Condo Meeting Nov 18,2015

Portofino South Condo Meeting November 18, 2015

In attendance: P.Reid, M. Lee, P. Kittenger, Betsy Gori, Gregg Delia, M. Leider and on the phone K.Gornick and H.MacDonald

John Schaefer was appointed to the board by President Martha Lee to replace the vacancy left by Marty Dunetz. Both Parker and Helen challenged the method of choosing a new board member but after discussion John was welcomed to the board. He serves through 2016.

The budget was discussed, especially the loan, emergency fund and the reserves in the Treasurers report

We have had three months that no one is in arrears

We will have an increase of $2.00 to our maintenance bills because of an increase in Comcast charges

Manager’s Report:

Schlindler Elevator will start to service our elevators starting in December

There is a crack near the bedroom window of unit 910 that the building is responsible to fix. The painting and restoration was done about five years ago and will be done again in two years from now.

Fencing around the eastern parking lot was discussed: wind and wear has caused parts to fall

Options: PVC white, chain link, just hedges

Discussion: costs of each, water source, our existing labor to take care of it

Suggestion from a member of the board to get a landscape architect to consult, suggested Rob Stein

Trouble finding an engineer for the cooling tower

Pool: the building manager has obtained three bids to resurface from $31,000 to $24,000.

Discussion: perhaps change to salt water instead of chlorine

What time of year to do it? January when it is cold?

Possible leak around the edge

We have a plaster pool would salt damage it?

Pool has to be emptied and maybe would take a week

Drainage lines video taken of the flow through especially for the parking lots- there are holes in both lots caused by drainage problems. The audience asked if they were sink holes and they assured the owner that they were not

New layout of parking lot, the city will have to be involved- discussed spaces for scooters and more handicap parking

Holes in the parking lot were discussed before at a special meeting no minutes available

Mentioned new rule for no loud construction or improvement between Dec 15th and March 15th  

Discussion of new pet rules- no limit on size of dogs

Discussed about problems with guests, frequent roommates, paying guests? And borders in let rooms within apartments

Parking of pick-up trucks for personal use is only in the east lot also scooters


Meeting ended close to 9 o’clock.


Note: Rumors around the building are that V Ross caused a disturbance which is very far from the truth.

She has received many apologies for being handled incorrectly and roughly.


One thought on “Condo Meeting Nov 18,2015

  1. Hi Vicki,

    I like your blog! I’m glad there is a place people can find mismanagement (by employees) and misbehavior (by residents) in one spot, as well as the good tips and ideas you find. We people have to be more accountable or move our mis-deeds further underground when we’re in the spotlight 😉

    Brent L

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