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Building Operations IV

posted May 18, 2020, 9:02 AM by Marc Donner   [ updated May 18, 2020, 5:54 PM ]

Thank you volunteers!


A month ago we started soliciting resident volunteers to learn how to staff the building in the event, which we fervently hope will never happen, that so many of our staff contract COVID-19 that we can no longer operate the building normally.


You responded to our call magnificently and we now have well over forty volunteers enrolled in our program.


Jose, Mark, and the board are now working on training materials and schedules for the main services - front desk duty, package intake and distribution, and building hygiene.


FYI - board packages


Historically purchase and financing applications have been submitted to our management company’s back office for validation and distribution to the board for review.


Our practice has been to require that eight copies be spiral bound and submitted - one for the permanent file and seven to be distributed to the board members for review.


Early this year we initiated a new system whereby we securely distribute board packages electronically.


We initiated this program to help make our building more green, to improve security, and to streamline package handling.  It has turned out to be timely in the COVID-19 pandemic emergency because it also eliminates a potential infection pathway.


We will be publishing revised procedures documents that eliminate the requirement for eight copies to be delivered to the AKAM back office, rather submitting one unbound original to AKAM.


Several shareholders have inquired about our handling of application packages in this context and we are happy to report that we already have a good solution.


REMINDER Face covering


In addition to recommendations from the CDC that everyone wear a face covering when out of their home, the State of New York has made such coverings mandatory.


Remember, every building occupant and visitor is to wear a face covering while in any common area of the building.  This includes hallways, stairwells, elevators, lobby, and laundry room.


This is not only for your protection, but also for others who may come into contact with you.


Board of Directors

Eleanor Applewhaite

Abigail Burns

Larry Chaifetz

Marc Donner

Ernie Sander

Robert Stein

Stuart Sugarman


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