Re: management companies
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 05:39:47 -0700 (MST)
Ditto Takoma Village where we are just beginning our life living together
and just started using a management company -- except they collect the
garbage too!  We find there's STILL plenty of work to do together to build
our community!

Ann Zabaldo

Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC. -- America's
----- Original Message -----
From: "Elizabeth Stevenson" <tamgoddess [at]>
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <cohousing-l [at]>
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 12:16 AM
Subject: Re: management companies

> I just want to make a quick statement that there are many groups who do
> this themselves, and do a fine job. It all depends on whether you have the
> people who want to do it or not. It can definitely be done without
> --
> Liz Stevenson
> Southside Park Cohousing
> Sacramento, California
> ----------
> >From: "Rowenahc" <rowenahc [at]>
> >To: Multiple recipients of list <cohousing-l [at]>
> >Subject: RE: management companies
> >Date: Thu, Jan 25, 2001, 4:01 PM
> >
> >
> > What Eileen reports from Oak Creek Commons is very much the way we use a
> > managment company at Cambridge Cohousing.  It is particularly important
> > get professional assistance in handling money - sending out bills,
> > collections, making sure the taxes and the utilities are paid, etc.  You
> > will find that no one in the community wants to be the one to dun the
> > payers!  A good management company will have automated systems for
> > care of all this stuff.
> >
> > You can negotiate just how much you want the company to do.  For
> > we chose to do our own trash and recycling chores, landscaping and snow
> > removal on internal paths.  The managment company takes care of minor
> > automatically but when there are major expenditures to be made these are
> > discussed in the regular monthly meeting the company representative has
> > our Managing Board, which in turn gets consensus from the residents.
> > can work out your own mix.
> >
> > The management company has no business being involved in establishing
> > and regulations!
> >
> >
> >

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