Great Question: From a resident

lost_and_foundNow and then I have a question about Hollywood East and I’m hoping that this would be the appropriate forum for them. I’ve looked for a FAQ but haven’t found one. The questions are usually relatively trivial anyway, likely not covered in a FAQ. Today I wanted to ask about the bench on each floor in front of the elevators. On my floor, the seventh, the bench is outside the laundry room and I often see an item or two of clothing on it, which seem to be free for the taking. But I wanted to make sure, before taking anything, that this spot isn’t for lost-and-found things.

hollywoodeastpdx says:
January 20, 2013 at 1:32 PM (Edit)

The closest thing to a FAQ is here
Fist things first. Lost and found should go through front office and or security room depending which is open.

Generally items on the bench are free for the taking. Some residents do take advantage of that space when cleaning our their closet. They feel it’s akin to donating to themselves one less trip to the trash can. It’s really not the staffs job to clean up one’s messes they purposely leave in the common area.

We also have issues where we don’t need stowaways hiding in the clothes or appliances to spread to other parts of the building. If security see’s someone putting things on the bench they will call you on it and have you take it back or toss into dumpster. It’s also inconsiderate to the people with mobility issues they sometimes like to sit down while wait for the elevator.

If you are able to sneak something onto the couch and security is not there be forewarned they may look back at the CCTV camera’s and if they see who is doing it expect them to dispose of the articles and you will get the bill for the removal.

If you are wanting to donate something talk to Larry Andrew or Harry depending on what it is. They may know of someone that would like the item.  I hope this helps.


About hollywoodeastpdx

I have lived in Hollywood District in Portland for several years now. Here is my local guide. I love what the neighborhood has to offer. Easy access to public transportation. Nearby businesses, stores and restaurants. I also maintain/ administer website.
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One Response to Great Question: From a resident

  1. Marilyn Erwine says:

    Informative post on lost and found subject and how to properly dispose of items a person no longer needs nor wants and to remember others might need your article or articles. Please, dispose of them properly and the couches in front of the elevators are not the place(s) to dispose of them. Be responsible for yourself and unto others!

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