This may be a case of poor drafting of your Rules as we are all subject to the various Laws and Regulations - even if the Rules are not as restrictive. The City publishes a Guide to Pools (See: https://www1.toronto.ca/city_of_toronto/toronto_public_health/health_communications/files/pdf/swimming_pool_m2009.pdf )_ It states:Thanks all, appreciate the insight. I reviewed the condo rules and it actually only says "no food or drinks IN the pool". Hence, I would think anything on the pool deck is fine, especially because it later says no smoking in or around the pool.
That's great, very helpful. Thanks.This may be a case of poor drafting of your Rules as we are all subject to the various Laws and Regulations - even if the Rules are not as restrictive. The City publishes a Guide to Pools (See: https://www1.toronto.ca/city_of_toronto/toronto_public_health/health_communications/files/pdf/swimming_pool_m2009.pdf )_ It states:
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The Reference is to the Regulations ( Ontario Regulation 565/90).
I know a reputable Energy Audit, we received several thousand (over 10k+) back from our submetering company for excessive charges.Yes, I figured as much. That's why I was hoping someone could give me the name of a reputable provider here in Toronto. Anyone?
But you know what? My Board is stressed and exhausted. Today I had a meltdown, as did my normally chill-beyond-belief VP.
It doesn't help that our current Brookfield manager is RUDE, CRUDE and a USELESS LIAR and we feel that, if we didn't do all that we are doing, the building would fall down. (The last Brookfield manager was stunned and useless -- and had to leave his former assignment for shady reasons.)
The Brookfield contract is up at the end of the year and we will definitely start looking around before then.
Do you hear that Brookfield???
Did I say BROOKFIELD often enough?
We are so conscientious as a team, and do so much, that everybody in the building -- and it's not a small building -- seems to be happy and rarely complains. We don't pick up on anything negative through our various grapevines. Oh sure, there's always the usual whiners but they whine about anything, anytime, anywhere. Because everybody is confident that the building is well-run, nobody wants to challenge us at election time. The younger newcomers can't be bothered, the downsizers want to relax and travel and the older original crowd members have served their time, are not healthy enough to run or think they live in a rental.
One of these days we will be too tired to go on and, to be honest, all of us are concerned about what will happen then.
I am thinking of seeing about bringing in "apprentice" Board members next year to the extent it is legally possible. And if it isn't, we'll make it happen somehow, even if we have to pass a bylaw adding two-three Board members.
Seriously. Our situation is NUTS.
Click on the person ‘s user name and then choose start a conversation.Is there a way to send private messages?
Those are insane. But note that "they" is a Board and you can vote it out. Also, under sections 46 & 58,you can requisition a meeting to fight a new rule before it comes into effect.This is an interesting thread. My condo has some funky rules, including not being allowed to put bicycles on your patio (which is a pain when someone visits) and having a maximum number of permitted flowerpots allowed (this one is really bizarre to me). No lights on your patio permitted after March 1, else they're considered holiday decorations. They're now introducing a rule that can charge you if you receive a notice, due to an 'admin' fee. Seems a bit silly.
Thanks! Might be worth looking into, particularly if they do some crazy sweep and charge people 'notice fees'Those are insane. But note that "they" is a Board and you can vote it out. Also, under sections 46 & 58,you can requisition a meeting to fight a new rule before it comes into effect.
Yes, Rules are made by the Board (not the manager) and they must then tell all owners that a new or changed Rule has been approved and give OWNERS 30 days for the requisite number of owners to requisition a meeting. You need at least 15% of all owners to sign and the Act gives you the instructions as to waht the requisition must say. The meeting can amend, delete or ?? the new/changed Rule. Rules must be 'reasonable' and the number of flower-pots Rule sounds challengeable under that provision of the Act, should the Board try to enforce it.Those are insane. But note that "they" is a Board and you can vote it out. Also, under sections 46 & 58,you can requisition a meeting to fight a new rule before it comes into effect.