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.
Remember the meeting…
Wed., 5/3/17 at the Library!!!
Join us for a Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) Emergency Preparedness Presentation by Cheryl Dyer, the Loyal Heights Hub Captain for Ballard Prepares, on Wednesday, May 3 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Ballard Public Library meeting room.
We will be updating the interior of the building with Nagel Sport LLC. This remodel will include a new design for common element areas such as: the front office, package room which includes increased security and storage, as well as new floors, wall paint, new carpet and furniture. These new additions will be put into effect at the beginning of January 2016.
Recently, we've had an increase in unwanted attention from bike, storage, and package theft so much so that we feel the need to remind residents to be on the look out. Please be aware and observant of your surroundings. If you see something suspicious: call 911 and alert office staff immediately (206) 706-4517 or (206) 706-4503. We are working with the board and property management to create a safer environment for everyone. Again, please contact 911 first and then office staff.
Recently, Paul our janitorial staff member brought a homeowner's bank statement to the office. It was found in the trash with a myriad of other personal information. We shredded it, however the incident opened the discussion of identity theft.
Financial and health records, insurance documents, virtually anything and everything which has your identifying information should be cross-shredded. If you don't have a cross-shredder, there are several businesses which provide that service. Just take your banker's box or trashbag full of documents to them and for about $6 - $10 per bag/box, you'll have kept yourself a little safer from identity theft.
For more information on this topic, please visit the Federal Trade Commission's Website on Identity Theft. For information on where to drop off shredded items or what should be shredded, please visit Shred Drop Off.
Thank you to Doug of SavageChickens.com for use of his post-it art!~