“Approach the new year with resolve to find opportunities in each new day. ”
Guests parking in the Commercial Area?
Just a heads-up that the commercial owners are towing from their spaces. If you or your guests are parking in the commercial deck the vehicle runs the risk of being towed. The commercial businesses in our community can tow even during their off-hours, so parking a friend’s vehicle overnight in a space not assigned to your unit could lead to it being at the impound yard in the morning.
Thank you for your vigilance!
With the recent garage prowls, we’ve noticed an increase in residents watching the garage door close before proceeding and refusing to allow strangers to piggy-back in the exterior doors of the building. Thank you to everyone who is making a conscious effort to help maintain building security!
Reminder: Parcels returned after Three Days
Just a friendly reminder that the rules stipulate parcels remaining in the room will be returned after three days. In December 2018 alone, we processed 1297 parcels through the room; this last month there were 1915 parcels. Please be sure to grab your deliveries in a timely manner.
In observance of the holidays, the office hours are as follows:
Mon & Tues (12/23 &24) 8 am – 3pm
Wed 12/25 (CLOSED)
Thurs, Fri (12/23 & 27) 8 am – 3pm
Sat (12/28) 9 am - 3pm
Mon, Tues (12/30 & 31) 8 am – 3 pm
Wed 1/1 (CLOSED)
Normal hours resume on 1/2/2020
Should you have an after-hours maintenance emergency, please call
“Nothing says holidays like a cheese log. ”
Before Black Friday, we were receiving 100-150 more parcels per month over last year’s holiday peak season! This is why it is so important to pick up parcels as soon as you have a code. Remember after three days parcels are returned to sender. If you’re missing a code email Lana and Brian so one can be generated for you; if we’re not available, Luxer’s Customer Care team can also generate a code for you.
Canal Station Website
Canalstation.org has a bunch of information for you. Most of our residents already know about this handy resource, but if you’re new… check it out! You can find vendors, get information on reserving the lounge, file safety reports, and even change your information with handy online forms!
Remember to make those Elevator Reservations!
Remember, anything furniture larger than a single dining room chair requires an elevator reservation. Plan ahead and let the office know if you have items coming in or out. The current penalty is an automatic $500 fine, so keep in mind… if it’s bigger than a dining room chair it needs a reservation! Check with Lana or Brian to get on the calendar!
Garage Vehicle Prowls
Within the past 24 hours, Canal Station has had two reports of vehicle prowls. Both vehicles had remotes stolen from the car interiors.
If you notice any belongings missing from your vehicle please contact the Seattle Police Department to file a report and alert the office. Should your remote be missing, please contact the office immediately; we will disable it.
Please remember these tips:
In observance of Thanksgiving, the office hours will be as follows for the week of 11/25 – 11/30:
Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 7am – 3pm
Friday 7am – 3pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Should you have an after-hours maintenance emergency, please call 206-223-0721.
Canal Station’s support of the Ballard Food Bank extends beyond the holiday season. In an effort to help their community partners meet their needs in areas which typically fall short, the Food Bank has created a Wish List through Amazon. Click the link below; supporting the Food Bank in this manner ensures your donation goes directly to the people who need it most. Even better, your receipt can be used as a tax deductible donation. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/UFKQGJ1IIW3C/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex
If you are interested in learning about how you can support the Ballard Food Bank in other ways, please visit their website:
For your convenience, we have created a page on our own website.
“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. ”
Thanks to all the owners who participated either by proxy or in person at the annual meeting. Rich Reese, Liz White and Nick Kramer will continue for another term on the board. Thank you to our entire board for your commitment to the community!
Did you know….?
If you have a parcel delivered, but have not received a Luxer Code, you can simply email the tracking number to Lana and Brian? We are happy to generate a code for you as soon as possible. (You can also call Luxer, directly.) Also, if your parcel is missing be sure to look on other shelves as things get moved and carriers sometimes don’t shelve the boxes properly. If you need help, let us know!
Looking for Social Committee Volunteers!
We had owners express interest in forming a social committee. If you’re interested in sharing fun ideas for social gatherings, please email Lana, so she can connect you. We are excited to hear what terrific ideas are generated by this exciting group.
“Friends are the bacon in the salad bowl of life. ”
Food waste bins
Thanks to everyone for using the food waste bins on each floor. The city recently audited our recycle and food waste programs and gave us high marks! We’ve had some interesting things in our food waste bins over the last couple months – there were some houseplants, a tree and pizza boxes – which left no room for other people’s food waste. If you have large compostable items, please take them to the 1st floor trash room – our team will make sure they’re disposed of appropriately.
2019 Homeowners’ Annual Meeting
The Annual Homeowners’ Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at 6pm in the Community Room of the Ballard Library. Owners will receive their official notices soon. If you are unable to make the meeting, please return your signed proxy – to Lana. We hope to see everyone there!
Are you breaking down your boxes?
Our maintenance team has been spending more time breaking down parcel boxes than usual and are unable to get to tasks which keep our community shiny! Please remember to break down your boxes.
We’re Cleaning Dryer Vents!
As part of the on-going maintenance to prevent fire and safety hazards, the Board has scheduled mandatory vent cleaning NEXT WEEK from Tuesday, September 24th through Friday, the 27th, beginning at 8:00 AM.
A crucial part of this process involves vacuuming the lint from the interior of the appliance, as well as the duct between the interior wall and outside vent. The dryer will be pulled away from the wall so that a special vacuum may be inserted into the interior of the appliance, the dryer hose and finally the duct in the wall, thereby removing all lint and debris.
We cannot perform this procedure without access to your home. If Canal Station does not currently have a copy of your unit key on file, please drop one by the office or make arrangements with someone to facilitate entry. We cannot guarantee or even “guesstimate” a time-frame as to when to technician will be at your unit. At this juncture we hope to adhere to the following schedule:
Tues., Sept. 24: Units 201-209, 301-309, 401-409, 501-509 & 601-609
Wed., Sept. 25: Units 210-220, 310-320, 410-420, 510-520 & 608 618
Thurs., Sept. 26: Units 223-227, 321-327, 421-427, 521-527 & 619-625
Fri., Sept 27: Units 228-233, 328-333, 428-433, 528-533 & 626-631
And all 1st Floor Residential Units
Please have the area in front of, and beside, your laundry machines and outside dryer vents clear.
Because we care for your furred family members, we request that you lock your pets in a crate, bathroom or bedroom. This will prevent them from suffering unnecessary stress or accidentally escaping.
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.
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.
1st Floor is scheduled for Monday 9/23
From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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!