On Friday, May 15th, Governor Jay Inslee extended Proclamation 20-51. The Proclamation, previously set to expire at 11:59 p.m. on May 17, 2020 has been extended to expire at 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2020. The Proclamation directly impacts community associations and their ability to process delinquencies, charge violation fines, and their ability to meet…

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On April 17, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee signed Proclamation 20-51. This Proclamation directly impacts community associations and their ability process delinquencies, charge violation fines, and their ability to meet remotely and vote by mail or electronically. At this time, the Proclamation is effective April 17, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on May 17, 2020. Trestle has…

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As the restrictions in place to combat COVID-19 continue to evolve, Trestle is closely monitoring the situation and advising its Clients and Community Association Managers accordingly. Under Governor Inslee’s March 23rd Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, associations may proceed with immediate maintenance and repair needs as well as ongoing janitorial and disinfection services. Generally speaking,…

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As more and more residents are preparing to Stay Home and weather this unprecedented situation, Trestle has included useful resources and reminders below for community association residents. Common Areas In many community associations, both direct and indirect interactions with other residents is nearly unavoidable. For their safety, residents are encouraged to take proper precautions when…

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At this time, Trestle recommends that all common areas be closed to owners and residents. This includes spaces such as clubrooms, gyms, dining areas, playgrounds, sport courts, spas and pools. In order to protect the association and its residents, these spaces should be locked if possible. If locking the spaces is not possible, associations should…

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While evaluating all aspects of Community Association Management and the steps Trestle needs to take to ensure seamless operations for its client associations, it was determined that compliance enforcement will proceed as normal. Just as associations are tasked with collecting assessments, they are also tasked with equal and equitable enforcement of the governing documents. As…

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Trestle continues to work closely with industry experts to forecast potential financial challenges posed by COVID-19. Currently, many Community Association attorneys specializing in collection believe that most associations will experience a 20% delinquency rate as a result of the economic challenges posed by COVID-19. Anticipating a potential increase in delinquencies can allow communities to strategize…

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Trestle closed its office to the public on Tuesday, March 24th following Governor Jay Inslee’s Stay Home order. Fortunately, Trestle invested in remote capabilities well in advance of the current pandemic and as a result, has been able to fully move operations offsite without any impact to the level of service experienced by client associations.…

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With the release of Governor Jay Inslee’s recent Stay Home order, Trestle Community Management will immediately move to full remote operations. The Trestle team remains available via telephone and email, but the office space will no longer be open to the public. Trestle’s regular business hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm…

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With recent recommendations from Governor Jay Inslee that all Washington residents self-quarantine and residents over age 70 self-isolate, as well as the Washington State Department of Health’s recommendation to practice social distancing (maintaining a distance of at least six feet from others), Trestle recognizes that there is an ever-increasing opportunity for community members to support…

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