review and approval. Mr. Brosnan seconded the motion which upon roll-call, was passed by a vote of 3 to – 0 -.

  Yes No
     
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X  
Daniel Brosnan 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 9-30-15 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. Brosnan seconded the motion which upon roll-call, was passed by a vote of 3 to – 0 -.

  Yes No
     
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X  
Daniel Brosnan 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 MRVP for Fiscal Year Ending 9-10-15 showing Total Revenue of $3,400.00 and Total Expenses of $700.00, there by requesting a subsidy of – 0 – be submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development for its review and approval. Mr. Brosnan seconded the motion which upon roll-call, was passed by a vote of 3 to – 0 -.

  Yes No
     
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X  
Daniel Brosnan X


VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Brosnan it was unanimously voted in favor to approve the HCV Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year Ending 9-30-15.

  Yes No
     
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X  
Daniel Brosnan X


VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Brosnan it was unanimously voted in favor to approve the Affordable Housing Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year Ending 9-30-15.

  Yes No
     
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X  
Daniel Brosnan X


Approval of Minutes November 2014 Regular Meeting

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Brosnan it was unanimously voted in favor to approve as amended the November 2014 Regular Meeting minutes.

  Yes No
     
Gaar Talanian X  
Richard Murray X  
Daniel Brosnan X


Executive Session
NONE

VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Brosnan it was unanimously voted to adjourn at 9:15PM.

The next meeting is January 21, 2015.