For Your Protection

Here are simple steps to make your own reusable face mask: 

  1. Gather a pair of scissors, two bands, two strings, and a 12 x 6” piece of cloth. A tea towel, hanky, cotton napkin or an antimicrobial pillow case. Some string ideas include hair ties, rubber bands, or elastic from an old pair of leggings.
  2. Pleat your piece of fabric as you go, about one inch per pleat, until you have a one-inch spread of fabric that’s already folded.
  3. Tie your band to each end of the pleated mask. The mask should unfold like an accordion since it’s pleated.
  4. Loop your string under each band, make sure each end is even, and then tie a knot. Repeat on the other side.
  5. Take the top two strings and tie securely. Repeat on bottom.
  6. Adjust your mask so it fits over your nose and under your chin.
  7. Wash after every use with soap and water. You can also add a coffee filter, drying sheet, or other type of barrier to create a filter, which you can remove between each use.

And here’s how to make your own disposable face mask:

  1. Fold material, like a paper towel, in half.
  2. Lightly pleat it in about one-inch increments.
  3. Tie a band to each side.
  4. Loop your string under each band, make sure each end is even, and then tie a knot. Repeat on the other side.
  5. Take the top two strings and tie securely. Repeat on bottom.
  6. Adjust your mask so it fits over your nose and under your chin.
  7. Toss your mask after use.

Top of Form

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU WEAR YOUR MASK ANYTIME YOU LEAVE YOUR APARTMENT AND WHEN OUTSIDE.

THIS IS FOR YOUR SAFETY! PLEASE SOCIAL DISTANCE.

STAY SAFE AND WELL! 

COVID-19

From the Desk of Harriet Polansky, Executive Director.

I realize this is an extremely stressful and unsettling time for everyone and we are doing everything possible to keep COVID-19 away from Stern Village.

It’s important to let everyone know what we are doing during the pandemic to keep our residents safe.

We’re following all the precautionary measures as per Lucy Bango, Director of Public Health for the Town of Trumbull, Megan Murphy, Emergency Management Director, the CDC, Governor Lamont, and the Department of Housing.

For Henry Stern Center, Our Congregate

  • We continue to call each congregant on a daily basis and ask if they are Ok?  We’ve been doing the R U Ok calls for over 6 years.
  • There is no congregating allowed in the dining room, foyer, 2nd floor den and arts & crafts room
  • Residents are encouraged to go outside in the nice weather, wear a face covering and social distance.
  • All meals are delivered to the Congregants in styrofoam containers. The Chef and 1 Kitchen staffers wear masks and gloves when they deliver the food. Residents fill out a bi-weekly menu which is provided to the Chef.
  • The only visitors allowed are nurses, aides or a family member acting in that capacity.
  • Deliveries are dropped off in a designated area in the foyer, either residents pick up or staff put the items by their door.
  • Anyone who signs in is asked to wash their hands.
  • COVID-19 prevention and informational signs are throughout the building.
  • We hired a commercial maintenance company to clean the entire building.
  • All public areas, including door knobs, walls, railings, and the elevator are continually sanitized and residents’ units are cleaned weekly using bleach and water. Our cleaning person is properly outfitted.
  • Only 1 person is allowed the laundry room at a time.
  • We have a system in place for residents to provide the Congregate Manager necessary information.

Stern Village

  • We are also making R U Ok? calls to all Villagers on a weekly basis.
    • If we know that a resident is returning from another state or country, we are calling them to confirm their return and requesting they quarantine for 2 weeks
  • Only 1 person is allowed in the laundry rooms at a time
  • We have a system in place for residents to provide us with necessary information.

Other

  • Every Wednesday, GBT provides a 20-seat bus for our residents to go to Stop & Shop. We typically have 6-8 residents going so the bus allows for social distancing.
  • Residents in need are encouraged to go to the Food Pantry. They can call to have their food delivered at Stern or go to the senior center for curbside service. Each resident has the hours and phone numbers.
  • Maintenance crew will only respond to emergencies or problems with plumbing, water, electricity or heat. If a resident isn’t sure, they can call the office.
  • Staff is alternating working from home and working on-site.
  • We are enforcing social distancing at the THA Office and asking residents to do the same.
  • We have distributed easy instructions on how to make a no sew mask. Copies are in our laundry rooms and in the congregate.

I am available to the residents 24/7 by phone.

THA Recap: December 30, 2019

  2019: A Banner Year for the Trumbull Housing Authority.

 This was quite a remarkable year for Stern Village.  Over the past year, Stern Village has gone through a $6.8 million transformation, which was badly needed and had not been done for approximately 46 years.  The goal was to rehabilitate, revitalize, and improve Stern Village, in order to provide safe and sanitary housing in addition to a better living experience for all our residents.

In 2013 we were deemed critical and at risk by the Connecticut Housing & Finance Authority (CHFA).  Now, thanks to my persistent lobbying on behalf of our residents, and the support of the THA Board of Commissioners, First Selectman of Trumbull, Vicki Tesoro and the Trumbull Delegation, we are now sustainable.

This was accomplished by navigating the complex world of state financing.  We obtained financing from a diverse group of agencies, including: $5.3 million funding from the State, $500,000 from 2018 State Housing Tax Contribution Program (HTCC), $800,000 from 2018 Small Cities Funding, and $200,000 from  CHFA Critical Needs Funding.  This does not include the 2019 Small Cities Funding or the 2019 HTCC Funding.

Our goals included:

  • repaving our sidewalks and roads so that they were safe and drivable;
  • significant improvements to property drainage and the sanitary system;
  • improving energy efficiency and comfort through a combination of insulation, new water heaters, new doors, new windows, and heat pumps;
  • structural changes to include several new porches, columns, gutters;
  • mounting new shutters and mailboxes;
  • installing radon mitigation systems throughout the Village;
  • landscaping and tree removal, to continue in 2020;
  • creating nineteen ADA units with large bathrooms, walk-in showers, ADA compliant cabinets, new lighting and new floors;
  • rehabbing twenty-four units with walk-in showers, new cabinets, new floors, new lighting;
  • constructing a new Community Room with an ADA compliant kitchen, ADA compliant bathroom, laundry room and more! (We hope to reopen the Community Room by the end of January 2020, beginning of February 2020);
  • new signage throughout Stern Village in 2020;
  • creating a rain garden by unit 51,
  • painting the apartments in the Village in 2020,
  • and more!

 

Henry Stern Center – Congregate

In addition to the much needed energy efficient upgrades made to the kitchen in the Congregate, a new generator and a new sprinkler system were installed. Power outage lights were placed in every congregants unit and additional outside lighting was installed to illuminate the path leading to the Congregate. New mailboxes have been ordered.

THA Congregate Kitchen received a score of 100% from the Trumbull Heath Department. We were the only eatery in Trumbull that received the highest score.

Additional upgrades will be made to the Congregate in 2020. These upgrades will include new energy efficient boilers, new heating/air conditioning systems, walk-in showers, higher toilets and more, to increase the safety and comfort of our frail and elderly residents. The sidewalk in front of the Congregate will be addressed in the spring of 2020.

However, we are not done. We need to extend the rehabilitation to all units and continue to make significant improvements to ensure the health and safety of our residents.

In 2018, we obtained a grant from TD Bank to be used for security cameras. We now have cameras focused on the 2nd circle and in front of the Congregate.  Our goal is to have security cameras throughout our 16.19 acre parcel.

Every year we work with the Eagle Scouts on projects to benefit our residents.  This year, Ben Cousins constructed a bus shelter by the Congregate. Our goal for next year is to ask the Eagle Scouts to build picnic tables.

We received a $1,000 donation in memory of a Stern Village resident. This will be used to create a gathering space/park by the Community Room.

Friends of the THA

We work closely with businesses who have donated their services and products to help our residents:

-Home Depot created community gardens for our residents and provided discounts on holiday blow-ups and decorations;

-Jeff Shapiro, of Creative Culinary hosted our THA Picnic and First Annual Winter Wonderland Party;

-Stop & Shop provides us with a variety of breads and pastries every Wednesday, and donates cakes to us when needed and Bruegger’s Bagels gives us bags of assorted bagels every Friday;

-Our goal is to work with other businesses to help support our needs and to provide more programs and events to bring our residents together.

For 2020, with the help of our residents, THA staff and THA commissioners, we will continue to make a positive impact on the Trumbull Housing Authority and work closely with the residents to achieve positive outcomes.

We are truly the Jewel of Trumbull.

Meeting Agenda August 3, 2018

TRUMBULL HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING

MEETING AGENDA

DATE:             August 3, 2018

TIME:             4 PM

LOCATION: STERN VILLAGE (COMMUNITY ROOM)

200 HEDGEHOG CIRCLE TRUMBULL, CT 06611

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Reading and Approval of Minutes for the June 25, 2018 Regular THA Board
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Executive Director’s Report
  6. Unfinished Business
  7. New Business Items
  8. Updates From the Stern Village Resident Association
  9. Resident Comments
  10. Adjournment

Meeting Agenda June 25, 2018

TRUMBULL HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING

MEETING AGENDA

DATE:             June 25, 2018

TIME:             4 PM

LOCATION: STERN VILLAGE (COMMUNITY ROOM)

200 HEDGEHOG CIRCLE TRUMBULL, CT 06611

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Reading and Approval of Minutes for the May 21, 2018 Regular THA Board Meeting and June 5, 2018 Special Board Meeting
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Executive Director’s Report
  6. Unfinished Business
  7. New Business Items
  8. Updates From the Stern Village Resident Association
  9. Resident Comments
  10. Adjournment

Meeting Agenda June 5, 2018 – Special Meeting

SPECIAL THA BOARD MEETING AGENDA

DATE:                June 5, 2018

TIME:                4:00 PM

LOCATION:         STERN VILLAGE (COMMUNITY HALL)

                               200 HEDGEHOG CIRCLE TRUMBULL, CT 06611

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance
  3. New Business

Discussion/Possible Action for the THA Management Plans

  1. Resident Comments
  2. Adjournment

 

Minutes THA July 2018

Trumbull Housing Authority – August 3, 2018

Trumbull Housing Authority Meeting
August 3, 2018
4:00 pm
Community Room of Stern Village

Commissioners Present: Chairman Janice Kopchik, Deborah Dowd, Paul Niebuhr Also Present: Executive Director Harriet Polansky Commissioners Absent: Suzanne Donofrio

The meeting was called to order at 4:04 pm by Chairman Kopchik. This was followed by Roll Call and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Past Minutes

The following changes to the minutes of June 25, 2018 were presented:

  1. #4 under minutes of 6/5/18 should read “Non-Congregate residents…”
  2. Under Director’s Report – should read “Accounts Payable is approximately…”
  3. Under Resident Comments – Sandy – should read “Drip pans…”

Mrs. Kopchik motioned to approve the minutes of June 25, 2018 as amended. Seconded by Ms. Dowd and approved.

Treasurer’s Report

Ms. Dowd reported for the Trumbull Housing Authority for the period ending June 30, 2018. Stern Village and Stern Center has an overall gain of approximately $147,029. This is attributable to receiving approximately $135,000 from United Illuminating as the incentive for installing the heat pumps. The current reserve balance is $770,977, which is approximately $3,473 for each unit in the entire complex.

Director’s Report

Ms. Polansky reported the overall cash position as of June 30, 2018 shows a balance of $662,771, including the investment account. Accounts Payable is approximate $38,823, including the PILOT accrual for the current year.

At the present time, the Village has ten vacancies and the Congregate has one vacancy.

With regard to expenses, approximately 10% was expended on Utilities, 32% on Maintenance, 10% on Insurance, and 47% on Administrative costs.

Thank you to Maureen for the ice cream truck for the residents.

The Bond Commission approved the $5.3 million for Stern Village. The next steps include:

  1. They will be working closely with CHFA to close the project; striving to close September 30 to October 30, 2018.
  2. Millennium is acting as Construction Manager and there is no General Contractor.
  3. The project is out to bid to multiple prime contractors. The work is to be administered by Millennium and the THA.

 

Trumbull Housing Authority – August 3, 2018

  1. CHFA presented a checklist of over 50 items that they need in order to close this project. Attorney James Scaramozza and Attorney Melanie Raush are helping us with the closing documents. They helped set up our 501(c)3 and work with us on Wiles’ Architect agreement.
  2. The deadline is August 3 for contractors to submit proposals.
  3. They will need two weeks after bid opening to negotiate and tabulate all of the bids.
  4. The plans are already in the Building Department; fees need to be paid permits issued.
  5. Meeting with Town Public Works and Engineers to discuss the roads and sidewalks.

HTCC Funding – Ms. Polansky hopes they receive the $500,000 in December. This will be used to rehab vacant apartments.

Window replacement bids will be sent out in October.

Ms. Polansky discussed critical needs for Congregate. She noted she has been working closely with CHFA for funding for the following projects – new generator, kitchen ventilation, new boilers and sprinkler system. This is close to $210,000 in funding.

Ms. Polansky is working on getting additional grants for new, hi-tech security cameras for Stern Village to upgrade the current system.

Over the past five years, Ms. Polansky has converted several smoking buildings into non-smoking. Currently, there are 36 residents (out of 186) who reside in smoking buildings. With the Board’s approval at an upcoming Board Meeting, she would like to create a Smoke Free Facility noting that HUD is banning smoking at (Public Housing Agencies) PHAs. Everyone deserves to breathe clean air.

In our effort to make a safer and healthier community, we are going to start the process of going Smoke-Free. She noted the following:

  1. For residents of multi-unit housing, secondhand smoke can be a major concern given that it can migrate from other units, porches, travel through doorways, cracks in walls, electrical lines, plumbing, and ventilation systems.
  2. More than 600 public housing agencies (PHAs) have already gone smoke-free, and now HUD will require the rest to join in.
  3. There is no “right” to smoke in a rental home, and smokers are not a protected sub-class under anti­discrimination laws.
  4. The rule does not prohibit smoking by residents; rather, it requires that if residents smoke that they do so several feet away from the buildings.
  5. The federal ban will save public agencies an estimated $153 million every year in costs related to health care due to secondhand smoke, as well as repairs and losses from preventable fires, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  6. Each resident will receive a notice about this in their mailbox by August 15.
  7. Each resident will have 30 days to provide written comments.
  8. Notices will be placed in the laundry rooms and community room.
  9. Polansky will summarize the relevant comments received and provide a response as to why such comments were or were not incorporated. Such summary shall be provided to each affected tenant.
  10. Paulette can provide information on how to stop smoking. Ms. Polansky will be discussing this further at her Tuesday Tea on August 14.

 

Trumbull Housing Authority – August 3, 2018

Unfinished Business No Unfinished Business.

New Business No New Business

Updates From the Stern Village Resident Association

Maureen Bova noted the Resident Association has accomplished many things in the past few months including participating in the rally to support the Medicare Savings Program. She noted numerous activities have been held for the residents and more are being planned.

Transportation will be available for those residents who want to vote in the November. Residents can also receive help with voter registration and absentee ballots through Stern Village.

Resident Comments

Sandy – felt that John should be acknowledged for the activities he coordinates for the residents, including the pizza and Chinese food. Mrs. Bova thanked all who participated in planning activities for the residents.

Gloria – requested that her neighbor be asked to clean up the items that are now encroaching into the area around Gloria’s apartment causing concern. Ms. Polansky and Paulette will address this request.

Ms. Polansky noted the rodent problem from the nearby construction has been addressed and there doesn’t seem to be a problem anymore.

Deb – asked if there is a policy on hoarding. Ms. Polansky noted there is a policy on over abundance of items.

Sandy – noted the heat in the laundry room is oppressive and requested a ceiling fan be installed for better circulation. Ms. Polansky will address this request.

Next Meeting

There will be no meeting in August; the next meeting will be held in September.

Adjournment

There being no further business, motion was made by Mrs. Kopchik to adjourn the meeting at 4:28 pm. Seconded by Mr. Niebuhr and approved unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Crandall Clerk

Minutes THA June – Special Meeting 2018

Trumbull Housing Authority – Special Meeting June 5, 2018

Trumbull Housing Authority Special Meeting
June 5, 2018
4:00 pm
Community Room of Stern Village

Commissioners Present: Chairman Janice Kopchik, Deborah Dowd, Paul Niebuhr and Suzanne Donofrio Also Present: Executive Director Harriet Polansky

Commissioners Absent: Douglas Sutherland

The meeting was called to order at 4:03 pm by Chairman Kopchik. This was followed by Roll Call and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mrs. Kopchik entertained the motion to approve the Trumbull Housing Management Plans for Stern Village and for Stern Center and the Congregate Service Plans. Motion was read as follows:

The Trumbull Housing Board of Commissioners approves the budget plan for Stern Village and the Management Plan for Stern Center and the Congregate Service Plan for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Motion was made by Mrs. Donofrio, seconded by Mr. Niebuhr. Discussion.

Ms. Polansky noted the Management Plan is completed this time every year for the Congregate, the Village and the Congregate Service Plan. The Fiscal year begins July 1. CHFA and DOH require these plans for the next fiscal year which is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. The management plan provides a budgetary projection for the various expenditures to be incurred this upcoming fiscal year by Stern Village for the Congregate. There are three parts of the operating budget. There is the Village, or the Elderly Plan. There is the Congregate Plan and the Congregate Services Plan which encompasses DOH subsidies.

For the Village, she noted the key is the cash flow. The revenue received comes from rent. The types of expenses have not changed over the years. It is a matter of the money allocated to it whether there was more or less money spent this year and then how it will be projected for next year. They always hope to lower the operating expenses and maintain a reasonable vacancy rate. She is awaiting the State’s Bond Commission to approve the $5,000,000 from the State that will result in relocation of some residents in order to remodel units in the middle to make then ADA Compliant units. There will be a point where they will have to hold vacancies. There were more vacancies than expected in the Village due to various reasons. The projected revenue was on target for the fiscal year with new residents coming in with a higher base rent as per the stratification plan. It is hoped to increase the rent revenue for the next fiscal year with vacancies being filled using the higher base rent. It sometimes takes time to turn over a vacancy due to the condition of the unit. No deposits are taken.

 

Trumbull Housing Authority – Special Meeting June 5, 2018

A lower placement reserve was projected for 2017-2018 and the actual amount is higher. We are projecting that the revenue from the laundry will decrease due to new high efficiency machines. There were several insurance claims this year due to apartment damage which is accounted for in miscellaneous revenue. They do not anticipate a significant amount in the new fiscal year.

Office supplies decreased this year; however, they put in a higher amount in next fiscal year in anticipation of the construction and the necessary recording keeping. Legal expenses were lower this year than budgeted. It is hoped these expenses will remain low. Every year an outside auditor is used as required by DOH and CHFA in additional to Neil. They also use an outside accountant per CHFA and DOH.

Miscellaneous admin expenses include but are not limited to conferences for staff and advertising openings for the Village. This year the advertising was high because they advertised the wait list from October 1 through December 31, which was costly. This budget also includes marketing materials to be printed. They were over the projected budget for the fiscal year based on the actual for 2018-2019. Utility expenses, including cable TV, increased more than anticipated and are projected to increase. We have four maintenance men – three are full time and one part time. The full time employees are part of a union. Cleaning supplies were higher than anticipated to sanitize and rehab the vacant apartments. Cleaning contract was also higher. They have a quarterly contract for cleaning of the sewer. They have come more frequently because residents throw items into the system they are not supposed to. This causes blockages that need to be cleared. Garbage and trash removal was higher than anticipated due to more dump runs with vacated apartments. Snow removal was budgeted as we need to hire an outside company, which is expected by CHFA. Vehicle maintenance and equipment operational repair, including the golf cart, was higher. Repairs were increased and a new cart was purchased for the maintenance tractor. PILOT, or real estate taxes, are always calculated at 3% less vacancies, less utilities. Payroll taxes remain the same. Property and Liability Insurance, managed by the Department of Service Administration, is negotiated for all the housing authorities. This is added into the plan when it is finalized. Worker’s Compensation Insurance and other employee benefits decreased substantially because they got better rates.

Overall the cash flow is well and they are operating the way they should be.

For the Congregate Services, the base rent and service costs remained the same for the next fiscal year. The service piece is subsidized based upon individual rent for the Congregate. The base rent is $400. The Service piece is $736. Not everyone pays the same rent; some pay the full amount which $1,136. Some pay less depending on their income. If a resident is unable to pay the full rate, the State makes up the balance. Vacancies increased overall. Some of the residents, who left for various reasons, paid the full amount. Therefore, there was a decrease in revenue. The Service piece is the 24/7 security. The contract increased slightly. The new Food Service increased by $1.00 per contract. Residents now pay $11.00. Light housekeeping costs the same. Entertainment stays the same. Nothing really changed in the Congregate.

The THA Board voted unanimously for the budget plan to be in place. Motion approved.

 

Trumbull Housing Authority – Special Meeting June 5, 2018

Resident Comments

Carlos – Does the budget plan include raises the for maintenance workers? If we are suffering, why are they getting a raise? The Board noted this is part of the contract that was negotiated with the union.

Gloria – Why did the fee for the food go up $1.00? Ms. Polansky noted this is part of the contract negotiated.

Maureen – the middle units will be ADA, where are those residents going? Ms. Polansky noted those residents will be relocated to other units within the village according to the relocation plan.

Ms. Polansky announced HTCC funding they applied for has been approved. They are earmarked to receive $500,000 at some point this year. Ms. Bova congratulated Ms. Polansky on all the funding she has been able to get for Stern Village. Ms. Polansky noted State Senator Marilyn Moore is now on the State Bond Commission.

Gus – When the ADA units are being remodeled, are the residents guaranteed to go back into the same units. Ms. Polansky noted the residents who need the ADA units will be returned to their units. However, not everyone in those units need a handicap unit. A plan will be discussed as to how to allocate those units to residents who need them.

Adjournment

There being no further business, motion was made by Mrs. Kopchik to adjourn the meeting at 4:22 pm. Seconded by Mrs. Donofrio and approved unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Crandall Clerk

Minutes THA June 2018

Trumbull Housing Authority – June 25, 2018

Trumbull Housing Authority Meeting
June 25, 2018
4:00 pm
Community Room of Stern Village

Commissioners Present: Chairman Janice Kopchik, Suzanne Donofrio, Deborah Dowd Also Present: Executive Director Harriet Polansky

Commissioners Absent: Paul Niebuhr and Douglas Sutherland

The meeting was called to order at 4:04 pm by Chairman Kopchik. This was followed by Roll Call and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Past Minutes

The following changes to the minutes of May 21, 2018, were presented:

  1. Under Treasurer’s Report – second sentence from bottom should read “In addition,…”.
  2. New Business – fourth paragraph should read “She sourced several attorneys seeking a local firm who have current experience…”. Also “Attorney Chris Cody and his staff were highly recommended…”.

Mrs. Kopchik motioned to approve the minutes of May 21, 2018, as amended. Seconded by Ms. Dowd and approved.

The following changes to the minutes of the Special Meeting held on June 5, 2018, were presented:

  1. Third paragraph should read “The Trumbull Housing Authority Board of Commissioners”.
  2. Sixth paragraph should read “”order to remodel units in the middle to make them ADA Compliant units.”
  3. Ninth paragraph, Page 2, should read “Cleaning contracts were also higher.” Also “PILOT, or real estate taxes, are always calculated at 3% less vacancies and less utilities.”
  4. Eleventh paragraph, Page 2, should read “Non‐Congregational residents now pay $11.00.”
  5. Under Resident Comments, Page 3, should read “Ms. Polansky announced that the HTCC funding…”.

Mrs. Kopchik motioned to approve the minutes of June 5, 2018, as amended. Seconded by Mrs. Donofrio and approved.

Treasurer’s Report

Ms. Dowd reported for the Trumbull Housing Authority for the period ending May 31, 2018. Stern Village and Stern Center have an overall gain of approximately $157,109. This is attributable to receiving approximately $135,000 from United Illuminating as the incentive for installing the heat pumps. The current reserve balance is $736,510, which is approximately $3,318 for each unit in the entire complex.

 

Trumbull Housing Authority – June 25, 2018

Director’s Report

Ms. Polansky reported the overall cash position as of May 31, 2018, shows a balance of $666,957, including the investment account. Accounts Payable is approximate $87,556, including the PILOT accrual for the current year.

At the present time, the village has ten vacancies and the congregate has five vacancies.

With regards to expenses, we expended approximately 8% on Utilities, 25% on Maintenance, 11% on Insurance, and 31% on Administrative costs.

Ms. Polansky reviewed her Recap for January 1 through June 30, 2018. A copy is attached to the minutes. She thanked everyone who helped with the various events and the Board for their support.

Updates From the Stern Village Resident Association

Mrs. Bova thanked the Board for everything that is going on in their community and to the residents who have helped with those events. They are looking to have an ice cream truck come for the residents to enjoy.

Resident Comments

Roberto – he is concerned about the way they are cutting the grass in the Village. It is not done in a safe way and areas are often left uncut. He did bring this concern to Paulette who is working on it.

Sandy – spoke on the fact that her new stove does not have a bottom drawer which provides much-needed storage in the small apartments. Drips pans are a problem as they seem to not last very long. Ms. Polansky will look into this.

Adjournment

There being no further business, Mrs. Kopchik moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:25 pm. Seconded by Mrs. Donofrio and approved unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Crandall Clerk