Residents have seen painters around the building and asked a few questions, let me try and answer.
A few months back we replaced all of the hall and lobby lights with LED lights (which are much cheaper to run). The old lights had caused some heat flaring on the walls and so we need to repaint the hallways. They have not been done for about 10 years and it is in our fully funded long term plan. No levy will be required to carry out this work. (This is feeling like a budget speech now!)
Before we paint the hallways / lobby, the Committee thought it was a good time to consider the building interior as a whole. This includes individual doors, lift surrounds and lobby furniture. We have not made any decision on the how much will be done during 2016 but we felt it was important to have the big picture before we start.
One of our owners is a retired interior designer and offered her services at no charge.
We have asked her to come up with two fully costed options that the Committee can consider.
We are also planning to get a second opinion.
No decisions have been made as yet and the level of change will dictate the degree of consultation. If we decide to repaint the hallways the same colour, then I would not envisage taking that to an AGM. If the changes were dramatic then I feel taking it to a much wider audience like the AGM would be sensible.