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Roof Committee Update

posted Oct 14, 2013, 5:17 AM by Marc Donner   [ updated Oct 17, 2013, 9:15 AM ]

Survey Results

We received 270 surveys representing at least 287 apartments (there were 10 anonymous responses, any of which might represent a combination).

Here is a summary of some of the key statistics:

  • For (4 & 5): 156

  • Against (1 & 2): 81

  • Neutral (3): 22

So about 53% of the units are represented in the survey results, with support running approximately 2:1 in favor of a roof amenity of some form.

The detailed survey responses, along with all comments, have been passed to the Roof Committee. Thank you to all who took the time to complete and return the survey.


The detailed statistics plus the full text of all comments are available in a Board report.

Next Steps

Over the next months, the Committee will:

  • Interview candidates and select a professional roof architect

  • Work with the architect to develop three design proposals for the Board to review

  • Develop a set of rules for the use of the roof deck for the Board to review

  • Work with AKAM to develop solutions to questions of insurance, liability, and related issues.

It is expected that the roof replacement will begin in the spring of 2014 and will require most of the summer to complete.

Composition of the Roof Committee:

  • Board members Stu Sugarman and Larry Chaifetz

  • AKAM Managing Executive Mark Weil

  • Shareholder volunteers

  • Mary Jane Crook, 29L

  • Arnold Weinstein, 28N

  • Phil Hooley, 29P

  • Stuart Gaffin, 5D

  • Karen Byrnes, 29G

  • Derek Chen, 25L

There were over 400 comments in addition to the answers to the questions. A frequent concern raised was that there be no maintenance increase or assessment to fund any roof project. Please be assured that the board feels that the capital fund is more than adequate to fund this project without an assessment. In addition, we will consider operating costs carefully in deciding how to proceed once the Roof Committee has produced its recommendations.

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