BOARDROOM REPORT: April 15, 2020

Boardroom Report
Boards of Directors
Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. (HGAR)
April 15, 2020
Via Zoom Technology

HGAR Management, Financial & Membership Reports

Anthony Domathoti presented the Treasurer’s Report as of April 1, 2020, reviewing the Cash Reports of March 1, 2020 and April 1, 2020, and the Directors approved receipt of the Cash Reports.

Professional Standards

In-House Counsel and Director of Legal Services Brian Levine, Esq. reported on the general status of pending ethics and arbitration proceedings and then presented the most recent Ethics Decision to the Board of Directors, designated as 264-E, which was provided to each of the Directors prior to the meeting. Additional time was given to the Directors to review the aforementioned decision and, after review, Ethics Decision 264-E was affirmed by the Board of Directors. Mr. Levine was pleased to report that no new Ethics cases had been filed. Upon a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, it was affirmed.

Committee and Council Reports

Updates were provided by representatives of various Councils and Committees (Education Council by Vicki D’Agostino; Fair Housing Committee by Carmen Bauman; Legislative and RPAC updates by Ron Garafalo, Philip Weiden and Leah Caro), as well as updates relating to OneKey MLS by Leah Caro, Chair, Board of Managers, OneKey MLS. President Gail Fattizzi updated the Directors on various NYSAR and NAR developments (i.e., updates from NYSAR relating to COVID-19, NAR Legislative Meetings being held via video conferencing, and helpful COVID- 19 materials and updates issued by NAR).

Board Counsel, John Dolgetta, gave a legal update to the Directors highlighting some of the latest legal issues and developments relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the CARES Act (i.e., Payroll Protection Program, Pandemic Unemployment Insurance, Emergency Injury Disaster Loan and the Employer Retention Tax Credit).

President Fattizzi advised that the next meeting of the HGAR Board of Directors will be held on May 20, 2020 via Zoom Meeting at 10:00 A.M.

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