December 10, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes
Minutes of Meeting
The Regular Meeting and Public Hearing of the Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk was held at 6:00 PM December 10, 2019.
149 Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Jeffery A. Ingraham, Vice Chairman
Sheri Brown, Treasurer
Rahoul Dupervil, Commissioner
Brenda Penn-Williams, Commissioner (arrived at 6:22)
Cesar Ramirez, Chairman
Adam Bovilsky, Executive Director
Tom Ivers, Director of Choice Neighborhood Initiative
Kras Carlucci, Director of Operations
Kara Capone, Director of Grants & Development
Joe Francis, Acting Director of Maintenance
Greg Lickwola, Construction Manager
Tom Ivers, CNI Director
Tianna Brown, Assistant Learning Center Director
Leigh Morfoot, Kinobserver
ATTENDING BY TELEPHONE:
Carol Vaughan, Nan McKay
Meeting opened at 6:25 PM.
Adam Bovilsky opened the meeting. Due the absence of Chairman Ramirez, Vice Chairman Jeffrey Ingraham served as acting chair. Commissioner Dupervil, Commissioner Brenda Penn-Williams and Commissioner Brown were in attendance and a quorum was established.
For administrative purposes, availability of staff, Mr. Bovilsky recommended first reviewing proposed modifications to the NHA Travel Policy.
16-50 Commission Brown moved to approve
h. Modifications to NHA Staff and Commissioner travel policy.
Commissioner Penn-Williams seconded the motion
With amendments removing the written reports requirement, item #5, and if necessary, during Nov-March adding an extra travel day:
All in favor. Motion was carried.
As a result of the discussion of a. CNI Occupancy Relocation and Occupancy Plan discussion
16-51 Commissioner Penn-Williams moved to amend the current Re-Occupancy policy, to remove Credit and Criminal background checks except for lifetime sex offenders.
Commissioner Dupervil seconded the motion.
Donna Lattarulo took the floor to define lease compliance as it relates to returning residents of Washington Village/Soundview Landing. Donna Lattarulo explained that as certain criminal activity can violate terms of the lease, as well as the inability to start a utility account, it is necessary to complete a criminal background check and credit check to determine lease compliance. Discussion regarding the merits of background checks followed.
At 7:10 Carol Vaughan of Nan McKay joined the meeting by telephone.
Commissioner Penn-Williams left the meeting.
Commissioners took a brief recess and rejoined the meeting at 7:17 PM.
Vice Chairman Ingraham opened Public Hearing portion of the meeting regarding the Norwalk Housing 2020-2024 Five Year Plan.
As there were no comments, the Public comment segment was closed by Vice Chairman Ingraham.
16-51 Commissioner Dupervil moved to approve:
a. the Norwalk Housing 5-Year Plan 2020-2024
Commissioner Brown seconded the motion.
All in Favor. Motion carried.
Commissioner Brown left the meeting. It was noticed that quorum was thus lost.
The meeting adjourned due to lack of quorum.