Anyone with experience using a PEO or Professional Employer Organization? I cannot find anything in Habitat's archives. Our Managing Agent is understandably hesitant, but prospective PEO is offering substantial cost saving for health benefits policy for staff of 2 (non-union) as well as payroll service. We retain final authority to supervise and hire/fire. Any downside to outsourcing ?
Has anyone gone through getting the NYSERDA Energy Audits? I talked to them and they dont do the audits but give you a list of partners to contact. This is the list they referred me to
Seems to be a lot of construction companies so I don't know how impartial they would be, and Habitat for Humanity on the list I don't understand.
If you have been through the process who did you use and would you recommend them?
Any recommendations for a managing agent? We are a small (under 25 units) residential building in Manhattan. New construction, fully occupied, part-time super, typical "new-building" issues. Very active board that is willing to go the distance to work closely with the managing agent and to run the coop efficiently and effectively.
We inherited our current managing agent with the building and they are unresponsive to our needs, unwilling to step up their performance, and arrogant to boot!
We are looking for an agent that specializes in small buildings and the related issues of budgets, expenses, maintenance, insurance, etc.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
Our Board is breaking our ByLaws in informing a SH that they cannot name a proxy to attend the SH meeting.
It is clearly written in our BL, that SH can appoint a Proxy --- and we have a 20 year history of Proxies attending meetings and asking questions. There are no qulifications for the Proxy -- or any restrictions...
Adding to this, this SH has taken a strong stance on an issue not popular with the Board, and if this matter comes up for a vote -- they would prefer not to have his vote counted.
We want a legal opinion from the CoOp lawyer, and were told that the SH have a right to ask for this, and that this is covered in NYS Coperation laws,... but fully expect the Board to nix this request...Anyone have any experience in this???
Legal definition of Proxy:
proxy n. 1) someone who is authorized to serve in one's place at a meeting, particularly with the right to cast votes. 2) the written authority given to someone to act or vote in someone's place. A proxy is commonly given to cast a stockholder's votes at a meeting of shareholders, and by board members and convention delegates.
What's your building's policy on permitting staff to do "side jobs" for building residents, aside from prohibiting such activity on building time? Have you taken any specific steps so as to attempt to insulate the building from liability in the event a bad repair causes damage or injures someone?
I am a board member, and our board president has stated that we have an informal confidentiality policy that must be followed. what is the official confidentiality policy for board members by law? He argues that ANYTHING said at a board meeting should not be shared with shareholders. I think this is a violation of our rights and of shareholder rights. Certain things like shareholder information, liability concerns, etc. are not for public consumption. But other issues that are already public can be shared and in fact I believe should be shared. Our by-laws say nothing about confidentiality - what is our legal responsibility to confidentiality, and what can and should be shared with shareholders?
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