Stern Village residents will honor Judith Stern, former chairwoman of the Trumbull Housing Authority.
She is a relative of the village's founding Stern family. Stern Village is a subsidized housing complex for the elderly and the disabled, with a population of nearly 200 people.
Paul G. Littlefield, resident and chairman of the newly-formed Stern Village Tenants' Association, scheduled the event.
"[Mrs. Stern] has been a favorite friend of Villagers for over 15 years. She has done a great deal for individual tenants,” Littlefield said.
Thelma Burr, who served many years on the Housing board as Tenant
Commissioner with Stern, is in charge of arrangements.
“Stern is responsible for recently purchasing an electronic organ-piano, used
daily, a decorative propane fire place, which greatly benefited residents
during Storm Sandy, and tables and chairs, in the Community Hall of the
administration building, among other enhancements,” Littlefield said.
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Meanwhile, a special meeting of the Housing Authority is scheduled for today (Wednesday) at 8 p.m. in the Community Center.
The agenda includes personnel matters, a retainer agreement and discussion of the election procedure for tenant commissioner.
After the replacement of several board members in December, members Russ Friedson, Joanna Leone and Gail Hanna voted to remove local Attorney Anthony Musto as counsel to the panel. Musto had been advising the board for many years.
At the most recent THA meeting, held Jan. 29, Attorney Darrin Callahan of Owens, Schine & Nicola was advising the board. The agenda did not specify what firm would be retained. The firm of Owens, Schine & Nicola also represents the town.
At the Jan. 29 THA meeting, local elected officials and Stern Village residents packed the community room to meet the new board and hear more about who would represent them on the board.
Immediately afterward some audience members were upset that the THA did not place a Stern Village resident on the board that night and that Executive Director Harry Wise agreed to a deal releasing him from his contract. Town emergency officials raised issues against him regarding his handling of Stern Village during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.
Wise will remain in office until the board replaces him, said acting THA Chairman Russ Friedson. His contract would have expired in June.