We’re expecting a storm and I let the management company know if anyone checked our lights? Super and porter? In the past they worked briefly and it was pitch black in the hallway and to me that is dangerous of course and a liability. I told them let’s get back up lighting that the super can put on the walls and then take out after the storm is over.
No one on the board looked into this and once again all we hear are excuses instead of finding solutions. My recommendation is a cheap solution since a backup generator is expensive.
Has anyone come across this and any thoughts or suggestions?
Our Super can paint various parts in our building and due to his union contract he can paint even more then his previous contract stated. Our basement definitely needs a touch up but he keeps claiming that due to the fact that the paint is chipping a bit it has lead and he can’t touch it. Our basement looks bad and it’s not good when potential buyers come and view the space and building. My question is if there really is lead exposed then why is he working there or others are walking there all day long? Wouldn’t we as a co-op have to have that cleaned up or professionally removed? I think sometimes union members love to make excuses not to do something. Also he used to paint part of the basement and Of course since he hasn’t in a bit it’s chipping away more and more.> Join the conversation Comments (1)
Do you mean the porter? Is he being paid for these extra jobs/repairs? Are they in a union? I think the porter reports to the management company like the Super. If the Super doesn’t want to do these repairs as a side gig why he is restricting the porter? You should contact your management company. The board doesn’t manage the Super or porter and that’s in my co-op.
I live in a coop that has a Superintendent who tends towards the corrupt. Historically, the hand many is allowed to perform repair jobs he is capable of on his own or when the Super is on vacation. However, now, due to the bias of this super towards certain residents, he is restricting the handyman. This is causing inequitably of treatment and discrimination among residents. The board enables this. what can be done?> Join the conversation Comments (2)
I wanted to ask if it’s common that when you hire an engineer company to oversee, etc a project (like we hired them to oversee work to be done on the facade because there was a leak) would an engineer company get 10% of the whole project?
We’re also hiring them for our window project.
Getting info like this from our Board is hard.
Can someone let me know if their building abides with this 2017 rule?
Our building this year had board members sign something but that’s it.
What about shareholders? Do they need to know about this and this is communicated to them regarding board members signing a document and also listing contracts, etc and maybe that is distributed to the shareholders?
Our coop board is not allowing any shareholders who are currently trying to sell their unit to the annual shareholders' meeting. This was emailed to us last year then rescinded at the last minute. In the new house rules, there is now a rule stating this. Is this allowed under regular articles of incorporations? This is a NYC coop, for reference.
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