Board of Diretors Meeting 23 January 2015

Aquarius_L_MedicAquarius Condominium Association

Meeting of the Board of Directors

January 23, 2015

Present:    General Manager Andrew Surdovel, Boris Eydelnant, Joel Cohen, Ilya Gonorovsky, Linda Satz, John Youssef.

Also Present: 75 Unit Owners

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:15 p.m.     Quorum: A quorum was certified by Andrew Surdovel

Approval of Minutes:  Linda made a motion to approve the Board of Directors Minutes for January 20, 2015 without reading. Boris seconded the motion and the motion was approved unanimously.

Bollard – Turtle Lights – $6,073.80:   Joel Cohen stated special lights mandated. Must have before we can open pool. Ilya Gonorovsky not sure because of money — the entire list is already contracted.     Joel explained everything we plan to do with a new construction committee or our building will be closed down. We are here to fix the building.  Motion was made by Joel Cohen to approve turtle lights, Linda seconded the motion and the motion was approved.

West Pool Deck:    $350,000          Contractor to furnish data

Discussed a Number of Projects:                    

  • Ordered drain covers — Balance needed $271,509.00 – Need cash.
  • Pavers: $147,000 — any problems additional cost may be $350,000.
  • Joel stated all West pool.    Boris state we inherited this West pool project.
  • Joel stated everyone wants lobby opened — Valet desk
  • Could be opened as they work — must get electric connections.  Could be opened by the middle of April 2015 — then the lobby.
  • We must spend approx. $250,000. Two or three bids for lobby. Boris and Joel were not too happy.
  • Unpleasant man — limited number of contractors — It could take two years unless we move quickly. You must pay from residents pocket stated by Boris. Ilya wants additional columns stating when will each item be finished and what company is doing the work. If they don’t perform on time, punish the company. Andy  will invite Ilya to next construction meeting on Friday.

Special Assessment:  Assessment will be in 1-2-3 payments — in addition to current 3-year assessment.  Motion to approve a proposal for $1.1 M. 14 days must take place to approve. Made a motion to approve  to send letter to be 1-2-3 payments.    Joel made a motion to approve three months. Linda seconded motion.  Four approved and Ilya opposed.

Hiring an Interior Designer for the Lobby:  Joel made a motion to approve the hiring of an interior designer. Linda seconded.         Connie – We have expensive furniture.     Linda – We are keeping the furniture        Connie – The fixtures are expensive.           Linda – We are keeping the lights.            Connie – I don’t want to spend money unnecessarily. Motion carried.      Ilya opposed to hiring the interior designer.

Iris – How much will this cost?    Andy – The proposal may be changed – design may be changed.         Iris – How much to spend on the design. There are designers in the building.      Joel – Not a good idea to hire someone who lives in the building. About $10,000.     Connie – Interrupted       Joel – Need a design to get a permit.           Janice Kopel – I did not get a commission for the design I did. We have the colors already.                Boris – Need ceiling.         Joel – Connie, are you an expert on the code?       Connie – I am an expert on the design.         Andy – The chandeliers will stay.       Connie – Why change? Just clean it up.      Andy – I got the designer.     Mary Santamaria – Wait for the design, then discuss it.      Connie – Constant interruption!    Yvonne – Will you have 3 different bids?    Andy – Yes.           Joel – Changes MUST be made to lighting – bathrooms. Must have a permit. Must  meet current codes.

Andy – Bids are coming in for Valet Deck.

AC Handlers – 2 compressors for tower – Now want to have 4 instead

$65,000 quotation for new Gym roof. Needs to be a flat roof, reflective for FPL credit.

Security Issues:   Boris wants to improve security by weekend.

Yvonne: Wants a schedule for balcony repair posted.     Andy – 4 balconies will be done. Then decision to repair balconies or replace them.       Connie – Interruption – Why is the balcony bad?  Too much noise. Just do the work a short period of  time.

Cecil:     Wants a 6-month schedule for the Board meetings.    Joel: During construction phase – many meetings will be held. Florida Law has 48-hr. notice,   emergency can be less time.                Boris – Everything is posted on the website – look there.    Eugenia -Agrees with Cecil – wants schedule of meetings. Must have scheduled monthly meetings.   Boris – Good idea.

Eugenia – Balconies – $100,000 contracts.    Inherited by the previous Board – was illegally done. Contracts signed in last 2 months of the old Board. Does not approve of this.

Inspection of Records Request:       Boris – Requst to examine records for past 7 years. Manager needs more specific dates.           Joel – Why asking for this – Won’t make a difference.     Eugenia, Boris, Sophia:     This is a ridiculous request – won’t change anything.

Sophia – The balconies were fixed a few years ago –   Why now again?  Need transparency. Joel – The City ordered that the balconies be repaired.    Andy – The previous Board received a citation from the City for balcony repair & painting. 305S and 206S are very bad.

Eugenia – Read from.  Work was already done. Complained of expenses for the repair.

Esther – Do the work – don’t interfere with the work being done. Up to the Board to decide how to spend money.      Leonard – The violation will be the beginning of a big project.     Boris – Only 4 balconies will be done.     Emma – The balconies fixed in 2007. Don’t threaten that all balconies are bad.     Andy – The engineer looks at the balconies to decide what has to be done.     Ilya – Who gave permission to let the balcony repair people into the building?        Boris – Should be more information given – will not happen again

Joel made a motion to adjourn. Ilya seconded.    Motion carried –

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

 

Ilya Goronovsky,  Secretary

March 4,  2015

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