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MINUTES FROM A SPECIAL MEETING JANUARY 3, 2019

MINUTES FROM A SPECIAL MEETING JANUARY 3, 2019

A Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange was called to order at 6:40 p.m. on January 3, 2019 in the Community 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

Vice Chairman Joseph Juliano

Commissioner Clifford Ross 

Commissioner Betty McLeod – Entered meeting 6:46 p.m.

Commissioner Hashim Garrett

Commissioner Francis Audain

Absent

Chairman Ernest Williams

Commissioner Coram Rimes 

Also Present

Walter D. McNeil, Jr., Executive Director

Brad Leak, Assistant Executive Director

Leo Dugan, Esq., Feinstein, Raiss, Kelin, Booker &Goldstein

Several Employees

Several Tenants

The pledge of allegiance was said.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for a motion to adopt the agenda.  Commissioner Ross moved to adopt the agenda and Commissioner Garrett seconded.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor.

RESOLUTIONS

Vice Chairman Williams called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5510-19 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing   Authority of the City of Orange approving Bills Resolution No. 1908.  Commissioner Ross moved to adopt.  Commissioner Garrett seconded.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for discussion

Commissioner Garrett questioned the PHM Training.

Mr. McNeil explained that we had Public Housing Managers training at our office.  Some of our employees took the class and everyone passed.

Commissioner Ross wanted to know if all the bills are paid now.

Mr. McNeil said yes.

Commissioner Ross asked when the contract is done with Stateside Affairs.

Mr. McNeil said the contract is over in February.

Commissioner Ross asked why Pit Stop has a statement fee.

Brad Leak, Assistant Executive Director stated they charge us for doing a monthly bill.

Commissioner Garrett questioned the Instant Printing bill and why it was so much money to print Purchase Orders.

Brad Leak, stated because its 3 carbon copies each purchase order.

Commissioner Ross questioned Zuppa Mechanical.

Mr. McNeil said Maurice Brown, Engineer reviewed the situation and there was a broken pipe between the bathroom and laundry room that needed to be repair as soon as possible.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5511-19 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange to select official newspapers for 2019 calendar.  Commissioner Ross moved to adopt.  Commissioner McLeod seconded.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for discussion

Commissioner Ross asked who is New Jersey Advance Media.

Mr. McNeil said the Star Ledger.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5512-19 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange to select banking institutions for 2019 calendar year.  Commissioner Ross moved to adopt.  Commissioner McLeod seconded.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for discussion

Commissioner Ross said we should shop around for different banks.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor except for Commissioner Ross who voted nay.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5513-19 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 2019.  Commissioner Ross moved to adopt.  Commissioner Garrett seconded.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5514-19 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange certifying audit review for fiscal year ending March 31, 2018.  Commissioner McLeod moved to adopt.  Commissioner Ross seconded.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5515-19 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange approving the Renewal and Replacement Housing Plan.  Commissioner Garrett moved to adopt.  Commissioner McLeod seconded.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5516-19 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange establishing housing authority regular meeting dates for calendar year 2019. Commissioner Garrett moved to adopt.  Commissioner Audain seconded.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5517-19 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange to renew membership in the New Jersey Public Housing  Authority joint Insurance Fund.  Commissioner McLeod moved to adopt.  Vice Chairman Juliano seconded.

 

Vice Chairman Juliano called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5518-19 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange appointing Walter D. McNeil, Jr. as Fund Commissioner.  Vice Chairman Juliano moved to adopt.  Commissioner Audain seconded.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor.

Vice Chairman Juliano called for a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Vice Chairman Juliano moved to adjourn.  Commissioner Audain seconded.

Chairman Williams called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor  

Meeting was adjourned at 7:30p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Walter D. McNeil, Jr.

Secretary