“And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us,
new and untouched full of things that have never been.”
~Rainier Maria Rilke
Propping Open Doors
The back-lobby door has been left open in the mornings before staff arrives. This leaves the community vulnerable to intruders who come in through the commercial garage. If you see the doors left open and staff is not available, please close the doors. The only time these doors should be propped open is when the maintenance team is working to empty recycling bins.
Successful Christmas Tree Round-Up
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Annual Christmas Tree Disposal. We had over 20 trees this year and very few hallways covered in pine needles. Having your trees downstairs in time for the removal crew was a huge help to our maintenance team. Thanks so much again for the help in getting those trees downstairs with minimal shedding!
Post-Holiday (Cardboard) Breakdown
With the record number of boxes this holiday season, we wanted to be sure to thank everyone who took time to break down their cardboard. Because of your help, we spent less time making room for your neighbors’ boxes and more time keeping the community clean.
CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL
Christmas tree disposal and pick-up will be Monday and Tuesday, January 8th and 9th in the Commercial Parking Area. These will be the only pick-ups.
(Please look for signage indicating the appropriate area.)
During removal, please wrap old trees in plastic or a sheet to keep the needles from falling and creating a trail.
Please do not put trees or wreaths down the trash chutes, in the recycling room or in the main trash/recycling room. Canal Station does not have yard waste containers, so these items will not be picked up by the City.
We have received increased complaints (including some license and space numbers) of people rushing the garage door, zooming past those waiting for it to close and/or yelling or honking to make the car in front move forward.
As there seems to be confusion regarding garage door etiquette, please use these guidelines:
Thank you in advance for your patience & assistance with these guidelines.
“I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.”
Annual Food Drive
We are kicking off the holiday season with a barrel in the lobby for donations to the Ballard Food Bank. They typically need Peanut Butter, Toilet Paper, Toiletries and Baby/Pet Products, in addition to general non-perishable food staples. Thank you, in advance, for helping to support this wonderful charity during our season of thanks and giving.
Did you know???
We have a lending library in the Community Room Cupboards nearest the refrigerator. If you’re looking for something new or interesting to read, there is a large selection of genres available for you to peruse.
New Bike Tire Pump
Have you seen the new bicycle tire pump installed on P2 across from the elevator entry? If you’re braving the weather and still squeezing in some bike time, check it out!
Trash Room Reminders
The maintenance team has requested a reminder to everyone regarding the trash and recycling rooms. Please put cat litter in plastic bags and double bag it. Also, please remember to break down your cardboard boxes and use the appropriate food waste or recycling bins. Being mindful of these items will greatly help our team have time to focus on keeping things beautiful!
“Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.”
Final call for Garage Audit Forms
We’re in the final days of accepting garage audit forms. All garage remotes which have not been logged with the office will be deactivated on November 1st.
Light Bulb and Battery Recycling
The maintenance team has been cut several times by florescent bulbs in the battery recycling. To help prevent this, please use the new buckets in each recycling room to separate your batteries and lightbulbs. They have been marked for your convenience.
Dogs off Leash
We’ve recently seen an influx of dogs either off leash or with the leash dragging behind them. Please be aware the rule states dogs must be on a leash with someone able to control the animal on the other end. We don’t want any skirmishes between pups having a bad day.
“Thank You!” for stopping in…
To all those who participated or stopped in to visit with the Emergency Prep Committee this week, “Thank You!” The floor wardens were able to disseminate valuable information and were happy to meet many of you. Building our community network is important. The committee is still searching for those with medical backgrounds, who wouldn’t mind being called in an emergency. If you are interested, please see Lana or Brian so we can pass the information along
October is a busy month for Canal Station Owners and Residents. We thought this handy list would be helpful in keeping everyone aware of upcoming important dates.
Annual Homeowners' Meeting
October 11, 2017
Ballard Library at 6pm
Garage Cleaning Reschedule
October 17, 18, 19
P2 and P3 please have vehicles removed between 8am and 5pm
Emergency Prep - Meet your Floor Wardens
October 18, 2017
Lobby from 5:30pm to 7pm
Garage Audit Wrap UP
October 31, 2017
Please have all garage remote and vehicle information to us by 8pm. Remotes will be disabled beginning November 1st!
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree...”
There is now an incident report on the website for ease of reporting. You can also find forms for rules violations, towing reports, maintenance concerns and forms to change a phone number, vehicle or pet information. Using these (or emailing directly) is the best way to make a report. For you, it shows that the item was reported; for the staff, it gives us the elements we need to address items most efficiently and allows us to track concerns.
Lobby Area Doors by Elevators
We have had several concerns regarding the doors being propped open over the weekends. While the maintenance team uses the door stops while they are working, we close them when staff goes home. Propping the doors open allows anyone walking from the commercial parking area into the community. Residents control our “controlled access.”
Garage Cleaning Reschedule
The garage cleaning has been rescheduled for the following dates:
Tuesday, October 17 – P2
Wednesday, October 18 – P3
Thursday, October 19 – P3 (if necessary)
Please remove vehicles parked on these floors between 8am & 5pm. Notices will go out closer to the dates as a reminder.
Please be sure to return any carts to the parking garage elevator lobbies as soon as you have finished using them. We are receiving multiple complaints there are no carts available.