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meetings:2014-09-07

September 7, 2014

Present:

Carey to mediate. Marilyn to record minutes

Attending: Delia, Claude, Gatlin, Azzurra, Richard, Donny, Andy, Jesse, Jack, Mark

Agenda item 2

(Mark) Extend my stay here until the end of September.

Mark - Extend my stay here until the end of September.

Mark revises this to request to wait till his lease runs out at the end of November.

Has a relatively high-paying job and could pay off his rent and other debt and have money for a new place. Otherwise will be homeless, in debt, and without money to get into a new place. Father might help out when he starts school

Andy: What would happen to labor if you stayed?

Mark: Would be happy to do labor now or pay fees, would like to help with Grounds labor.

Richard: You’ve been public about your plans to stay past the end of your lease.

Mark: I am because otherwise I would be homeless. I and others think I have been treated unfairly.

Carey: Straw poll indicates little interest and there is not a desire to move this forward.

Jack: I would support it.

Mark: Is it because you need a room?

Marilyn: No, because of what I heard at the last meeting.

Mark: Some of those things aren’t true.

Conclusion: Item did not move forward

Agenda item 1

Richard: Starting with Mark; he’s been open about his plans to stay past his date, and I propose we file the suit to cut short his stay.

Jack: What is an eviction suit?

Richard; Filing an eviction with the court

Mark: Does that affect renter status?

Richard: Yes

Jack: What alternative is there? I heard we were going to use

Andy: He has amount due so we would keep the deposit. If he chooses not to move out on the 15th we would file the suit then.

Jack: How much money would he owe if he leaves on the 15th?

Andy: $210 for the last month and then this month, total of $710. If we subtract the deposit it would be $310.

Mark: It seems logical that I would be given a chance to show that I can hold this job. I might be homeless. I don’t want the eviction to happen. I’ve been told I have the legal right to allow the eviction and stay 30 days past that.

Richard: You can’t be forced to leave unless a judge orders and it could happen as fast as 2 weeks.

Donny: Friendly amendment to delay suit until the 15th.

Richard accepts

Claude: I think we should give him a break

Richard: I think we’ve given him many chances, and I don’t think you have the job, just an interview.

Mark: I have a strong connection, and if not that then another job. I didn’t even know eviction was even a possibility, I just thought I would get a behavioral contract. I don’t think it was fair, just at the end of the meeting and not many people, and just people who wanted me to leave.

Richard: Usually membership reviews are at the end of the month.

Carey: How do people feel about the proposal (Most accepted.)

Andy: (Clarifying question about process.)

Richard: This is a proposal to mandate that Ryan file on the 15th.

Mark: I don’t have much trust built here but it would be preferable to have a spoken contract instead of taking legal issue, how about another proposal be that I would be able to stay until the 15th of October.

Richard: If you have vacated on the 15th there would be no…

Mark: I am trying comply with the date but without an eviction.

Donny: We are just reiterating the decision of the membership review.

Conclusion: Carey asks for consensus on Ryan to file the suit on the 15th if Mark has not vacated. Proposal accepted.

Claude: I want to know if you got the rent. I put mine in the box the other day.

Andy: I will open the box tomorrow and do all of them at the same time.

Jack: I’m just trying to support my friend, no other friend.

Mark: Could it be an open proposal to delay my eviction?

Carey; Jack could bring it.

Richard: File an eviction suit against Georgette

She is impressively behind on rent, almost $1000; she told me today that she managed to get assistance from the city and the state and a check went in the mail Friday. So I would say file an eviction suit 2 weeks from today unless her debt is cut in half.

Jesse: She also owes me $87 for utilities and I’ve been unable to communicate with her to get her to pay it. She at first said she had it and now she has no intention to pay it.

Donny: Did she say what she was expecting?

Richard: Total of $700.

Richard amends to include the debt to Jesse, and at least half of that should be paid in two weeks.

Carey: How do feel about this proposal?

Marilyn: This is a short term solution, which means having a second payment plan.

Andy: Yes this would be a second payment plan

Richard: Hopefully this assistance will go forward and take care of the future rents

Jesse: What would happen if we don’t approve this?

Andy: Eviction is not in process at this time (it appears it is at Ryan’s discretion) but an eviction notice has been posted on her door

Carey: How do we feel about this proposal?

Action: Consensus: Accept as amended.

She is impressively behind on rent, almost $1000; she told me today that she managed to get assistance from the city and the state and a check went in the mail Friday. So I would say file an eviction suit 2 weeks from today unless her debt is cut in half.

Jesse: She also owes me $87 for utilities and I’ve been unable to communicate with her to get her to pay it. She at first said she had it and now she has no intention to pay it.

Donny: Did she say what she was expecting?

Richard: Total of $700.

Richard amends to include the debt to Jesse, and at least half of that should be paid in two weeks.

Carey: How do feel about this proposal?

Marilyn: This is a short term solution, which means having a second payment plan.

Andy: Yes this would be a second payment plan

Richard: Hopefully this assistance will go forward and take care of the future rents

Jesse: What would happen if we don’t approve this?

Andy: Eviction is not in process at this time (it appears it is at Ryan’s discretion) but an eviction notice has been posted on her door

Carey: How do we feel about this proposal?

Action: Consensus: Accept as amended: file an eviction suit 2 weeks from today unless her debt is cut in half with a second payment plan and include paying at least half of what is owed to Jesse for utilities.

Meet and greet

Ross Lohmann, second meeting, works in assisted living currently in Buda, has been in a student co-op before. My job has its meaningful aspects, but that’s about it. Labor: I have cooked before, I don’t like to clean. Asks about pet deposit, would like to get a dog.

Azzurra: I heard you were making comments about my legs after you were here last time. Ross: It wasn’t anything negative. It was probably interpretation through the grapevine. Azzurra: I am trying to figure out if I should have a problem with you. I don’t want to explain it on the basis of a vague recollection, and obviously it’s a sensitive issue. Azzurra: I wanted to get it out on the table. Ross: I think it was a conversation about your being strong and being passionate about things. I don’t know what you to say. I don’t have any ill will toward you.

Meet & Greet: Elena Colon and infant daughter Tulia. She and partner and daughter are living in a studio apt and have to move out soon. Unsure if they will live together or separately. Unsure if I should have a room or an apt, as it would depend on the other roommate felt about having a baby in the unit. Partner works south, I work north. Has a cat, but it probably wouldn’t come. Has a reliable source of income – returns to work at the end of the month and runs a non-profit start-up.

Discussion of Ross for potential membership. We reviewed policies on the web and 5 voted no, abstentions 3, no votes for.

Agenda item 3

(Hannah) Allow Caritas and other social service proxy referrals to have priority above associate members as long if they are willing and able to move into the room on the exact date it is open with the deposit paid by either them or the agency.

Question of bringing Hannah’s item before the group. No one takes up the item.

New business

Azzurra and Carey: 109 is a wreck. There is a strong smell of tabbacco and it is making Azzurra sick. Greg suggests that the entire interior be painted. Even with a Mr Clean cleaning it was not enough.
Requesting feedback about painting the full apartment on their behalf.

Request to bring an official proposal.

Azzurra adds that she would like to have labor paint the apartment on her behalf. Doesn’t feel the the repaint is their own personal item.

Advised that any request to spend money has to bring brought before the house.

Suggestion to bring the 48 hour meeting, which would allow $250 be spent

Suggestion that the labor is done as labor holiday. Suggested that the labor comes out of grounds.

Richard: would like feedback on 2 potential proposals

Evictions for nonpayment of rent; currently there is no requirement that suits be filed, just notices posted. Currently the steward and treasurer do it at their own discretion.

He reads his draft proposals, giving the officers a certain time frame for filing the suit within a few days of the expiration of the eviction notice. Feedback was given.

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