Hiring Maintenance Worker
We have had a maintenance man who has been paid for maintenance duties since our condo buildings were built 2008/09. He lives on site as he is also an owner. Until 2015 he submitted his hours and was paid according to the hours he said he worked per month. After 2015 he was paid a set amount per month. In this position he saw himself as the ultimate authority on anything maintenance related plumbing/ boilers/ electrical/ leaks etc. and as he was also a board member until last Oct. no one was to question what he said or did. He said this is what happens in all condo buildings. Maintenance has the final say to operations in the building in that department. We have a property manager but this person has no idea how much he works either. We have a new board and he is retiring come Oct. We want to hire a new person and are putting out an advertisement with hours and wages negotiable. The problem is we have no idea how much our previous maintenance man worked per day, week or month. During the last year, from what I can see has not been a lot of hours. We do need someone daily to check our boilers but the rest is routine and could be done on a set day unless we have an emergency or a contractor visiting site. Other duties are seasonal and only occur a couple of times a year. We are in a small centre compared to the big cities and do not have a property manager company here and would prefer not to deal with city companies due to the extreme distance. What do other condo associations do for maintenance when they live in a smaller center. Any help or suggestions are appreciated.