Park Tower has a fairly high turnover of residents each month. To ensure that these new owners and renters understand the building’s amenities and their own responsibilities, each adult resident is required to attend a New Residents meeting. 70+ new residents have attended since this past July, but if you are one who hasn’t, here is what to expect.
You’ll receive a packet that contains a lot of useful information. The Rules & Regulations Handbook includes details of the building’s operation; regular maintenance requirements, extermination services; how to respond to pests, nuisances and other concerns; answers to many of the most frequently asked questions; and a directory of important phone numbers.
Other items in the packet include the Life Safety Guidelines and the Emergency Handbook, as required by the Life Safety provisions of the City of Chicago; an Emergency Contact Form; sign-up for receiving E-notices; RCN and Zipcar information; and the most recent edition of TowerTalk, our quarterly newsletter.
And something very special: a certificate for one month’s free use of the Health Club. This is only available at the meeting, one per household. When he’s available, Ken Anderson will lead you on a personal tour of our indoor pool and Health Club. Ken spearheaded the successful effort this past year to get new equipment and renovate the weight room, cardiovascular room and racquetball court.
A lot can be learned by interacting with others at these meetings, asking your own questions and listening to those from other new residents. You’ll learn about our committees, several of which are open to renters as well as owners, among them the Social Committee, Newsletter Committee, and Health Club Committee (for those who are also HC members).
Park Tower is quite insistent on attendance at this New Residents meeting. Regular communications — even dependable mail delivery — requires that each new resident attend and sign off on having received, read and agreed to our Rules and Regulations. Renters are further encouraged by their landlords who typically pass along the fines when their tenants fail to attend within 60 days of moving in.
We want happy, informed and involved residents! Welcome aboard.
Jean Shamo, Board liaison