September 16, 2021 OHA Board Meeting Minutes
The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orlando, Florida (OHA) held its Board Meeting Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 325 North Hillside Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803. The meeting was called to order by Chair Carson at 2:07 p.m. This was the tenth (10th) meeting for the 2021 fiscal year. The meeting lasted forty-one (41) minutes.
Ed Carson, Chair (9/1)
Brice Aikens, Esq. (7/3)
Brunilda Alfaro (8/2)
Nancy Peed (8/2)
Dick Batchelor (7/3)
Vicki Brooks, Vice Chair (9/1)
Stephen Smith (8/2)
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MEETING - August 19, 2021
On a motion duly made by Commissioner Aikens, seconded by Commissioner Alfaro and carried, that the August 19, 2021 minutes of the Board of Commissioners' (OHA) Board meeting were approved.
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 - NONE
Commissioner Peed requested that Resolution No. 3704 be pulled from the consent agenda. It was moved to non-consent agenda for further discussion.
The Board of Commissioners acted upon the remainder of the consent agenda through a single vote, which was moved by Commissioner Aikens, seconded by Commissioner Alfaro and carried, that the Board adopt the following Resolution as introduced, read and discussed.
B. RESOLUTION NO.: 3705
AUTHORIZING AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR PROPERTY, GENERAL LIABILITY, PUBLIC OFFICIALS' LIABILITY AND OTHER REQUIRED INSURANCE SERVICES
Ms. Deborah Council, Assistant to the President/CEO, presented Resolution 3704. After a thorough discussion, the Resolution was approved. It was moved by Commissioner Peed, seconded by Commissioner Aikens.
A. RESOLUTION NO.: 3704
AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT/CEO TO CHARGE OFF COLLECTION LOSSES FOR PUBLIC HOUSING FOR THE PERIOD OF MARCH 1, 2021 TO AUGUST 31, 2021
The following resolution was appropriate for the Consent Agenda because it was revise after the board package was mailed to Board members; OHA staff presented the Resolution. Mr. Michael Simmons, Orlando Housing Authority's Chief Financial Officer, presented the Resolution. After a thorough discussion, the Resolution was approved. It was moved by Commissioner Alfaro, seconded by Commissioner Peed.
C. RESOLUTION NO.: 3706
AUTHORIZATION TO AWARD CONTRACT FOR PROPERTY, GENERAL LIABILITY, PUBLIC OFFICIALS' LIABILITY AND OTHER REQUIRED INSURANCE SERVICES
VI. DISCUSSION ITEMS
A. INITIATIVES TO IMPACT HOMELESSNESS
Ms. Thelma Mungen, Assistant to the President/CEO, presented the report.
B. WEST OAKS APARTMENTS UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on the West Oaks Apartments.
C. ANTIOCH MANOR APARTMENTS UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on the Antioch Manor Apartments.
D. SANFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on the Sanford Housing Authority (SHA).
E. NOMINATIONS OF OFFICERS
Nominations of officers were accepted from the floor. Ed Carson was re-elected as the Chair of the Board of Commissioners. Vicki J. Brooks was re-elected as the Vice Chair.
VII. OLD BUSINESS - NONE
VIII. NEW BUSINESS - NONE
IX. PRESIDENT/CEO'S REPORT
The President/CEO, Ms. Vivian Bryant, Esq. discussed the process and the timeline for the submission of the Moving to Work (MTW) Plan for fiscal year 2022. Ms. Bryant requested the move of the November 2021 board meeting from November 18 to November 4, 2021. She informed the Board that a public hearing will be held at the October 21, 2021 board meeting.
X. CHAIR'S REPORT
Chair Carson did not have a report.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 2:46 p.m.