LA GRANDE PROVENCE
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
MAY 13, 2013
Bob Cory called the meeting to order at 1:00 pm.
Barbara Cooledge, Dave Luenzmann, Marilyn Jones and Jeanne Kiley were present representing a quorum; also present were Karen Hopkins and Lea Stokes of Preferred Management services. There were no guests.
The minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting of March 25, 2013 were approved.
ELEVATOR CONTRACT – THYSSEN KRUPP UPDATE:
Our attorneys have indicated that there are several items in Thyssen-Krupp’s claim that may work in our favor. They have been communicated to Thyssen-Krupp’s attorneys and we are currently waiting for a response.
GAP INSURANCE PROGRAM UPDATE:
Since this program has not worked out to our satisfaction, no new La Grande business will be handled by them.
At our request, two proposals were submitted that could improve the performance of the elevators in both buildings:
One proposal would cover an upgraded maintenance contract that would go beyond what is currently being done; ie, cleaning and sanding all tracks and car doors and parts, etc.;
Another proposes a more detailed approach involving the complete replacement of all doors and parts as well as a thorough cleaning.
Since either proposal involves a considerable amount of money, a motion was made by Marilyn and seconded by Dave, to invest in a mechanical engineer who would determine exactly what needs to be done to improve the performance of our elevators. Karen will begin a search for the appropriate individual.
POOL FENCE BIDS:
Due to the continuing deterioration of the fencing around the pool, we’ve asked for and received two bids from State Hard Concrete and Elite Fencing on what they would suggest as replacement and how much it would cost. However, we need more detailed information that would break out the material cost and labor charges from both bidders. Eddy will get this information to the Board as soon as it’s received.
As an additional safety measure, the Board has approved the placement of handrails on the steps leading down to the beach. Eddy will arrange for materials and also complete the work
Pool Furniture – Four chairs and eight loungers were sanded and painted by Jose and Edgar and straps replaced by DuraLife at a cost of $1,200.
Some bushes need to be replaced in several areas around our buildings where salt and wind have damaged them beyond repair. The overall cost to replace them amounts to approximately $2,000 and covers 123 Indian Hawthornes and juniper plants as well as the cost of labor.
A motion to approve this expense was proposed by Dave and seconded by Jeanne and the money will come out of our Landscaping budget.
The cracked floor tile in the entrance way of Building I will be replaced.
Our Audit is in progress and expects to be completed shortly.
There being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 2:45 pm.
Jeanne Kiley, Secretary