The following is a reproduction of a memo dated 20 December 2016, distributed by management to all shareholders.
2016 yearly recap and look forward to 2017
In 2016 we completed the garage roof deck with the landscape designer we selected, Christian Duvenois. We are all very excited about our wonderful new space! The gym was also redesigned with new equipment in the past year.
2017 budget and maintenance
In order to deal with anticipated increased costs in insurance, real estate taxes and other operating costs, the Board of Directors has voted to increase maintenance costs by a modest 2%.
In addition, the current capital assessment will continue as 10% of the monthly maintenance. This makes the total increase of 2.2% total cost per shareholder for the year 2017.
The assessment continues our goal of 10% to meet Federal Banking Regulations. Those regulations require us to maintain at least 10% of total maintenance as part of our reserve funds for capital expenditures. So as not to overly burden our shareholders, we have consciously kept our maintenance increases small and gradually built to this 10% goal over the last few years in order to meet these regulations. The 10% assessment is not temporary, it is an important part of permanent prudent financial planning for the coop and assists us in funding necessary capital projects such as the windows, repairs in the garage and pending improvements to the roof.
The Board of Directors, the staff and Management wants to wish each of you a fantastic holiday season and a safe, healthy and prosperous 2017!
Co-op Board meetings for 2016–2017 are typically scheduled on the second Monday of every month, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the community room in the basement of 37 Nagle Ave. (See original memo.)
All shareholders are welcome to attend the regular Board meetings!
The Board meetings and other meetings for 2016–2017 have been scheduled as follows:
- Monday 14 November 2016
- Special financial planning meeting (CLOSED) – Monday 12 December 2016
- Monday 9 January 2017
- Monday 13 February 2017
- Monday 13 March 2017
- Monday 10 April 2017
- Monday 8 May 2017
- Monday 12 June 2017
- Annual shareholders meeting – Wednesday 28 June 2017, 6pm
All meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted and are subject to change.
The following is a reproduction of a memo from the Board of Directors dated 28 September 2016 (scanned original, 179KB).
Date: 28 September 2016
From: Board of Directors
Re: Garage Roof Deck – Rules and Official Opening Party
We are very happy to announce that the garage roof deck is almost completely finished and, to celebrate, there will be an official opening party to be held on October 22nd. More details on that party will be sent out and signs posted.
While there are still a few things that have to be finished and some changes made to the design, the Board of Directors is happy with the finished product and even happier that all of the major construction on the garage roof and inside the garage have been completed. That project began in the summer of 2014. It was a long two years, but the final product adds a lot to the co-op and its community.
Previously, a quick set of rules was circulated, as some people were violating the most important ones before the roof deck was even officially opened. Attached to this memo is the full set of official rules for the roof deck, with clarification on those rules already sent out. This final version replaces any previous rules.
Hopefully, everyone has had a chance to enjoy the new roof deck. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the management office and Justin Verret.
The Board of Directors
Nagle Apartments Corp.
Roof deck rules and regulations
- Please be respectful and considerate of your neighbors at all times. There are apartments that are on the same level of the roof.
- Quiet hours apply to the roof deck. After 11 PM the roof deck can still be used, but voices and noise should be at a minimum. Please be considerate to your neighbors.
- Pets are not allowed on the roof deck or the lower courtyard at any time. Pets are not allowed to pass between Nagle and Bogardus. Pets are allowed to pass through the trash area from the Bogardus basement exit to the Bogardus exit ramp.
- Smoking is not permitted on the roof deck or in the lower courtyard other than in the northeast corner of the lower courtyard away from the building by the large tree. All trash from smoking in the designated area must be cleaned up by the smoker(s) and not left on the ground. Ashes and embers can damage the roof membrane and void the
- No open flames are allowed on the roof deck. BBQing will still be allowed but must be done on the lower courtyard. Candles are not permitted on the roof deck. Open flames can damage the roof membrane and void the warranty.
- Furniture can be moved but must be placed back in its original location after it is used. Please do not drag the furniture as it can damage the decking.
- Personal items should not be left or stored without consent from the Board of Directors.
- Please clean up after each use. Residents are responsible for making sure that all trash and recyclables are thrown away properly.
- Gatherings of 10 or more people (non-residents) must be approved. Please contact the management office to request information.
- Gatherings are not exclusive events. The roof deck is open to all residents to use during normal hours.
- Children under the age of 13 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
- Ball playing on the roof deck should only be done on the artificial grass, and balls should not be thrown against the building.
- Please do not do any gardening or touch the water hoses and sprinklers.
These rules are subject to change by the Board of Directors at any time. Violation of the rules will receive a warning for the first offense and $50 fine for a second offense. Repeated offenses will result in further legal action.
Please save the date …
Saturday 22 October 2016, 2pm
The Board would like to invite you all to join us in celebrating our new roof deck garden and kicking off the Fall Season with a bang and a beer for Oktoberfest 2016!
We will provide brats, hot dogs, veggie kabobs and some German beer! We will also have water on hand. We hope you can make it and ask you to bring a side dish to share with everyone, and if you want to drink something other than beer, please bring that too!
There will be face painting for the kids, too!
In order to better plan, we ask that you either RSVP online at or contact a board member and let them know.
We ask that you let us know by 10 October.
Hope to see you all there!
The following is a reproduction of a notice posted on the co-op’s bulletin boards. View/download the scanned notice (PDF, 107KB).
Below are the directors elected to the Board of Directors at the 2016 Annual Meeting to serve until the 2017 Annual Meeting.
Stephen Sameroff – President
Elisabeth Furtado – Vice President
Ryan Scott – Treasurer
Jeannine Jones – Secretary
To: All Shareholders of Nagle Apartments Corp.
From: Justin Verret
Date: 16 May 2016
Re: 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, 22 June 2016, 6 p.m.
Enclosed you will find the Notice of Meeting for the Nagle Apartments Corp. 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Please fill out the proxy and mail it or fax it to my attention to ensure we have a quorum for the meeting. If you are going to attend the meeting, your proxy will not be used.
If you wish to run for the Board, please send a bio to my attention so it can be distributed to the shareholders before the meeting. I should be in receipt of this bio no later than Friday 3 June in order to have it distributed prior to the meeting. You can still nominate yourself at the meeting or prior, but if a bio is not received before 3 June, it will not be made available to shareholders until the day of the meeting.
This year’s meeting will be held in the courtyard of Nagle Apartments, New York, NY 10040. Food and refreshments will be served starting at 6 p.m. I look forward to seeing you all there. Please contact me if you have any questions.
The following is a reproduction of a memo from Managing Agent Justin Verret, delivered to residents on 1 April 2016. View/download the scanned memo (PDF, 386KB).
To: All Residents of Nagle Apartments
From: Justin Verret
Re: Roof deck construction commencing April 4th
Please be advised that the roof deck project is officially commencing on Monday April 4th. During that week, materials will be started to be loaded in and some of the base work will be starting. Over the following weeks the full construction will be taking place.
The garage roof will have to be closed during the majority of construction other than for emergency access or basement access to 14 Bogardus from the street side ramp. The ramp will be temporarily closed at times, but those times will be posted separately. If you need assistance at any time, please let the building staff know.
There is minimal demolition involved, so it should not be as loud as the garage project, and dust should be minimal. The contractors will be cutting materials including wood and stone, so a power saw will be in use at times.
The project is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day weekend so that the roof deck will be fully opened for the summer months. If you have any questions please contact me.
The city and non-profit organization that sponsor our electronics and textiles recycling bins have shared our 2015 statistics with us.
We recycled 290 lbs of electronic waste in 2015, keeping toxins out of landfills and our co-op in compliance with the city’s rule against including electronics in regular trash—at no cost to us.
Thank you for placing electronics waste in the e-cycleNYC bin by the elevator in the basement of 37 Nagle, instead of into regular trash!
Please note that only e-waste (telecommunication and computer equipment) should be placed in the e-cycleNYC bin. Please do not deposit household appliances, media or other non-accepted items into the bin. Thanks for your help with this!
We recycled 3,465 lbs of textiles and clothing accessories in 2015, keeping more than 2½ tons of material out of landfills and supporting the work of the respected and effective Housing Works, a non-profit organization that provides housing and support services for New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS—at no cost to us, complete with donation receipts for charitable (up to $250) tax write-off purposes.
Thank you for placing clean all-fabric items (in any condition of wear) and usable clothing accessories into the re-fashioNYC bin in the laundry room of 37 Nagle, instead of into regular trash!
Please note that only clean textiles (clothing, household linens, rags) and clothing accessories (belts, footwear, bags) should be placed in the re-fashioNYC bin, and that items should ideally be bagged. Please do not deposit non-fabric items other than clothing accessories into the bin. Thanks for your help with this!
Yay, us! Let’s keep on keeping our e-waste and textiles out of landfills and contributing to the health and wellbeing of our city.
At our 11 April 2016 Board meeting we will be discussing a smoking policy for when the newly renovated roof deck is complete. If you have concerns you would like to share, or if you are in support of this, we would like to hear what you have to say. Please come to our meeting on 11 April and let us know your thoughts. If you cannot attend, but would like your voice heard, please contact a board member and let them know.
–Board of Directors
As you know, the roof over the garage has been essentially inaccessible since it was repaired. We have been waiting for construction on the garage to finish (it’s done) before completing the space.
We hired landscape architects, Christian Duvernois Landscape (www.christianduvernois.com), to transform this space. Thanks to all of you who attended meetings (especially the Green Committee) and helped us with the design. View the plans for our wonderful new space!
An added bonus of selecting this company is that there is the potential in the future for a grant to renovate the lower area; we’ll keep you posted on this.
Christian Duvernois will start construction mid–late April, with a planned completion date prior to Memorial Day weekend. We hope to have a nice party to inaugurate it.
–Board of Directors
Click on the image to open the full design PDF: