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Showing posts with label Housing Authority. Show all posts

Thursday, April 7, 2022

FM #765 - Franklin Housing Authority Mtg - 04/04/22 (audio recording)

FM #765 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 765 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the audio recording of the Franklin Housing Authority meeting held on Monday, April 4, 2022 in the Common Room at Central Park Terrace. 


Participating were:

  • GEORGE DANELLO, CHAIR 

  • CHRIS FEELEY

  • PETER BRUNELLI

  • ANDREW M KEPPLE, STATE APPOINTEE

  • Lisa M. Audette, Housing Authority Agent


The recording of the meeting runs about 50 minutes.  (note - as the meeting was held in the common room, there is a TV in the back of the room that a resident was watching. You may hear it in the background from time to time.)


Audio file ->  
https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-765-franklin-housing-authority-mtg-04-04-22


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Meeting agenda doc -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/events/fha_4-4-22.pdf 

 

Franklin Housing Authority web page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/housing-authority 


My notes captured via Twitter during the meeting

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16ySy3mgUO8JY0OO3-8lxR9JD5uAJO5Cg/view?usp=sharing 


Franklin Observer’s recap of the meeting

https://franklinobserver.town.news/g/franklin-town-ma/n/73048/high-marks-housing-authority 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

 

Franklin Housing Authority
Franklin Housing Authority

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Franklin Housing Authority Mtg - 02/07/22 (audio)

FM #724 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 724 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the audio recording of the Franklin Housing Authority meeting held on Monday, Feb 7, 2022 in the Common Room at Central Park Terrace. 


Participating were:

  • GEORGE DANELLO, CHAIR 

  • CHRIS FEELEY

  • PETER BRUNELLI

  • DIANE PADULA

  • ANDREW M KEPPLE, STATE APPOINTEE

  • Lisa M. Audette, Housing Authority Agent


The recording of the meeting runs 40 minutes.  (note - as the meeting was held in the common room, there is a TV in the room that a couple of residents were watching. You can hear it in the background from time to time.)


Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-724-franklin-housing-authority-mtg-02-07-22



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Meeting agenda doc -> (opens a Word doc)  

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/agendas/fha_2-7-22.pdf 


Franklin Housing Authority web page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/housing-authority 


My notes from the meeting -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/02/recap-franklin-housing-authority.html


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

 

Franklin Housing Authority
Franklin Housing Authority

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Recap: Franklin Housing Authority meeting 2/07/22

Quick recap:
  • The Franklin Housing Authority met on Monday, Feb 7 at 4:30 PM in the community room at Central Park terrace
  • Key item - waiting list has over 8 thousand individuals, only 300 odd are from Franklin. It is good t have Franklin a desirable community but we need more housing
  • The four units out of service from the fire in 2021 may be back online in March. Currently empty units being filled as applicants are vetted and arrangements confirmed
  • Revenue up over this time last year, attributed to better management of rental payments coordinating with residents on the timing of the Social Security funds, etc.
  • Director contract extended for 5 year term using current contract language. The DHCD template is in court being challenged on some of the provisions  and the resolution is not anticipated any time soon. Hence, the renewal of the current contract terms
 
Twitter thread of notes taken during meeting listed below
Audio of the meeting to be available in couple of days

  • Franklin Housing Authority meeting underway, recording in process, assuming gremlins are kept at bay, recording will be available in day or so #fha0207
  • Meeting agenda here -> https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/events/fha_2-7-22.pdf #fha0207
  • Over 8K on waiting list for housing, 315 local residents on listing. #fha0207 revenue up about $11k year to date with 11 vacancies, 4 related to fire, a couple of units coming to use this week.
  • A TV unit is on in the background for resident use, hopefully won't mess with the recording too much. #fha0207
  • Motion to accept director report, second, next meeting March 7 (keeping it to Weds) motion as amended passes unanimously. #fha0207 motion to accept operation statement, seconded, auditor doing ok, passes unanimously.
  • No CPC update, anything under old business? No. Checking on other listings per agenda. Furnace replacement. Amount of bids exceed DHCD award to date but trying to adjust to fit within or increase accordingly #fha0207 board approval pending DHCD funding for 9 units - passes
  • Winter St emergency boiler replacement project #fha0207 may need to add a temporary unit to keep things going while replacement underway, expecting bids this week, have expedite approval motion approved unanimously
  • Tenant board member to fill the next vacant seat, working with Town Clerk and tenants to communicate and prepare accordingly, tenants would file application, be reviewed by Town Administrator, and ultimately approved by Town Council #fha0207
  • Ethics and DHCD training mandatory but board member is optional for tenant members #fha0207
  • Mgt agreement with Norfolk, value of contract increases, approval for $66k, Norfolk Board also to approve, passes unanimously, Board can approve allowance of 30% for executive for mgt of contract, approved unanimously; prior salary based upon 39.5 hours, #fha0207 5% increase on base per DHCD, first since 2017, motion to approve as allowed by DHCD, unanimously
  • Litigation regarding the DHCD template, looking to extend current agreement for Lisa for 5 years, rather than use the new template; no resolution likely to DHCD template anytime soon; best option to extend for now #fha0207 specific motion to be read in
  • Motion read, moved, second, passes unanimously; motion to adjourn, passes unanimously #fha0207 That's all for tonight catch you next time!
The Twitter thread can also be found in one PDF

Franklin Housing Authority
Franklin Housing Authority

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Franklin Housing Authority - Agenda - Feb 7, 2022 - 4:30 PM

Franklin Housing Authority 
Franklin, MA 02038

Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners 
February 7, 2022 - 4:30 PM 

1000 Central Park Terrace Community Hall

Roll Call

Minutes
Minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 10, 2022

Accounts Payable
Accounts Payable for January 2022
Capital One Charges for December 2021

Director Report

Operating Statements – December 2021

Community Preservation Committee (CPC) Update

Correspondence
None

Old Business
667-1 Building Fire Update

New Business
FISH #101156 Low Bid Contractor Approval - 200-1 Furnace Replacement
FISH #101165 - Winter Street Emergency Boiler Replacement Project
Tenant Board Member Position
Management Agreement w/ Norfolk
ED Compensation from Management Agreement
New DHCD Salary Schedule for Executive Director
Executive Director Contract

Adjournment



Franklin Housing Authority
Franklin Housing Authority