Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Feb. Westmoreland condo board meeting

The February Westmoreland Terrace Condo Board Meeting was on Monday, Feb. 23, in the the condo office. Issues discussed:
  1. Noise is an issue for some residents. Be careful walking in shoes with heels on uncarpeted areas of your unit to avoid disturbing residents below.
  2. Verizon has offered to wire all units for Fios service. This will involve pulling a wire into each unit and installing a board in each unit's closet. The board has dimensions approximately 1 foot by 1 foot by 1 inch. The Verizon Fios service will provide an alternative to the Comcast cable that has already been installed in each unit. Perhaps Fios service will be available to residents by this fall, but that date is not certain.
  3. Possibilities for green/environmentally conscious roofing material were discussed. Actually having plant life on the roof would be prohibitively expensive. The new roof will have double the insulating value of the old roof (R10 to R20), which will increase energy efficiency.
  4. Concerns about cars cutting through Building 1301's parking lot were discussed. A gate could be installed on the low-traffic side of the parking lot to control this problem. The gate would cost roughly $3,000 to $4,000 dollars plus an additional $1,000 per year in maintenance expense.
  5. The condo association's annual meeting is scheduled for Apr. 27, 2009. Three positions on the Board will be open. Serving on the condo board is an important service to the Westmoreland community. We should be grateful for the service of current board members and for anyone willing to serve in the future.
  6. Westmoreland has been offered a new refuse collection contract. Our previous contract costs $2600 per month. The new contract with American Disposal Service Systems offers $1342 a month. With this new contractor, recycleable material will not have to be sorted separately by type.
  7. Phase 3 brickwork with start with Building 1315.
  8. Expert opinion states that our trees do not present a hazard to pedestrians and cars. However, an annual tree maintenance contract may be needed to keep the trees in good health.
Board members Jose Calvo, Valerie Corda, and Jennifer Hastings, residents Joe Ruland and Douglas Galbi, and Property Manager Dennis Freeman attended the meeting.

Next Board meeting is scheduled for March 23, 7pm, in the condo office.

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