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.
“June is the gateway to summer.”
Thanks for your patience!
We understand the painting process is a little inconvenient, but the feedback from owners with completed units is phenomenal! Thanks, everyone, for your patience as we freshen up the building! If you have specific questions, Miguel the Project Manager is happy to help!
Just a gentle reminder that all shredded paper needs to be bagged and put in a recycle bin. Loose shred should never be put down the chute; it causes the eye at the bottom of the chute to malfunction, creating a huge jam. Instead of cleaning after the holiday, Maintenance spent 2 hours unclogging the chute and compactor from the 3rd floor trash room.
Most people have already submitted their pet audit responses, but we are still waiting on a few residents. If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to submit your pet’s info on the website (no unit # needed) so we can check you off our list. Thanks so much to everyone who has finished submitting this information. We’re still loving all the great pet photos!
Our staff will be observing Memorial Day; the office will be closed on Monday, May 28th, 2018
If you have a maintenance emergency, please phone the on-call manager at 206-223-0721.
We look forward to seeing you when the office reopens on Tuesday morning.
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
Painting Project Begins May 7
The painters will begin hanging the swing-stages over the 20th side of the building on Monday, May 7th. We anticipate they will begin actual pressure washing on Wednesday the 9th or Thursday the 10th. If you live on this side of the community, it is crucial for your patios to be completely cleared of all items by Wednesday the 9th. The painters will be pressure washing first, then painting and resurfacing your decks. We are hoping to minimize the amount of time windows and patios are inaccessible by completing the project in stacks, rather than by floor. Thanks in advance for your assistance with preparing for the building’s refresh!
We’re seeing some adorable kitties and pups! Keep up the great responses, we love seeing your non-human family members. Hop on the website and fill out the form at the bottom of the “Update your Info” page! Once our baseline records are back on track, we should be able to simply ask about any changes, without having everyone jump through this hoop again. We’re looking forward to having all the responses in by the May 15 deadline. We love seeing your pets!
We’re happy to announce that painting of the building’s exterior has been scheduled. PaintSmith will begin with the 20th/Russell Side of the community. We have attached a letter from PaintSmith which details their process, as well as a map. You will note the map has dates beginning April 30. This has been rescheduled May 7th, so our residents have a little more time to prepare.
As we get updates on when the next phase will start, we will pass that information along.
If you live on this side of the building:
Thanks so much for helping us to prepare for this project.