Thursday, August 21, 2014

FirstService Residential is now our Management Company

Today, August 21, 2014, marked the end of our contract with Associa and the start of the transition to FirstService Residential as the new Management Company for McNulty Lofts. First Service provided the following introduction: “FirstService has been delivering world-class service to communities since 1990. Our office specializes in boutique management of condominiums throughout the Greater Tampa Bay area. As your partner, we will work alongside you to understand your specific needs and customize our service to meet them. At FirstService, we achieve excellence by pursuing perfection. We want your experience to be exceptional with no hassles and no excuses. Why did McNulty Lofts choose FirstService? Because we deliver exceptional service and solutions to every community we manage and we are passionate about being the best at what we do. Every member of our team works hard to Make a Difference, Every Day, for the people and communities we serve, and together we set the standard for service and professionalism in our industry. This is our pledge to you. For over 20 years, FirstService has done this for communities and associations throughout Florida. This is why we’re the industry leader. With our local experience and depth of industry knowledge, no other company can understand your market and serve your community better than ours.”

Sunday, August 3, 2014

New Management Company Selected for McNulty Lofts

We are pleased to announce that FirstService Residential has been selected to provide management and monthly bookkeeping services for McNulty Lofts effective August 23rd, 2014.  

The Board is working closely with FirstService's Bobby Knuth, Regional Director for the St. Petersburg region, to assure a smooth transition.

The Board will continue to set all policy, procedures, and direction, and sign checks and contracts on behalf of the Association. FirstService will be responsible for implementing the policies and procedures as approved by the Board, and will oversee all day-to-day operations.


Monday, December 26, 2011

2011 New Look for McNulty Lofts

McNulty Lofts has a brand new look for the hallways. Still with an edgy modern loft look the hallways and elevator lobbies now sport multi-tone grey carpet, and a superb collection of St Petersburg art with classic and modern photographs printed on canvas. See the link here for the Tampa Bay Times coverage of the art collection.


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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

New Security Code for Ground Floor Gates

You can find codes at our secure website. Please see the panel on the right for a link to this site.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Guest Parking at McNulty

Reminder.....

If you have guests parking in our garage, residents at McNulty can purchase parking coupons for just 50 cents each. To get the guest coupons just see whoever is in the booth at the garage entrance.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Downtown Neighborhood Association


Please check out this link http://www.stpetedna.org/ to the Downtown Neighborhood Association.

Members of the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) submitted questions for individuals who have announced their candidacy for mayor of the City of St. Petersburg in 2009. The questions were reviewed by members of the DNA board of directors, whose work resulted in the following six questions. Six of the announced candidates—Jamie Bennett, Kathleen Ford, Bill Foster, Scott Wagman, Larry Williams, and Paul Congemi—responded with detailed answers.

See what the candidates said......

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Want To Know What's Happening in St Pete????





There is an exciting group in St Pete - The Bloc - actively promoting events and happenings in the "Downtown Block" area.

Check out the link to the Bloc's website at http://thedowntownbloc.ning.com/ and sign up for their email newsletter to get the weekly "BurgBlast".

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Museum of Fine Arts - Neighborhood Social - May 20




















Dear Loft Neighbors…

Madelyn Kinemond (P-9) has been asked to be the contact person for McNulty Lofts to invite you to this upcoming event… A resident from the Vinoy condos conceived the idea. Residents from downtown condos are invited. Madelyn does need to give them an approximate number of how many will attend. So, please read and RSVP to Madelyn by Monday May 18.


What: Neighborhood Social - Wine and hors d'oevres
Where: Museum of Fine Arts
When: Wednesday, May 20, 2009, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Who: All downtown condo residents are invited




How: Business Casual Attire

Beverage service courtesy of: Catering by Lundy’s, Courtney Taylor



Hors d’ oeuvres courtesy of: Olympic Catering and Events, Darren Diaz
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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Kentucky Derby Party......





Kentucky Derby Party
Saturday, May 2
Join us in the social room at 5 PM for drinks and hors d’oeuvres
6 PM Post Time !!!
(betting stops at 5:55; pay-outs for win, place and show)

Join your McNulty neighbors and invite friends.
Bring a dish to share and your own drinks, but dare to drink
one of our already-famous McNulty Mint Juleps.

Wear a festive hat if you wish, bring dollars to bet and have fun.
See you there!!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Indy Racing in St Pete This Weekend



Don't miss the excitement this weekend when Indy racing comes to the streets of downtown St Pete - just one block away from McNulty Lofts.




Friday, January 30, 2009

Building Management - Rampart Properties

Rampart Properties, Inc is the managing agent for our Association. Rampart is responsible for financial services including initial budget preparation, payment of bills, collection of maintenance fees, and monthly financial reporting to the Board of Directors. They provide administrative services such as preparation for board and membership meetings, and assistance with enforcement of rules and regulations.



Kimberly Rodgers is our Director of Management Services and can be reached at 727-577-2200 or krodgers@rampartproperties.com


Katherine Taraschke is our Community Administrator and can also be reached at 727-577-2200 or ktaraschke@rampartproperties.com


Rampart offers 24 hour emergency response 7 days a week should there be an emergency within the common elements of the community; the number is 727-577-2200. From 5:00pm to 8:30am you have the option of leaving a message for the on-call emergency response manager.

Residents should call if there is water damage and a plumber is needed, elevator out, A/C out, fire alarms going off, gate stuck open, basically any issue with the common elements. It is always better to call emergency response than not call at all as that is why we are here to serve our clients. However, if there is a wild party you should call 911 or the local police non-emergency number (727-893-7780) as Rampart is not a security service.

Rampart Property Management
RAMPART PROPERTIES, INC. AAMC
9887 4th Street North, Suite 301
St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
Phone (727) 577-2200 Fax: (727) 576-9605
Web Site: http://www.rampartproperties.com/

For urgent matters, 24x7 contact is available at 727-577-2200

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Spirit of Giving at McNulty Lofts


McNulty residents joined together on Dec 12, 2008 for a ‘Spirit of Giving’ cookie party. Residents brought food items for the St Petersburg Free Clinic Food Bank and donations for the CASA Holiday adopt-a-family program. A big thank you to the McNulty community for their generosity and support!
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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Keys, Fobs, Remotes, HID Cards

FOBĘžs for main doors:
• Gym Door,
• Lobby Door,
• Grade Level West Door,
• P6 & P7 South Vestibule,
• P7 North Stairwell,
• P7 North Elevator Lobby,
• North Midtown Sundries Elevators
Cost: Contact Rampart

HID Prox Card II
• One per automobile
• This is the only device that will operate the street level garage barriers; we suggest you keep it in your car.

The HID card will also give you access to the building

Cost: Contact Rampart

Security Procedure:
Keys, Fobs, Remotes, & HID cards
6th Floor Sliding Gate




6th Floor Sliding Gate in Parking Garage
• Gate separates Public from Private parking
• One remote per car. Keep in car to open
gate.
• Can be programed into “garage link” if car is
equipped. Refer to owners manual in car
• Gate can also be opened by four digit secret
code.

For gate clicker/fob devices and sale/lease application processing please contact the Rampart Community Administrator at 727-577-2200

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hurricane Watch Check-List

Hurricane Check-List for McNulty Lofts

After Fay passed us by, the notes below remain a useful reminder for future alerts. If a hurricane watch is in effect:

• Balconies and patios must be completely emptied from anything could blow away. Heavy items must be tied or bungeed down.

• Absolutely NO gas generators on the balconies are allowed. These are a violation of fire code.

• Keep your balcony doors closed and sealed at all times during the storm (please see instructions downstairs or ask a neighbor how to do this properly).

• We may face the possible loss of electricity. This means that the building may be without water. It may be a good idea to fill up your bathtub. This will help flush your toilet in the case of power outage.

• If we get a blowing sideways rain... it is a good idea to have a few towels ready to soak up any water that may enter the building.

• Please photograph and describe any damage to the best of your ability; this could help subsequent claims.

• For more info about Hurricane Preparedness go to
www.co.pinellas.fl.us/BCC/hurrprep.htm

For Emergency Info call Taylor Adams 710-1888 or Madelyn Kinemond 515-4610

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Monday, July 28, 2008

McNulty Lofts Exercise Facility


Available for all residents and owners is a well-equipped gym and exercise facility. Courtesy of Joe Donnelly, here is a quick run-down on what you can enjoy...

Many of the machines are self-explanatory:
Two treadmills, two elliptical machines and two stationary bicycles. These all do basically the same thing, improve cardio-vascular fitness and/or burn calories. The choice is basically a matter of personal preference and exactly what you are trying to achieve.

The rest of the machines are weight resistance, used for muscle toning and building. As you enter the gym, to your left is a rack with sets of dumbbells. There are literally dozens if not hundreds of exercises that can be done with dumbbells. This is predominately what I use in my workouts. In front of the dumbbells is a large weight machine with a permanently attached bar. Most serious weightlifters use this machine for many exercises. I use it only for squats because, if done properly, it takes pressure off the back and makes the movement safer. On the other side of the room is a similar looking weight station which used by a lot by serious weightlifters.

Working down the left wall the next machine is the cable machine. There are many exercises for this piece of equipment but my favorite is called the woodchopper. This exercise is simple but works the entire center core. The other most common exercise here is the chest cable crossover. As the name implies it works the chest and there are at least three ways to do this exercise.

Working around the elliptical machines the next weight machine is specifically for the arms. From the seat you can do curls for the biceps and extensions for the triceps.
Next to that is the bench press machine. The bench has several settings so you can do lying bench press, seated incline press or seated shoulder press.
Directly in front of the bench press is the Chest and Rear Deltoid Machine. Like the arm machine, this is a single purpose self explanatory machine. It works the chest or the rear deltoid and back depending on which way you sit.

Directly in front of this machine is the Lat pulldown / rowing machine. There are a number of exercises that can be done here, but with very few exceptions, they all work the back muscles.
Three of the remaining four machines are for the legs; Leg Extension / leg curl, abductor / adductor, and leg press. These all work the legs in slightly different ways and each has a brief description of how to do the exercise.
The last is the pullup / dip station. This allows pretty much anyone to do pull-ups and dips by providing adjustable weighted assistance.

That’s the basics on the machines.
Of course there is the fine print.... This Blog material is intended to be purely descriptive and does not substitute for proper instruction and ensuring that you are medically fit enough to use this equipment. Check with your doctor before starting an exercise regimen.


Filters for your Air Conditioner

Here is some useful information from Jim W in 1016:

Below are information for semi permanent non-disposable air handler filters. Both these filters are washable and both have a 5 year warranty.


We elected to go for the Filterama EZ-2000 electrostatic filter http://filtera.stores.yahoo.net/ezelairfil.html. This filter is on sale for $49.50 pus $1.00 shipping if ordered on the internet.

Another higher even higher rated non disposable filter is the Riteair Boair electrostatic filter http://www.riteair.com/esffeatures.htm?bs=&pn=/filtercat.htm&ps=www.riteair.com&si=27cc466ace9a3c46dd12627f295dc84f&ai=00020019. It is on sale for $75.96 plus shipping.

Our air handlers in the one bedroom lofts are Goodman 1.5 ton capacity and take a non standard 14 X 18 X1 filter. The U channel that holds the filter is a little generous and most filters are actually 3/8" less than the stated dimensions to allow for fit. Disposable filters are light weight and actually "suck up" to the air handler inlet frame. I'm not sure how this will work with the heavier aluminum framed non disposable filter -so I"ll shim it slightly to make it fit tightly against the inlet.

I'm pursuing PM options on our Goodman heat pumps.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

A potpourri of tidbits.......

Lobby Call Box
Our phone system can dial your cell phone or home phone. Contact Rampart to have your phone number programmed into the box. Remember, if you forget your key, you can always “beep” yourself into the building.

Lease Tenants
All tenants must have their lease on file with Rampart Property Management. It is the owner's responsibility to submit the original lease as well as Association application.

Pets
We all love pets, but we don't all love getting into the elevator to find evidence that Fifi has been there before us. Please continue to clean up after your pets in common areas. Pets are not to be taken through the main lobby, but should use the garage entrance instead.

Ground Level Parking
Please remember to park no more than 3 hours per day on the grade level parking area. Also, remember to remove your car by 11:00PM to avoid being towed. We do tow.

Forget your keys often?
In an effort to help those who occasionally lock themselves out of their units, Key Lock Box boards have been installed in the 9th and 11th floor trash rooms. If you would like to have your own lock box the cost is $35.00. Contact Rampart if you are interested in this.

Key Fobs
These serve as an alternative to HID card keys and fit conveniently on your key ring.

Committees
Living in a condominium is wonderful. Let's keep in mind that while we pay our monthly maintenance fees these do not cover all our expenses. Think you can add value to our building or neighbors? Have a passion for something? Let us know. If everyone does something small then big things can happen. Also, it keeps everyone's fees in check, and keeps us the most sought-after place to live in St Petersburg :)

Parking Garage
Remember to scan your card on the way into and out of the parking garage. Try not to take a ticket unless absolutely necessary. Also, please remember to park only on the 6th or 7th Floor.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Terrace Doors


The balcony doors in our condos are rated for 130 mph winds -- but only if they are properly closed.

Here are the instructions for how to close the doors to your balcony.

If you have a single door leading outside you must fully close it and then pull up on the handle. This sets the pins into the top-bottom and sides of the frame. Test that the door is properly closed by very firmly pulling on the door to see if it opens. These doors are designed to handle 130 mph winds – you cannot hurt them by trying to pull them open.

If you have double doors leading outside you must fully close the left side door and then pull up on the handle. Then close the right side door and pull up on the handle. This sets the pins into the top-bottom and sides of the frame. Test that the doors are properly closed by very firmly pulling on the doors to see if they open.

With rainy season coming, it is imperative that our terrace doors be properly secured. Otherwise when we have wind and rain it is possible for water to enter your unit and then find its way to units below. Please consider the damage you might cause to another’s unit. It is important that all of us follow these simple instructions. Please also check your condo insurance and liability insurance to ensure you are adequately covered for any damage your un-locked doors may cause for units below you.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

What a great place this is.......

The real winners at our Kentucky Derby party in the clubroom were the debonaire outfits and the stunning hats.......

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Kentucky Derby at McNulty Lofts

Kentucky Derby Party
Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
Join your neighbors and guests in the clubroom to watch the race on the big-screen TV.
Festivities begin at 4 PM -- Call to the Post about 5:50 PM .
(Bring some dollar bills to enter the pool. Pools close at 5:40 PM)
Please bring an hors d' oeuvre to share and your beverages of choice.
And of course we'll have the prerequisite Mint Juleps.
Fanciful hats and Derby attire optional.

Art in the Lofts - Exhibition a Success


Our resident artiste extraordinaire, Patton Hunter, recently completed a stunning exhibition of her work displayed in her artist's studio condo on the 8th floor, and on the walls of the 8th floor common area. If you are interested in viewing any of the art you can still contact Patton at pattonh@gmail.com

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Fire & Emergency Information


Always call 911 in an emergency.


For non-emergency police support call the local police at 727-893-7780.


For urgent condo matters, please contact Rampart at 727-577-2200.


Rampart offers 24 hour emergency response 7 days a week should there be an emergency within the common elements of the community; the number is 727-577-2200. From 5:00pm to 8:30am you have the option of leaving a message for the on-call emergency response manager.


Residents should call Rampart if there is water damage and a plumber is needed, elevator out, A/C out, fire alarms going off, gate stuck open, basically any issue with the common elements. It is always better to call emergency response than not call at all as that is why we are here to serve our clients. However, if there is a wild party you should call 911 or the local police non-emergency number (727-893-7780) as Rampart is not a security service.


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Lower Level Parking - Rule Change

Grade level parking in the garage on the street level is allowed for up to 3 hours. These downstairs spaces are for the convenience of coming in and out of the building. The 3-hour time limit allows fair and equal access to all residents needing short term parking.

Your vehicle must be removed from the downstairs garage by 11:00 p.m each and every night.

We have entered into a relationship with a towing company to automatically remove any vehicle that is violation of the above rules without warning, as allowed by Florida statutes. If towed you will be responsible for all costs.

Your guests may still park in this area as long as they do not exceed 3 hours or park after 11:00 PM.

Your contractors / deliveries may still park in this space as long as they do not exceed the 3 hours or park after 11:00PM* If you are having work done in your loft and it exceeds the time limit...your contractors need to pa rk in the parking garage on level 6.

*Exceptions will be made if a clearly marked delivery van or truck will not fit into the parking garage due to height restrictions. In this case they may exceed the 3 hour time limit but only with prior approval.

The non-McNulty Lofts spaces at grade level and all spaces on levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 prior to our security gate are owned and operated by Echelon as commercial parking.

Echelon generally has aditional grade level and garage parking available for rent on a monthly basis. Please call or email Rampart if you need a contact number for Echelon.

Discount Parking Coupons are available from Echelon for 50 cents for your guests or contractors. Please see the parking attendant in the booth downstairs to purchase coupons.

The current commercial rate to park in the garage is $5.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Art at McNulty Lofts by Patton Hunter

Our own Patton Hunter will be exhibiting her art work 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Friday March 21, 2008. Click on the image below for a full screen version.


Thursday, February 7, 2008

Instructions for opening street level garage gates

The entry gates to the garage from 2nd Avenue and from Cafe Alma can be opened with a security code. The current security codes are always available on the secure pages of our website, or you can contact Rampart if you need the code.







1) To open the large rolling gate on the ground level type in the pass code xxxx









2) To open the automatic (people / wheelchair) gate please type xxxx # (don’t forget to type # after).

Monday, February 4, 2008

Move-In / Move-Out Instructions

For our new residents (and those planning moves):


On behalf of McNulty Lofts Condominium Association and all your new neighbors, we wish you Congratulations and Welcome to the Community!

We have established a few simple procedures for moves and large deliveries, and ask that you ensure that your movers abide by these procedures.

1. At least 48 hours in advance, notice must be given to Rampart Properties at 727-577- 2200 requesting the elevator pads be put in place.


2. Most moving vans prefer to park on the north side of 2nd Ave S facing west. This will allow the quickest access to the main elevator without going up stairs. All moves and large deliveries must be made through the rear door (west entrance) only.


3. The Code to the sliding metal gate will need to be given out by the owner. Please ask the movers to be discreet with the access code and not to give it to anyone else. Please contact Rampart or email to McNultyLofts@Gmail.com if you need the code.


4. Movers will need the owner’s magnetic key card or fob. This will allow them access to the back door without propping open the door. Please do not prop the door open! Besides the obvious security issues, we are wasting energy to “cool” the parking area.

5. The South Elevator (main elevator) is the only elevator available for moving use. We do not have a freight elevator! If the movers “hold” the elevator door open with their hands or with a piece of wood, box, etc., it will cause the elevator to shut down. This will result in a very expensive elevator service call that will be charged to the unit owner.

6. Be very careful when loading the elevator. Damage caused to the floor or interior panels in the elevators is costly to repair. Cost incurred to repair damage caused to the elevators during deliveries or move-ins will be the responsibility of the unit owner.


7. Finally, please remind your movers that all cardboard boxes and cartons must be broken down and removed from the property. The building trash containers cannot accommodate the moving boxes and cartons! Under no circumstances should cardboard boxes be put into the trash chutes – they will almost certainly cause a jam that is expensive to fix.

Thank you, and we hope your day and your move goes smoothly and trouble-free!

Disposal of Trash

Friday, September 28, 2007

Ground Level Parking Spaces Available for Rent

Echelon has parking spaces on the ground level available for rent. The parking is secured. If you are interested, please contact Rampart to get a contact number for Echelon.

Monday, May 21, 2007

McNulty Lofts Tour a Great Success

Approximately 60 owners, residents, and friends were on hand Saturday, May 12th for the First Annual McNulty Lofts Tour. We began on the penthouse level and moved progressively through the residential floors for 2-1/2 hours, touring 17 lofts. By all accounts, the event was a huge success, with lots of surprises to delight the eyes, confirming that there is tremendous creativity and talent among the McNulty family.

Each of the lofts was unique, from special kitchen and bathroom designs, tile work, floor treatments, color palette, to window coverings and furniture arrangements. The tour offered an opportunity to see some amazing design work and provided a wealth of ideas for future projects! We plan to produce an in-house list of vendors and trades people who are recommended by McNulty Loft owners and will post it on the blog.

The tour culminated with a get-together in the lobby where our group shared food, drinks, and lots of laughs. More than a few of us have ridden the elevators for a year without knowing our neighbors’ names (isn’t it strange that we know most of the pet names, however), so now we are able to match names to faces! Thanks to all of those who opened their lofts to the tour and to the volunteers who helped during the tour. It was a great way to build community.

Friday, April 6, 2007

First McNulty Lofts Tour


THE FIRST ANNUAL McNULTY LOFT TOURS
COME, CELEBRATE OUR DIVERSITY!
Mark the date – May 12, 2007
Tours of Lofts – 5 – 7 PM ( flexible, depending on how many units are on the tour).
Meet and Greet -- 7– 9 PM ( BYO beverage and an appetizer to share)

· T0 to help us organize the LOFT TOURS, (and other fun stuff), please take a minute to complete the questionnaire that was placed on your door and submit your response in the box labeled “Questionnaire Response,” located in the mail area. Please respond no later than April 9, 2007.

Are you willing to have your loft on tour? BEFORE you say “NO, I haven’t finished my Loft, ” think about this – most of our homes are works in progress. Few of us have completed all our projects. We can still get ideas from each other. We can also make referrals on good contractors and warn against those whom we feel do inferior work. We can even build our own loft list for tradesmen, incorporating everyone's experiences with contracted workmen, complete with names and phone numbers. Also, you don’t have to put your Loft on the tour to join in the festivities. This is a great chance to meet your loftmates!

If you don’t want your Loft on tour, would you be willing to assist other residents whose Lofts will be open with hosting duties (directing guests through the Lofts, pointing out signature features of the loft?) BEFORE you say “NO, I want to do the tour, too,”…your time commitment will be approximately 35 minutes. We will time the tour floor by floor, so you will be able to see Lofts on at least 4 other floors.

Are you interested in having a monthly “happy hour” get-together in the lobby on the 3rd Thursday or Friday of each month?

Questions, Suggestions, Comments, Concerns?
Address them to: (also, if you want to join the committee, let us know.) Contacts: Charleen Harrington – Tel: 820-0621; e-mail: gharrington1@tampabay.rr.com Sarah Donnelly – Tel: 368-6776; e-mail: sarahdonnelly@yahoo.com
Committee Members: Natalie Brotman, Rachel Cashon, Sarah Donnelly, Charleen Harrington, Patton Hunter

Monday, March 26, 2007

Front Entry TV - Channel 98

Did you know that you can see who is in the front vestibule on 2nd Street South through your television? Tune in to Channel 98 to see if your guest is at the front door so that you can let them in.