Regular meeting of PHA Board of Commissioners held at Frank Campbell Community Center began promptly at 4:30 PM with all Commissioners present with exception of Doug Draeger. Meeting led by James Fassino, Chair. Mr. Fassino reported that Mr. Draeger had submitted his resignation to the Board due to potential conflicts of interest. Ms. Jackie Neuman, Executive Director of Springfield Housing Authority present.
PHA working on Master Development Agreement for all PHA units to meet HUD requirements.
Security: reviewed number of housing units allowed ‘off line’’; currently at 9 units which are used for storage, resource and maintenance as well as Harrison substation. Maximum off line units to meet HUD requirements would be 10. Security expense increased slightly due to activity at Harrison. Ms. Neuman discussed need to plan for increase in security at specific locations that may be hot spots during May-September period and build in cost of cameras to capital budget. This has proved effective at Springfield locations.
The Election Commission held their monthly meeting on June 5, with all commissioners present. They started by approving the payment of bills, even though monthly bills for Ameren, American Water, and the copier had not yet arrived. This was due to the early meeting date (the first Tuesday of the month rather than the second).
Executive Director Tom Bride gave an update on the Brandywine location. He stops by several times a week to check on progress. Currently, they seem to be on schedule for a September 1 move in date. Metal studs and door framing are up, and electrical and fire alarm work is being completed. Bride's attendance has been helpful because an error was discovered in the placement of a wall. It would have run into a window, so it was moved slightly.
Bride will also be putting out a Request For Proposal (RFP) for software and/or hardware for the ePollbooks. The current software will not be supported after the fall election. He is hoping that new software will work on the current pollbooks. He is looking for a three year contract.
Irene Pritzker, Observer
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