What are your thoughts on the President of the board who contacts the co-op attorney to rat out a fellow board member when they think that maybe they did something wrong. It’s not even that serious but it happened two times already. The President didn’t even consult the other board members .> Join the conversation Comments (1)
After we have an annual meeting and we know who will be elected who leads the conversation on appointing each role?
The current president sent out communication already to stay after, etc and she’s acting like she’s the President for the next year but she wasn’t elected yet.
Is it a board member, management company or attorney leading the conversation.
We've not seen any specific guidance on whether we can reopen our building playroom for kids' parties. We have allowed the playroom to remain open for one family's use at a time. The kids are mostly not vaccinated, but several parents want to be able to host guests and parties again.
We are willing to let them absent specific guidance to the contrary, with the caveat that we don't want to monitor anything, e.g., mask wearing. Any advice?
We think one of our broad members is subletting . He was asked who was living in his apartment ( as neighbors notice someone new) and he said a roommate but yet he’s never in the building and a woman lives in his apartment and it’s a one bedroom. Don’t want our board to look bad. What should we do? Report to management company? If it is true what would be the consequences?> Join the conversation Comments (1)
What are you thoughts on all communication which includes financial report, voting info and basically anything as an email /PDF instead of making copies for all the residents/shareholders? It saves on cost because the management company is expensive or unless some documents need to be mailed out?
My co-op didn’t have an annual meeting last year due to Covid (management company isn’t very tech savvy) and this year I had to push it to have one. There’s definitely some confusion with the setup. Voting and instructions packages didn’t arrive in the mail to all so I said please email too besides the fact that some might be WFH somewhere else. I also had to push to get the financial report. We have 6 slots and 6 candidates so basically all get in. Can they insist on a quorum if we didn’t have a meeting last year? How could you skip two years without having an annual meeting?> Join the conversation Comments (1)
I am a shareholder for a 1 bedroom Coop, The building is a pre war building, the unit was unoccupied, The managing Agent sent me pictures of the Ceiling, Walls and the entire kitchen demolished, along with leaks in the closet bedroom and bathroom. She claims that the sewage Pipes from the basement exploded because of Age and lack of use. She recommended contractors that they have used in the building, and that based on the circumstance I could go ahead with repairs to make it habitable. A contractor was currently working on another unit and agreed to start the repairs, I contacted the Agent 1 month ahead of the start date, and left several messages which she never responded to. I also notified the superintendent who claimed he was on Vacation for 3 weeks. One week into the repair the contractor was removed from the building. I contacted the Agent, screaming and very hostile, that I need to file an application to the Board for consideration to repair. Along with A $600 application fee. I requested the details of the Directors of the Board, and was given Names and address only. The renovations will cost $ 19,000 out of pocket so I took a loan. should I be reimbursed by the Coop. The power has to be turned by con Edison, but the Agent refused entry. The Agent claims we cannot enter until the work is approved. Do I have any recourse ?
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