7:30PM – OWNER FORUM
The Board and Management addressed feedback and questions from Unit Owners.
OPEN SESSION – Call to Order
The meeting chair, Board President Michael Parrie, called the meeting to order at 7:48pm.
Roll Call – Confirm Quorum
The meeting chair confirmed a quorum of the Board was present, including Board President Michael Parrie, 1st Vice President Paul Heck, Treasurer Jean Shamo, and Secretary Kenneth Anderson. Absent from the Board, 2nd Vice President Monique Fouant.
Also present, from management, was Senior Property Supervisor David Barnhart, Property Manager Timothy Patricio, and Assistant Manager Yvonne Sanchez.
Sheldon Atovsky, Chair of the Social Committee discussed recent events, such as movie night, the Super Bowl Party and Oscar Party. He thanked residents, owners and the staff for help bringing events together.
He said the Committee is still working on the A/V project, with research into a sound system.
Future plans of the Social Committee include: HangOuts III on March 24th, 8-10 pm in the Party room, produced by Vibe-Pass, our resident DJ service; Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch, April 1, 9:30 am – Noon, Party Room, with special thanks to Unit Owner Laura Cossa; Art Show, April 21, 11-4, in conjunction with an Art Walk including The Admiral, The Breakers and the Edgewater Beach Apartments Corporation (pink building); with special thanks to resident Rich Zimmerman. Also underway, preparations for Bollywood Movie Night, May 4, and the Annual 4th of July Party.
He expressed the Committee’s gratitude for the support and help they receive from Management and from Maintenance and Security, and they are excited by the growing number of people attending events and by the help and support they’ve receive from a growing number of volunteers, including the 2 nominees on tonight’s agenda to join our committee: Ellen Disch and Dhanya Poduvattil.
ASCO Representative Cheryl Ronnett mentioned the Senior Resource Fair, scheduled for Monday March 19th between 10am and 1pm at the Broadway Armory, 5917 North Broadway.
On behalf of the Board, Board President Michael Parrie reminded owners to please review the revised and restated Park Tower declaration, as updated by the Board attorney. The purpose of this is to bring our declaration in conformance with the Illinois Condo Act as well as integrate previously recorded amendments. The link to the documents has been posted on the website for at least a 30-day review. Please let the management office know if you have any questions. The Board will approve recording the revised and restated declaration at a future Board meeting.
(Click Here to read more about this effort.)
Action Items – New Business
After a motion by Michael Parrie, seconded by Paul Heck, the Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to approve fining 7 unit owners $100 for the first month, to double thereafter for each subsequent month, up to the maximum fine of $1,000, for not providing the Association with adequate proof of insurance.
After a motion by Michael Parrie, seconded by Jean Shamo, the Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to approve fining 3 unit owners $50 for the first month, to double thereafter for each subsequent month, up to the maximum fine of $200, for not attending the new residents’ meeting.
After a motion by Michael Parrie, seconded by Kenneth Anderson, the Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of a resolution in case #188.8.131.52, to issue a final warning to a unit owner for excessive odors, after which any further occurrences of excessive odors by this owner will result in a fine of $250, to double thereafter for each subsequent occurrence, up to the maximum fine of $1,000 per occurrence.
After a motion by Kenneth Anderson, seconded by Paul Heck, the Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to approve defending the Matter of Jean Meyers vs. Park Tower Condo Association (City of Chicago Commission on Human Rights Case No. 18-H-04), and to tender the case to the Association’s insurance carrier for defense and coverage.
After a motion by Kenneth Anderson, seconded by Jean Shamo, the Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to approve the minutes from the Board Meeting held on Monday February 12, 2018.
Copy of the approved minutes, Board Minutes 02.12.18
The Association holds an independent checking account at Bridgeview Bank for the annual Holiday Fund. The signatories on this Bridgeview account are set up such that the Board terms are staggered. Currently David Nicosia and Michael Parrie are the named signatories on these accounts. A new second signatory with a member expiration date for 2018 needs to be established. Ideally that would be Kenneth Anderson or Monique Fouant so that the terms remain staggered.
This matter was tabled for future consideration.
After a motion by Jean Shamo, seconded by Paul Heck, the Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to appoint Dhanya Poduvattil resident of Unit 2208, and Ellen Disch owner of Unit 5109, as members of the Social Commission.
After a motion by Paul Heck, seconded by Kenneth Anderson, the Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to approve the proposed agreement with Fox Valley Fire and Safety, at a total base annual cost of $7,620 for 2018, 2019 and 2020 testing and inspection of the fire panel and devices, sprinklers and stand-pipes, fire pumps, back flow preventers, and the smoke tower.
After a motion by Paul Heck, seconded by Kenneth Anderson, the Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to call for volunteers to form a task force to consider the bulk cable and internet services contract, presently with RCN and expiring March 19, 2019.
After a motion by Michael Parrie, seconded by Paul Heck, the Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to approve the remodeling plans of units 2306 and 5011, as submitted by the unit 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.
Board Treasurer Jean Shamo reviewed the most recent reported fund balances and financial activity. At the end of January 2018, there were Operating Funds of $567,709 (increase of $79,960 from prior month), and Reserve Funds of $1,452,963 (increase of $115,709 from prior month), for a Total Cash and Investments of $2,020,672 (increase of $143,896 from prior month)
In January, Total Operating Revenue was $522,202, Total Operating Expenses of $398,539, Income From Garage were $25,548, and the Contribution To Reserve was $131,417, resulting in a Surplus of funds for $17,794.
Property Manager Tim Patricio reviewed current Association business and activity of interest, and recent sales activity.
There being no further business, after a motion by Kenneth Anderson, seconded by Paul Heck, the Board voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to adjourn the March 12, 2018 Board Meeting at 8:04PM.
The Board and Management addressed feedback and questions from Unit Owners.
Next Meeting Dates Monday, March 26, 2018, and Monday, April 9, 2018, at 7:30PM
NOTE: The Post Meeting Roundup is neither formal meeting minutes, nor is it intended to act in place of minutes. Rather, they are a review of business and activity conducted at the Board Meeting as observed by Management and shared as a courtesy to Unit Owners. Formal “Minutes” for most meetings are typically available after they are approved and signed, which usually occurs at the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting.