Parking Policy for the Underground Garage

WOODSWORTH HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE INC.

Approved by Board of Directors on December 9, 1989; Amended at the GMM on September 25, 1989; Approved by Members at GMM on July 3, 1990; Amendments to clause 12 and additional clause 15 – July 3, 1990 Consolidation.  Amendments to #9 and #16 – approved by Members at GMM March 14, 2011. Amendments to #1 and #17 approved by Members at GMM March 14, 2012. Amendments to #2, #9 and #16 – approved by Members at GMM January 26, 2016.

1. Housing Manager / Co-ordinator allocates the parking spaces and maintains the Parking Space Waiting List. (Amended March 14, 2012).

2. Parking spaces will be allocated on a date of application basis; however vehicles owned or leased and operated by a member who has obtained a handicapped license plate permit will be given first priority in the Waiting List, provided the Co-op is satisfied that the person or people transported in the vehicle require access to a housing unit in the Co-op other than ones on Albert Franck Place. Two adjoining parking spaces (#s 35 & 36) are reserved on a priority basis in the medium-rise garage for handicap parking for a member using a wheelchair. If there isn’t a need for the handicap space the space can be rented on a month to month basis with the understanding that access to the space will be revoked with one month’s notice, and that members losing their space can then be put at the top of the waiting list for garage parking. (Amended January 26, 2016).

3. Applications for the Parking Space Waiting List may be made by a member in good standing. Members are not required to own a car at the time of application.

4. Members holding Street Parking Permits are eligible to apply for underground parking space.

5. Parking space may only be allocated to a member who owns or leases a vehicle.  (Amended March 2011). Where a member is in the process of acquiring a vehicle, the vehicle must be acquired within two months of the space being allocated. To qualify for a car space, a vehicle must be a motorized four wheeled vehicle, in active use, licensed and insured for active use, and must be registered to the member.

6. Parking space allocation is based on one parking space per household only. Residents of Albert Franck Place townhouses are not entitled to parking spaces in the underground parking garage.

7. A member who declines an offer of a parking space will automatically be placed at the bottom of the Waiting List.

8. Members accepting a parking space must sign a Parking Agreement and provide the office proof of registration and insurance.

9. One parking space (#29) will be allocated for staff use only. (Amended March 2011). Staff will be allowed to rent an additional parking space (#11) on a month to month basis with the understanding that access to the space will be revoked with one month’s notice as long as no member requires a parking space and there is no waiting list for parking in the medium-rise garage. The cost of renting the additional parking space is as per Woodsworth’s Annual Fee schedule. (Amended January 26, 2016).

10. Motorcycles may park in the designated area and will pay fees set annually in the annual budget.

11. Bicycles must be registered at the co-op office and pay the fees set annually.

12. Cars shall not be washed in the Underground Garage.

13. Abandoned vehicles, and those not registered, licensed or insured will be removed.

14. Parking spaces will not be used for storage. Only registered vehicles will occupy the parking space.

15. Subletting an underground parking space may only be done in conjunction with the sub-letting of a member’s housing unit. It will be sublet as per the waiting list procedures up to the term of the sublet of the units.

16. Casual Parking: (Amended March 2011) The assigned Staff parking spaces as outlined in item #9 above can be reserved in advance by members for casual parking. They are available to rent during the following times:

Monday: 5pm to 8am
Tuesday: 5pm to 8am
Wednesday: 5pm to 8am
Thursday: 5pm to 8am
Friday: 5pm to 5pm on Saturday
Saturday: 5pm to 5pm on Sunday
Sunday: 5pm to 8am

Statutory holidays are considered an extension of previous day’s rental hours; for example, if a statutory holiday falls on a Monday, the Sunday rental will be from 5pm on Sunday to 5pm on Monday or if a statutory holiday falls on a Friday, the Thursday rental will be from 5pm on Thursday to 5pm on Friday. (Amended January 26, 2016)

Casual parking is intended to be short-term. The number of casual parking days per unit is capped at 12 days per month. (Amended January 26, 2016)

Members must reserve the Casual Parking with the office, or with On Call if it has not already been booked by the office, for evenings or weekends and the receipt must be displayed on the dashboard. (Amended March 14, 2011). The cost of renting the casual parking space is as per Woodsworth Annual Fee schedule.

17. Ramp parking: (Amended March 14, 2012)

Legal parking: Any contractor employed by the co-operative may park on the ramp with permission from Woodsworth office or by On-Call after hours and on weekends. Contractors must park on the south side of the ramp while leaving enough room for members to access the garbage cage. Contractors will have an authorization form on their dash identifying themselves as workers on site or obtain one from the office or On-Call as needed.

Illegal Parking: Members are not permitted to park on the ramp at any time. Any person parking on the ramp without the express permission of the co-operative or On-Call will be subject to tag and/or tow at the owner’s expense.

 

Bicycle Cage Rental Procedure

WOODSWORTH HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE

BICYCLE CAGE RENTAL PROCEDURE

Passed at the GMM on May 21, 1992. Amended at the GMM on Sept. 23, 2013.

1. There will be a rental charge for use of the bicycle cage located in the underground garage.

2. This charge will be determined annually at the Budget Meeting.

3. Members using the bicycle cage will be required to pay the fee by cheque or money order for a whole year in advance, or for the balance of the fiscal year, if usage of the Cage begins after July 1 of any year.

4. The fob to the bicycle cage is the same as the fob used by members to enter the common areas of the co-op. Lost fobs may be replaced for a charge in an amount set by members of the Co-op.

5. Bicycles must be registered annually with the Co-op. Any bicycles parked in the cage which are not registered, or rental fee not paid, will be removed by the Co-op.

 

Consolidated up to April 2010 and adopted September 30, 2010.

 

Rules By-Law #19

WOODSWORTH HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE, INC.

THE RULES BY-LAW (No. 19)

Adopted August 27, 1979; Passed 23 August 1980;
Renamed Schedule A of Original Occupancy By-law No.2
to The Rules By-law No. 19 – Passed 22 March 1990; Consolidated up to April 2010 and adopted by the members on September 30, 2010.  Amended on September 23, 2013 by By-law 75.

ARTICLE I — GENERAL RULES

Cable Television

Residents may not negotiate any cable television service from any source other than the Co-op's authorized supplier.

ARTICLE II — PET RULES

General

Members are allowed to keep pets in the Co-op. Pets must not interfere with another member's use or enjoyment of his/her unit or common areas.

Contained Pets

Pets that are normally contained in a cage, tank or other container may be kept in reasonable quantities and do not have to be registered with the Co-op. Examples of contained pets are birds, fish and small rodents.

Exotic Pets

No exotic pet may be kept by any member in the co-operative. The definition of an "exotic pet" will be left to the discretion of the Board.

Maximum Quantities

No household may have more than two adult pets (eight months or older), except as provided in paragraph 2.

Registration

Except as provided in paragraph 2, all pets must be registered with the Co-op.

Each member wishing to register a pet must sign an agreement to abide by this Policy and any decision made by the Board regarding his/her pet. Before signing the agreement, the member must provide, for each pet, the following information to be appended to the agreement: type of animal, name (if any), month and year of birth, description and a picture, plus such other information as the Co-op may require.

Condition of Animals

Pet owners must protect their pets against parasites (including fleas) and diseases. A certificate of inoculation against rabies and distemper for all mammals, plus F.E.R. for cats and hepatitis for dogs, must be filed with the Co-op at the time the pet is registered or when it has reached three months of age, and annually thereafter.

All pets six months of age or older must be spayed or neutered, unless they are being used for authorized breeding purposes, according to sub-paragraph (e). A certificate indicating that the spaying or neutering has taken place, issued by the Humane Society or a licensed veterinarian, must be filed with the Co-op when a pet is registered or within one month of the pet turning six months of age.

The requirement for inoculation, spaying or neutering of a pet may be waived or postponed, as appropriate, if the desirability of such waiver or postponement is confirmed in writing by the Humane Society or a licensed veterinarian. In such case, the pet must be kept inside the owner's unit, or under strict control when outside the unit.

If a certificate referred to in sub-paragraph (a) or (b) is not available because a member has owned a pet for a considerable length of time, then the certificate may be replaced by a written declaration that the pet has been inoculated, spayed or neutered, as appropriate.

Pets may remain unneutered or unspayed for breeding purposes, but only with the express permission in writing of the Co-op. Permission will only be granted to the owners of purebred pets and operators of licensed catteries. Breeding papers and proof of cattery registration must be filed with the Co-op before such an exemption will be granted.

Nuisance

STOOP AND SCOOP! A member must clean up any mess created by his/her pet through natural body functions or otherwise.

A member must repair any damage to the property of the Co-op or another member caused by his/her pet.

A member must control his/her pet to prevent any unnecessary noise, or noise that disturbs other members.

Control

Dogs are only allowed in the common areas of the Co-op attended and on a leash. Dogs are allowed in the backyards of the units only if properly secured and there is a responsible person in the unit.

Cats may run loose, but if a cat creates a nuisance, it must be kept in the owner's unit.

Complaints and Penalties (amended April 23, 1980)

A complaint may be made by either a member or by an employee of the Co-op. Such complaints should be put in writing and submitted to the Co-op.

For the first complaint, the Co-op will send a written warning;

for the second complaint, a fine will be levied as set by the members of the Co-op;

for any subsequent complaint, the member will be served with a Notice to Appear (NTA) at a specific meeting of the Board to explain why s/he should not have his/her occupancy terminated; and

A member may appeal a warning or a fine directly to the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE III — HEALTH AND SAFETY RULES

Hazards

Residents must not store gasoline, oil, large quantities of paint or other highly flammable or dangerous materials in their units. Residents shall not do or permit anything to be done in their premises which will significantly increase the risk of fire.

Residents must not obstruct or permit anything to obstruct the fire exits, stairwells, corridors, entry passages, and public thoroughfares.

Smoke detectors must not be disconnected or painted.

Garbage (amended April 23, 1980)

Townhouse residents and street access residents must place garbage on the street only on collection days.

Apartment residents must place garbage in the chutes provided. All garbage must be in securely tied bags which are small enough to fit down the chute. No garbage may be left in the hallways or garbage chute rooms.

Newspapers and magazines must be bundled securely with string. Apartment residents must place bundled newspapers, magazines, bottles and cans in the collection depot designated by the Co-op. Do not put newspapers, magazines, bottles and cans in the garbage chutes. Street access units should place bundled newspapers on the street for Wednesday newspaper pick up.

Large items (e.g. unwanted furniture): Apartment residents must be disposed of these items in the area designated by the Co-op. Street units should phone the City Garbage Collection for pick up.

No trash, garbage or unsightly debris should be stored on balconies, porches, patios, backyards, under porch steps or in doorways. Members with street access units should keep their front area clean. Members with yards or patios should keep them clean and free of trash, and those with pets must keep yards clean and free of animal feces.

No resident, including children, shall litter any common area of the Co-op: halls, stairs, sidewalks, roads, parking garage, etc. No resident shall throw garbage or shake rugs or mops from windows or balconies, or in hallways.

Garbage put anywhere except in designated areas is contrary to Co-op rules and City ordinances.

Pest Control

In the event of a serious bug problem in a building, the Co-op will have the right to order extermination services carried out in the whole building.

If members are incapable of preparing for extermination services, the Co-op will provide assistance.

Underground Garage

Vehicle engines must not be left running in the underground garage.

Vehicle maintenance must not be done in the underground garage. This includes washing, oil changes, repairs, etc.

Children are not to play in the underground garage, on the ramp or on the retaining wall around the ramp.

Consolidated up to April 2010 and adopted by the members on September 30, 2010.