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October 12, 2021
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Brookline, MA 02445
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Brookline Housing Authority - Board of Commissioners Meeting

Tuesday, October 12, 2021






TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021, 4:30 PM


By Telephone Conference Call: (929) 205 - 6099

Meeting ID: 865 4538 8154   Passcode: 602922

or by Meeting Link: ZOOM




  1. Call to Order



  1. Board Reports

No votes


  1. Executive Director Report


No votes


  1. Public Comment 

No votes


  1. Consent Agenda

Vote to approve Consent Agenda, Items 5.A. through 5.E.



  1. Approval of Minutes

Vote to approve the September 14, 2021, Board Meeting Minutes.



  1. Substantial Completion Boiler Replacement

Vote to approve substantial completion with Industrial Burner Systems, Inc. for the boiler replacement project at High Street Veterans Apartments. 


  1. Change Order #3 and Substantial Completion Balcony Repair


Vote to approve change order #3 and substantial completion with Drizos Contracting, LLC. for the balcony repair project at Walnut Street low rise apartments. 


  1. Change Order #1  Egmont Courtyard 

Vote to approve change order #1 for the Egmont courtyard renovation project. The change order was approved by DHCD and our Engineer at BSC Group.



  1. Contract Award   Fire alarm upgrade

Vote to award contract for Kent Street fire alarm upgrade project.





  1. Section 8 Payment Standards 
Vote to approve Section 8 Payment Standards for the
2022 calendar year as shown in the tables provided, at
100% of the HUD FY 2022 Small Area Fair Market Rents
(SAFMRs) for resident-based assistance utilized in
Brookline and at 110% of the HUD FY 2022 Fair Market
Rents (FMRs) for project-based units in Brookline.
  1. Contract Amendment 

Vote to approve an amendment to the contract with Davis Square Architects for the 32 Marion Street project to increase the scope of work to include meeting passive house standards and the fee in the amount of $72,500. 


  1. Contract Award 50 Pleasant Street Relocation Services


Vote to authorize the Executive Director to execute a contract with the firm Housing Opportunities Unlimited (‘HOU’) to provide relocation services to the BHA and for the residents of Sussman House before and during its construction period. 


  1. Change Order  Morse Apartments 

Vote to approve Change Order Item CP008 in the amount of $50,064.65 for an alternative shower enclosure product to be used at Morse Apartments due to the COVID related discontinuation of the specified and approved product.


  1. Contract Award Moving to Work Consultant

Vote to authorize the Executive Director to engage Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP to assist the Brookline Housing Authority for an application to become a Moving to Work Authority (Component 5, MTW Flexibility). 


  1. Other Business




  1. Upcoming Meetings

November Board Meeting: Tuesday, November 9th at 4:30 PM.



  1. Vote to Adjourn




  1. Executive Session

Discussion of Teamsters Collective Bargaining terms and Vote to authorize Memorandum of Agreement by and between the Brookline Housing Authority and Teamsters Local Union No. 122 A/W The International Brotherhood of Teamsters.


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