January 19, 2023 OHA Board Meeting Minutes
The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orlando, Florida (OHA) held its Board Meeting Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 325 North Hillside Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803. The meeting was called to order by Vice Chair Brooks at 2:09 p.m. This was the third (3rd) meeting for the 2023 fiscal year. The meeting lasted forty-two (42) minutes.
Vicki Brooks, Vice Chair (3/0)
Brice Aikens, Esq. (2/1)
Brunilda Alfaro (2/1)
Stephen Smith (3/0)
Ed Carson, Chair (1/2)
Nancy Peed (1/2)
John Crossman (2/1)
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MEETING - November 10, 2022
The Minutes from the November 1, 2022, Board meeting were tabled.
III. FINANCIAL REPORT
Mr. Michael Simmons, Chief Financial Officer, presented the following reports: the Financial Report, the Moving to Work Compliance Report, and the Impact of COVID-19 on the OHA Waiting List.
IV. PUBLIC APPEARANCES
The Board of Commissioners acted upon the following consent agenda items through a single vote, which was moved by Commissioner Smith, seconded by Commissioner Alfaro and carried that the Board adopt the Resolutions as introduced, read and discussed.
- RESOLUTION NO.: 3737
Authorize the President/CEO to issue a contract to the qualified offeror, EJP Consulting Group, to prepare a Choice Neighborhoods Program Planning Grant/Planning Coordinator not to exceed two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000)
- RESOLUTION NO.: 3738
Authorizes an agreement with Lewis Walker Roofing, incorporated to re-roof the Villas at Hampton Park
- RESOLUTION NO.: 3739
Authorizes an agreement not to exceed two hundred nine thousand four hundred twenty-three dollars ($209,423) with Jacaranda Construction Company, Inc. to replace and/or install screen doors at three Public Housing sites: Marden Meadows Apartments, Omega Apartments, and Meadow Lake Apartments
- RESOLUTION NO.: 3740
Authorizes an agreement with Millenia Homes Corporation to provide bathroom renovations and plumbing services at Omega Apartments not to exceed three hundred fifty-five thousand two hundred dollars ($355,200)
- The following Resolution was pulled from the Consent Agenda items:
PROPOSED RESOLUTION NO.: 011923-E
Authorizes an agreement with Jet Security for security services for Public Housing properties
VI. DISCUSSION ITEMS
- INITIATIVES TO IMPACT HOMELESSNESS
Ms. Vivian Bryant, Esq., President/CEO presented the report for Ms. Mungen.
- WEST OAKS APARTMENTS UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on West Oaks Apartments.
- ANTIOCH MANOR APARTMENTS UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on Antioch Manor Apartments.
- SANFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on Sanford Housing Authority (SHA).
- OPEN FORUM - ORLANDO HOUSING AUTHORITY COMMISSIONERS
Ms. Bryant informed the Board that this item was added to the agenda for the Board to make comments, if any. There was no comment from the Board.
- STRATEGIC PLANNING CONSULTANT
Ms. Bryant informed the Board that the Orlando Housing Authority will hire a consultant to assist with Strategic Planning.
VII. OLD BUSINESS
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
IX. PRESIDENT/CEO'S REPORT
The President/CEO discussed the following:
- The Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) Commissioners Conference.
- The Housing and Development Law Institute (HDLI) General Counsel Forum in Tampa, FL, February 5-6, 2023.
- Women on the Move Award from ONYX Magazine.
- Congressman Maxwell Frost to visit OHA January 20, 2023.
X. CHAIR'S REPORT
There was no report.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 2:51 p.m.