Monthly Archives: September 2013

STAR Credit Program Registration for 2014

Re: STAR Credits – Block 02171, Lot 0012

Please be advised that New York State has made changes to the STAR credit program effective for 2014. For those that currently receive the STAR credit you will need to re-register by 31 December 2013 to continue receiving the credit. The STAR credit is given back each year on your maintenance bills. This year the credit was given back over three months, April, May and June.

New York State is mailing all shareholders who currently receive STAR credits a personalized letter with instructions and an ID required to re-register. Registration can be done online or over the phone. Click here to register online. You need to follow the instructions on the site. You may also register via phone by calling +1 518 457-2036.

If you do not receive the letter from the State in the next couple weeks, you can retrieve your ID code online by following the instructions using the above link.

Please make sure you register as soon as possible, it only takes a couple minutes to complete the questionnaire.

If you currently do not receive the STAR credit, you have to apply on your own. The building cannot apply for you as it does for the co-op tax abatement. The deadline to apply for the next tax year is 15 March 2014. Fill out the application. The Block and Lot for the building is listed above.

The managing agent contact information to use is on the managing agent page, and you can include Justin Verret as the contact person.

This notice will be sent out multiple times through the end of the year. Please make sure to register before the deadline to ensure you continue to receive the credit. If you do not receive a notice and are not sure if you currently receive the STAR credit, please contact the managing agent.

Laundry Room Open House, 3 October

The new laundry vendor Hercules will be installing the final pieces of technical equipment in both laundry rooms and will be holding an open house on 3 October 2013, 5:30–6:30 p.m., to go over the new features.

A touch screen service console will be installed in each room that can be used for direct access to Hercules to report any issues and check on machines. There will also be a laundry alert system that will allow notifications remotely when your laundry cycle is completed or if machines are available.

The open house will be held in the Nagle laundry room (basement of 37 Nagle Avenue), since there is more room. We hope you all can attend.

If you have questions about any of the machines or features, you can contact Hercules directly using the information posted in the laundry rooms.

Board of Directors, 2013–2014

From: Steve Vernon, President
Date: 23 September 2013

Dear Shareholders,

I wanted to let you know of some Board member changes since the annual meeting.

At the annual meeting, Terry Vernon was on the ballot to return to the Board (Terry and I are married). During the meeting, Terry declined to run again when someone new showed interest in running, our longtime neighbor, Vilma Rios. With these two changes, there were nine people vying for nine seats and so no runoff election was necessary and the shareholders voted on all via acclamation.

Subsequently it was discovered that, while Vilma is a long time resident, she was not yet a shareholder and thus ineligible to run for the Board.

Two names surfaced in the interim to fill Vilma’s seat: Terry Vernon and Kristin Tsafos. Both candidates had prior Board experience.

Babette Crain offered to step down from the Board so that the Board would not have to choose between Terry and Kristin to fill the one slot (as with Babette stepping down, there were two open seats).

I wanted to thank Babette, though belatedly, for her service and dedication to the Board, the building and to me personally. She is an example of what being a great neighbor is all about.

Since Babette is no longer on the Board, she is requesting that if you have a comment, compliment or complaint, please reach out to the other Board members, management or me. Being as active as she is, however, I am sure I will still “hear about it” from her if things go astray.

Here are your 2013–2014 Board members:

President: Steve Vernon, 6S*
Vice President: Ross Williams, 5S*
Treasurer: Ryan Scott, 2T*
Secretary: Kristin Tsafos, 4R*
Scott Lahodny, 1J*
David Sykes, IT*
Terry Vernon, 6S*
Elisabeth Furtado, 6J
Jeaninne Jones, 2K

*Served on a prior Board

Co-op Board Meeting Calendar 2013–2014

Co-op Board meetings for 2013–2014 are typically scheduled on the second Monday of every month (with one exception), from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the community room in the basement of 37 Nagle Ave.

All shareholders are welcome!

The Board meetings and other meetings for 2013–2014 have been scheduled as follows:

  • Monday 23 September 2013 (fourth Monday)
  • Monday 14 October 2013 (second Monday)
  • Monday 11 21 November 2013 (second Monday third Thursday)
  • Special Board Meeting — Saturday 7 December 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday 9 December 2013 (second Monday)
  • Monday 13 January 2014 (second Monday)
  • Monday 10 February 2014 (second Monday)
  • Monday 10 March 2014 (second Monday)
  • Monday 14 April 2014 (second Monday)
  • Monday 12 May 2014 (second Monday)
  • Monday 9 June 2014 (second Monday)
  • Annual Shareholders Meeting — tentatively Wednesday 25 June 2014 (TBC)

All meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and are subject to be changed.