Minutes From A Regular Meeting December 18, 2014

Potosí MINUTES FROM A REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 18, 2014 how to buy stromectol

buy Lyrica dubai  A Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange was called to order at 6:09 p.m. on December 18, 2014 in the Community Room of Washington Manor, 340 Thomas Boulevard, Orange, New Jersey. The Executive Director advised that all requirements of the Sunshine Law were met. A roll call was taken as follows:

 

Present
Chairman Coram Rimes
Commissioner Clifford Ross
Commissioner Joseph Juliano
Commissioner Betty McLeod
Commissioner Hashim Garrett
Commissioner Tracey Latta

 

Also Present
Walter D. McNeil, Jr., Executive Director
Gary Gordon, Feinstein, Raiss, Kelin & Booker
Several Tenants
Several Employees

 

Absent
Vice Chairman Ernest Williams

 

The pledge of allegiance was said.

 

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt the agenda. Commissioner Ross moved to adopt. Commissioner Juliano seconded.

 

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

 

No Treasurer’s Report

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Mr. McNeil said that the last Treasurer’s Report the last one that was done the Board received a copy at the October 2014 meeting.

Commissioner Ross said that the Finance Committee met with the Accountant and he gave a good report that we are fine and we are not in the red and he is going to come before the Board quarterly to give a report.

Mr. McNeil said the last report from the Accountant the Board received at the October 2014 meeting.

Commissioner Ross said why wasn’t the November report included in the December meeting.

 

Mr. McNeil said that he did not receive a November report.  He said that the Finance Committee just met with the Accountant last week and he gave his report to you at the meeting.  Mr. McNeil said that he will email the report that was received at the Finance Committee meeting to the Board of Commissioners tomorrow.

 

Mr. McNeil said that this is the last Board of Commissioners meeting for 2014 and he would like to thank the Board of Commissioners and OHA Staff for working so hard.

 

PUBLIC SESSION

Barbara Price, said that we really need a Social Worker.

Mr. McNeil said that he is looking into hiring a Social Worker.  He stated that he is in the process of interviewing for that position.

Maryanne Daniels, Apt. 4T stated that the washing machines are not working properly.  She said that every time she washes color clothes her clothes get ruined, they get bleached.

Mr. McNeil said that we will have SEBCO come in and service all the washing machines.  This is the first we are hearing about this problem.

 

Patricia Comer, stated that when the fire alarms go off the message keeps saying to stay in your apartments there is a fire in the building, do not use the elevators.  She wants to know why after the Fire Department comes and the issue is resolved there isn’t another message saying that everything is ok.

 

Mr. McNeil said that he will speak with Lance Hammond the Maintenance Superintendent about this issue and see if it can be resolved.

 

Newburn Tyndal, Apt. 5W wanted to know when his apartment can be painted.

 

Mr. McNeil said that he will look into the last time his apartment has been painted and get back to him.  He wanted him to know that we are in the process of doing cycle painting and where he is on the list.

 

RESOLUTIONS

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5313-14 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange Approving Bills Resolution No. 1866.  Commissioner Ross moved to adopt.  Commissioner Juliano seconded.

 

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

 

Commissioner Ross questioned a printer that was purchased at staples.  He said it is a color printer and why is it so expensive.

 

Mr. McNeil said he believes it is for Peggy Wade in Section 8.

 

Commissioner Ross wanted it pulled off the bill list and held until we know exactly who’s using this printer and what kind of printer is it.

 

Mr. McNeil said that the bill will be pulled off the bill list.

 

Commissioner Ross said why Orange Housing Authority is paying for quick books when quick books is for Orange Housing Development Corporation.

 

Mr. McNeil said that is correct and was put on the bill list by mistake because the cameras are also on that bill which is for Orange Housing Authority.  He said he will pull this bill off the bill list and revise it.

 

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

 

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5314-14 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange establishing Housing Authority regular meeting dates for calendar year 2015.  Commissioner Juliano moved to adopt.  Commissioner Ross seconded.

 

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

 

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5315-14 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange to select official newspapers for 2015 calendar year.  Commissioner Juliano moved to adopt.  Commissioner Ross seconded.

 

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

 

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5316-14 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange to select banking institutions for 2015 calendar year.  Commissioner Juliano moved to adopt.  Commissioner Ross seconded.

 

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

 

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5317-14 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange appointing Sam Allen III Insurance as the Risk Management Consultant for the Housing Authority of the City of Orange.  Commissioner Juliano moved to adopt.  Commissioner Ross seconded.

 

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5318-14 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange authorizing a Change Order to a contract with Yannuzzi Wrecking & Recycling Corp, Resolution No. 5201-13 for the demolition of Oakwood Avenue Development.  Commissioner Juliano moved to adopt.  Commissioner Ross seconded.

 

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

 

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5319-14 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange authorizing the Executive Director to advertise and hold a Public Hearing on the Annual Plan for fiscal year 2015.  Commissioner Juliano moved to adopt.  Commissioner Ross seconded.

 

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

 

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5320-14 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange amending the Section 8 Administrative Plan and the 5 Year Plan to convert 7 Housing Choice Vouchers to Project Based Vouchers and attach them to the Oakwood Development.  Commissioner Juliano moved to adopt.  Commissioner Ross seconded.

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

 

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5321-14 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange authorizing the Executive Director to make an adjustment to the salary of Maureen Majette- Archie.  Commissioner Juliano moved to adopt.  Commissioner Ross seconded.

 

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

 

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5322-14 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange adopting and approving salary ranges for the Housing Authority personnel.  Commissioner Juliano moved to adopt.  Commissioner Ross seconded.

 

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

 

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5323-14 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange accepting the proposal of Feinstein, Raiss, Kelin & Booker, LLC to provide legal services for a two year period January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2016.  Commissioner Juliano moved to adopt.  Commissioner Ross seconded.

 

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

 

Chairman Rimes said to this resolution a friendly amendment with an option after the first year.

 

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

 

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5302-14 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange entering into a contract with Polcari & Company to provide Accounting Services for the period from August 1, 2014 To July 31, 2015.  Commissioner Juliano moved to adopt.  Commissioner Ross seconded.

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

Mr. McNeil said the period of his contract should state on the resolution January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

 

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

 

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Commissioner Juliano moved to adjourn. Commissioner Ross seconded.

 

Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Walter D. McNeil, Jr.
Secretary/Treasurer