April 16, 2020 OHA Board Meeting Minutes
The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orlando, Florida (OHA) held a Board Meeting via Teleconference Thursday, April 16, 2020. The teleconference meeting was called by Chair Carson at 2:02 p.m. This was the fifth (5th) meeting for the 2020 fiscal year. The meeting lasted thirty-two (32) minutes.
Ed Carson, Chair (5/0)
Vicki Brooks, Vice Chair (4/1)
Brice Aikens, Esq. (4/1)
Brunilda Alfaro (4/0)
Nancy Peed (5/0)
Stephen Smith (4/1)
Dick Batchelor (1/4)
Chair Carson acknowledged Atty. Ricardo Gilmore, Esq., OHA's Legal Counsel. Mr. Gilmore stated that the meeting is being conducted telephonically pursuant to Executive Order Numbers 20-52, 20-68 and 20-69 signed by Governor DeSantis and guidance provided by the Legal Counsel. The meeting is being conducted in a way to provide maximum amount of protection to the Board of Commissioners, the OHA staff and the public. The public can fill-out the Public Appearance Form available online if they wish to make a comment during the Public Appearance portion of the board meeting agenda.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MEETING - FEBRUARY 20, 2020
On a motion duly made by Commissioner Peed, seconded by Commissioner Alfaro and carried, that the February 20, 2020 minutes of the Board of Commissioners' meeting were approved.
III. FINANCIAL REPORT
Mr. Michael Simmons, Chief Financial Officer, presented the financial report and Moving to Work requirements compliance report.
IV. PUBLIC APPEARANCES - NONE
The Board of Commissioners acted upon the following Consent Agenda items through a single vote,
which was moved by Commissioner Aikens, seconded by Commissioner Alfaro and carried, that the
Board adopt the following Resolutions as introduced, read and discussed.
- RESOLUTION NO.: 3665
APPROVING FISCAL YEAR END 2021 OPERATING BUDGET FOR OHA-OWNED HOUSING
- RESOLUTION NO.: 3666
CERTIFICATION THAT THE BUDGET HAS BEEN REVIEWED AND APPROVED AND THE ORLANDO HOUSING AUTHROITY DOES NOT COMPENSATE ANY INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEE FOR MORE THAN 100% OF HIS OR HER TIME FOR FISCAL YEAR END 2021
- RESOLUTION NO.: 3667
ADOPTING THE CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY OF TENANT FAMILIES FOR FISCAL YEAR END 2021
- RESOLUTION NO.: 3668
PHA BOARD RESOLUTION APPROVING OPERATING BUDGET
- RESOLUTION NO.: 3669
AUTHORIZING THE PRESDENT/CEO TO CHARGE OFF COLLECTION LOSSES FOR PUBLIC HOUSING FOR THE PERIOD OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 THROUGH FEBRUARY 29, 2020
- RESOLUTION NO.: 3670
AUTHORIZE THE USE OF THE ORLANDO HOUSING AUTHORITY CREDIT CARD TO PAY FOR CHARGES FOR ONLINE EMPLOYEE RECRUITING SERVICES RETROACTIVE TO MARCH 1, 2020
NON-CONSENT AGENDA - NONE
VI. DISCUSSION ITEMS
- INITIATIVES TO IMPACT HOMELESSNESS
Ms. Thelma Mungen, Assistant to the President/CEO, presented the report.
- WEST OAKS APARTMENTS UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on the West Oaks Apartments.
- ANTIOCH MANOR APARTMENTS UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on the Antioch Manor Apartments.
- SANFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on the Sanford Housing Authority (SHA).
VII. OLD BUSINESS - NONE
VIII. NEW BUSINESS - NONE
IX. PRESIDENT/CEO'S REPORT
Ms. Vivian Bryant, Esq. stated the following:
- Many Conferences that OHA and Commissioners planned to attend had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- OHA postponed the Strategic Plan process.
- The OHA staff plan of action will be updated based on the impacts of COVID-19.
- OHA still plan to reposition public housing.
- Acknowledged appreciation for OHA staff for the way they responded to the COVID-19 situation and their "can-do" attitude.
X. CHAIR'S REPORT
Chair Carson stated that based on the environment we are living in at this moment, it is hard to predict how things are going to be, moving along in the future. He expects that OHA will continue to conduct meetings electronically for several months.
Chair Carson asked one more time if there were Public Appearances. There were none.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 2:34 p.m.