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Regular Meeting Board Posting - November 27, 2017 > Posting
GHA BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING – NOVEMBER 27, 2017

GHA Board of Commissioners

Regular Meeting

November 27, 2017 at 1:00 PM


Greenfield Housing Authority – 1 Elm Terrace – Greenfield, MA 01301
1. Convene
2. Actions
a. Approve minutes of the November 3, 2017 Regular meeting of the Board
b. Approve the Executive Director’s Report for the month of October 2017
c. Approve the Monthly Financials for October 2017
d. Approve the Payment Summary for the month of October 2017
e. Approve the Lee Energy Group Solar Net Metering Contract
f. Approve the On-Call Painting Contract Extension
g. Approve the Wage Match Certification
3. Other Business
a. FY17 AUP Draft Report
4. Executive Session
a. Executive Director Contract Final Review
b. VIVA Consulting Services Contract
5. New Business – Other business not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in advance
6. Adjourn




Regular Meeting Board Posting - November 3, 2017 > Posting Meeting Minutes
GHA BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING – NOVEMBER 3, 2017

GHA Board of Commissioners

Regular Meeting

November 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM


Greenfield Housing Authority – 1 Elm Terrace – Greenfield, MA 01301
1. Convene
2. Actions
a. Approve minutes of the September 25, 2017 Regular meeting of the Board
b. Approve the Executive Director’s Report for the month of September 2017
c. Approve the Quarterly Financials for the 2nd Quarter of FY18
d. Approve the Payment Summary for the month of September 2017
3. Executive Session
4. New Business – Other business not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in advance
5. Adjourn




GHA BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING – OCTOBER 2017

GHA Board of Commissioners

Regular Meeting

October 20, 2017 MEETING CANCELLED






Bullying Commission Survey - The survey will remain open until Friday, October 27th >
The survey can be accessed by CLICKING THIS LINK >

BULLYING COMMISSION SURVEY


September 26, 2017

Dear Public and Subsidized Housing Property Managers:

The Commission to Study Ways to Prevent Bullying of Tenants in Public and Subsidized Multi-Family Housing (chapter 2 of the Resolves of 2016) is requesting your assistance in the distribution of a survey to assist the Commission in its work to better understand the underlying issues of bullying in public and subsidized multi-family housing, the prevalence of bullying and the avenues by which people who are bullied seek help. The Commission is charged with investigating and studying the prevalence and impact of the bullying of tenants, with a focus on elderly and disabled tenants, in public and subsidized multi- family housing.

This survey will be instrumental in the Commissions’ deliberations, and, ultimately, inform the report which will include the results of its investigation, specific recommendations, including the possibility of new legislation, to the General Court no later than December 31, 2017. The information collected will remain protected and no identifying information will be made public. We would like to hear from residents as well as property managers, staff, resident services coordinators and others within your housing portfolio. This survey seeks to measure the impact and prevalence of bullying. Thus, we want to capture both experiences with bullying, as well as, feedback from people who live in healthy, positive situations free from any type or form of bullying.

The questions focus on your experience with the residential community where you live or work now (not a historical look-back). We want to hear about the frequency, perceived motivations and efforts to have bullying addressed in public or subsidized residential communities for elderly and people with disabilities in Massachusetts. This research will be used to help the members of the Commission better gauge the presence of bullying in public and multifamily housing; the conditions that enable or stop bullying, and to find ways to reduce and eliminate bullying in these residential communities.

The survey can be accessed by clicking the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DHCDMassHousingBullyingSurvey
The survey will remain open until Friday, October 27th. Please complete the survey by that time.

Please post this letter and forward this email to residents and ask your residents to send the survey out to other residents who also live in your residential community. We are seeking to touch as many property staff and residents as possible through this survey. If you have any questions regarding this survey or technical difficulties in completing the survey, please email Michael Kelleher at
Michael.kelleher2@massmail.state.ma.us.

Many thanks for your participation in this survey!




Regular Meeting Board Posting - September 25, 2017 > Posting Meeting Minutes
GHA BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING – SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

GHA Board of Commissioners

Regular Meeting

September 25, 2017 at 3:15 PM


Greenfield Housing Authority – 1 Elm Terrace – Greenfield, MA 01301
1. Convene
2. Actions
a. Approve minutes of the August 25, 2017 Regular meeting of the Board
b. Approve the Executive Director’s Report for the month of August 2017
c. Approve the Monthly Financials for the month of August 2017
d. Approve the Payment Summary for the month of August 2017
e. Approve the Tenants Accounts Receivable Quarterly Write-Offs
3. Executive Session
a. Executive Director Contract Strategy Session
4. New Business – Other business not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in advance
5. Adjourn




Annual Meeting Board Posting - September 25, 2017 > Posting Meeting Minutes

GHA BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ANNUAL MEETING – SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

GHA Board of Commissioners

ANNUAL MEETING

September 25, 2017 at 3:00 PM


Greenfield Housing Authority – 1 Elm Terrace – Greenfield, MA 01301
1. Convene
2. Actions
a. Approve minutes of the September 23, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Board
b. Approve the nomination of Chairperson
c. Approve the nomination of Vice-Chairperson
d. Approve the nomination of Treasurer
e. Approve the nomination of Two Commissioners to serve on the GHAI Board
f. Approve the nomination of Two Commissioners to serve on the GHA Personnel Committee
3. New Business – Other business not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in advance
4. Adjourn




Regular Meeting Board Posting - August 25, 2017 > Posting Meeting Minutes
GHA BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING – AUGUST 25, 2017

GHA Board of Commissioners

Regular Meeting

August 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM


Greenfield Housing Authority – 1 Elm Terrace – Greenfield, MA 01301
1. Convene
2. Actions
a. Approve minutes of the July 28, 2017 Regular meeting of the Board
b. Approve the Executive Director’s Report for the month of July 2017
c. Approve the Monthly Financials for the month of July 2017
d. Approve the Payment Summary for the month of July 2017
e. Approve the Revised Write-Off Policy
f. Approve the Revision to the Personnel Policy – Paid Time Off
3. Other Business
a. Executive Director Review & Contract
4. New Business – Other business not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in advance
5. Adjourn



Regular Meeting Board Posting - July 28, 2017 > Posting Meeting Minutes
GHA BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS REGULAR MEETING – JULY 28, 2017

GHA Board of Commissioners

Regular Meeting

July 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM


Greenfield Housing Authority – 1 Elm Terrace – Greenfield, MA 01301
1. Convene
2. Actions
a. Approve minutes of the June 23, 2017 Regular meeting of the Board
b. Approve the Executive Director’s Report for the month of June, 2017
c. Approve the Monthly/Quarterly Financials for the month of June, 2017/1st Quarter FY18
d. Approve the Payment Summary for the month of June, 2017
3. New Business – Other business not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in advance
4. Adjourn