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A CLASS ACTBy TOM SOTER
LOCAL LAWS GONE LOCOfrom HABITAT, JULY/AUGUST 2010[[wysiwyg_imageupload:196:]]
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:194:height=236,width=250]] BY ANY OTHER NAMEfrom HABITAT May 2010Our connection was bad, but I could make out the words “corruption” and “dishonest” and “board” from the voice at the other end of the line.
SHOULD CO-OP BOARD MEMBERS BE PAID?
GOTTA SERVE SOMEBODY[[wysiwyg_imageupload:133:]] from HABITAT April 2010It all started with a handshake.
SNAKE OIL SALESMANfrom HABITAT, March 2010 [[wysiwyg_imageupload:130:]]Mr. Haney lives on. Not the actual Mr. Haney – actor Pat Butram, who played the unusual salesman on TV’s Green Acres from 1965-71, died some years ago – but a close facsimile.
MOT RETOS[[wysiwyg_imageupload:127:]]from HABITAT, FEBRUARY 2010It was the first time I had heard this particular theory of behavior. “In a co-op,” said the articulate board president, “it’s an 80/20 situation.” Initially, I thought he was talking about the (in)famous IRS requirement that 80 percent of a cooperative’s income had to come from the residents and only 20 percent could come from its commercial space. But no – that now-defunct rule was nowhere in sight. He continued: “Eighty percent of the shareholders are good neighbors; the other 20 percent are looking to cause trouble.”