Governor Jay Inslee recently released guidance for the reopening of water recreation facilities. Previously, these facilities were included in Phase 3 of Washington’s Safe Start Plan, however they have now been moved to Modified Phase 1 allowing for immediate reopening in all counties but Benton, Franklin and Yakima. As mentioned in Trestle’s June 11, 2020…

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Under Washington’s Safe Start plan, all recreation facilities, including pools and similar facilities, may reopen at 50% capacity during Phase 3. Trestle spoke with several Washington State Community Association attorneys and they recommend Associations exercise extreme caution when considering the reopening of pools and similar facilities. It may be safer and more cost effective for…

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Many Counties moved into Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start plan on June 5th. Under Phase 2, all outdoor recreational activities involving fewer than 5 people from outside of a household may resume. Many residents may be eagerly awaiting the reopening of open-air common spaces, such as community parks and playgrounds. While the Safe Start…

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On Friday, May 29th, Governor Jay Inslee extended Proclamation 20-51. The Proclamation, previously set to expire at 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2020 has been extended to expire at 11:59 p.m. on June 17, 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 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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