Gloversville Housing Authority Board Meeting Minutes February 19
February 19th Board Meeting
GLOVERSVILLE HOUSING AUTHORITY
Minutes of a Regular Meeting
The Gloversville Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners met in a regular session at DuBois Garden Apartments on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM.
Board Members Present:
- John Castiglione, Chairperson
- John Poling, Vice Chairperson
- Marcia Weiss, Secretary
- Gail Ryan, Commissioner
- Amanda Ossenfort, Commissioner
- Diane Sauve, Resident Commissioner
- Bryan Goldberger, Authority Legal Counsel
- Heather Reynolds, Executive Director
- Joseph Battaglia, Building Maintenance Supervisor
- Linda Lizio, Tenant Relations Assistant
- Anthony Casale, Authority Legal Counsel
The Chairperson called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM. The minutes of the regular meeting held in January were presented. The Chairperson asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the January meeting. Mrs. Ryan made a motion to approve the minutes. Mrs. Weiss seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. The Chairperson asked if there was any discussion regarding the minutes. Ms. Ossenfort advised the meeting did not adjourn at 6:60 PM. Mrs. Weiss asked what time the meeting adjourned, the meeting adjourned at 6:05 PM.
Chairperson Castiglione asked if there was any public comment. With nothing from the Public he asked if there was any old business to discuss, there wasn’t any.
The Chairperson asked Ms. Sauve if she had anything to report as Resident Commissioner. Ms. Sauve advised she had Dr. Michael Araya, AUD a hearing specialist come to Forest Hill Towers for the residents, she added Kingsboro Towers is interested in having Dr. Michael Araya, AUD at their building, so she will be setting that up for them. Resident Commissioner Sauve advised she will be going to Kingsboro Towers once a month to meet with the residents about any questions or concerns they may have. After that she would like to meet with Executive Director Reynolds and Tenant Relations Assistant Lizio to discuss the concerns from Kingsboro Towers residents. Ms. Sauve also advised Kingsboro Towers will be holding a mini garage sale on March 2nd.
The Chairperson asked Mr. Poling to give his monthly report on the Finance Committee. Vice Chairperson Poling reported the Finance Committee met and verified all the checks that were written and found them in order. They also reconciled the checkbook.
Chairperson Castiglione asked the other Committee Presidents if they had anything to report. Mr. Castiglione did advise the Personnel Committee did meet a couple weeks ago regarding a personnel issue and they will be meeting again in a few weeks.
The Chairperson presented Resolution No. 772, accounts payable for the month of January, 2019 and asked for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 772. Commissioner Ryan made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 772. Mr. Poling seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.
Chairperson Castiglione took a moment to express to Linda Lizio the Board’s deepest sympathies to her and her family on the passing of their mom.
The Chairperson asked the Executive Director for her monthly report. Director Reynolds went over the units that were occupied for the month of January and advised the monthly average of occupied units was 97.6%.
The Executive Director asked Mr. Battaglia for his monthly report. Building Maintenance Supervisor Battaglia advised he is working on upgrading the security system at DuBois Garden Apartments. He added this past month maintenance has been very busy with snow removal.
Tenant Relations Assistant Linda Lizio advised apartment inspections at Kingsboro Towers will begin tomorrow, Mr. Battaglia will be assisting her with these inspections. At the beginning of March all residents at all three developments will be receiving memos regarding meetings she, the Executive Director and Building Maintenance Supervisor would like to have with the residents.
The Chairperson asked for a motion to go into Executive Session regarding a personnel issue and pending litigation. Commissioner Weiss made a motion to go into Executive Session. Mr. Poling Seconded the motion; the Board went into Executive Session at 6:07 PM.
The Chairperson asked for a motion to reconvene the regular meeting. Mrs. Weiss made a motion to reconvene the meeting. Ms. Sauve seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. The meeting reconvened at 8:13 PM.
With no further business to discuss the Chairperson asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mrs. Weiss made a motion to adjourn. Ms. Sauve seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 8:14 PM.