Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the AHA - July 16, 2014

Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 P.M. by Bridgett James, in the John F. Cusack Board Room, located at 4 Winslow Street, Arlington, MA.

Roll Call

Present: Daniel Brosnan, Richard Murray, Gaar Talanian and Bridgett James
Also Present: John J. Griffin, Executive Director, 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
Mr. Griffin updated the Board on the current status of a number of projects.

EMERGENCY GENERATROR - WINSLOW
VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Talanian it was unanimously voted in favor to procure an emergency generator for Winslow Towers subject to DHCD approval. The AHA can purchase an emergency generator with DHCD approval and providing it complies with 30B procedures.

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



No Smoking Update
Mrs. Foley discussed the Smoke-Free housing policy the AHA is pursuing. On July 16, 2014 there were community meetings held at each AHA building, including Menotomy Manor. Representatives from the Arlington Council on Aging, Board of Health, local smoking cessation programs, and local legal advisors who have implemented this policy at other Housing Authorities were present to help facilitate the meetings.

Mrs. Foley said the meetings were a success, with many attendees at each site. This is the first of many meetings, with a focus on providing tenants who smoke cessation services.

Next steps will be to meet with the LTO presidents to get their input on the policy and propose the policy to the board for their approval.

National Night Out – Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 5-8pm Mr. Griffin notified the board that National Night Out at Menotomy Manor would be on August 5, 2014 and invited them to attend.

Annual Cookouts
Mr. Griffin notified the board that the Annual Cookouts would be held in September and invited the board to attend.
Drake Village – Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12pm-2pm
Winslow Towers – Thursday, September 11, 2014 12pm-pm
Chestnut Manor – Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12pm-2pm
Cusack Terrace – Thursday, September 18, 2014 12pm-2pm

Approval of Minutes, June 18, 2014
VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Mitropoulos and seconded by Mr. Murray it was unanimously voted in favor of Approval of Certificate of Final Completion Fish 010056 667-1 Sacca & Son $25,000.00 as amended with Mrs. James Vote.

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



VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Talanian and seconded by Mr. Brosnan it was unanimously voted in favor to accept the June 2014 minutes as amended.

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



Personnel Policy
NONE

Executive Session
None
Adjourn
VOTED
Upon a motion made by Mr. Talanian and seconded by Mr. Murray it was unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:09pm

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

The next meeting is August 20, 2014.