TOWN OF MARION
AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST
March 4, 2010
MEMBERS PRESENT: Ora Mae Torres, Chair
ALSO PRESENT: J. Witten, Town Counsel
P. Dawson, Town Administrator
Ms. Torres called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Approval of Minutes
Mr. Grady made a motion and seconded by Mr. Cushing to approve the meeting minutes of February 9, 2010 as written. VOTE: 6-0-0
Little Neck Village
Mr. Grady made a motion that Jon Witten, Town counsel & our legal counsel be authorized to communicate with the appropriate parties as a result of our discussion to the effect that while we believe that we have a completed final lease with EA Fish we do understand these things do arise and in the interest of being reasonable to the greatest extent we would wait until 5:00 p.m., March 12, 2010 before taking any legal action available to us and we hope that during the interim this matter may be resolved between EA Fish and Citibank and any other party involved with their financing and we wait for a proper reply in this regard. Seconded by Mr. Cushing. VOTE: 6-0-0
Mr. Grady made a motion to authorize the chairperson to work with counsel to prepare an appropriate article for the appropriation of 10% at the annual town meeting of the funds from the state to the trust account for future use. Seconded by Ms. Burrill. 6-0-0
The vacancy at little neck village will be tabled until next month. The LNV tenant lease renewal will be sent out in April.
Housing Production Plan
A meeting is scheduled for April 14, 2010 with Karen Sunnarborg.
Mr. Grady made a motion that the chairman be authorized to be reimbursed for the sum spent for the sympathy gift for the secretary. Seconded by Mr. Cushing. 6-0-0
Mr. Grady suggested advertising in the local newspapers asking for a donation of land for the purpose of an assisted living project that the MAHT would like to get involved in.
Ms. Torres introduced Sharon Maztek to the trust. She has applied to become a member of the trust.
There will be a 2015 review committee on March 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
A motion was made by Ms. Torres to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Cushing.
Grace Hatch, Assistant MAHT