All of Summit's comments simply sound like advertisements to me. A "limited time" inconvenience quite obviously implies a short amount of time... 8 months lis hardly a short amount. The TV does indeed display messages, messages that have not been changed in at least 6 months or so and that only say things like "HOA FEES DUE" or "NEW GRILL BY THE POOL"(the grill has since fallen into disrepair). Nevertheless... these messages are hardly anything of importance as all residents receive emails from the management anyways. Yes, The doors do have a much better appeal... which is precisely my point... I think we'd all much rather have working necessities than fancy looking amenities. I'm aware that the gates are open during business hours, that's totally normal to me. What's not normal is when the gates are stuck half open, or fail to open at all.
The prospect that affected homeowners are trying to remove Mr. Zema is absurd. He's actually trying to make a positive difference here in the interest of the residents. In fact, every single resident that I've spoken to about the matter fully supports his efforts. Sorry, Summit, but I don't think your sugarcoating is going to convince anyone.
Also, I've been documenting all stated problems with photos and video since they started occurring over a year ago. I'm more than willing to back up my statements with proof if necessary.
I'd first like to state that I'm very glad Mr. Zema brought these issues to light, and I'm appalled that the Wilkenson Group is trying to remove the one individual that has the resident's best interests at heart.
I've been a resident at the Pinnacle for a little over a year and a half now, and I can say that my time here has hardly been pleasant. Since day one we've had water leaks, both under the balcony door, and in the bathroom. Also, for nearly the past 8 months, there has been deafening construction noise at all hours of the day. These noises start promptly at 8am every weekday/some weekends and are so intensely loud that they physically shake our unit. My roommate and I both work late hours while also attending school, so these disturbances have severely affected our ability to get a full night's sleep. We've written very kind emails and even addressed the Pinnacle management directly about all of these issues, but our words have fallen on deaf... or rather.. uncaring ears. We also recently addressed the mold growing in our vents and were told that it "was our home", therefore "not developer responsibility" and that we would need to take care of the problem ourselves.... even though the HOA fees for our unit are over $400 a month.
While the developers have little concern for resident issues, they seem to have no problem splurging on unnecessary aesthetic add ons for the building. There is a pointless plasma screen TV in the mail room that does nothing but display photos of the Pinnacle, and recently the doors in mail room (which all worked fine), have been replaced by fancier looking doors of brushed steel. I can think of much more useful ways to allocate funding, like perhaps fixing the elevator that is constantly breaking down, or the gate entry system that goes offline on a regular basis.
I've been very patient with the management... we all have... but it's getting a bit ridiculous. As someone who communicates with his neighbors and fellow residents on a regular basis, I can assure you that Mr. Brammer's statement- "The well being and quality of life of our residents is a top priority, and the greater majority of those living at the Pinnacle will tell you that." - is nowhere near the truth. I thought that when I moved here I'd be entering into a truly enjoyably living situation, but I can honestly say that out of the many places I've been a resident of, I've never had more problems than here at the Pinnacle. I would not recommend this place to anyone, quite the contrary. If these problems continue to persist I will most definitely be moving elsewhere.