Once management received the hard copies, someone at the office would have to coordinate the delivery of the physical copies to every co-op board member.
Sound ridiculous? Well it was. For years and decades, co-op buildings in NYC openly and defiantly rejected the use of email, cloud storage and other more efficient and environmentally friendly ways to accept board packages. At Hauseit, we could never reconcile the environmental damage caused by this archaic process with the fact that the vast majority of co-op board members (and residents) in NYC are highly liberal and very focused on climate change.
Once the pandemic arrived in NYC, the transfer agents at the management companies started working from home.