There are only 8 board members serving at present because sadly Ms. Joan Miareckiy, the vice president of the board and long time Ingold supporter passed away in July. However, when Mr. Bogdan and Ms. McCarthy called for a closed meeting of the Board on August 30, 2011 to discuss misconduct of the building manager, Mrs. Ingold, (which can be done when 25% of the board makes the requests) the condo lawyer Ellis Levin determined they did not constitute 25% of the board. The last time we checked,(2/8)*100 = 25%. Additionally, none of our cowardly, rubber stamp board showed up to the meeting. Do ask them why when you next run into them, as we would all be interested to hear their reasons.
A meeting of the board has been announced for this Thursday (September 1, 2011) at 8pm. We would not be surprised if Mrs. Ingold tries to bring a new rubber stamp member to the board (without any owner voting, of course) so she can tip her rubber stamp board member ratio back to above 75% so such an incident does not happen again. She is also going to announce how she has decided to pay for the upcoming roofing project.
There has been no board meeting to determine how the association is going to pay for the upcoming roofing project. Additionally, no consideration was granted to look at less expensive bids for the project, and Ellis Levin and Mrs. Ingold actively prevented a meeting organized by Ms. McCarthy and Mr. Bogdan to look at less expensive bids for the roof project from taking place by sending threatening litigious letters. The bid was accepted by the rubber stamp board members because Mrs. Ingold determined that: “I have worked with this contracting company before, and they are very good”. Needless to say, they are by far the most expensive (by over $100,000) of the three bids that were proffered.
When Ms. McCarthy and Mr. Bogden have tried to reason with Mrs. Ingold, Mrs. Ingold has stonewalled them, fined them and has had Levin threaten them with legal action if they even try to speak to her. Of course owners like us end up paying Mr. Levin for these letters through our association dues. Now, according to Levin’s letters (which you can read by clicking the links in this post), if Mr. Bogden or Ms. McCarthy speak to Mrs. Ingold outside of a board meeting, they are exposing themselves to fines and can even be taken to court for harassment. Bravo, Mrs. Ingold and Ellis Levin. This is an even more brazen attempt to attempt to silence those who are trying to improve our condo’s situation than most people would have expected!