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.
6th Floor is scheduled for 4/15 through 4/18
Mon., 4/15: 10-1pm Units 601 – 6-10
Wed., 4/17: 10-1pm Units 611-620
Thurs., 4/18: 10-1pm Units 620 -631
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!
It’s time for Annual
Fire Alarm Testing!
As part of the on-going maintenance to prevent fire and safety hazards, the Board has scheduled Brimstone Fire and Safety to conduct the Annual Fire Alarm Testing on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM
There is no need to access your unit or for you to leave your home during this process. However, alarms will sound periodically during the 2 to 3 hour test. If there was a need to exit the building, the bells would ring consistently instead of intermittently.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lana or Brian in the Front Office at 206-706-4517. Thank you in advance for your participation in helping to maintain our community.
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!
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
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.
Website Upgrades: Making your life easier…
Several owners have asked about Board Minutes and Financials. In response, the Board approved an upgrade which includes the following:
Fourth Revision of the Rules
The fourth revision of the Rules and Regulations has been approved by the Board. Copies can be downloaded from the website; alternatively, the office team can print a copy for you.
Summertime Community Living
It is that time of year when everyone has open windows and is allowing fresh air to circulate. Please remember voices, televisions and music seem to reverberate off our courtyards and neighboring buildings. Additionally, several people have severe allergies and are inadvertently affected by smoking. Please be considerate of your neighbors and keep noise and smoke inside your unit.
Tub or sink draining slowly?
Most people automatically grab the Draino or Liquid Plumber. Did you know that these products actually eat away at the plumbing over time? Often, the clog is a simple accumulation of hair and soap. Twist off the drain stopper, pull out the hair and flush with a pot of boiling water. Let the sink or tub run on hot for a few moments and wha-la… most of the time that resolves the problem!