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Elevator Renovation; Abandoned Bikes

posted Aug 5, 2011, 8:30 PM by Marc Donner   [ updated Aug 5, 2011, 8:31 PM ]

Elevator Interior Committee – Call for Volunteers

As we have forecast in a number of recent communications to the community, 205 is preparing to renovate the elevators.  We have asked an elevator consultant to prepare a draft for a request for proposals (RFP) that will be sent to major contractors for bids.

The largest part of work that must be done will be invisible to most of us.  Some involves modernizing the control systems and will produce improvements in reliability, performance, and efficiency.  The bulk of the remainder involves updating various components to bring them into compliance with current Federal and State safety and accessibility regulations.

Because some of the required upgrades affect the doors and operation of the cabs, and because the control panels will be replaced as part of the electronic system upgrade, we have budgeted for a refit of the interior of the cabs.

Today, we are organizing a committee of volunteer shareholders to work with the subcontractor who will be working on the cab refresh to evaluate options for wall, ceiling, and floor surfaces, lighting choices, and finish choices for the control panels.  If you would like to contribute some of your time to this effort by joining this committee, please send an email including a summary of your specific interests, qualifications, and relevant experience, to directors@205westend.com.

Abandoned Bicycles

There are a significant number of unlabeled bicycles in the bike room.  We believe that some of these bicycles do not belong there.  The management office will soon be attaching warning tags to the unidentified bicycles.  After the warning tags have been in place for a decent interval, we will remove any remaining interlopers and dispose of them.

Please make sure that any bicycle that you have placed in the bike room is assigned to a slot that you rent and that it is properly labeled.  The management office can answer all questions you have about slots you are renting and where to find them.