Previous Meetings


MINUTES FROM A REGULAR MEETING MAY 17, 2018

MINUTES FROM A REGULAR MEETING MAY 17, 2018

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange was called to order at 6:28 p.m. on April 19, 2018 in the Community Room at Walter G. Alexander Village, 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

Vice Chairman Joseph Juliano

Commissioner Clifford Ross

Commissioner Coram Rimes

Commissioner Betty McLeod

Absent

Commissioner Hashim Garrett

Commissioner Francis Audain

Also Present

Walter D. McNeil, Jr., Executive Director

Leo Dugan, Esq., Raiss, Kelin & Booker

Several Employees

Several Tenants

The pledge of allegiance was said.

Chairman Williams called for a motion to adopt the agenda.  Commissioner McLeod moved to adopt the agenda and Commissioner Ross 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 and/or correction of the Minutes from

a Regular Board of Commissioners meeting on April 19, 2018.  Commissioner Ross moved to adopt the minutes.  Commissioner Juliano seconded.

Chairman Williams called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor.

TREASURER’S REPORT

No Treasurer’s Report.

Commissioner Ross asked if Tony Policari is doing the year-end report.

Walter McNeil, the Executive Director said yes.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Mr. McNeil said before he begins his report he would like to introduce the new Assistant Executive Director, Brad Leak.

Brad Leak, Assistant Executive Director introduced himself and his vision for the Housing Authority.

Mr. McNeil said today at Walter G. Alexander complex Susan Moore the FSS Coordinator put together a Career Day.  Mr. McNeil stated that 10-15 people attended.  This event was about encouraging people to be ready to take on a job and how to prepare for work.

Mr. McNeil said there will be a Job Fair on June 12, 2018 at Walter G. Alexander.

Commissioner Ross asked what time will it be at.

Mr. McNeil said its 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mr. McNeil said there is a Management Report and Section 8 report for your review in your packets.

PUBLIC SESSION

Cora Barr, resident of WGA asked if Mr. McNeil had a meeting about the security with the Alpert Group.

Mr. McNeil said that he spoke with Faith from the Alpert Group and they are going to have a meeting and come up with new strategies and they are going to review the security cameras.

She also said she will have a meeting with the residents and go over it with them.

Mr. McNeil said he is not partners with The Alpert Group Orange Housing Development Corporation is.

RESOLUTIONS

Chairman Williams called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5491-18 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange approving Bills Resolution No. 1903.  Commissioner Ross moved to adopt.  Commissioner McLeod seconded.

Chairman Williams called for discussion

Commissioner Ross questioned the OHA partner bill.  He said the dates are the same on the bill.  He would like it taken off for approval.

Chairman Williams said we will take OHA partner bill off for approval.

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

Chairman Williams called for a motion to adopt Resolution No 5492-18 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 Ross moved.  Commissioner McLeod seconded.

Chairman Williams called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

Unfinished Business/New Business

Mr. McNeil introduced Fran Sullivan, Stateside Affairs.  Mr. McNeil said she is the Public Education for OHA.

Ms. Sullivan said she will put together a list of project she’s been working on including the small housing on Central Place.

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

Chairman Williams called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

Meeting was adjourned at 6:53 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Walter D. McNeil, Jr.

Secretary