The delivery people of a major online grocer give our doormen and porter a hard time about using the basement entrance. Our porter keeps the lobby in great shape, and the wheels of the handtrucks leave tracks. Unlike the neighborhood stores, this company sends different people each time so the doormen have no relatinship with these strangers. Even if they use the basement entrance, they pop out of the building through the lobby. Banning that company would only punish innocent shareholders, in my opinion, but we're unsure what to do. Yes, I know it's the porter's job to keep things clean, but it's frustrating for him to see his hard work undone. Any suggestions?
Coinmach does not service our machines well enough, they're old and we'd like to learn about other vendors. A small building, we only need 2 washers and dryers. Anyone know of a good lead? And, how do we find out if we have a contract with COinmach anymore? We changed managing agents and can't find contract, COinmach has refused to send us a copy as well.
We want to make some changes to our Proprietary Lease and wonder if we need to call a special Shareholder's Meeting to vote on these issues or if we can send out letters with ballots to each shareholder. We know we need a 66 2/3 percent of the vote to make these changes and are pretty sure we'll get them. Any advice as to proper procedure for having this vote as we want to make this airtight and legal. We want to insitute a flip tax, impose escalating late fees on arrears and maintnece, and change from cumulative voting to one unit=one vote. Thanks,
Do any of you have any experience with condo or co-op buildings installing a metering system for heat for each apartment that , just like with electricity, has residents pay according to their usage. Our building, like many others, is predicting a huge jump in energy costs, especially heating. This would be one way for us to cut down our costs, and have a fair system for allocating costs.
We have a Board member who has, in emails to other Board members, accused a shareholder of disorderly conduct and intoxication in the past. She cited instances of this behavior, I believe, to justify her questioning guests of the particular shareholder. Is it ever appropriate for a Board member to email sensitive information about a shareholder? (I also do not know how accurate her accusations are.) Are we risking legal liability by allowing her to do this? Another issue is whether Board members should question visitors when we have security guards. Thanks for any guidance.
I serve on a board of seven. Currently we have one member (who is also our treasurer) that just sold his unit.
Another member is in contract to sell.
Is it legal and/or ethical for either of these members to remain on the board? If so, at what point should they remove themselves?
Is it a conflict of interest, especially in the case of the treasurer, for them to be making crucial financial decisions for a corporation in which they are soon to have no vested interest or be accountable for their actions?
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