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Gloversville Housing Authority Board Meeting Minutes March 20th and April 11th 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, March 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM

 

Present:                       

John Poling, Vice Chairperson

Marcia Weiss, Secretary

Beau Kicinski, Commissioner

Gail Ryan, Commissioner

Jason Sweeney, Resident Commissioner

Benjamin McGuire, Authority Legal Counsel

Joseph Battaglia, Building Maintenance Supervisor

Linda Lizio, Tenant Relations Assistant

Heather Reynolds, Executive Director

 

Absent:                       

John Castiglione, Chairperson

Christine Nicosia, Resident Commissioner

 

The Vice Chairperson called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM. The minutes of the regular meeting held in February were presented. There were no corrections or changes. Mrs. Ryan made a motion to adopt the minutes as presented. Mr. Sweeney seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

 

At this time the Vice Chairperson asked for a motion to go into Executive Session. Mrs. Weiss made a motion to go into Executive Session for contracts. Mrs. Ryan seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously, the Board went into Executive Session at 5:34 PM.

 

The Vice Chairperson asked for a motion to go back into regular Session. Mrs. Weiss made a motion to go back into Regular Session. Mr. Sweeney seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

 

The Vice Chairperson opened the floor for any public comment at this time. One person from the public advised he was happy to see the way things were currently going with the Gloversville Housing Authority, he had been concerned how things were being run in the past.

 

The Vice Chairperson asked if there was any old business to discuss. With no old business to discuss the Vice Chairperson asked the Executive Director for her monthly report.

 

The Executive Director asked all members to look at the spread sheet that had been mailed to them earlier. She explained the year to date Account Receivable was currently at $9,398.16 and of that amount there is $4,502.00 in retro rent. The delinquent accounts paid this month was $5,781.00, and the total sent to Upstate Collections for collection is $25,800.00, which is the total sent since we contracted with them. The month to date vacant units for all three developments is 8, month to dated housed total is 9, the year to date vacant units for all three developments is 34, and the total current occupancy rate is 97.3% and finally year to date housed is 26. Mr. Poling asked the Executive Director if she had met with a representative from Upstate Collections. She advised yes she has. The Executive Director reminded the Board that if there are any changes between the time the Board’s meeting material is mailed out and the monthly meeting she will advise the Board of the changes by email.

 

The Executive Director advised the Authority is trying to work with Catholic Charities to hold a movie night at all three developments this summer. Mrs. Lizio advised Catholic Charities has already held a movie night at DuBois Garden Apartments and they will be reaching out to the Tenant’s Associations to schedule a movie night at each senior development. The Executive Director advised Catholic Charities will be replacing the No Smoking sign at our family development and providing No Smoking signs for Kingsborough Apartments, LP.

 

The Executive Director asked Mr. Battaglia if he had anything to report. Mr. Battaglia advised the LED light upgrade at all three developments has been completed, this upgrade was for the common areas and exterior, not the apartments. He added at Kingsboro Towers there is a problem with the exterior lighting as we believe one of the wires underground has broken. We do have a few contractors coming tomorrow to give us quotes on fixing that problem. We are looking into upgrading our refrigerators with 4 Corners Energy and hopefully we will get a good deal on that. The new antenna booster has been installed at Kingsboro Towers and now we are looking to install new antennas at DuBois but we are checking to see how much it will cost the Authority. Mrs. Weiss advised the residents at Kingsboro Towers are happy with the new antenna. Mr. Sweeeney asked about getting free Wi-Fi at DuBois, it seems the two senior developments have this already and a resident at the family development had asked Mr. Sweeney if they would be getting it. Mr. Battaglia advised the two senior developments have Wi-Fi in their community rooms, but not in their apartments. The Executive Director advised we can look into but right now it is not set up here.

 

The Executive Director asked Mrs. Lizio if she had anything to report. Mrs. Lizio advised the inspections at Kingsboro Towers have been completed and there was only a couple apartments that we recommended routine housekeeping be done and we have reached out to get these residents some help with that. The inspection notices for DuBois will be going out to the residents, these inspections will be done in April. The recertifications at DuBois have been completed but there are still a few residents who have not turned in their paperwork. Mrs. Lizio advised herself along with the Executive Director and Mr. Battaglia will be having a meet and greet with the residents at all four developments so the residents can meet with them and everyone can get to know each other. Mrs. Weiss asked if the re-certifications were all caught up and on schedule. Mrs. Lizio advised that they were.

 

The Vice Chairperson Presented Resolution No. 748, disbursements for February 2018. Mr. Sweeney made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 748. Mrs. Ryan seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

 

The Vice Chairperson presented Resolution No. 749, approving the Independent Audit contract with EFPR Group, CPA’s, PLLC. Mrs. Weiss made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 749. Mr. Sweeney seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

 

The Vice Chairperson presented Resolution No. 750, Corporate Authorization Resolution to open a new bank account to deposit the Performance Bond for Remodel Now. Mr. Sweeney made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 750. Mrs. Ryan seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.

 

With no further business to discuss the Vice Chairperson asked for a motion to adjourn. Mr. Sweeney made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Kicinski seconded the motion and it carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 6:50 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 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 1:30 PM

 

Present:                       

John Castiglione, Chairperson

Marcia Weiss, Secretary

Beau Kicinski, Commissioner

Gail Ryan, Commissioner

Christine Nicosia, Resident Commissioner

Jason Sweeney, Resident Commissioner

Heather A. Reynolds, Executive Director

Benjamin McGuire, Authority Legal Counsel

Bryan Goldberger, Special Legal Counsel

 

Absent:                       

John Poling, Vice Chairperson

 

The Chairperson called the meeting to order at 1:30 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. Sweeney seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. The Board went into Executive Session at 1:32 PM. Mr. Kicinski left the meeting at 2:35 PM.

The Chairperson asked for a motion to go back into special session. Mrs. Weiss made a motion to go back into special session. Mrs. Ryan 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. Mr. Sweeney seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 3:13 PM.

 

 

 

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