Re: Advice Needed: Repainting the community after 12 years in residence
From: Kathy Kelly (
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 14:16:14 -0800 (PST)
Hi Jim,
Do you have any photos posted of your community so I could show our group
how your repainting turned out?
Kathy Kelly
Coyote Crossings Cohousing
Santa Cruz, CA

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Jim Snyder-Grant <
jim.snyder.grant [at]> wrote:

> New View (Acton MA) has recently finished another round of painting on
> our 24 units (17 buildings), after moving in during 1995 to 1996. Each
> households was responsible for picking their own colors. Duplex owners
> had to agree with each other. Folks were charged a fee if the color
> was one that our painter decided needed an extra coat, otherwise, it
> all came out of a painting fund that some of our condo fees had been
> going in to for a few years.  Most stayed with the same color or minor
> variants, and a few struck out in bold new directions. Folks needed to
> get the agreement of their immediate neighbors, but there were no
> hassles. One person broke the "all trim shall be white' agreement we
> had when we moved in, but that was fine.
> I agree with the notion that as the years go by we are seemingly more
> a village, and less some centrally-planned condo, with all the pros &
> cons that entails. One of the pros, is in my opinion, is no hassles on
> paint colors, and a more interesting variety of colors.
> -Jim
> Jim Snyder-Grant
> 18 Half Moon Hill
> Acton MA 01720
> 978 266-9409
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