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Gloversville Housing Authority Board Meeting Minutes May 15th and June 8th Special Meeting Minutes

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, May 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

 

Present:                       

John Castiglione, Chairperson

Marcia Weiss, Secretary

Gail Ryan, Commissioner

Christine Nicosia, Resident Commissioner

Benjamin McGuire, Authority Legal Counsel

Joseph Battaglia, Building Maintenance Supervisor

Heather Reynolds, Executive Director

 

Absent:                       

Beau Kicinski, Commissioner

John Poling, Vice Chairperson

Jason Sweeney, Resident Commissioner

 

The Chairperson called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM. The minutes of the regular meeting held in April were presented. There were no corrections or changes. Mrs. Weiss made a motion to adopt the minutes as presented. Mrs. Ryan seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

 

The Chairperson asked if there was anything the public would like to comment on. A resident from Forest Hill Towers spoke briefly about having a public relations committee or a program to get the Authority’s developments and their activities out to the public so they know what goes on at the different sites. It would be nice to get some good publicity about what the different sites have to offer and what the Authority has to offer. The Chairperson suggested this resident sit down with the Executive Director to discuss it and see what they could come up with, he added he thought it was an excellent idea.

 

The same resident addressed the Executive Director about not being able to have the garden at Forest Hill Towers this year. She added that they have had a resident garden for years and people have stopped by to comment on how nice it looks, but this year they cannot get it rototilled. Is there any way we can work around this so the residents can get it back, we use the vegetables and the flowers are beautiful. The Chairperson asked where the garden was located; is it located on the grounds at Forest Hill Towers and the only problem is they need to have it rototilled. The resident stated yes the garden is located on the property and they need to have it rototilled. Mrs. Weiss asked if the Authority had a rototiller. Mr. Battaglia advised we don’t have one, we have rented one in previous years. The Chairperson asked if Kingsboro Towers has a garden also. Mr. Battaglia advised they have raised garden beds and plant flowers in them. Mrs. Ryan asked if there is a garden at DuBois Garden Apartments; could there be areas on all the properties that can be rototilled. Mr. Battaglia advised years ago there was a garden at DuBois Garden Apartments but the residents are not interested in it anymore. The Chairperson asked if there were people who woulod take care of the garden at Forest Hill Towers. Ms. Nicosia advised that she took care of it for two years. The Chairperson asked Mr. Battaglia to rent a rototiller and get the garden ready. Mrs. Weiss added that maintenance will not be taking care of the garden. The residents from Forest Hill Towers stated they will take care of the garden. Mrs. Weiss added if you don’t take care of it this year it probably will not be voted on next year.

 

The Chairperson asked if there was any old business to discuss. There was no old business to discuss.

 

The Chairperson presented Resolution No. 752, Account Payable for April 2018 and asked for a motion to approve the Resolution. Ms. Ryan made a motion to approve Resolution No. 752. Mrs. Weiss seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

 

The Chairperson presented Resolution No. 753, approving the new computer software PHA-Web and asked for a motion to approve the Resolution. Ms. Nicosia made a motion to approve Resolution No. 753. Mrs. Ryan seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

 

The Chairperson presented Resolution No. 754, approving the sale of property located on E. Eighth Avenue in Gloversville. Mrs. Weiss made a motion to approve Resolution No. 754 but also has some questions. Mrs. Ryan seconded the motion. Mrs. Weiss asked what the final price was on the house. The Executive Director advised she did not want to put that on the Resolution in case the sale did not go through as they have until tomorrow for the rest of the inspection therefore the sale is not final. Mr. McGuire suggested we list the price on the Resolution, as we did on the last two sales, so the Board is approving the sale for that price. Mrs. Ryan mentioned one minor error in the Resolution, Eighth was spelled incorrectly. This will also be corrected when the price was listed on the Resolution. The Chairperson asked for a motion to approve the changes. Mrs. Weiss made a motion to approve the changes. Mrs. Ryan seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. Mr. McGuire asked for a corrected copy of Resolution No. 754. The Executive Director advised she will get it to him tomorrow.

 

The Chairperson asked for a committee report. Mrs. Ryan advised she was on the By-Laws Committee and they were in the process of revising the By-Laws. It is a small committee but they have drafted a revised copy which Mr. McGuire is currently reviewing the new version.

 

The Chairperson asked Ms. Nicosia if she had anything to report. Ms. Nicosia mentioned that motorcycles are parking close to the front of the building at Forest Hill Towers taking up spaces where cars could park. The Executive Director reminded everyone that motorcycles are vehicles and can park in those parking spots too.

 

The Chairman asked the Executive Director for her monthly report. The Executive Director went over the monthly accounts receivable and the vacant units for the month of April 2018 and units housed at all three developments. Mrs. Weiss asked if the Board could receive the monthly vacancy report with units listed. The Executive Director advised we will include this with the monthly report.

 

The Executive Director asked Mr. Battaglia for his monthly report. Mr. Battaglia advised we are currently replacing all the smoke detectors at DuBois Garden Apartments while the contractor is replacing the kitchen counter tops. Mrs. Weiss asked how the actual installation of the counter tops were coming along. Mr. Battaglia advised the installation process is moving along well and that he and the Executive Director inspect each apartment after the installation is completed. After the counter top installation is completed they will be going to Kingsboro Towers to do the upgrade to the laundry room there. Ms. Nicosia also mentioned that the flooring in the laundry room at Forest Hill Towers has been upgraded and the room has received a new coat of paint. The Executive Director also mentioned that Jessee Ellis, Account Clerk has passed his Notary test. The Authority will now have a Notary available when needed.

 

The Chairperson asked for a motion to go into executive sessions on a legal matter. Mrs. Weiss made a motion. Mrs. Ryan seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. The Board went into Executive session at 6:20 PM.

 

The Chairperson asked for a motion to call the meeting to order. Mrs. Weiss made a motion to call the meeting to order. Mrs. Ryan seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

 

With no further business to discuss the Chairperson asked for a motion to adjourn. Mrs. Weiss made a motion to adjourn. Ms. Nicosia seconded the motion and it was carries unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:36 PM.

 

 

 

 

GLOVERSVILLE HOUSING AUTHORITY

 

Minutes of a Special Meeting

 

The Gloversville Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners met in a special session to discuss pending litigation at Gloversville City Hall on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:00 PM

 

Present:                       

John Castiglione, Chairperson

John Poling, Vice Chairperson

Marcia Weiss, Secretary

Gail Ryan, Commissioner

Christine Nicosia, Resident Commissioner

Heather A. Reynolds, Executive Director

Benjamin McGuire, Authority Legal Counsel

Bryan Goldberger, Special Legal Counsel

 

Absent:                       

Jason Sweeney, Resident Commissioner

 

The Chairperson called the meeting to order at 3:00 PM. The Chairperson asked for a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss pending litigation. Mrs. Weiss made a motion to go into Executive Session. Mr. Castiglione seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. The Board went into Executive Session at 3:01 PM.

 

The Chairperson asked for a motion to go back into special session. Mrs. Weiss made a motion to go back into special session. Mr. Poling seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. The meeting reconvened at 3:40 PM.

 

The Chairperson presented Resolution No. 755, the Settlement Agreement and Release for Mrs. Sheri McCloskey. Mrs. Ryan made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 755. Mr. Poling seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

 

The Chairperson presented Resolution No. 756, authorizing the Executive Director to execute any and all documents for the sale of real property at 63 E. Eighth Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078. Mrs. Ryan made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 756. Mrs. Weiss seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

 

With no further business to discuss Mr. Castiglione 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 3:55 PM.

 

 

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