Our board consists of 9 people, 8 who were incumbents from last term:
|Sigrid G. Ingold||11B & D||President, Building Manager (paid position), Lock outs|
|Walter Tatera||11C||Treasurer, Chairman of the Garage committee, Lock outs, Mail Room Attendant (paid position)|
|Joan Miareckiy||2A||Vice President|
|Mary Dyrssen||6H||Garage Committee|
|David Goglin||7A||Secretary, Garage Committee|
The board has been handpicked by Mrs. Ingold for the last 17 years. She is able to do this by demanding proxy votes from unit owners through intimidation, guile or favors. By having approximately 70% of the proxy votes in hand, she is able to balance out the votes in order to ensure only those people are on the board who are sympathetic to her style of management, or are too meek to stand up to her so she can control them and use them as “rubber stamps”.
If unit owners ever ask Mrs. Ingold a question during a board meeting or request clarification over expenses she has paid out, and she wants to dodge the question, board members (most notably Mr. Tatera and Ms. McCarty) come to her rescue by requesting a vote of confidence for the measure and seconding it, thereby moving on to the next topic up for vote.
The board often meets in private before open meetings, and it is not clear what they discuss, but there is minimal discussion during the open meeting that follows, and most points are approved as quickly as possible so there is no room for discussion or questions.