MINUTES FROM A REGULAR MEETING MAY 16, 2019

ORANGE HOUSING AUTHORITY May 16, 2019 MINUTES FROM REGULAR MEETING

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on May 16, 2019 in the Conference Room at Walter G. Alexander, 105 Wilson Place, 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 Ernest Williams Treasurer Joseph Juliano Commissioner Betty McLeod Commissioner Hashim Garrett

Absent

Commissioner Coram Rimes
Commissioner Clifford Ross – Entered Meeting 6:10 p.m. Commissioner Francis Audain

Also Present

Walter D. McNeil, Jr., Executive Director
Brad Leak, Assistant Executive Director
Leo Dugan, Esq., Feinstein, Raiss, Kelin, Booker &Goldstein Shanda Hammond, Employee

The pledge of allegiance was said.

Chairman Williams called for a motion to adopt the agenda. Commissioner McLeod moved to adopt the agenda and Treasurer Juliano seconded.

Chairman Williams called for discussion No discussion
A roll call was taken
All Commissioners voted in favor.

TREASURER’S REPORT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Executive Director submitted the Public Housing and Section 8 Reports.

We are in a new fiscal year, the fiscal year started April 1. You will be getting new financial reports next month. We are still working on closing out the books from the previous year, it should be done pretty soon.

As of May 31st, we will be saying good bye, not adios to Joanne K., she decided to take the retirement. I just wanted to say publicly, that I have spent most of my time in the last 15 years with her and we have grown to definitely appreciate each other and she was a great partner, not only for me but for the Housing Authority. She was definitely attentive and she got things done when we needed to have them done. It’s going to be a great loss. I really appreciate her and I know she is going to be pretty close.

I recently found out that Leo is going to be leaving the firm to. He’s been working with us for the past 3 years. It was nice to have you working with us.

Chairman: Leo, we really appreciate your insight and your legalese. We wish you great success.

RESOLUTIONS

Chairman Williams called for a motion to adopt Resolution: 5537-19 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange approving Bills Resolution No. 1913. Commissioner Garrett moved to adopt. Commissioner McLeod seconded.

Chairman Williams called for discussion No discussion
A roll call was taken
All Commissioners voted in favor

Chairman Williams called for a motion to adopt Resolution: 5538-19 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange to authorize the Executive Director to submit the SEMAP report. Commissioner Garrett moved to adopt. Commissioner McLeod seconded.

Chairman Williams called for discussion No discussion
A roll call was taken
All Commissioners voted in favor

Chairman Williams called for a motion to adopt Resolution No.5539-19 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange to enter into a contract with PHA-WEB to provide housing management software services. Commissioner Garrett moved to adopt. Commissioner McLeod seconded.

Chairman Williams called for discussion No discussion
A roll call was taken
All Commissioners voted in favor

PUBLIC SESSION

There are no discussions.
Chairman Williams moved to close the public session.

UNFINSISHED BUSINESS

None

NEW BUSINESS

None.

Chairman Williams called for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner McLeod moved to adjourn. Commissioner Garrett seconded.

Chairman Williams called for discussion No discussion
A roll call was taken
All Commissioners voted in favor

Meeting was adjourned at p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Walter D. McNeil, Jr. Secretary