Volume 2, Number 6
Sausalito Home Owners’ Association www.sausalitocondos.com
Home Owners’ HOA Passes 2008 Budget
Association 4% Dues Increase Is In Line With Projections.
The 2008 Budget was unanimously expenses and the maintenance reserve
Jay Dobberstein (Unit 508) approved at the December 6 HOA fund.
(206) 933-5985 Annual Budget Meeting by the Sausalito
Jay.firstname.lastname@example.org This, of course, assumes no major
Board of Directors and the homeowners
President surprises. For example, due primarily to
escalating insurance costs and repairs
Rose Monahan (Unit103) for minor water damage from the
The budget includes a 4% dues
(206) 938-0280 November 2006 storms, a neighboring
increase over those in 2007, which is
condominium recently had to have their
Vice President consistent with the assumptions used
Association approve a whopping 37%
when the Board developed the Sausalito
Julie McKnight (Unit 304) long-term financial plan last year.
(206) 938-7986 We as homeowners always need to be
email@example.com This increase, along with future similar prepared for the changing environment
Treasurer increases, should allow the Association that the Association does business in.
to adequately fund both operating
Scott Kunnanz (Unit 501)
The Sausalito Maintenance Report
Katrina Beckman (Unit 105)
(206) 937-0711 With our building turning five years old, As with any building, time and use are
firstname.lastname@example.org some of the newness has faded away, beginning to also show up as wear in
Member At Large and we’ll start investing in maintenance our common spaces, such as our
activities which will keep our building’s hallways and lobbies. So beginning this
HOA Board email systems functioning properly and it’s year, a regular painting and carpet
email@example.com appearance looking spiffy. shampooing schedule will be
Most of the items we’re going to focus
Property Management on were taken directly from our Estimates will be procured, and then a
Chris Scully Maintenance Reserve Study, The study rotating schedule set up based on them.
Kappes-Miller is a roadmap that helps the board make It’s anticipated that the first floor will be
firstname.lastname@example.org the right investments at the right time shampooed semi-annually, and that two
Direct (206) 223-0712 and assures that the value of the other floors will be done annually. Spot
building stays high. shampooing will be contracted on an as-
Office (206) 287-9947
needed bases. The painting will either
Please page for 24 Hr. Annual envelope inspections will be
be all at once every two to three years,
Emergency Response contracted out to monitor the siding, as
or split in half similarly to the
well as the roofing (two of the most
common areas where condominiums
experience failures). We’ll keep you posted on these and
other efforts, in our continuing work to
4 Thursday of every
Inspections of the building’s HVAC
maintain our investment here at
month, 6:30pm. system, stair and elevator pressurization
Meeting/Mech. Rm. fans and fire dampers, will be increased.
Top Level South Stair
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Extensive Garage Cleaning Coming Soon
As many of you have noticed, our To our surprise, this has been a much
garages are very dirty, particularly P2. more difficult task that we had thought.
Washing or wet vacuuming has been
When our building was nearing
ruled out by most companies due to the
completion five years ago, the builder
liability of having open cage storage
cleaned construction debris and dust off
units on P2.
of P1, and it was temporarily used as
guest parking by prospective buyers. To avoid delays, we have hired a
Level P2 however, continued to be used company to at a minimum, dust and
by construction crews for some time. vacuum the garages, and deep clean
Consequently, when the building was the painted exiting pathways (which is
finished and the crews left, they failed to actually required per code).
clean that level, since owners had
When the cleaning is actually
already begun to move in and were
scheduled, we shall post notices
occupying the stalls
throughout the building, as it is
This, coupled with the dust and soot in imperative that all cars be out of the
the air from (some from our industrial garages on that particular day. The
neighbor to the north), have now built up cleaning will occur during daytime
to the point where the numbers on the business hours, so most people along
parking spaces can hardly be seen. Not with their cars will be gone anyway.
to mention the continual layer of dust on
We are still interested in an even deeper
the cars and infiltrating storage units.
cleaning of the garages eventually, and
You can imagine what this dirt and dust
in making this a more regularly
is doing to the carpets on the upper
floors. It’s also not so great for us to be
How Much Do You Know About Seattle’s Weather Past?
Seattle has experienced some stormy
times these last two Decembers. A look
into the records shows that Seattle has
a pretty interesting weather history.
Check out these tidbits:
• It snowed in Seattle on July 28
• The October 1962 Columbus Day
Wind Storm had gusts which pegged
the measuring devises at 150 mph,
before they were suddenly knocked
Deep snow in the great 1880 storm (First and Main).
• The 1880 snow storm recorded six
foot snow drifts in downtown Seattle.
• Hottest Day July 9, 1981 (103°F)
• Coldest Day Jan. 31, 1950 (0°F)
• And, despite it’s rainy reputation,
Seattle actually receives less annual
rainfall than New York, Atlanta and
(From the Western Regional Climate Center) Snowy streets in the storm of 1916(First and Pike).
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A Few Friendly Pet Owner Reminders
It’s time to give a few friendly pet reminders to our owners. Because, as we know …
there are no bad animals. They count on us, their owners, to know and follow the rules.
• All animals must be in a container or on a leash at all times, when in garage or other
• Prevent animals from jumping up on others (it’s bad manners and some are fearful,
allergic or simply dislike animals, not to mention your could knock somebody over and
• Ask before touching any animal that is unknown to you.
• Pick up and dispose of all pet waste in appropriate receptacles.
• No guest pets are allowed.
• Small pets, if not on a leash, are to be transported in a carrier.
• Remember, not all dogs like each other. Keep a tight rein and be on alert when
encountering another animal.
A few Seasonal Courtesies
With another holiday season upon us, we thought it appropriate to list a few seasonal
• Observe all quiet hours.
• If entertaining, consider notifying your neighbors in advance, as a courtesy.
• Do not admit ANYONE in the building not known to you!
• Advise guests to use the call box or greet them personally at the main entrance.
• Remember that unattended packages can be at risk of theft. Consider having
packages held for pick-up or sent to a secure address.
• Dispose of trees properly (See below)
• Cut down all boxes and press flat! This is a fineable offense.
• Recycle only items that are recyclable. Refer to your trash guide.
• Do not wait for trash to accumulate. Do not overfill dumpsters.
Although the Association Board may approve seasonal decorations for the lobby areas,
decorations may not be hung or placed in the common areas or on individual unit doors.
(This includes door mats as well). You may however decorate your deck and railing, but
please use discretion. Be sure lights and decorations are securely fastened and cannot
blow away. Use lights which are intended for outdoor purposes, and DO NOT use
blinking or strobe type lights. Outdoor decorations should be removed by January 15 .
As always, please, do not leave candles unattended.
Residents who bring in real trees must transport them in and out of the building in a tree
bag that is tied shut. Be sure to clean up any stray needles that may have fallen while
transporting the tree either in or out. Never attempt to dispose of trees by leaving them
for pickup anywhere on the property. The transport of trees to the transfer station is the
responsibility of each home owner, lessee and resident.
Seattle residents can also drop off their holiday trees and greens for free at Seattle Public
Utilities’ North and South Recycling and Disposal stations between December 26, 2007
and January 13, 2008.The tree sections must be cut to eight feet or less in length and the
trunk must be four inches or smaller in diameter. The limit is three trees per vehicle. Only
trees without flocking or decoration may be disposed of free of charge.
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Hey, the Parking Spaces are for vehicles only
Yes folks, a quick reminder to us all that This brings us to another point, that if “I stopped believing in
our parking spaces are intended for it’s just something biding it’s time until a Santa Claus when I
was six. Mother took
parking cars only, and are not intended decision is made about it’s disposal,
me to see him in a
to serve as extended storage space. there are other alternatives to the department store, and
Transfer Stations. There are numerous he asked me for my
Aside from just not looking great, it can
also attract thieves, as well as present a charitable donations including Northwest autograph”
host of potential fire hazards. Center, Salvation Army and Goodwill, - Shirley Temple
which are all within driving distance.
Additional Recycling Pickups Starting Soon “New Year's Resolution:
The City of Seattle has agreed to add an And the best part is that the additional To tolerate fools more
additional weekly recycling pickup, due pickup will not be charged to us. Keep gladly, provided this
to the increased amount of recycling up the good work everybody. does not encourage
being generated here at Sausalito. them to take up more of
West Seattle Schedule of Events
- James Agate
Did you know that there are quite a few activities and events happening in our own
neck of the woods? Here are just a few (include a couple of non West Seattle biggies):
“Operator! Give me the
Dec. 5-23 The Gift of the Magi (Arts West Playhouse)
number for 9-1-1”
Dec. 22, 2007 Sleigh Ride & Gumbo Feast, (Delridge Community Center)
- Homer Simpson
Dec. 19, 2007 Free Concert (Hope Lutheran Church)
Dec. 27, 2007 Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza Project fundraiser (Duke’s on Alki)
Dec. 28, 2007 Ron Stubbs comedy hypnosis show (Admiral Theater)
Dec. 31, 2007 New Year’s Eve (Kenyan Hall, Seattle Center, Benaroya, Etc.)
Jan. 3, 2007 Winter Carnival (High Point Community Center)
Jan. 6, 2007 West Seattle Farmer’s Market Winter Schedule Begins (11am-2pm)
Jan. 9, 2007 Annual Meeting (West Seattle Chamber of Commerce)
Jan. 12, 2007 Walking Tour of Highpoint (High Point Library)
Emergency Numbers Special Thanks
to those who contributed
Crisis Clinic…………………………………………………… …. (206) 461-3222 to this issue!!!!
Police (Non-Emergency)…………………………………………(206) 625-5011
Fire (Non-Emergency)…………………………………………...(206) 386-1400
A shout out to:
Chris Scully (Kappes-Miller)…………………………………..(206) 223-0712
Jenaya Van Horn
Kappes-Miller (Business Hours)……………………………….. (206) 287-9947
Seattle Police Dept. (Southwest Precinct)………………… …. (206) 733-9800
Poison Center………………………………………………....... 1-800-222-1222
Seattle City Light (Emergencies)…………………………....... (206) 684-7400
Seattle Public Utility ……………………………………………..(206) 386-1800
Note: Do you have ideas to contribute to the Newsletter? Please contact Jenaya Van Horn
at 226-1872 or Scott Kunnanz at 933-9799. – Thanks!