On July 23rd, Governor Inslee announced an expansion to the face covering order initially imposed on June 26th. Effective Saturday, July 26th, face coverings are required in all common spaces such as elevators, hallways and shared spaces within condominiums and apartments. It is expected that all residents and their visitors wear masks while traversing and occupying common areas of the building until further notice.
We realize that this is an encumbrance to all residents, but thank you for doing your part to keep our community healthy and safe.
Pandemic Information Update
“A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ. ”
Masks in Common Areas, Especially Elevators
Most of our residents are using masks in the common areas. However, the Board wanted to remind everyone that wearing masks is especially crucial in our elevators. Living in a community, you likely come across people with high-risk factors, quite frequently. Please help keep everyone safe by always wearing your mask in the elevator and common areas.
ALL Amenities Remain Closed Until Further Notice
We’d like to thank everyone who has refrained from using the Conference Room, Lounge and other unlocked amenities. At this point, we do not have a reopening date – but will advise you as soon as those areas are available. THANK YOU to everyone who has adhered to the signage throughout the building and helped to take care of each other by staying out of those areas.
Information and Resources on the Website
Notices and Elevator Postings about the pandemic and other topics are both emailed and posted in the News Feed on the website. Canalstation.org has an abundance of information from what to do about noisy neighbors to handling someone parked in your spot. Owners can create an account to access financials, minutes, the latest building Insurance Certificate and more!
“Everything good and magical happens between June and August. ”
Update Office Email Addresses
Some residents are still using the old email addresses which end with integra.net. We are severing our relationship with this internet provider. If you aren’t already, please use the following email addresses to: Officemgr@canalstation.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com
Office Team Returns
Beginning June 2nd, Brian will be in the office from 8am-4pm Mon, Tues and Wed. Lana will be in the office from 6am-2pm Thurs and Friday, then Saturday from 9am to 5pm. We are still available by email if you need to reach us Monday through Friday. We are able to schedule the elevator for large furniture deliveries and moves during these hours, contact Lana for help with scheduling.
New Rule Regarding Pests
There was an incident involving pests last month. The Board wanted to further clarify the rules regarding the responsibility of pest control and has approved the following rule, “If one specific unit is found to be the source of or host to pests (insects or rodents) all association costs to test, remediate or mitigate will be charged to that unit owner.”
Dear Canal Station Community,
Below is the latest update following Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home” order for non-essential personnel.
Danny handles the bulk of custodial and sanitation services; he is an “essential employee.” We have shifted away from dusting and vacuuming, and are focused on disinfecting surfaces and keeping up with trash/recycling and food waste. Please be aware, he will be working in the early morning hours to limit the number of people with whom he interacts. Do not be surprised if you don’t see him – he’s working hard for you!
Our Managers are both working from home. We do not have access to the office phone lines from home. We will come into the office for emergencies or previously scheduled moves.
You can expect to see us for a few hours next Tuesday morning, when we reconvene to assess how this plan is working. Until then, keep washing your hands and let us know if you need anything!
As guidelines and restrictions for Covid-19 evolve, so do Canal Station's
efforts to minimize the spread of the virus.
Effective immediately, all amenities are closed until further notice.
The fitness center has been locked; the machines in our business center are disabled. The
sauna and spa are closed. Also, we are not taking reservations for
gatherings in the Lounge or Conference Room. There is one event on the
calendar; canceling will be at that homeowner's discretion.
In the event of a Shelter-In-Place Order, staffing and services will be
* Trash and recycling removal will continue on Mondays, Wednesdays and
* If you require assistance from the office, EMAIL the office manager
( firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> ); she
will return email several times per day and maintain communication through
email blasts to keep you in the loop. Brian will NOT have email access -
send your question or need to Lana, she will try and get an answer for you.
* Do you need a code generated for the parcel room? EMAIL Lana the
tracking number or call Luxer One's customer service line.
* There are no elevator reservations outside of scheduled moves.
You'll need to hang onto that book shelf or cabinet until the
Shelter-In-Place has been lifted.
* For water leaks or overflowed toilets/sinks/dishwashers or washing
machines, call the emergency maintenance line: 206.223.0721
* If you have a plumbing or electrical emergency, please call a
licensed, insured company. There are several on the website under the "Who
to Call" tab. We do NOT recommend Beacon Plumbing, Southwest Plumbing
* Crime, fire or medical emergencies, call 9-1-1 FIRST then the
emergency maintenance line so managers may be aware of the situation.
Thank you for your patience as we work within this continually evolving
situation. We will notify you if we are forced into a
Shelter-In-Place situation. Take care of you and yours, you're important to
Dear Canal Station Community,
We care about the welfare of our residents, visitors and staff. As such, we are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in relation to our building operation. We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to reduce risk of infection.
More residents are working from home as many businesses are encouraging employees to telecommute, even if they are not sick. In response to the extra touches to surfaces, our maintenance team has focused extra attention to wiping down the elevators (with particular care toward the buttons and rails), as well as the surface areas of the lounge and fitness room. Please be certain you are using the antiseptic wipes provided in the fitness room if you choose to utilize the equipment.
There have also been concerns about the touchpad of the Luxer One room. If you download the new mobile app from Luxer One, the touchpad is no longer required. The app will unlock the door from your phone. Further, staff has been wiping down the door handles and keypads to help reduce infection risk.
We’ve advised our employees to follow the public health authorities' guidance regarding hygiene and personal travel, and we’ve reinforced existing Canal Station’s policy encouraging employees who exhibit flu-like symptoms to stay home and consult with a medical professional. If you are exhibiting symptoms, please consider limiting your time in the common areas.
Finally, we have had some concern about planned maintenance projects. Specific units were notified about the Deck Painting and/or the YES Energy Meter Maintenance. One technician will enter your unit to perform the task required. It is no different than encountering one stranger on the street and it is our intent to get these projects completed before potential expansion of the Covid-19 outbreak. You do not need to be present for these tasks to be accomplished. Waiting a few months risks the outbreak becoming more severe and losing the window for preventative maintenance.
Thank you for your assistance and understanding during this challenging time.