Message from the Board:
Homeowners, as you know on Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30pm FirstResidential Services and on Wednesday, April 24th at 6:30pm Action will be making a presentation of their management services to the homeowners. In order that the homeowners have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the companies beforehand the board invites you to visit their websites.
The website for Action Property Management is www.actionlife.com
The website for FirstService Residential is https://www.fsresidential.com/california
Also, they have made available to the homeowners entrance into their proprietary software Connect which provides an overview to the board and the members how much information that owners in buildings that they manage can view and access from their portal.. http://connect.fsresidential.com/
It is the board’s hope that all of you will take advantage of this opportunity to view what the management companies have to offer in order to help take the best decision for the future of our building.
Recent developments necessitate the postponement of the board and annual meeting on January 31. More information, along with the dates of the rescheduled meetings, will be announced as soon as possible. The Board appreciates your understanding and apologizes for any inconvenience.
EV Charging Now Available!
Gramercy Towers now offers EV charging installed in resident dedicated parking spaces
How it works:
1) Contact EverCharge to approve member agreement
2) EverCharge manages installation of charge station
3) Resident is billed monthly for energy usage
Installation + EV Charger: $3,000*/space
– includes charge station, labor, materials, inspection & permits
Monthly: $15/month + $1.47 utility service rate per hour of charge time
– Member monthly rates covers $1M insurance, 24/7 support, on-site maintenance, software upgrades, repairs and billing services
We are in the process of getting a third draft of the lobby design which will incorporate the suggestions and ideas from the residents after their review of the original design. The goal is to present the new design to the community shortly and to once again gather your comments on the new design.
We are pleased to inform, you that earlier this year the Association has entered into an agreement to install an Electric Vehicle (E.V.) charging station network in the garages. The Association will not incur any expense for the installation of the network “backbone”. This, in turn, will allow each individual owner interested to contract for the installation of a charging station for his/her own vehicle. The electric vehicle backbone charging infrastructure installation at Gramercy Towers will start the second week of September 2018. The Management Office will be happy to answer any additional questions you might have.
On Monday, January 30, Gramercy began its preparations for painting and waterproofing the building, which will take place in 2018 and 2019. The inspections and investigation have already taken place and we are proceeding with more specific testing and a mock-up. Contractors were out and removed some fluted metal panels, stripped the paint and sealant from a few windows and from some stamped/patterned metal panels, resealed the windows, spot painted the frames where damage or scratches existed and painted the stamped/patterned metal panels, the Architectural Committee will now review the results of the inspection and investigation as well as the analysis of the testing that will make Gramercy Towers look like the jewel of Nob Hill!
The Architectural Committee has met with five (5) contractors who have the experience and range to allow them to bid on this large project. After having met with these contractors, the committee has selected those contractors who have the greatest experience, keen knowledge and a record of accomplishment for this very specialized work and have given them the clearance to bid on the project. Once the bids have been reviewed, this information will be shared with the membership to allow you to gain an idea of the scope of work and the criteria for contractor selection.
We are excited to announce that we have replaced the laundry equipment with top of the line Quantum machines which allows you to pay with a mag strip card, pay at the machine with a credit or debit card, and even have the capability to pay with your smart phone. You are now even able to see which machine is available, check on the status of your laundry in the washer and dryer!! The new machines are more efficient in that they use less water and energy.