21 January, 2006

Introducing the "new" MarinaWatchDog Sound Off Blog


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.MarinaWatchDog proudly introduces a new forum of communication for Marina City residents.

This Web Log, commonly referred to as a "blog" is an online journal for individuals to post their personal thoughts, criticisms, concerns, comments, opinions, compliments, complaints or questions and to report news or other information information that they may want to share pertaining to Marina City and its surrounding neighborhood.

The editors of MarinaWatchDog see a continuing need for this service, even in light of the current open atmosphere the current association board has pertaining to the sharing of information with us, their membership.

As the cliche goes, information is power - so let's share our news, thoughts, opinions and practical suggestions.

We welcome your postings on all matters of concern to all owners and residents of Marina City.


Submit your blog, simply by:

1: Go to http://marinawatchdog.blogspot.com assuming you are not there already.
2: On the right hand column, scroll down and click on "comment"
3: On the right hand column, you can type your comments in the box that's titled "leave your comment"
4. After your comments, you can sign your name, your initials, nickname or pseudonym. Or
5. You can chose to be "anonymous" If so, click the "anonymous" option.
6. The click the blue box that says "Login and Publish"

Your comment will now be posted in the left had column for all to read.

You may submit your blog anonymously or you may "sign" it. Embrace your First Amendment Rights and be heard. Participation in this blog is completely free, with no charge to you. Anonymous comments can never be traced back to the author.


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Anonymous said...

Photos should be taken of balconies and put up on a big billboard with the owner's name under each one.

Anonymous said...

DK Condo sucks! A pack of incompetent bullies, not only here but at their other properties!

Check out all the one star reviews for draper & Kramer on yelp! check the glassdoor reviews where employees say company will do ANYTHING to keep a contract! Ethics, schmethics!

But we'll renew for a fat sum and give them automatic undeserved raises! It's a clean slate!

Anonymous said...

DK Condo might have some problems but you have a lot more. What is the matter with you? Did DK Condo fire you from a job? Angry people are unhappy in their lives. I will pray for you.

Anonymous said...

6:52 What you're doing there is called 'projection' and living in denial.'

Anonymous said...

Did anyone write letters about balconies to the board? Complaining here won't do it.

Anonymous said...

Who is the engineer that is assessing the balconies, as stated on the recent memo from management?

Anonymous said...

Wiss Janney Elstner & Assoc is the engineering firm assessing the balconies

Anonymous said...

I see there is a notice from the office posted on the bulletin boards about residents removing trash and other in appropriate items from their balconies. Good! And if they don't - a fine may be levied.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know who installs a tankless water heater and what it costs? Nobody is listed on the preferred contractor list and this will be necessary once the city starts charging for water usage. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Tankless hot water tanks have been looked at for use int he building and apparently our electric service does not have enough amps to power an electric one. Therefore they are not approved for use in our building.

And the city has always charged us for water - and it keeps going up.

Anonymous said...

5:54, I thought the same thing, the city has always charged for water. We play for it in our assessments.

Anonymous said...

So whats going on with the balcony repair? Are there any units that have been tagged for repair? and whats going on with the outdoor carpet testing that the building asked for volunteers? I volunteered mine but I never heard anything back.

Anonymous said...

How good is the view of the navy pier fireworks from our roof?
I remember the grant park fireworks were mostly blocked by the surrounding buildings.

Anonymous said...

Well as summer comes creeping up to a close I had to endure yet another summer looking at the trash on all of my neighbors balconies. There's still the good ol' recliner, along with its trusty heap of trash bags they use for a coffee table. Then there's the balcony that is covered in plants from head to toe(I'm sure the birds love this oasis in the sky and the neighbors below get to enjoy the constant stench of bird poop on their railing). But don't forget about my favorite to look at with the old closet doors, microwave, assorted plates and dishes, broken dining chairs - Man I sure would like to go to a dinner party there.

Lets get real here people, do you think the city wants to give Landmark Status to a building known for its residents, Yes, you the residents, having trashy balconies and not taking care of their homes out door spaces. You are plain right lucky that you have a such nice outdoor space!! Treat it right, clean it up. If you can't do it yourself, call maintenance and they can take care of it for you!!! Thats why we live in a building that has a full maintenance staff, to MANAGE the building.

Another thing, if you think the building management has done anything to clean up balconies, show us the proof!

Anonymous said...

Well, I got a letter from the manage office about my balcony, just about 2 weeks ago! It seems one of my neighbors, didn't like what they saw! I don't use my balcony, so I was keeping several of those plastic storage containers on my balcony. I thought "why not?" I found out the balcony doesn't belong to me, it's owned by the assoc, and if I didn't clean it up and remove the storage boxes, I'd be fined. Thank you very much nosey neighbor! I'll be turning you in real soon!

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