Morgan City Housing Authority has first meeting with interim director
By PRESTON GILL
MORGAN CITY — The Morgan City Housing Authority is scheduled to discuss how it will utilize Clarence Robinson Jr., as an interim executive director tonight at its regular meeting.
Robinson has been at the head of the Berwick Housing Authority for 12 years.
Berwick Housing Authority commissioners agreed to allow their executive director to help out as interim director in Morgan City at the Berwick board of commissioners June 18 meeting. Robinson will still head the Berwick authority in a dual role.
The next step in the process is for the Morgan City Housing Authority to submit an interagency agreement to the Berwick authority for its approval. If the agreement is entered as expected, the Berwick Housing Authority will invoice a monthly bill of services to Morgan City Housing Authority, Berwick board chairman James Richard said last week.
The Berwick commissioners agreed to allow Richard and commissioner Jackie Ackel to confer with representatives from the Morgan City board and work out the details of that agreement.
The Morgan City Housing Authority, “strongly feels that a provisional term by … Clarence Robinson Jr. will successfully guide the MCHA to become a beneficial agency to the Morgan City community,” Morgan City Housing Authority chairman Victory Ho wrote in a letter to Richard last week.
The Morgan City Housing Authority has been without an executive director since the June 4 resignation of Charles Spann.
The commissioners are also scheduled to consider the housing authority’s debarment policy. Ho said commissioners will consider whether to amend the policy calling for a life-time ban for any drug arrest.
The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the housing authority office located at 336 Wren Street in Morgan City.