Well, just look at the cover picture after an Owner instructed her contractor to enter the garage with a full size van. Not only causing traffic to back up in the driveway, but doing probably more than $1000 in damage to the brand new entry door, and taking up the time of multiple members of the staff, including management and maintenance.
This isn’t just about the door or the rules of the garage. In this case, we have construction and remodeling rules about both the presence of the contractor, and that they need to be properly insured. General liability, automobile liability and it very well could have meant workers comp too.
It was suggested by our team that I write about this because of how often we get in debates or even arguments about the size restrictions in the garage AND the need for contractors to be insured. The size restriction issue is obvious in the picture. But guess who is getting charged for the damage to the door and the staffs time to respond……you guessed it….the Unit Owner, and let’s hope the contractor is properly insured.
And so, PLEASE remember the next time we ask you for a Certificate of Insurance – or even just suggest it for a minor repair job (and in this case the vendor was just doing wall repairs and painting as far as we know), this is not just about wanting to be unreasonable overlords. There is a purpose to such policy, and it’s in place to protect all of us.
The same thing can be said for most of the Rules and Procedures in place. They help guide and govern the day to day operations of the Association and promote more positive community living in high rises such as Park Tower. The best experience for everyone is possible if we all follow them.
(And our employees would tell me I would be remiss if I did not add, it certainly helps if we avoid excessive debate or reminders who pays our salaries, when it’s our duty to help enforce them.) 🙂
For more about the Park Tower Rules, and the Construction and Remodeling Guidelines, see the Park Tower Rules and the Construction and Remodeling Guidelines: