This “Preliminary Draft” may differ in some particulars from the official minutes (PDF icon at upper right-hand corner of this page).
George Pauley, President; Laura Cossa, 1st Vice President; Carlos Vargas, 2nd Vice President; Betty Terry-Lundy, Secretary; David Nicosia, Treasurer; Milena Radjenovich, DK Property Supervisor; Tim Patricio, Property Manager; Mavis Mather, Assistant Manager Business Operations
Call to Order at 8:25 pm
Five Board Members were present constituting a Quorum as defined by the Association’s Declarations and the Illinois Condominium Property Act.
ASCO Report (David Nicosia)
The new City Ordinance that mandates disclosure of the life safety evaluation has gone into effect. This mandates that any building not in compliance with the City’s Life Safety plan must disclose that information.
On Friday June 29th the movie Cabaret will be on the beach.
If you are interested in walking the park with the Alderman as part of the master plan for the ward, please contact his office. The date has yet to be scheduled.
Master Plan Report (Betty Terry-Lundy)
Our next meeting has not been confirmed, but there has been talk about scheduling it for the 25th. The concerns or suggestions so far the park and beaches subcommittee, including improvements from Foster to Devon, is to put more activity based things in the park at different locations. At Montrose beach they have kayaks; the plan is to bring them down here either to Foster or Thorndale. There are some concerns about where to put play lots for the children, so there are a number of places that we are looking at for that. Some of the suggestions are for tennis courts or a second basketball court at Foster. They also want to bring in more restaurant food and concession stands along the lake front. Some of these ideas will probably happen.
The big topic was about what they are going to do with the meadows. This is the area immediately behind our building and before lake shore drive. Some people would like to put activities there, if you have strong feelings about activities please let us know, or if you would prefer to keep it a serene and quiet space, provide that feedback.
The infrastructure committee is trying to resolve two issues. First are bikes off the sidewalks and to designate routes for bikes from Evanston down to where the bike paths start. The second issue is how to get traffic off of Sheridan road north of Hollywood so that it becomes more residential.
Motions from Closed Session
Upon due motion by David Nicosia and seconded by Carlos Vargas, the Board voted to approve the decisions made in closed session. George Pauley, Carlos Vargas, Betty Terry-Lundy, and David Nicosia voted in favor; Laura Cossa abstained; the motion passed.
Minutes May 14, 2012
Upon due motion by Betty Terry-Lundy and seconded by David Nicosia, the Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes from the Board of Directors Meeting held on May 14, 2012.
2nd Floor Northwest Roof – Change Order
Upon due motion by Carlos Vargas and seconded by Betty Terry-Lundy, the Board voted unanimously to ratify the approval of Solaris Roofing to perform necessary flashing and coping work along the parapet wall on the 2nd Floor Roof, as submitted, in the amount of $13,685.00.
Declaration Amendment for Combined Unit
Upon due motion by David Nicosia and seconded by Laura Cossa, the Board voted unanimously to approve the proposed amendment to the Declaration stating that unit 5005 and unit 5006 are combined into a single unit described as unit 5005-5006, as delineated on the plat of survey, and the percentage ownership shall be allocated at 0.361844.
Upon due motion by David Nicosia and seconded by Carlos Vargas, the Board voted unanimously to approve …
Upon due motion by David Nicosia and seconded by Betty Terry-Lundy, the Board voted unanimously to approve the remodeling of units 2103, 2505, 2811, 4610, and 5311 as submitted by the owner, following the recommendations of the chief engineer as outlined in their written specifications and in accordance with the Rules and Regulations and remodeling guidelines of the Park Tower Condo Association.
Treasurers Report (David Nicosia)
As of April 30, 2012 the total operating cash was $128,590.86. The total of all operating reserves was $77,564.78. The total of all operating cash and investments was $206,155.64. The total of the Barrington Bank Max Safe reserve account was $693,057.75. The total of all replacement reserve investments was $454,296.98. The total of all replacement reserve funds was $1,147,354.73. The total of all cash and investments was $1,353,510.37.
Management Report (Tim Patricio)
At this point, the major components of the lobby renovation have been completed; there are still some small things that the Home Improvement Committee needs to decide on such as plants and pots.
Management is working on a proposal for the management office. We have had a couple of meetings that we have kept internal to the office staff as this was a project that we were told we did not need to take to the Home Improvement Committee, so this proposal will come from Management. We are hoping to get some drawings and proposals to you. We are looking at proposing to purchase new furniture and the second part is the carpet. Because of the cost we are focusing on the furniture and pushing aside the key track system.
Also, we have had a lot of questions about the thermal camera, we have made a choice, but we will be giving you more information in the near future for the Board to decide and vote on.
For the monthly activity, in April there were 83 chargeable work orders totaling $5,304 and 126 non-chargeable work orders. There was $7,316 in health club income with a net change of 3 memberships and a total health club membership of 293. There is currently not a wait list for valet parking. There are 29 residents on the wait list for self parking on 1P, and 85 residents on the wait list for self parking on 2P. There were 46 late fees charged in April in the amount of $2,760.00. In April there were 58,159 therms of gas in storage at an average cost of $0.51 per therm. There was one sale in April a 1-bedroom unit sold for $55,000. There were 14 leases for the month with an average rent of $1,026.
Upon due motion by Carlos Vargas and seconded by Laura Cossa, the meeting adjourned at 9:24 pm.
Signed (as seen on pdf, clickable at upper right corner of these minutes)
George Pauley, President
Betty Terry-Lundy, Secretary