At the Condominium Association's annual meeting on April 28, Clayton Taylor was newly elected to the Board, and Condo Association President Jose Calvo was re-elected to a new 3-year term on the Board.
The Board noted the 5% condo fee increase, described the financial situation as healthy, and outlined plans for roof and facade repairs in the coming year. Roof repair will start with the 1336 building.
The Zalco after-hours emergency number is 301 585-0088, and is listed on the front door of the Manager's Office.
Residents expressed an interest in having the opportunity to receive electronically minutes from Condo Association meetings. I offered to post on this blog minutes emailed to me. I also offered to set up a group to distribute the minutes by email to interested residents. A Board member suggested that meeting announcements could include an indication of what was to be discussed in the meeting, which might help attracted more residents to meeting. I also offered to distribute such meeting announcements through the email group. The Board seemed lukewarm about this proposal, for reasons that are not clear. Helping to keep residents informed should be an important goal of the Board. Moreover, these proposals require very little work to implement.
Installation of Fios is not imminent, but a contract is under consideration. The Board still does not know whether the proposed contract provides an exclusive right to Verizon to install optical fiber (which is different from coax cable) in Westmoreland Terrace buildings. Dennis Freeman, the property manager, said that he would check into this.
Meeting attendance: 3 Board members, 7 other residents.