Election Results 2020-2021 Board of Directors
– 2020 Annual Meeting report (including 2019 audit report and financials, insurance certificate) and election ballots with candidate nomination forms were mailed out in October. Ballots needed to be returned no later than November 16, 2020. Gassen Management counted the votes and announced the elected Board members at the November 24 Board meeting. They also sent out to all Board members the copies of the ballots without names and unit numbers for Board review. It was then discovered that only 39% of owner percentage of common interest was reached – not the needed quorum in excess of 50%. Therefore the mail vote is not binding.
– Following an illegal Board meeting held by six Board members and action items voted upon for which Board members do not have authority but the homeowners according to Greensboro’s governing documents, the President called a Special Meeting of the Owners on December 8, 2020. The respective notice was mailed by Gassen on December 1, 2020. At that Special Meeting via zoom meeting the six Board members took the opportunity to speak on his or her behalf and homeowners could talk and ask questions. Removal ballots and new election ballots are being mailed out.

Mandatory mask wearing in all four Condo buildings’ common areas and laundry rooms and when meeting with Gassen staff inside the Club House.
– The Club House/Party Room is still closed, due to coronavirus concerns.

Have You
– Signed up for Gassen Connect (https://gassenconnect.nabrnetwork.com)? This app is Gassen’s preferred communication method and should be used to create quick work orders for downed branches, dead critters, needed light bulbs, etc.
– Checked to see if your outside lights are on? The LED lights provided by Greensboro for the townhomes and garage exteriors are extremely cheap to operate and should be left on 24/7/365.
– Changed the batteries in your smoke & carbon monoxide detectors?
– Removed furniture from 2 and 3 bedroom front door stoops so they can be shoveled?

Tips for Snowbirds!
If you leave your home vacant during the winter months, from CIC Midwest Fall/Winter 2019/2020 Savings Guide:
1. Leave emergency contact information with Gassen Management with your expected return date.
2. Have someone inspect your home at least weekly, especially if there is a prolonged cold spell or freezing temperatures.
3. Adjust thermostat: do not turn the heat completely off. Set the thermostat to no lower than 55 degrees to protect again freezing conditions.
4. Adjust draperies and blinds so interior view is minimal.
5. Leave cupboard doors open under the kitchen and bathroom sinks to keep pipes warm.
6. Lighting. Install clock controls on living room/bedroom lamps so they turn on and off each evening automatically for security.
7. If the pipes freeze, use a hair dryer or wait until the weather moderates. When thawed, listen for running water when faucets are turned off. If you hear it, there may be a broken water line. If so, report to management immediately.
8. Refrigerator thermostat to be set at a minimum setting and remove all perishables.
9. Patio/Decks: please store all plants and pots.

– The staff put out shovels (on each garage) and salt/grit shakers on each staircase, residents should use when surfaces get slick.
– Fall clean-up by Reliable was completed after many delays due to weather.
– The condo carpets were cleaned by Zerorez on November 9.
– Blue Ox changed 2 and 3 bedroom furnace filters on November 10.
– Steve Morkrid repaired and repainted common area walls in each condo building.

In the works:
– Awaiting the date for AMEK to install new doors and windows at 7205/7209.

Volunteer Projects:
– Architectural Committee, headed by Tim Hilger, is working on many projects including interior homeowner projects that may impact common area components. It is best to reach out to Sonja or Tim before you start a home improvement project.

– Remember that the City of St. Louis Park does not allow parking on streets during snow fall and after till roads are plowed. You risk towing. Follow all other City parking restrictions – use the baseball field for the first night.
– Please respect the green and yellow parking permit areas. If you have a yellow permit don’t park in the green permit area and vice versa. A warning will be given once, then the car will be towed!
– Don’t back into your parking spot – it is NOW part of the Rules and Regulations.
– Commercial, nonregistered and guest cars need to park on the street or in the baseball parking lot between 4pm and 8am.
– Non-registered cars parked in the same spot for more than 72 hours will be towed without warning. The 72 hour limitation does not apply to cars with yellow and green parking permit displayed on their cars. Exception is when we have to clear the parking lots for repair and maintenance.

Useful information/It’s the rule:
– Starting an indoor or outdoor remodeling project including door area cameras? You must fill out the Architectural Authorization Request form available on the website. Send to Gassen and avoid problems!
– Please do not store anything in the condo hallways!
Please make sure that you or your vendor hauls away remodeling material from projects. It does not belong in the Greensboro garbage bins. Homeowners will be fined.
– There is a separate fee for hauling away household appliances and furniture. They do NOT belong in the trash or in the garbage, this includes mattresses! Contact Gassen to arrange special pick up, the price is reasonable.
– No tethering of animals – we have coyotes!

Please help by:
– Calling the police immediately if you see or hear suspicious activity at Greensboro. Cars’ catalytic converters have been cut from cars in the greater St. Louis Park area including Greensboro.
– Placing mouse traps in your garages.
– Recycling as much as possible. We still find a lot of cardboard boxes and bottles in the trash bins. We appreciate when you break down the cardboards so all of us have space to dispose of our trash. Please note that items should be dumped in the recycle bins unbagged. Plastic bags (and crib liners) gum up the recycle machines and should be trashed.
– Picking up trash, sticks, your cigarette butts and wrappers, your dog’s poop, etc. and put them into the trash bins located throughout Greensboro.
– Reporting any problems (grounds, critters, no heat, lightbulbs including your porch lights, security, etc.), by creating a work order on your Gassen Connect account (preferred) or contacting Sonja Spohnholtz (Greensboro@gassen.com or 952-544-0477) and she will forward it on to the right person.

– Sonja Spohnholtz, On Site Property Manager:
  Phone 952-544-0477, email Greensboro@gassen.com

Mark the date:
– Next Board Meeting: TUESDAY, December 22, 2020. Homeowner Forum from 6:30 pm to 6:45 pm. Suggestions/ideas are welcome. This will be an online meeting and Gassen will email an invite.