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Re: Coop - Alarm vs. Quality of life: AOG link

Posted by Anna on July 27, 1999 at 15:53:41:

In Reply to: Coop - Alarm vs. Quality of life posted by Marsha D on July 25, 1999 at 17:14:21:

: I live in a coop on the ground floor and I am faced with the possiblity
: that the Board will install a motion detector equipped with an alarm on a
: fire exit in the building. I'm not even sure that this can be considered
: as a "fire exit". The problem is that the stairway to this exit is on a
: common wall in my apartment. The alarm is supposed to be the type
: that will reset itself in anticipation of the next person that violates
: the motion detector. This stairway is used very often by MANY people who
: are leaving the building. I know that such an alarm will have an effect on
: my quality of life. I have made my concerns known to the Board but I fear
: that they have fallen on deaf ears and will install the alarm anyway.
: What recourse do I have regarding this matter?

It really doesn't make much difference if you are a shareholder (the coop's tenant) or not: what matters is the quality of people on the Board. Coop boards are difficult: see today's answer to Judy Harris & Richard...

For NY state coops: here's a hotlink to the OAG: some help in the 'Coop Conversion' and 'How To..Coop Board' booklets, online or by mail. Read the 'Coop Policy Stmts' also. And, of course, the general advice on TenantNet Home about effective complaining...

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