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Roger, from IPS, installed the new security cover today. Maintenance tools and spare parts will be kept in the shop, for now. The barrier code can now be tackled. Onward and upward.
Overall, revenue was up through September, at which point the major contributors (renters in #6) moved out.
FYI. The City of Tukwila has a new Emergency Notification System. To sign up to receive alerts, go to the link here: https://cne.coderedweb.com/Default.aspx?groupid=WUM7HRJOif4T2aytBkCa6A%3d%3d Details about the new ENS are below: The New Tukwila Emergency Notification System What is CodeRED and why is it important to me? The City [...]
On behalf of the WSCAI Education Committee, we are excited to offer the following upcoming seminar: Association Security and Neighborhood Watch – Best Practices Tuesday, June 26th in Renton – Holiday Inn, 1 Grady Way South Registration: 5:30 p.m. Program: 6 – 9 p.m. Email Liz for Registration Form or Register Online Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Community [...]
Shredding documents with personal information on them is an important part of preventing identity theft. The Washington State Attorney General’s office posts free community shredding events around the state. In the next month or two there are several events scheduled for Seattle, Kent and Puyallup, plus many other locations further away. Not listed on the [...]
We are approaching some repairs and improvements at colony square in the next couple of months. Several bids have come in at reasonable levels for siding, windows, deck repair and other repairs. Some repairs are underway that are minor in costs. Hope to see everyone at the monthly meeting in June for briefing on the [...]
On Saturday, 01-14-2012, TPD was summoned to intervene in a domestic dispute between the tenants of #31, resulting in the forced eviction of James Haines.
On Saturday after dark, I noticed the north gate stuck open. The chain had come off the drive gear again, so I reattached it and re-calibrated the stop sensors for both the open and closed positions. Seems to be working fine now.
We’ve seen about a 30% jump in revenue since September. Presumably this is due to all the new renters with children. We don’t have cycle counters on our machines, so there’s no way of knowing where we are in their service lives, but I would guess somewhere between “near-death experience” and “bitter end.” The extra [...]
I took advantage of a recent Comcast/Xfinity promotion and bundled our high speed internet (HSI) service with basic cable. The upside is that the new charge will be about $12 less per month than just HSI by itself. The downside is I can watch low resolution cable for the next 6 months. Unfortunately, this promo [...]
Here’s an easy way to keep the manager busy during the winter. Fixtures can be removed from exterior walls and painted inside the shop.
The inexpensive fix seems to be working. Time will tell.
TPD had a motorcycle officer watching the intersection for stop sign violations this past Friday. In the short amount of time I was blowing off the sidewalks and guest parking lot, he had caught two offenders.
The vehicle security gates will be reprogrammed with new pass codes on Wednesday, 21-Sep at 9:00 AM. This means all remotes will need to be reprogrammed by the manager. I will extend my normal hours of availability to help facilitate this change. Please remember that your key will still work. Good security is worth the [...]
Water Heater Progress 10-17 This PDF will be updated by 5 residences each week until all are accounted for. File has the update week (mm-dd) appended to its name.
Rob informed me of his decision to step down as Board President and I have removed his name from my distribution list. I know it hasn’t been an easy, or particularly satisfying job over the last four years, but I applaud his determination for staying on as long as he did. Best of luck, Rob. [...]
Chris Partman, from TPD, stopped by earlier this week and gave us two brand new “Neighborhood Watch” signs. I will hang them on the brick columns by each security gate, beneath the “Resident Parking Only” signage. The hardware has been purchased, the holes have been drilled, and I am currently waiting for the second clear [...]
The faucet on the north end of Bldg C was left partially open. I removed the handle as an effort to prevent future wastage in this particular adult-free zone. ______________________________ UPDATE: This faucet is still being used – presumably with help from the missing knob from the east faucet.
Dumpster etiquette remains an elusive concept on the northern property. I’m fairly certain additional signage will prove less effective than surveillance cameras.
As per TPD’s recommendation, the privacy gate at the north end of Bldg B will be cut to half its current height of 12′. The resident most affected by this modification (Reggie LeMire, #26) has been notified, and is in agreement. Estimated completion date will be sometime after 9/2/2011.
As per the Fire Marshall’s recommendation, I will be removing all accessible ground level window security bars (excluding #40), this week. Estimated date for completion of this phase is 9/2/2011. I will post notices today. ________________________ Project completed 2011-09-23
A new “Private Property No Trespassing” sign was posted above the guest parking lot last week. I also added the following 1″ lettered text, “Authorized Parking Only.” This sign is located immediately above the existing Dick’s Towing sign, which begins with, “Unauthorized vehicles will be towed…,” also in 1″ letters. Total cost of additional signage [...]
On 19-Aug, I found the “Resident Parking Only” sign in the flower bed by the north entrance. I bought replacement anchors on 20-Aug and re-hung it the following day. I don’t have any evidence to support this was an act of vandalism, but I did notice Alex and a couple of his friends hanging out [...]
Wed night I saw the same kid walking up to our guest parking get in a car for a couple min then walk away. I called 911 so the police have been notified. I would say the kid is about 5’9″ possibly latino, very skinny, and has short hair. He walks from the north on 37th [...]
Chris Partman from the Tukwila police has informed us that Crime Reports has the City of Tukwila available for seeing what is happening in our neighborhood regarding crime events. Thanks much to the City of Tukwila Police Department for participating! To access this information, go to the link below and enter in your street address [...]
ADT Commercial Sales Executive Dave Lagergren came on site and did a complimentary security walk-around. He has evaluated the grounds and has done an initial proposal. Below is the balance of his reply. Further down is the document showing his ‘statement of work’ (SOW) and a graphic displaying camera location. Dave is standing by to [...]
Below are the attachments received from Suhrco regarding their online payment program. The first document is the flyer, the 2nd is the FAQ document. As a reminder, if we sign up prior to September 30th, we will save $50 on the signup fee (it will go up from $50 to $100 after the 30th). I [...]