It has been just over two weeks since the Luxer System was installed and available for use. We have had some terrific feedback and compliments! We have had over 500 parcels delivered to the room in 16 days!
In last night’s board meeting we changed reviewed the time parcels are held in the room and the fee schedule. The board also reviewed some challenges we’ve encountered with the room and has implemented some rules to help manage it:
“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”
Tips for the Parcel Room
Residents Requesting Slower Vehicles
We’ve had a few close calls in the garage with speeding vehicles. Brian has installed mirrors to prevent collisions from happening with people zooming around corners, but there have been a couple pedestrian/car close calls, too. Please remember the speed limit is 5mph.
The elevator will be inoperable for several days. An oil seal malfunctioned. Thyssen Krupp, the company who maintains the elevator, is well-aware of the situation. They have a seal on order and are working to schedule the repair.
In observance of Thanksgiving, the office will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd.
We look forward to seeing you when the office reopens, at 10 am Friday, November 23rd. Have a warm and safe holiday!
Should you have an after-hours maintenance emergency, please call 206-223-0721.
Starting on Monday, November 12, you will no longer have to spend any time worrying about package delivery. We have partnered with a company called Luxer One to make sure you get your packages safely and efficiently without rushing to get home before the front desk closes. Luxer One has installed a secure package room in the building located in the Lobby adjacent to the front desk. Going forward, all packages will be delivered to the parcel room. Everyone who lives at Canal Station will automatically have FREE access to this service.
If your email address is not accepted by the system, please click “Create an account” on the login page. You will receive prompts to manually enter your email address, set up your password, and connect your account with your unit number.
How Luxer One Works
Repeat these steps every time you receive a package! There’s no limit on how many packages you can receive through Luxer One.
Hold Package Feature
If you are out of town for an extended period of time, you can put your package On Hold by selecting “Hold Package” when you get your notification. To do this, simply log in to your Luxer One account and select the day you would like your package held until.
The Luxer One lockers are monitored with video surveillance 24/7, so your package will always be secured safely.
Questions? Head to luxerone.com for FAQs and all the help you need.
We hope you enjoy this new service!
Last night, a homeless man was found sleeping in the back hallway near the trash room. It appears he entered through the garage and was looking for a dry place to rest. A homeowner called the police, facilitated their entry and watched SPD escort him off the property. The Board is addressing this incident. This said, there was much confusion over what to do in this situation and who should be contacted. Below is information on who to call for what purpose:
Maintenance EMERGENCIES – 206.223.0721. If no one answers, leave a message. Larry, from Kappes Miller, will return your call and either dispatch Brian/Lana, or a contractor; he may relay a message to the team so they can handle it in the morning. Call this number for: Unsecured Doors; Backed up Plumbing; Water Leaks; Broken Windows; etc.
INCIDENTS of Safety and Security – FIRST CALL Seattle PD – 9-1-1. Then call 206.223.0721 and report what has occurred. This ensures our team will be called to respond, if necessary, or follow up in the morning. Call this number for: Concerns about homeless people; Fire Alarms or Smoke; Major Flooding/broken sprinkler pipes; Prowlers or Evidence of Potential Intrusion; Noisy Neighbors (be kind and talk to them first); etc.
Thank you all for your vigilance regarding the safety and security of the community.
Puget Sound Window Maintenance, Inc. will be cleaning the outsides of your windows including balconies, on Wednesday - Friday, September 12 - 14.
**Please remove screens or the windows cannot be cleaned!**
You may replace your screens as soon as the windows are cleaned.
If you need privacy when the window exteriors are being cleaned, please remember to close your blinds that day!
The window washers will also be available to clean the insides of your windows on Friday, September 14, at your request. If you would like this service:
The office will be closed Monday, September 3rd, 2018 in celebration of Labor Day. We look forward to seeing you Tuesday when the office reopens!
If you have a maintenance emergency, please call 206.223.0721.
The Staff and Board wish you a happy and safe Labor Day!
“You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes,
you can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
Please remember that even on the weekend, reservations are required to move, stage a unit or transport furniture. If you choose to use the elevator for these purposes without a reservation an automatic $500 fine may be assessed to your unit account. If you have questions about elevator use, please see Lana.
Thanks, everyone, for your patience!
We are in the final days of wrapping-up the exterior painting. Thank you to everyone for your patience during this project. The building aesthetic is so much brighter!
Miscellaneous Items in Trash Rooms
If you are moving, purging closets or simply need to dispose of items, please bring them to the main trash room after checking with staff. Large items, electronics, etc. have special disposal protocols. If you have questions on what can be left in the main trash room, please see Lana or Brian.
Carts left in hallways and units
Just a friendly reminder that people depend on the carts that belong on P2 and P3. Please remember to return them immediately after use so others don’t have to hunt. Thanks!
In August 2017, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed Fair Chance Housing legislation, becoming the first city in the nation which prohibits use of criminal records when considering an applicant for rental property. This ordinance took effect in February 2018.
To help our owners comply, the Board has revised the criteria for renting units at Canal Station. Leases, Moving Fees and Resident Info Sheets are still required. However, in lieu of criminal background checks, the Board requires a search of the sex offender registries. To make things easier, here is a link to DOJ’s sex offender registry: https://www.nsopw.gov/en/Search/Verification. Be aware, the new city ordinance states owners must disclose they will be searching sex offender registries in the rental advertisement/screening criteria.
City of Seattle offers free seminars to help owners comply. The next seminar is, Renting in Seattle: Fair Housing and Rental Regulations for Landlords. You can learn more here: https://www.seattle.gov/civilrights/about/news-and-events/event-calendar#/?i=1
These links might be helpful in answering questions you may have:
Seattle’s FAQ page on Fair Chance Housing: https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/CivilRights/Fair%20Housing/Fair%20Chance%20Housing%20FAQ_amendments%2006-21-18.pdf
Seattle Office for Civil Rights Fair Chance Housing Webpage: https://www.seattle.gov/civilrights/civil-rights/fair-housing/fair-chance-housing
Article by Rental Housing Assn of WA: https://medium.com/rhawas-current/seattle-ban-on-use-of-criminal-history-by-landlords-begins-on-february-19-2018-b9abd28f5596
“Freedom lies in being bold.”
Protecting the new deck coatings…
During the painting project, we discovered damage to some patios/balconies caused by floating tile floor coverings. The board has determined floating tile floor coverings, and anything which causes damage, are prohibited on the decks and patios. Lana and Brian are happy to help with any questions you might have about this new rule.
Elevator Garage Lobby Blind Spots
Please be careful when exiting the P2 and P3 elevator lobby doors. Both easterly fob readers are in a blind spot; one can easily be hit by the door and knocked over. Please be careful as we work to permanently address this safety concern.
Thank you, Tom Beale
Tom Beale has served on the Board for all but one year of the association’s existence. He has recently decided to take a break and spend time with family. We appreciate his years of service and will be looking to fill his board position at the annual meeting this autumn.
Still seeking a Building/Security Chair
Working closely with Brian, this integral position helps steer the direction of the Building and addresses security issues. If you are interested, please see Brian for more information.