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
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.