No one has come forward as having tampered with their unit’s fire horn. Consequently, we have scheduled a unit by unit inspection for Thursday, July 25th.
Unfortunately, we must access every unit and sound the fire alarm each time. You WILL hear the fire alarm and likely see strobes in the common areas, until every unit has been checked. The invoice for this inspection will be back billed to the owner whose unit has caused the issue. Please ensure that we have access, so you aren’t charged for a return trip.
Please secure any pets and remove anyone with sensitive ears from the area. Please keep the area around the fire horn clear. The fire horn is a small outlet sized plastic plate, high on the wall, that looks like a speaker. In the commercial spaces, the fire horn is RED and high on the walls.
Again, this REQUIRED inspection will take place on THURSDAY, 7/25/19 between 9am and 3pm.
“You are better than whatever you’ve prepared to settle for… ”
A New BBQ!
We’re happy to announce that the Board has authorized purchase of a new BBQ! It will replace the smaller unit on the patio. The new grill is roughly the same size as the larger existing BBQ. It should be delivered and installed in the next week or two. Just a reminder that grilling of any type is prohibited on balconies and patios, so use our new grill!
Water Outage Reminder
Wednesday, 7/17 at 6pm through 5am Thursday, 7/18, there will be no water. Please prepare as you did for the last outage and let the water run for a bit before jumping into the shower. We will have a plumber onsite from 6am-8am on Thursday to handle any restoral issues. Please EMAIL Lana or stop by the office if you have any problems that morning.
Fun Facts about your Smoke Detectors
With the disabled fire horn situation, we’ve had a lot of smoke detector questions! Your smoke detectors are hard-wired together, but not to the system. This prevents the building from being alerted to your burnt popcorn or morning bacon! Since they are tied together, they communicate. If one has a low battery, they will all eventually beep until each unit has fresh batteries. The number of detectors is required by law based on the size and number of bedrooms in your home. It is also a law that you have the detectors on the ceiling and operable. Taking them down or disabling them, may cause a fine by the fire department (if they have reason to enter your unit) or your insurance denying a fire related claim. Take care of yourself, your family and our community by keeping fresh batteries in all of your smoke detectors!
We received a trouble notification on the fire panel and traced it back to a disconnected horn in one of the units. Tampering with the fire/safety systems is a violation of RCW 9.40.100 and places our entire community at risk.
If you have tampered with the horn in your unit, in any way, please contact Brian or Lana immediately so it can be reconnected and properly tested.
If we have not heard from anyone by NOON ON WEDNESDAY, we will schedule our Fire/Safety Vendor to conduct a unit by unit search – which involves testing horns in every unit. (This is similar to the annual fire alarm test – just longer.) The cost of this visit will be billed back to the unit owner.
It is our hope this is simply a misunderstanding of the safety laws of Washington State and we can quickly resolve the issue without further incident.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
The Staff and Board wish you
a happy and safe Independence Day!
Our office will be closed, Thursday, July 4th
Shortened hours (10am-6pm) Friday, July 5th
Normal hours resume on Monday, July 8th
Please remember, the roof is inaccessible and fireworks are illegal within the City limits and on the property.
Should you have a maintenance emergency, please call the Kappes Miller at 206.223.0721
Dear Residents and Commercial Units,
The plumbing team began work on the reconfiguration of the boiler room last week and are at a point where the first water shut off has been scheduled. There will be NO WATER available from Monday night 6/24 at 6pm through 5am on Tuesday 6/25. If the plumbing team is able to restore water earlier, they will.
PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY FOR THE WATER SHUT-OFFS. Stock up on bottles of water, eat out, plan for dishes and laundry loads, arrange showers/baths around these hours.
We understand this is a significant inconvenience and the contractors are working to limit water shut offs as much as possible. Thanks for your patience as we work to bring hot water to all the units in the community.
Canal Station Wall Safe Operating Instructions
CAUTION: Do not keep the keys IN the safe!
1. OPENING THE SAFE
To open the door of the safe for the first time: Press 1, 5, 9 (this is the preset numbers when the safe leaves the factory) and confirm by pressing the letter “A”. You will hear a beep and the green light will be on, and then open the door using the knob within 5 seconds.
If you or an intruder uses the incorrect group of numbers, it will not open. If you incorrect combination is used 3 times consecutively, you must wait for 20 seconds before reattempting.
If again the incorrect combination is selected 3 times, you must wait approximately 5 minutes before reattempting.
2. PROGRAMMING THE CODE
Press the red button on the back of the door near the hinge, release it and you will hear two beeps.
Now press from 3 to 8 numbers that you wish to use as a combination, and confirm by pressing the letter “B” within 15 seconds. Or you have to repeat from the beginning.
Write down your new combination immediately and check whether your new combination has been programmed or not on the condition of the safe door open.
3. BATTERY REPLACEMENT WARNING
If the batteries are low, the red light will warn you immediately. To test the batteries, just input your personal numbers to open the door. If the batteries are low, the red light will be on. If nothing happens, it means that the batteries are in order.
4. REPLACING THE BATTERIES
The safe requires 4x”AA” size (1.5V R06) batteries.
Open the safe, push the battery cover plate on the back of the door and replace the 4 PCS old batteries. You must reprogram the code using the above steps.
Use of alkaline batteries is recommended.
5. OVERRIDE INSTRUCTION TO OPEN THE SAFE
For your convenience, we have engineered a manual override system for your safe. If you forget or misplace your combination, remove the small PVC showing the key on the front panel, insert the key into the keyhole and turn it in a counter-clockwise direction, then turn the knob in a clockwise direction towards the right. This will manually open your safe at any time.
CAUTION: The safe should be placed horizontally when installing the safe.
2019 Mandatory Smoke Detector Replacement
As the building is over ten years old, the board has decided to replace the smoke detectors in every unit as part of our ongoing safety and maintenance program. There is no additional charge for this program; it is included in your assessments.
Brian will be doing this work himself. It should take approximately 10 minutes per unit. Please ensure any pets are crated or secured to prevent escape. If you are unable to be home for this replacement, you must provide access – leave a key with the office, have a working key on file, or have someone available on your behalf to grant entry.
4th Floor is scheduled for 6/12 through 6/14
Wed., 6/12: 10-1pm Units 401 – 411
Thurs., 6/13: 10-1pm Units 412-421
Fri., 6/14: 10-1pm Units 422 -433
Should you have questions, please reach out to Lana or Brian. Thank you for your patience as we work to maintain the safety of your community!
“What exactly is the function of a rubber duck? ”
~Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
When finding missing keys…
Recently, a homeowner accidentally left keys on the bar beneath a mirror of a residential elevator lobby. She returned less than 5 minutes later to find them gone; no one has turned them in. While it is tempting to keep extra fobs and remotes, please be aware as soon as these items are reported missing, staff disables them. Anytime we are asked to reactivate fobs or remotes, the serial number indicates the unit to which they were originally assigned. PLEASE, if you find keys (or other items) turn them in to the office. Not only is it the “neighborly thing to do,” it prevents awkward conversations later.
Reminder about Elevator Reservations
We’re happy to schedule the elevator for your furniture and appliance moves and deliveries. We need a minimum of 1 day for elevator reservations; 3 business days if you need the loading zone reserved, too. There is an automatic $500 fine for moving anything larger than a dining room chair without a reservation. Please reach out if you have questions.
New Residents and Parcels
If you are a new resident and haven’t signed up for parcel delivery through luxerone.com, please be sure to do so. This system allows you to retrieve parcels 24 hours a day! Because our room is small, parcels must be retrieved within 3 days. If you are going to be out of town, place a “vacation hold” on your items through the system. Parcels left over 3 days without a hold are automatically returned. If you have questions, please reach out to Lana in the office.