GLOVERSVILLE HOUSING AUTHORITY
Minutes of a Regular Meeting
The Gloversville Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners met at its monthly meeting that was held at the Gloversville Housing Authority, 141 West Street on Tuesday, August 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM.
Board Members Present:
- Brenda Leitt, Chairperson
- Lashawn Hawkins, Secretary
- John Poling, Commissioner
- Raymond Yorks, Commissioner
- Anthony Casale, Authority Legal Counsel
- Bryan Goldberger, Authority Legal Counsel
- Jason Mazur – Executive Director
Chairperson Leitt called the meeting to order at 6:04p.m. All present stood for the Pledge of Allegiance and moment of silence.
Chairperson Leitt conducted a roll call memorializing the presence of the above-named individuals.
Chairperson Leitt opened the floor for public comment, and with there being no persons present in the audience seeking to speak, the board proceeded with its agenda
Chairperson Leitt having opened the floor for announcements of commissioners, and with there having been done, the board proceeded with the agenda.
Chairperson Leitt having opened the floor for Communications received, and with there having been none to report, the board proceeded with the agenda.
Chairperson Leitt having opened the floor for Old Business and for discussion about the Tenant Relations Assistant position. Chairperson Leitt advised the board that Mr. Mazur would be providing an update as part of the Executive Director’s report
The Executive Director’s report was provided by Jason Mazur. The Tenant Relations Assistant (TNA) position has been narrowed down to two candidates. We are waiting to hear back from civil service regarding eligibility……Diane Sauve resigned from the Tenant Association last week. There will be an election to fill her seat and there will be more to come on this issue in the near future……Regarding the parking situation at FHT, Mr. Mazur spoke with Anthony Mendetta from the Water Department and they are willing to work with us. We will have a plan in place before winter. The parking at Kingsboro Tower is a different story and there will be pavement ripped up……….GHA is looking into selling the existing tractor and either lease or purchase a new one. Two quotes have been received, approximately $34,000 and $28,000….New Business tonight includes a resolution regarding the 5 year plan to replace resolution 808….GHA is moving forward with LED lighting conversion…. Commissioner Poling made inquiry regarding the Special Election for a resident commissioner. Is it moving forward as planned? Mr. Mazur replied yes and that votes will be collected at all properties….Commissioner Poling inquired about adopting a budget for the next fiscal year and inquired whether Mr. Mazur had been in contact with Todd and Mr Mazur replied that he had spoken with Todd. There was an audit missing from last year that needs to be submitted to HUD. Due to Covid-19, GHA has until the end of year to make this submission to HUD. The budget for the next fiscal year will be completed by the end of September. …..Commissioner Poling indicated that he was concerned about the lack of Board Members. He had spoken to Mayor DeSantis and the mayor told him it was difficult to find members. Commissioner Poling asked the board members what they thought about the idea of bringing back Gail Ryan. Attorney Casale suggested that he and Poling discuss this after the meeting….Commissioner York raised the idea of cars having unit number placards or stickers. Commissioner Leitt said that this sounded like a good idea. Commissioner Poling stated that the paving project will alleviate some of these concerns.
Chairperson Leitt having opened the floor for board committee reports, and with there having been none, the board proceeded with the agenda.
Chairperson Leitt having opened the floor for new business. Chairperson Leitt presented Resolution 818 Adopting a 5-Year Public Housing Authority Plan for GHA. A motion to adopt said resolution having been made by Commissioner Leitt and a second having been made by Commission Poling the resolution was adopted by a vote of 4-0 in the affirmative……
Chairperson Leitt opened the floor for discussion about the filling of vacant units. Director Mazur reported that throughout August, tenants at Dubois Gardens have been lined up and two new tenants have moved in to DG. The month over month occupancy rate remains the same.
A motion was made to go into executive session pursuant to Public Officers Law, Section 105(1)(f), said motion having been made Commissioner Poling and a second having been made by Commissioner Yorks, said motion carried by a vote of 4-0 in the affirmative. The Board, Director Mazur, and Attorneys Casale and Goldberger commenced said executive session at 6:25p.m. A motion was made at 6:47pm to conclude said executive session, said motion having been made by Commissioner Poling and a second having been made by Commissioner Yorks, the motion was carried by a vote of 4-0 in the affirmative. The executive session concluded at 6:47pm.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Commissioner Poling and a second was made by Commissioner Hawkins, with said motion having carried by a vote of 4-0 in the affirmative. The meeting was adjourned at 6:48p.m.