|By Linda N. Weller, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill.|
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The resolution, which the five members passed unanimously on
Also regarding the apartment conversion, commissioners voted to allow AHA Executive Director
The work will involve converting four one-room efficiency units into two one-bedroom apartments at
"This will be the third building we've converted," Hightower said of the 10-building complex. "If we have capital funds, we plan to do more. They (efficiency units) are very hard to rent. Most people like one-bedroom apartments. HUD has given us permission to do this."
The difference in rent between efficiency and one-bedroom apartments is
Another resolution related to the work that commissioners approved gave post-facto approval for Hightower to enter into a
Hightower, though, said the issue was an "emergency," prompting him to move ahead with the matter before the December board meeting. The four residents of the building have been relocated, he said.
Regarding the single-family housing in the capital plan, the AHA wants to build three to five houses by
At the outset of the session, Chairman
"Andy is an excellent executive director," Hawkins said. "We've been through some hard times, we didn't agree on everything, but we worked things out to the benefit of the Housing Authority."
--revision of the fiscal year 2012 capital fund program so as to close it out, moving
--renewal of AHA's insurance policy with
--OK of a
--permission for Hightower to enter into a health insurance contract with either
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