Westchester County
New York

Received and Filed
Aug 14, 2012 10:00 AM

HON. KENNETH JENKINS: ResidentComplaints-RiverPointeDrumHill-Peekskill


Department:Board of LegislatorsSponsors:D16 Legislator Kenneth W. Jenkins


Forwarding correspondence from the Tenants of River Pointe at Drum Hill- Peekskill as addressed to Governor Andrew Cuomo outlining their numerous grievances with their housing management company, Conifer LLC.

Meeting History

Apr 16, 2012 7:00 PM Video Board of Legislators Regular Meeting

On motion of Mr. Harckham the above item was received, filed and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Jun 12, 2012 10:00 AM Video Term 2012-13 (Government Operations) Committee Meeting
RESULT:PENDINGNext: 6/18/2012 10:00 AM
Jun 18, 2012 10:00 AM Video Term 2012-13 (Government Operations) Committee Meeting

Ms. Drummond discussed the complaints from the residents at the affordable housing complex, River Pointe Drum Hill in Peekskill, including: pull cords that don't work, no doctor on premises, no on-site services for residents, water leaks on the roof, rent increases, window installation issues, computer room repair, laundry room costs, elevator repairs, cable television, smoking in and around building.

There was a written response by the management company on April 10,which addressed all the issues above. They have been in discussions with Cablevision which are ongoing. The State approved the 4% rent increase and the no smoking is a self-policing issue. Conifer has checked the records for the elevator and it is not out of service more than any other building. The water leaks from the air conditioning unit on the roof have been fixed. They are working to have more programs and services and to make sure there is an answer when emergencies services are required.

Ms. Drummond said that Conifer is working with the Department of Planning to resolve all the issues. Planning inspectors go out and inspect the premises once a year and this year the inspector will do a physical monitoring to check on any complaints that may be visible.

Ms. Borgia noted that it sounds as if the complaints are being resolved.

Jul 31, 2012 10:00 AM Video Term 2012-13 (Government Operations) Committee Meeting
Aug 14, 2012 10:00 AM Video Term 2012-13 (Government Operations) Committee Meeting

With a motion by Legislator Myers and seconded by Legislator Harckham the item below was received & filed with a vote of 7 to 0.