Gloversville Housing Authority Board Meeting Minutes September 18th
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, September 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM.
Board Members Present:
John Castiglione, Chairperson
John Poling, Vice Chairperson
Marcia Weiss, Secretary
Gail Ryan, Commissioner
Jason Sweeney, Resident Commissioner
Diane Sauve, Resident Commissioner
Benjamin McGuire, Authority Legal Counsel
Heather Reynolds, Executive Director
Joseph Battaglia, Building Maintenance Supervisor
Linda Lizio, Tenant Relations Assistant
The Chairperson called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM. The Chairperson introduced and welcomed our new Board member, Amanda Ossenfort. Ms. Ossenfort took a few moments to explain her work history, which involved many years in human resources and mental health.
The minutes of the regular meeting held in August were presented. There were no corrections or changes. Mr. Poling made a motion to adopt the minutes as presented. Ms. Sauve seconded the motion. All were in favor except Ms. Ossenfort who abstained due to the fact that she was absent for the August 2018 meeting.
The Chairperson asked if there was anything the public would like to comment on. At this time there were no comments from the public.
The Chairperson asked if there was any old business to discuss. There was no old business to discuss.
Under new business the Chairperson asked Mr. Poling for the Finance Committee report. Mr. Poling reported the committee had reviewed all accounts payable and found all to be in compliance. Regarding the 2019 Operating Budget, Mr. Poling advised the committee has reviewed the budget and reported the following regarding the budget; operating income was 1.4 million, expenditures were -2.3 million leaving the authority with a deficit of -$850,000. HUD’s contribution was $738,000 which left the authority with a deficit of -$111,474, this is the money the authority takes from the reserves. He added the 2018 Operating Budget was a -$321,000, so this year’s budget shows we are trying to cut our expenses. The reserves are 1.5 million minus this year’s deficit and also last year’s leaves a balance of a little over 1.1 million in reserves.
The Chairperson presented Resolution No. 763, accounts payable for August 2018. Ms. Sauve made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 763. Mrs. Ryan seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.
The Chairperson presented Resolution No. 764, approving the 2019 Operating Budget. Mrs. Weiss made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 764. Mr. Sweeney seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously.
The Chairperson asked Mr. Sweeney if he had anything to report from the family development. Mr. Sweeney advised movie night had a good turn out and afterwards everyone watched the fireworks from the school.
The Chairperson asked if Ms. Sauve had anything to report from the senior developments. Ms. Sauve stated she will be meeting once a month with the residents at Kingsboro Towers as well as the residents at Forest Hill Towers. Ms. Sauve advised things are going pretty well with the exception of the parking and security at Forest Hill Towers, which is an ongoing problem at both senior developments.
The Chairperson asked the Executive Director Reynolds for her monthly report. The Executive Director advised we were at 100% occupancy at the end of August. Ms. Sauve asked how many apartments were at Kingsboro Towers, she thought there were 105 units there. The Executive Director advised there are 100 units at Kingsboro Towers. Executive Director Reynolds advised that Mr. Battaglia will be coming off his probation and be permanent effective October 1, 2018. Also John Mattice and Erik Ellithorpe will also be made permanent effective October 1, 2018. The Executive Director thanked all the staff for helping to get our occupancy rate to 100%.
The Executive Director asked Building Maintenance Supervisor, Mr. Battaglia, for his monthly report. Mr. Battaglia advised the sidewalks at Forest Hill Towers are completed, we replaced certain pads that were bad and installed a handicapped pad, required by code. The smoke detector installation at Kingsboro Towers is almost complete and then they will go to Forest Hill Towers to install them in that building, they have already been installed at DuBois Garden Apartments.
The Executive Director asked Tenant Relations Assistant, Ms. Lizio, for her monthly report. Mrs. Lizio advised that movie night at DuBois went very well and reminded everyone that this event was donated by Catholic Charities. Ms. Lizio advised she has conducted the first Resident Advisory Board meeting on August 22, 2018. The next meeting will be conducted by Mr. Battaglia and Janet M. Luck.
The Chairperson asked for a motion to go into Executive Session. Mr. Sweeney made a motion to go into Executive Session. Mr. Poling seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. The Board went into Executive Session at 6:12 PM.
Mrs. Weiss asked for a motion to reconvene the meeting. Ms. Sauve seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. The meeting reconvened at 7:30 PM.
With no further business to discuss the Chairperson asked for a motion to adjourn. Mrs. Weiss asked for a motion to adjourn. Mr. Sweeney seconded the motion and it was carried unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 7:31 PM.