FAIRLAWN: Two residents were appointed into the Residential Housing Assistance Board at Monday night’s city council meeting.
One resolution confirmed the appointment of Elizabeth Magalski to the board. Her term expires Dec 31, 2014. The other resolution reappointed Fred Zumpano. His term expires Dec. 31, 2015
Magalski, who Mayor William Roth said has a banking background, is joining the board for the first time. Zumpano, however, has been a part of the board for at least four years. Roth added Zumpano’s background is in housing.
The Residential Housing Assistance Board decides which residents are eligible for financial assistance for certain home repairs. The board usually meets twice a year to review applications and decide who will get help from the city.
Roth said there are 13 members and each member has their own specific talents that critical to the functioning of the group. He said the group is mostly composed of bankers, housing specialists, for profit and non-profit organizations, and city council members to name a few.
He added that the state insists on memberships being regulated.
“Since its money that the city is dispersing, the state of Ohio regulates the different types of membership on the board,” Roth said.