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-====== ​<font 18px line-height:​ 1.2; background-color:​ inherit;/​arial;;#​000000;;​inherit>​October</​font>​ <font 18px line-height:​ 1.2; background-color:​ inherit;/​arial;;#​000000;;​inherit>​5, 2014</​font>  ​======+====== October 5, 2014 ======
  
  
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-Dusana, first meeting: Moved from Phx in May, runs a fair-trade on-line shop  and has a f/t job to support that. Austin good for small business and wants community living. Wants to move in, would prefer a whole unit, not sooner than 2 months, has two cats and furniture. Labor preference: gardening.+Dusana, first meeting: Moved from Phx in May, runs a fair-trade on-line shop and has a f/t job to support that. Austin good for small business and wants community living. Wants to move in, would prefer a whole unit, not sooner than 2 months, has two cats and furniture. Labor preference: gardening.
  
  
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 Membership review of Georgette. See handwritten proposal in Commons for details.\\ ​ Membership review of Georgette. See handwritten proposal in Commons for details.\\ ​
-*Editor Note: Not possible due to lack of steward - point of information ​-- steward only needs to count ballots\\  +*Editor Note: Not possible due to lack of steward - point of information ​– steward only needs to count ballots\\  
-**Double Editor Note: Needs to be next week to give one full week of notice. Point of information ​-- Not a requirement. Item tabled.+**Double Editor Note: Needs to be next week to give one full week of notice. Point of information ​– Not a requirement. Item tabled.
  
  
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-(Tim) Discuss sound-proofing back room.  Tim is not here, so item is tabled.+(Tim) Discuss sound-proofing back room. Tim is not here, so item is tabled.
  
  
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-(Martina on behalf of 208, from a handwritten note translated by Sarah) "We are from apartment 208 and we would like a lease extension for 1 or 2 months more while we move. We are still looking for [a place to live]. Sincerely, Martina Maldonado. Thank you." Martina states the family is applying for another place but may not hear for 2 weeks. Clarifying questions and responses: Current lease ends Oct 31. They are asking for one more month, end of November. Concerns: Contract states they would do 4 hours labor per week and they don't; he thought they were moving in June. Co-op can charge $10 an hour; there are hundreds or thousands of labor fines that have not been assessed by the treasurer. Response: They have back-breaking work and are tired at night, taking care of their home. The change to a co-op was big for them, and they were used to maintenance being paid for and didn't understand the change and didn't like the rent increase. They didn't want to pay through the end of the month if they break the lease early. Point of information:​ they would not be required to pay through the end of the month if they leave early, according to an earlier conversation with steward and treasurer. Response: Rent is rising and that is unjust; they work from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; if she does more for the co-op she wants to be paid $20/hr. Concern: Two months ago we tried to meet with them about this, with an interpreter who came to a meeting which they did not attend. The outcome was the contract would be terminated at the end of Oct and that members would be willing to meet with them at another date but they waited until they got the notice to vacate to reach out to us. There are people who want to come in and do labor now. Response: She apologizes; they had a wedding and were trying to find a place and were only reminded by the notice to vacate. Concern: Rent was raised on everyone by all of us, not just on her. The back-breaking work is real and we are empathetic, but our labor keeps us from raising the rent every year. To ask for an extension is to keep out those who want to come and keep the co-op going with their labor. Clarifying question and concern: has rent been raised twice? Yes, when we first came in and again this year. Additional concern: what if the place you are applying to move to does not work out at the end October. Clarifying question: is it possible to write a one month contract? Response from MemCo: yes. <font 13px/​arial;;#​000000;;#​ffffff>​Majority v</​font>​ <font 13px/​arial;;#​000000;;#​ffffff>​ote in favor of extension: 2 opposed. Additional information:​ They would like to have November 1 to clear out. Response from MemCo: yes, because that was the date on the Notice to Vacate.</​font> ​+(Martina on behalf of 208, from a handwritten note translated by Sarah) "We are from apartment 208 and we would like a lease extension for 1 or 2 months more while we move. We are still looking for [a place to live]. Sincerely, Martina Maldonado. Thank you." Martina states the family is applying for another place but may not hear for 2 weeks. Clarifying questions and responses: Current lease ends Oct 31. They are asking for one more month, end of November. Concerns: Contract states they would do 4 hours labor per week and they don't; he thought they were moving in June. Co-op can charge $10 an hour; there are hundreds or thousands of labor fines that have not been assessed by the treasurer. Response: They have back-breaking work and are tired at night, taking care of their home. The change to a co-op was big for them, and they were used to maintenance being paid for and didn't understand the change and didn't like the rent increase. They didn't want to pay through the end of the month if they break the lease early. Point of information:​ they would not be required to pay through the end of the month if they leave early, according to an earlier conversation with steward and treasurer. Response: Rent is rising and that is unjust; they work from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; if she does more for the co-op she wants to be paid $20/hr. Concern: Two months ago we tried to meet with them about this, with an interpreter who came to a meeting which they did not attend. The outcome was the contract would be terminated at the end of Oct and that members would be willing to meet with them at another date but they waited until they got the notice to vacate to reach out to us. There are people who want to come in and do labor now. Response: She apologizes; they had a wedding and were trying to find a place and were only reminded by the notice to vacate. Concern: Rent was raised on everyone by all of us, not just on her. The back-breaking work is real and we are empathetic, but our labor keeps us from raising the rent every year. To ask for an extension is to keep out those who want to come and keep the co-op going with their labor. Clarifying question and concern: has rent been raised twice? Yes, when we first came in and again this year. Additional concern: what if the place you are applying to move to does not work out at the end October. Clarifying question: is it possible to write a one month contract? Response from MemCo: yes. <font 13px/​arial;;#​000000;;#​ffffff>​Majority v</​font>​ <font 13px/​arial;;#​000000;;#​ffffff>​ote in favor of extension: 2 opposed. Additional information:​ They would like to have November 1 to clear out. Response from MemCo: yes, because that was the date on the Notice to Vacate.</​font>​
  
  
-<font 18px/Arial, sans-serif;;#​000000;;​inherit>​New business</​font> ​+<font 18px/Arial, sans-serif;;#​000000;;​inherit>​New business</​font>​
  
  
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