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The Board is reviewing quotes for removal of wallpaper, drywall repair and painting. This work should take place during the coming winter.
Exercise room improvements
The Board is considering renovations and revisions to the gym, table tennis and billiards rooms.
Mark Wednesday, December 9 on your calendar for this annual dinner event.
With the assistance of legal counsel, the Board is refining the draft language of proposed Bylaw 11 (operating) and Bylaw 12 (modifications to common elements, parking and locker assignments). At the info session we discussed the pros and cons of allowing nominations from the floor for Director elections at the AGM.
I will be making a proposal to the Board that sustainable business practices be considered as one of the criteria in selecting firms for contracts with Frobisher Place. Some points to consider:
- Before asking outside companies to be sustainable we should establish sustainability as our own principle
- Costs should always be important in selecting bids for work
- A 5-year payback period might be a good guideline
- When sending out requests for proposals we could ask bidders to provide info on how “green” they are
Owners are concerned about unauthorized entry to our building. Unknown persons may enter or try to enter when residents are coming through the front door. If this happens you may ask such persons where they are going. If you are not comfortable or cannot do so you should seek one of the staff if it’s during working hours. If it’s outside working hours, call the pager number: 613-239-4194
Fire system upgrade
While not discussed during the main info session, I was asked about this afterwards. You may expect an update at a town hall tentatively scheduled for Sunday, November 29.
It was noted that disabled residents and visitors have difficulty at our front entrance and the side, delivery entrance is not suited for disabled access. I will bring this to the attention of our Property Manager. It was also noted that the auto doors near the recycle bins on P2 may not stay open long enough for a mobility challenged person to pass through. I have taken this up with the Board.
The next info session will be at 5:30, Monday, November 16. In the meantime you may email me.
Doug Brandy, VP/Secretary, October 27, 2015