Co-op City Times / August 11, 2018
The Co-op City Times welcomes issue-oriented letters to the editor to be considered for publication. All letters, in prose, not poetry, must be addressed to the editor, not to third parties. All letters must be signed by the writers and include their addresses and phone numbers, which will be kept confidential, so that the editor – can•verify the• authors. or unsigned letters will not be accepted for publication. – •the– authenticity • – • – of•– – • Anonymous – – • –Letters • – •cannot – •exceed – •–350•words. – • –Ideally, they should be typed. All letters must be in the Co-op City Times office in Room 21, Bartow Community Center, by 3 p.m. every Monday to be considered for publication in that week’s edition. Views and opinions expressed in letters are solely the writer’s, and not necessarily shared by the Co-op City Times or Riverbay Corp.
Letters to the Editor
More Regular Financial Reporting To Shareholders
Accessible Taxis Are Not New To the Editor: I greatly appreciate Director Mary Pearson responding to my letter of July 28th about the need for an on-demand ride service for disabled commuters, particularly those who depend on a motorized scooter. Her information is helpful and the service that she highlighted is certainly a small step in the right direction. Nevertheless, New York City is way behind the times. I visited London in 1983 – 35 years ago – and even then, there were plenty of accessible cabs available to accommodate disabled people like me who depend on motorized scooters. In fact, I and a close friend toured the huge, wonderful historic city using nothing but accessible cabs. New York City is taking small steps to improve accessibility in all forms of public transportation but as the person who Mary quoted in her letter indicated and, I agree, the subway is not a viable option for the disabled because of the fear of being stranded and the feeling of vulnerability. I know there is a mandate to make 25% of all for-hire NYC cars accessible by 2022, but that only gives us the same services that London had more than a half-century ago. —John Rose
To the Editor: I was pleased to see that the newly installed Board has moved swiftly to appoint the chairs of the Board committees. However, I was disappointed that the appeal I made at the Board's Open Town Hall back in February for reinstatement of the Board's long standing Contracts Committee has not been fulfilled. At the Townhall meeting, it was said that the issue would be discussed by the Board's Committee on Committee's (COC). I have to respect the COC's judgment if they decided not to reinstate Contracts as a committee open to shareholders to serve on and assist with contract oversight. In the two years I served on the Contracts Committee, I learned a lot about just how many of our community's general operations, operating supplies and repair or upgrade projects are backed by contracts of varying lengths with vendors subject to a myriad of compliance obligations. A regular comprehensive review of contract status, adherence to agreed-upon compliance check points and contract renewal deadlines for the hundreds of contracts that are entered into by the Riverbay Corporation annually is a necessary and important task for the Board. I would think that Board members, who already are inundated with so many responsibilities for oversight, would welcome the help from their fellow shareholders in managing this enormous task. Perhaps the Board has decided to make this part of the review they are doing in their Budget & Finance Committee (which in the past was also open to shareholder participation) or the Audit Committee (some of whose members had often also attended our Contracts Committee meetings). If so, then it would be my hope that going forward, periodic reports on the financial issues that are under discussion or reviewed by the Board's committees that focus on financial concerns will also be shared in committee reports printed in our Co-op Times and in quarterly treasurer’s report as in the past, and not just when the Board needs to inform the community on the budgets to be submitted to DHCR. —Vivian Burrus
History Committee Meeting The Riverbay Board of Directors’ History Committee will meet on Thursday, August 16, at 7 p.m. in the Riverbay Board of Directors’ room (26A) in the Bartow Center. All members of the committee are urged to mark the date and plan on attending this meeting. Director Bernard Cylich chairs the Board’s History Committee.
Article SIXTH of your Occupancy Agreement provides, in part, that your lease automatically renews for an additional three (3) year period. You need to do nothing if you want your lease to extend for another three (3) year period. If you will be moving out at the end of your lease, notify Riverbay, in writing, Attention: Sales Support Office, 2049 Bartow Avenue, Bronx, NY 10475, ninety (90) days prior to lease expiration.
Important Notice to Shareholders of Building 15 Building 15
Current Lease Expiration Date
New 3 yr. Expiration Date
Building 15 100 & 120 Aldrich St.
November 30, 2018
November 30, 2021
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Co-op City Times 08/11/18