If anonymous posts are subject to deletion (your words). How come on the subject of " who can attend attend the annual shareholders meeting" Anon replys to Anon. Now I am not complaining but as an avid viewer of your page/web site it is almost impossible to offer advise as with all the anons I am not sure if anon is one person or a second. Many others that have had the same issue. Follow me?
Fat Nickie (only one of me)
From my understanding, NYC is cracking down on the use of razor wire/barbed wire around sidewalk sheds surrounding residential buildings. For those coops who are doing facade work, has your coop found a satisfactory substitute to help ease the security fears of shareholder/tenants on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Thank you for your assistance.
We need our roof repaired in our indoor parking gargage that might take two weeks or more to repair. No cars will be able to park in the garage during this time (18 Spaces at $95). What is the normal practice, do not charge parking for this length of time, charge half or charge?
A new board just gained control of our co-op and have inherited quite a number of issues that have gone unresolved for a number of years. This is the main reason we were elected.
Each time we investigate an issue we uncover more work to be done and another challenge.
We replaced our super and our management company, and while they are getting up to speed, how should we determine which issues must be tackled first.
There are so many issues that, at times, it is overwhelming.
Any advice is helpful here.
In the average coop, If a person holds a signed proxy from s shareholder and that person happens to be a rent-controlled tenant in the same building - can they attend the annual shareholder meeting?
Can this person - or any person who comes to the meeting with a signed proxy (subtenent, etc) , ask questions at the meeting?
For the unitiated shareholder, what should I be looking for within the Financials recently received by my coop to determine its financial health?
Are there certain things I must become aware of if I want to be an enlightened shareholder...and possibly serve on the board in the future.
Many of my neighbors have no clue either.
Have you heard any discussion in your co-op about Councilman Monserrate's bill to require co-ops to provide, in writing, "each and all" reasons for turning down applicants? Did you know that it allows a denied applicant's real estate agent to file suit (in addition to the applicant/s)? I am curious what you and your colleagues and neighbors think about the bill.
So we do mind. Want to elaborate?
I'd appreciate opinions on this:
One of our owners has been on the board and done a fine job for 12 years. He knows address/phone info, which is readily available to the board anyway on monthly mgmt reports, for owners who were his neighbors and liked him but no longer live here and sublet their apts.
A few new owners with a personal agenda want him out. If he's out, a few other board members won't stay because he's a positive force and they work well with him. The new group hopes to be elected as a slate to get majority control and do what they want. They're campaigning aggressively in the bldg and implying things about him that aren't true.
Do you think it's OK for him to contact non-resident owners (whom the new group don't know) to ask for support for his reelection? Most live out of state and send in a proxy. Our board says yes. Our managing agent and attorney don't agree.(I say why not? If the new group gets the non-residents' address/phone info, they'd try to win them over.)
I have purchased a co-op approx. a year ago in a building where the units are still around 50% Sponsor owned, but the board supposedly is in control, and we are going through numerous issues of which not having the ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR 2005 is the biggest.It is now 4/18/07. Many shareholders have been trying to refinance and SELL their unit, but without this financial statement have been unable to do so, also resulting in more than a couple contracts of sale being terminated. The official excuse was that our accountant fell asleep (he is a one man show) and they fired him and have engaged a large firm which is now working on them diligently. I believe this action was just taken in January, and half of our board is new and inexperienced. As shareholders we KNOW that they are now in the works and should be done soon, but being only one of MANY issues that we feel have been handled incorrectly, I guess we are all wondering who is really at blame here, so we do not misdirect our anger. Is it LEGAL to not have a financial statment in so long? how do we make sure this doesn't happen again? Is the Co-op as a whole liable to the shareholder for sales that have been voided and their costs? Everyone has been playing a blame game here, how long should the board have waited to fire the accountant? 3 months? 6 months? a year?? I mean we still don't have financials from 2005!!!, Is the board at fault? Should the management co. be at fault?? they have represented the building for years, even for the Sponsor, should they be fired??? I would like to know the thoughts of other's who have a more experienced and educated take on this. without this statement, the mgt.co. has stated there is no reason for a meeting, so none of us have been able to display our anger, or even come together to propose changes. I put in a request for a list of Shareholders with the mtg co. who said they would not comply, speak to the Board Pres., who never responded to my request,and 6 months later am still waiting on that.
any comments appreciated.
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