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Fort Lee Co-op, Condo Association Elects Interim Executive Director

FLCCA also added new members and offered a new benefit to members at its most recent meeting.

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.

William Mays October 08, 2012 at 11:48 PM
More like the Fort Lee Senior Citizen's Association lol. Only buildings that aren't 90% seniors are probably Atrium Palace and the Palisades.
Jack B Goode October 09, 2012 at 12:48 AM
and your point is.......................?
William Mays October 09, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Don't really have one, just saying.
Jack B Goode October 09, 2012 at 01:11 AM
The ''Fonz' said" live fast, die young and leave a good-looking body"...personally, I'd rather be a senior (someday) living in Fort Lee.....
William Mays October 09, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Oh screw that, I'm going to live out my senior years in Miami or Manhattan.
Anna October 09, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Med West is not 90 percent seniors. There are lots of Young couples and families with children.
Art Elmers October 09, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Billy, Horizon House has many singles, young married couples and young families with children. Yes we do have Seniors living here but it is more like 30-35% at the most. If the population were 90% seniors, by your calculations, we would not have to worry about the increase in students enrolled in Fort Lee schools when the planned new high rise projects are built. But knowing the truth of who is moving into our apartments here in Fort Lee only makes me fear the growing school overcrowding more.
William Mays October 09, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Yeah Horizon happens to have a lot of young people, I was referring to high-rises like Northridge Park, that place is like 90% seniors, I can name a few others too.
William Mays October 09, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Fine, 50%. Believe me Anna, I know, I lived near there for a very long time when I was a kid.
Andrea October 10, 2012 at 06:59 PM
I live at Med West and I am on the Board..we are certainly not 90% Senior Ciitizens as Anna pointed out. I think FLCCA is a great outlet for Coop and Condo owners. We are a huge population and it is wise for is to join forces for the purpose of sharing information that will keep our buildings in the shape our shareholders deserve. Our pool, basketball court, tennis courts and playground are extremely active and it is not with senior citizens.
William Mays October 10, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Btw, just wondering, do you feel that your maintenance prices are worth it? One of my friends lives in Med West and she told me that she pays astronomical maintenance.
Andrea October 10, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Billy Mays, everything is relative, I do not believe our maintenance is high. I am quite sure we are amongst the lowest in Fort Lee for a building with our amenities. Our property is beautiful ( no I am not being partial) our pool is one of the nicest I have ever seen, our playground and tennis courts and basketball courts are brand new. We have very little debt ( unlike most coops in Fort Lee) our underlying mortgage will be paid off in less than 7 years. All of our utilities are included and our bulk cable deal is pretty incredible. All that and I have a tax deduction at the end of the year! Surely your friend must appreciate the condition and amenities of med west.
William Mays October 10, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Oh yeah, she likes the building, but she liked visiting my apartment in Atrium Palace more when I lived there hehe.
Andrea October 10, 2012 at 09:03 PM
The Atrium is a condo and quite beautifuL..why did you leave the Atrium?
William Mays October 10, 2012 at 09:40 PM
It was hard to live with two kids there, so I ended up buying a house.
Andrea October 10, 2012 at 09:57 PM
The trials and tribulations of a home owner. I love not having to take care of a house.
William Mays October 10, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Yeah I sort of miss that aspect, although I have everything I had in Atrium Palace and more now, so I'm satisfied.

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