||Special Board Meeting - Minutes
||5300 E. Paisano, El Paso, Texas. 79905
PUBLIC NOTICE OF A SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
TAKE NOTICE THAT A SPECIAL MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS
WILL BE HELD AT
5300 EAST PAISANO, EL PASO, TEXAS
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2008
COMMENCING AT 11:00 A.M.
TO CONSIDER AND POSSIBLY ACT ON THE FOLLOWING:
1. CALL TO ORDER.
2. ESTABLISHMENT OF A QUORUM.
3. VIEW AND CONFER REGARDING TRAINING ON BOARD ROLE BY TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES FOR YOUTH GRANT. (APPROXIMATELY 11 MINUTES)
4. VIEW AND CONFER REGARDING TRAINING ON TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT. (APPROXIMATELY ONE HOUR)
5. DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT NO. TS06-C-0013 WITH MOORE NORDELL KROEGER ARCHITECTS INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $37,901.00.
6. DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING STRUCTURE OF BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS COMMITTEES. (CHAIRPERSON FERNANDEZ)
7. DISCUSSION AND ACTION REGARDING EL PASO WATER UTILITIES STORMWATER SERVICE FEE. (ATTORNEY BLUMENFELD)
8. THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MAY RETIRE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT ANY TIME UPON THE MOTION OF ANY COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, SECTION 551.071-551.076 TO DISCUSS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
SECTION 551.071 CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY
SECTION 551.072 DELIBERATIONS ABOUT REAL PROPERTY
SECTION 551.073 DELIBERATIONS ABOUT GIFTS AND DONATIONS
SECTION 551.074 PERSONNEL MATTERS
SECTION 551.076 DELIBERATIONS ABOUT SECURITY DEVICES
DISCUSSION ON THE FOLLOWING:
(a) DISCUSSION AND UPDATE FROM LEGAL COUNSEL REGARDING EL PASO WATER UTILITIES STORMWATER SERVICE FEE. (SECTION 551.071)
(b) DISCUSSION REGARDING PERSONNEL MATTERS. (SECTION 551.074)
THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN POSTED AT THE CENTRAL OFFICES OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY, 5300 EAST PAISANO DRIVE, AND NOTICE HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO THE EL PASO COUNTY CLERK MORE THAN 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE ABOVE MEETING, AS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE. UPON REQUEST THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF EL PASO WILL PROVIDE AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES SUCH AS INTERPRETERS FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED, READERS, LARGE PRINT OR BRAILLE DOCUMENTS. THOSE REQUESTING AUXILIARY AIDS OR SERVICES SHOULD NOTIFY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF EL PASO AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING.
|| MINUTES OF A SPECIAL MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY
OF THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2008
Item # 1. Call To Order. The meeting was called to order at 11:00 a.m.
Item # 2. Establishment of a Quorum.
PRESENT: Joe Fernandez, Presiding; Commissioners Sue Pratt, Lynn Coyle, and Reyna Brantner. The Chairperson declared a quorum with four Commissioners present. Commissioner Quinn was absent.
ALSO PRESENT: Gerald Cichon, Executive Director; Bob Blumenfeld, HACEP Attorney; Carmen Hegeman, HACEP Attorney; Woody Bare, Security Officer Supervisor; Yolanda Dion, Director of Budgets; Rosalva Hernandez, Director of Section 8 Program; Sergio Valdivia, Acting Division Director of Housing Programs; Roman Velasquez, Acting Director of Public Housing; Lynn Shelton, Acting Director of Resource Development; Rose Muñoz, Director of Human Resources; Karen Jones, Director of CCPA; Gary Knudsen, Director of IT; James Hebert, Director of NonACC/LIHTC; and Aracely Saenz, Executive Secretary to the CEO.
Item # 8. The Board of Commissioners May Retire Into Executive Session Upon the Motion of Any Commissioner Pursuant to the Texas Government Code, Section 551.071-551.076 to Discuss Any of the Following:
Section 551.071 Consultation With Attorney
Section 551.072 Deliberations About Real Property
Section 551.073 Deliberations About Gifts and Donations
Section 551.074 Personnel Matter
Section 551.076 Deliberations About Security Devices
Discussion on the Following:
(a) Discussion and Update From Legal Counsel Regarding El Paso Water Utilities Stormwater Service Fee. (Section 551.071)
(b) Discussion Regarding Personnel Matters. (Section 551.074)
Commissioner Coyle made a motion to go into Executive Session. It was seconded by Commissioner Pratt. Motion carried unanimously. The Board went into Executive Session at 11:05 a.m.
Commissioner Coyle made a motion to come out of Executive Session. It was seconded by Commissioner Brantner. Motion carried unanimously. The Board reconvened at 1:09 p.m.
Item # 3. View and Confer Regarding Training on Board Role by Texas Department of State Health Services for Youth Grant. (Approximately 11 minutes) Commissioner Coyle made a motion to postpone item # 3 until a special meeting to be scheduled for Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. It was seconded by Commissioner Pratt. Motion carried unanimously.
Item # 4. View and Confer Regarding Training on Texas Open Meetings Act. (Approximately One Hour) Commissioner Coyle made a motion to postpone item # 4 until a special meeting to be scheduled for Friday, May 23, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. It was seconded by Commissioner Pratt. Motion carried unanimously.
Item # 5. Discussion and Action Regarding Modification of Contract No. TS06-C-0013 With Moore Nordell Koreger Architects I nc. In the Amount of $37,901. Commissioner Coyle made a motion to table item # 5. It was seconded by Commissioner Pratt. Motion carried unanimously.
Item # 6. Discussion and Action Regarding Structure of Board of Commissioners Committees. (Chairperson Fernandez) Commissioner Coyle made a motion to table item # 6 until the next regular Board meeting. It was seconded by Commissioner Pratt. Motion carried unanimously.
Item # 7. Discussion and Action Regarding El Paso Water Utilities Stormwater Service Fee. (Attorney Blumenfeld) Commissioner Pratt made a motion to authorize legal counsel to negotiate with the PSB to obtain an exemption from the stormwater service fee for the Housing Authority and its residents and, if necessary, to file or join in a legal action seeking a judicial declaration or other relief to obtain a ruling that we are exempt from such fee. It was seconded by Commissioner Coyle. Motion carried unanimously.
Item # 6. Adjournment.
There being no further business to be discussed before the Board, Commissioner Coyle made a motion to adjourn. It was seconded by Commissioner Brantner. Motion carried unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:13 p.m.
Gerald Cichon Joe Fernandez
Secretary Chairperson of the Board