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MRA Board Meeting December 15, 2020

Event Date

Tue Dec 15 5:30pm


Remote Access (see Agenda for Details)

In accordance with Governor Baker’s 3/12/20 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c.30A, §18, and the Governor’s 3/23/20 Revised Guidance on Order by the Governor Prohibiting Assemblage of More than Ten People, this meeting will be conducted via remote participation.  In person attendance by members of the public is prohibited, and all effort will be made to permit public attendance of this meeting, in the manner specified below, via remote access by internet and telephone.  Public access will also be provided by posting draft minutes, and/or a transcript, recording, or record of the meeting on the Malden Redevelopment Authority website at and on the City of Malden website at as soon as practicable after the meeting. Additional information/guidelines for the public can be found here:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Dec 15, 2020 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Malden Redevelopment Authority Board Meeting

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Passcode: 157978

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Roll Call:Robert Foley, Albert Spadafora, Robert Rotondi, Michael Williams, Sharon Santillo


Reading and Approval of Minutes:Regular Meeting of the November 17, 2020 Board meeting.


Bills and Communications:


Report of Executive Director:


City Council Presentation 12/08/20 on Planning and Economic Development 

CDBG and HOME Schedule for 2021 Program Year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)

Malden HOME Fund Usage and Projects – Status Report

Malden River Works Update

Ferryway Tot Lot – Change Order 

Trafton Park Improvements – Change Order


           Garage Repairs

           Monthly Parking Report – November

           In the News

Old Business:

      HOME Legal Services Contracts

      Guide Book – Rental Assistance/Eviction Calls

New Business:


       Resolve that Board members be nominated for office to be effective at the Annual Meeting of January 19, 2021.

       Resolve that Robert D. Rotondi be and is hereby instructed to cast one ballot for the election of officers nominated. 

       Authorize Executive Director to execute Change Order #1 for the Ferryway Tot Lot Improvements Project.

      Authorize Executive Director to execute Change Order #4 for the Trafon Park Improvements Project.

      Authorize Executive Director to execute contracts for legal services for North Suburban Consortium  (NSC) for the “Homeownership Program”.

       Authorize Executive Director to execute contracts for legal services for North Suburban Consortium (NSC) for the “Multifamily Program”.


Next Board Meeting will be held January 19, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.