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MINUTES FROM A REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

MINUTES FROM A REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange was called to order at 6:15 p.m. on September 20, 2018 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

Chairman Ernest Williams

Commissioner Clifford Ross

Commissioner Coram Rimes

Commissioner Betty McLeod

Absent

Vice Chairman Joseph Juliano

Commissioner Hashim Garrett

Commissioner Francis Audain

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.

Chairman Williams called for a motion to adopt the agenda.  Commissioner Rimes 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 June 21, 2018.  Commissioner McLeod moved to adopt the minutes.  Commissioner Rimes seconded.

Chairman Williams called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

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

Chairman Williams called for a motion to adopt and/or correction of the Minutes from

a Special Board of Commissioners meeting on July 12, 2018.  Commissioner Ross moved to adopt the minutes.  Commissioner McLeod seconded.

Chairman Williams 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.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Mr. McNeil said this weekend on Saturday, September 22, 2018 the City of Orange will be having a Master Planning Meeting at Walter G. Alexander Court, from 9:00 to 12:00.

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

PUBLIC SESSION

Nobody spoke at this time.

RESOLUTIONS

Chairman Williams called for a motion to adopt Resolution No. 5499-18 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange approving Bills Resolution No. 1905.  Commissioner Ross moved to adopt.  Commissioner McLeod seconded.

Chairman Williams called for discussion

Commissioner Ross questioned the bill from Pit-Stop and why are the bills over a year old.

Lance Hammond, Maintenance Superintendent said he spoke to them several times about billing us on timely bases.

Chairman Williams asked if we verified the bills when they come in.

Mr. McNeil said yes.

Commissioner Rimes asked why there are two pit-stop bills.

Mr. McNeil said one bill is for the Section 8 vehicle.

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. 5500-18 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange approving Bills Resolution No. 1906.  Commissioner Rimes moved to adopt.  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 Resolution No 5501-18 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orangeauthorizing the Executive Director to sign a Retirement Agreement with Mrs. Peggy Ann Wade.  Commissioner Rimes 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 5502-18 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange authorizing the Executive Director to sign a Retirement Agreement with Mr. Michael Fryer. Commissioner Rimes moved to adopt. 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 Resolution No 5503 Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange updating payment standards for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program to be comparable with current fair market rents. Commissioner Ross moved to adopt. Commissioner Rimes seconded.

Chairman Williams called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

After careful review from Counsel, Leo Dugan he suggested we recall the motion for Resolution No. 5501-18.  He stated on the Resolution says 173.92 sick days and in the Retirement Agreement says 172.42.

Mr. McNeil said that the Retirement Agreement is correct.

Chairman Williams called for a motion to recall the motion for Resolution No. 5501-18.  Commissioner Rimes moved to adopt this motion.  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 Resolution No. 5501-18 with the correction of the sick days to read 173.92 on the Resolution.  Commissioner Rimes moved to adopt.  Commissioner McLeod seconded.

Chairman Williams called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

Counsel, Leo Dugan also said that Resolution No. 5502-18 also needs to be recalled.  On the Resolution states that he has 75.75 sick days and on the Retirement Agreement states he has 70.75 days.

Mr. McNeil said that the Retirement Agreement is correct.

Chairman Williams called for a motion to recall the motion for Resolution No. 5502-18.  Commissioner Rimes moved to adopt this motion.  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 Resolution No. 5502-18 with the correction of the sick days to read 70.75 on the Resolution. Commissioner Ross moved to adopt. Commissioner Rimes seconded.

Chairman Williams called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

Unfinished Business/New Business

Commissioner Ross Congratulated Acting Program Director, Peggy Ann Wade on her upcoming retirement and wished her luck in the future.

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

Chairman Williams called for discussion

No discussion

A roll call was taken

All Commissioners voted in favor

Meeting was adjourned at 7:17 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Walter D. McNeil, Jr.

Secretary