The Fort Lee Co-op and Condo Association (FLCCA) has elected an interim executive director, added new members and is now offering a new benefit to members.
Former president of The Colony and current chair of its Finance Committee Arlene Stern was unanimously elected by FLCCA delegates to take over as the organization’s interim executive director, FLCCA officials said.
Stern was nominated to be the executive director at the association’s recent delegate meeting. She asked to be the interim head initially while FLCCA and its members review the mission and purpose of the organization.
Stern said there is a need to plan the direction of FLCCA moving forward, establish committees to report on various issues and to organize a “sharing system.”
Stern said that in addition to the review of FLCCA’s mission, the association’s delegates will identify current issues that affect the residents of Fort Lee's high-rise buildings and town home communities at its next meeting on which to concentrate.
She also said delegates will explore services that can be made available on a group basis with cost savings provided to members.
Al Norton of financial company Charter Oak announced to delegates that long-term care insurance will now be available to residents of FLCCA member buildings at a significant discount if enough people express interest, according to FLCCA secretary and treasurer Marvin Rothenberg.
Rothenberg, a board member at The Plaza, a building that was a FLCCA founder but currently is not a member, said Linwood rejoined earlier this year, and that two new members, Mediterranean North and Mediterranean South, have also been added as members.
Rothenberg noted that the membership now accounts for more than a third of all of Fort Lee’s housing units and more than half of those in the borough’s high-rise buildings and town home communities.
Delegates from member buildings Buckingham Tower, Century, Colony, Half Moon House, Horizon House, Kensington, Linwood Mediterranean West, Northbridge, Plateau Gardens, Regency, River Ridge and the Royal Buckingham attended the most recent meeting. They were joined by representatives from several other high-rise buildings considering membership, Rothenberg said.