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MINUTES FROM A REGULAR MEETING FEBRUARY 16, 2017

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange was called to order at 6:17 p.m. on February 16, 2017 in the Conference Room at Washington Manor, 340 Thomas Blvd., 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 Ernest Williams

Commissioner Joseph Juliano

Commissioner Betty McLeod

 

Also Present

Walter D. McNeil, Jr., Executive Director

Mr. Phil George, Esq., Eric M. Bernstein & Associates, LLC

Several Employees

Several Tenants

 

Absent

Vice Chairman Clifford Ross

Commissioner Hashim Garrett

Commissioner Tracy Latta

 

The pledge of allegiance was said.

 

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt the agenda.  Commissioner Williams moved and Commissioner Juliano 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 and/or correction of the Minutes from February 16, 2017 Board meeting.  Commissioner Williams moved to adopt the Minutes.  Commissioner McLeod seconded.

 

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

The Board of Commissioners reviewed the Treasurer’s Report.

Chairman Rimes stated that the Finance Committee met with the Accountant, Mr. Tony Polcari.  Chairman Rimes reported on the meeting.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Mr. McNeil said that the Tax Credits application is due by May 2nd.  He stated that on February 22, 2017 there will be a Planning Board Meeting for the subdivision of 237-241 Washington Street and 245 Washington Street.  Mr. McNeil said this would increase property at 340 Thomas Blvd. and decrease property at 245 Washington Street.

 

PUBLIC SESSION

Nobody spoke at this time.

 

RESOLUTIONS

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5426-17 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange approving Bills Resolution No. 1888.  Commissioner McLeod moved to adopt.  Commissioner Williams 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. 5427-17 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange reappointing Avram White to the Board of the Orange Housing Development Corporation, a nonprofit subsidiary of the Housing Authority.  Commissioner Williams moved to adopt.  Commissioner McLeod 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. 5428-17 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange cancelling the painting contract with A. Silva Contractors, LLC.  Commissioner Williams moved to adopt.  Commissioner McLeod 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. 5429-17 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange authorizing the Executive Director to sign a contract with Brooklake Country Club for the 7th Annual Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament.  Commissioner Juliano moved to adopt.  Commissioner Williams seconded.

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

 

Chairman Rimes asked that we call Brooklake Country Club and see if they can do better on the price.

The Commissioners agreed.

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to table Resolution No. 5429-17 until next month.  Commissioner Juliano moved to table Resolution No. 5429-17.  Commissioner Williams seconded.

 

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

Resolution No. 5429-17 was tabled until next month’s Board of Commissioners Meeting.

 

Chairman Rimes called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5430-17 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange to decrease the Administrative Fee effective March 1, 2017.  Commissioner Williams moved to adopt.  Commissioner McLeod 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. 5431-17 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange modifying the properties to be acquired on Resolution No. 5386-16.  Commissioner Williams moved to adopt.  Commissioner McLeod seconded.

 

Chairman Rimes called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

 

Commissioner Juliano asked to attend the NAHRO Conference in Washington DC.

Mr. McNeil said there is no money available for conferences right now.

Mr. McNeil asked Phyllis Greer the Public Relations Coordinator to report on the upcoming events.

Phyllis Greer, Public Relations Coordinator said that on February 22nd there will be a Black History Program at 4:00 p.m. She also stated that she will be sending out a save the date for March 7th for the Community Forum for Phase IV.

 

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

 

Meeting was adjourned at 7:23 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Walter D. McNeil, Jr.
Secretary