Condo Meeting Minutes- March 21, 2017
All members present
Minutes from the 2/23 and 3/1 meetings were approved
On April 14th there will be a walkthrough of the parking lot project
April 22 is the farewell party for the building
Treasurer’s Report by G.D.
The card room remodel was taken out of operating expenses
There was an added expense this month involving plumbing- main line
There was a corroding pipe in the 9 line and it was leaking into the first floor apartment
Apt 110 was also cleaned out
H.M. thanked Anne for her beautiful presentation of her China trip to the condo owners in the card room
He worked with the decorating committee to get more bids for the hallway renovations
He met with FPL through the introduction of Lucia about the outages in the building He said it was line problems
Channel 5 will take space on our roof and pay $450 a month. He has committed to a 5 year contract
He will buy a new dumpster as we fill the one and only one too quickly and the maintenance
People have to walk it over to the dumpster that is for the large pieces
B.G. felt that there is a lot of owners using the dumpster for construction garbage and they
should pay us for this. All construction debris is supposed to be taken off the property by the contractors.HM asked that our dumpster on the south side should be pushed back out of sight.
Discussion of a fining committee?
We have more trash than ever
He surveyed the windows and feels that there are 74 windows without impact windows or shutters ( I do not think you can tell from the outside)
we have a new sound system for the board meetings …if they use the microphone
VR mentioned that more people should fold their boxes and cause less bulk in recycles
Decorating the Hallways:
New Lights will be $25,000 +, they are ADA compliant
Freight will be $1200 ,pallets $150 and installation $4675 Total: $31,000 +
We need 240 fixtures with 25 extra for the future
New Ceiling Tiles: They have two bids
The grid has to be replaced also ,they showed the new tiles to the board not to the audience
2x 2 feet tiles for a total of $80,000 plus
GD questioned if they would line up straight?
BG asked what’s up there – are there any known problems up there (cable, Water line)
Frank does not see any foreseeable problems or any extra cost, the air conditioning ducts have to be rehung.
VR asked if they knew the wattage, if they had LED bulbs of the new lights- no one knew. She questioned If the hallways would be any brighter.
R S from the audience asked if any new fire laws would affect our new ceiling
Total of $137,736.88 for the total remake and they suggested an assessment to pay for this.
They took a vote to the assessment and to go forward with the project and the vote was a tie
Thus as of now the project is on hold and no assessment for this
Trimming the mangroves – Frank had two estimates one from Jason’s Arbor Care and one from
Green Spaces- initial trimming, maintenance trimming and new planting
Annual trimming about $3500 plus permits
If any new plants are added they have to be watered for two weeks by us
VR expressed that we should not do anything as the bridge is going to be adjacent to this area for maybe 4 years – it is going to be a mess
GD also did not want to plant anything new but just trim and get invasive species out
It might bring it down to $2500 plus permit.
One board member opposed 7 approved