Monday, September 14, 2015

Taneycomo Terrace Condominiums! Are they in creeping decline?


Forsyth MO – after recently moving to a small condo located in Taneycomo Terrace in Forsyth Missouri, I found it to be a mostly enjoyable experience. What has made it less to perfectly enjoyable has the the apparent confusion among the condo owners as to who is responsible for what via the Home Owner Association the is responsible for the monthly collection of fees from a 150+ units, the funds of which are supposed to be used for grounds and building structure maintenance! Yes problems seem to exist that are not being addressed for what ever reason. Let's look at a couple of examples:

  1. Roof gutter runs in a retrograde manner and thus does not properly drain rain when it falls. Hmmm. OK, I'll grant that this is not a major problem as far as structural integrity goes, but that not the real problem. It is my understanding that this condition with this gutter has gone on for some time! When I asked one of the workers why it wasn't being addressed, I was informed that 'management' was no willing to provide the safety equipment needed to allow the staff to make repairs in a safe and good manner. That rings true as I did submit a repair order some weeks ago to no avail. I was also informed that there currently existed many such gutter related problems and that few if any  were being repaired either. 

  1. Some parking garages also may be slowly falling into a state of disrepair. The question here seems to be whose responsibility it is to maintain the inside of the garage – it is the unit owners or the HOA? This problem becomes even more exacerbated with the knowledge that owners may simply be to old and or low on funds to be able to remedy the situation. Adding to the complexity are areas like entryways, as seen here. Whose responsible for these?
What's strikes me as strange is that you'd think that such issues would have been settled decades ago. Apparently that is not the case. Even the low income dwelling, located in the midst of Taneycomo Terrace seem to enjoy much better care!

New roof, flashing and gutters? No problem! And the joke is that taxpayers are paying for that too!

2 comments:

  1. As someone who lives out of state,but thinking of moving and buying here are you saying to keep looking elsewhere? Don't the condo association have meetings to address problems that owners are having? Or do they take your money and not care? Someone please let me know before I make this huge move.

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  2. Yes I'd like to know about this as well!????

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