But without the price ceiling it is an open ended exercise, not practical and, needless to say, is not fair to the most owners of the building who are elderly and have no sources of income except their savings.
Without the financial limitations, the consultants and contractors may contemplate various ideas, like constructing all new balconies, upgrading them with glass (or maybe “gold”?), enlarging and/or moving the swimming pool to a different location, etc.
How about establishing the financial ceiling that for the East Pool Deck and for the Balconies, we would not assess more than we already did in the two previous assessments together?
Buck Gupta responds:
Oct 22 , 2016 To Samson S. and several others
The current Board of Directors was elected by a majority of unit owners, and as such, I will continue to carry out the necessary restorations based upon the majority opinion. I am quite aware that there is and will never be a way to please everyone or to have 100% agreement on any project the Board has to undertake.
To establish a financial ceiling without factual data is totally irresponsible. Let us not keep second guessing the professionals. We already know what kind of results we get by trying to find someone who can tell us what we want to hear.
Needless to say, it does not mean that we become wasteful or that we are not accountable as a Board. I am inviting any and all members of our community to join this Board in addressing the deteriorating conditions of our property, once and for all. By doing so, we won’t need to have a special assessment every year.
We live in a democratic society and therefore, each one of us have the right to express our own opinion; however, we must be governed by the majority.
Victor Rocha comments
Oct 22, 2016
Well stated, I wholeheartedly agree with our President. We must take care of Aquarius and repair all the damage which Aquarius has suffered through years of neglect. Anybody who denies what is in front of their nose needs to get real. The measliness of a few people cannot override the proper care required of Aquarius to which a majority subscribe. The project will go on, the proper and necessary repairs shall be made and if the proper majority of the residents demonstrates that they want additional upgrades we should pursue those as well. People, this is our home.
I for one, take care of my home and my investments. It would be utterly irresponsible to behave and conduct ourselves otherwise. When the necessary repairs are made and even if a few upgrades are added, everyone’s investment will increase exponentially to 2 to 3 times what they originally invested. Check the beachfront market prices for the Wave and this will be supported.