Gloversville Housing Authority Board Meeting Minutes March 19th
March 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, March 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM.
Board Members Present:
- John Castiglione, Chairperson
- Marcia Weiss, Secretary
- Gail Ryan, Commissioner
- Amanda Ossenfort, Commissioner
- Diane Sauve, Resident Commissioner
Board Members Absent:
- John Poling, Vice Chairperson – Excused
- Heather Reynolds, Executive Director
- Anthony Casale, Authority Legal Counsel
- Joseph Battaglia, Building Maintenance Supervisor
The Chairperson called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM. The minutes of the regular meeting held in February were presented. The Chairperson asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the February meeting. Mrs. Ryan made a motion to approve the minutes. Ms. Sauve seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.
Chairperson Castiglione asked if there were any comments from the public. With no comments from the public the Chairperson asked if there was any old business to discuss. At this time there wasn’t any old business to discuss.
The Chairperson asked Resident Commissioner Sauve for her financial report. Ms. Sauve reported the Finance Committee met on March 11, 2019 and verified that all accounts payable and checking accounts were in order.
Chairperson Castiglione asked Mrs. Ryan if she had anything to report from the Buildings & Grounds Committee. Commissioner Ryan reported the committee met on February 27, 2019. At that time they reviewed the minutes of the Resident Advisory Board meetings and also reviewed the Capital Fund Program, CFP, 5-Year Action Plan for the fiscal year beginning 2018. Mrs. Ryan mentioned they had discussed putting new sharps containers in the recycling rooms at both Forest Hill Towers and Kingsboro Towers.
The Tenant Relations Committee had nothing to report at this time. There was nothing to report from the Personnel Committee but Chairperson Castiglione reported they will be meeting in the next week or two.
The Chairperson presented Resolution No. 773, approving the submission of the 5-year Action Plan to HUD. Executive Director Reynolds advised there was one change made since she had sent this document to the Board last month. The change was on page 5 of 7, we have reduced the cost of sewer work at Kingsboro Towers and added new flooring in the community room at Kingsboro Towers, which was requested by a resident during a Resident Advisory Meeting. Commissioner Weiss made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 773. Mrs. Ryan seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.
The Chairperson presented Resolution No. 774, accounts payable for February 2019. Ms. Sauve made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 774. Mrs. Weiss seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.
The Chairperson asked Resident Commissioner Sauve if she had anything to report from the residents. Ms. Sauve stated things are going well and she will be meeting with the residents at Kingsboro Towers next week. She added some of the residents at Kingsboro Towers had come to a meeting at Forest Hill Towers. Both towers will be holding their rummage sales within the next six to eight weeks. Rachel Lobdell of Broadway will be at Forest Hill Towers on April 10, 2019 to discuss home care services that are available to residents. Ms. Sauve also mentioned that recently they have lost several residents and the families have donated several of their items to other residents in the building.
Chairperson Castiglione asked Director Reynolds for her monthly report. The Executive Director went over the vacancy report for the month of February 2019. She also advised that she along with Tenant Relations Assistant Lizio and Building Maintenance Supervisor Battaglia will be holding meetings with the resident’s at all three developments this Friday.
The Executive Director asked Mr. Battaglia for his monthly report. Maintenance Supervisor Battaglia advised he is getting quotes for replacing the community room flooring at Kingsboro Towers. Currently there are no vacancies at DuBois Garden Apartments and Forest Hill Towers. Maintenance is working on the empties at Kingsboro Towers; there are four or five empties there. Commissioner Weiss asked Mr. Battaglia if he had gotten three bids for the flooring and have we decided on the contractor. Supervisor Battaglia advised we have gotten the bids but have not made a final decision yet.
With no further business to discuss the Chairperson asked for a motion to adjourn. Mrs. Weiss made a motion to adjourn. Mrs. Ryan seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 6:12 PM.