Thursday, September 9, 2010

Roosevelt Island Rivercross Mitchell Lama Cooperative Residents Meet Again To Discuss Issues Of Common Concern & Solve Problems

Image of Rivercross from Adventures of a Goodman

Are you a resident of Roosevelt Island's Rivercross Mitchell Lama Cooperative and interested in learning more about what is going on in your building? If so, consider joining with some of your neighbors as they meet to discuss common interests of concern and find solutions to existing problems.

Rivercross resident David Bauer sends the following report from the most recent meeting held last Tuesday. Mr. Bauer writes:
Folks --

At the meeting Tuesday evening --

1) Shareholders were encouraged by the several moves made by our cooperative recently:
a) the start of the Board open conversation sessions with shareholders
b) establishment of a window screen maintenance policy

c) raising the temperature setting for the common spaces
d) searching for a window washer
e) the book exchange shelves are now in place at the Yellow Wing elevator in the basement
f) clarifying the process for reporting/correcting the transmission of odors between apartment
g) upon request, building staff will install u-shaped handles to facilitate window opening
h) a bench for persons waiting for private transportation may be installed next Spring.

2) Arline reported on conversations with Landscape Architect Mark K. Morrison. He was positive in his cursory review of the Rivercross Building as being suitable for a 'Green Roof' installation. Zeniel Pereizic has refused to provide the necessary technical information about the building structure. A letter will be drafted to go to the Board.

3) Vicki reported that Board member Steve Kaufman has said that the proposed ramp to replace the six foot wide steps down to the entrance plaza would be on RIOC controlled land. Vicki has opened conversations with RIOC.

4) Vicki reported that Board member Steve Kaufman said the bench at the front of the building may be installed after work is done on the sidewalk area next Spring.

5) Mitch offered some preliminary suggestions for a survey of Rivercross Cooperators Attitude Survey. The group considered the problems with getting honest answers, getting answers from a majority of shareholders, and establishing a tone that was not directive. Further thought to be involved.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 to meet again on Tuesday September 21 at 7:30.
Mr. Bauer's report from prior Rivercross meeting is here.

There is also an online Rivercross Google Group for residents to communicate with each other as well.