Meadowbrook Community Council

Supporting community spirit and creating a connected environment in NE Seattle's Meadowbrook community and surrounding neighborhoods.

Annual Night Out in Seattle-August 7th, 2018

Seattle Police Invites You to Register for the Annual Night Out!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, the City of Seattle will be celebrating the annual Night Out Against Crime. Our registration link for Night Out 2018 is now active. Please go to: Night Out Registration Link

Night Out is a national crime prevention event designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities. Neighbor participation in Night Out continues to grow every year. In 2016, over 1,300 Night Out events were registered city-wide. It’s fun, it’s free and it’s a great chance to reconnect with neighbors and share information with each other while learning more about crime prevention. Getting together with your neighbors, recommitting to watch out for each other, and reaffirming you will report suspicious activity to police are ways to show you care about your community. Continue reading

Meadowbrook Community Council Meeting May 8, 2018 7:00PM-8:30PM

Meadowbrook Community Council Meeting Announcement
Time: May 8, 2018 7:00PM-8:30PM
Location: Meadowbrook Community Center | 10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Welcome to Springtime in Seattle! As your new Meadowbrook Community Council President I want to introduce myself. Born and raised in the Seattle area I have resided in Meadowbrook since the early 80’s. My family still lives in the first home we purchased, and my children attended our local schools. I have a great love of this area . As a full time Realtor I have watched our neighborhood change, house by house. Our neighborhood is doing pretty good here in NE Seattle! As the incoming MCC President I intend to be accessible and responsive to the needs of our community. Fortunately I have had the benefit of an outstanding mentor in Dan Keefe. Dan has served MCC President for the past seven years and much of what has been accomplished has had his hand in it. He will be a tough act to follow! Not to worry though—Dan is now our MCC Vice President!

For the upcoming May 8th meeting we will have a variety of speakers on an assortment of topics.

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council


• Thornton Creek Update
• Meadowbrook Pond Maintenance Update
• Seattle Department of Transportation Activity
o NE 110th Street
o 98th and Ravenna Streets
o March 29th meeting with SDOT
o Metro Bus service and Light Rail (handouts)
• Home Zones (means to quiet cut-through traffic
• Jane Addams Campus Improvement Project
• New Emergency HUB at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church
• In addition, we will have our regularly scheduled information

During the next year and starting immediately we intend to expand our community reach and increase our presence in NE Seattle. What topics or concerns or options are you interested in?
We need everyone’s voice! Please do come to our May 8th meeting and let’s see what we can do now and going forward!

Pam Bowe
President
Meadowbrook Community Council

2018 City-Wide Emergency Communication Hub Field Exercise

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Please join the Lake City Hub Team at the 2018 City-Wide Emergency Communication Hub Field Exercise this coming Saturday, April 28, 9-11:30 am at Lake City Fred Meyer in the SE corner of the lower parking. This exercise is a total failure of the Western WA power grid—cause unknown and resolution time not estimated.

Below is a forwarded newsletter from Hub Cap Cindi Barker explaining what is a field exercise (aka, drill) and why we do it. Please note that the new Victory Heights Hub led by Ann Forrest is also activating for the field exercise. The location is in the newsletter.

We really need you to volunteer as a Hub Team member or to act out brief scripts of people

  1. having information to share (for example, The ABC Store on Lake City Way is offering generator power to people needing to charge medical equipment);
  2. needing something (for example, What pharmacies are open to fill my Dad’s insulin prescription?)
  3. offering a resource (for example, I can stay to help with Japanese interpretation).

Those scripts will help us practice meeting local needs and matching them with local resources. Or simply stop by to learn about the Hub and some strategies for emergency preparedness—how-to build an emergency kit, how-to access and purify water, how-to manage sanitation, and how (and when) to control utilities.

On behalf of the Lake City Hub Team, we hope to see you next Saturday morning between 9 and 11:30 am.

Sandy Motzer
Hub Cap and Chair, Lake City Emergency Communication Hub
KI7KYS and Member, Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service

NE Seattle Tool Library moves to Meadowbrook!

After a year long search for a new location, the NE Seattle Tool Library signed a lease on a new place — the historic “LaVilla Dairy” building that had housed the Shutter Shop. It is just off Lake City Way in the Meadowbrook neighborhood. Loan operations should move around March.

Address: 10228 Fischer Pl NE

A major challenge is the monthly rent. The current cash flow is not sufficient to cover it, although long term growth should take care of it.
You can help by renewing your membership, starting a membership if not a member, and/or making a one time donation.

For a sneak preview inside, visit during the open house, Saturday January 27th from 2 – 4pm.

We will have a need for volunteer labor and shelving materials. Contact Chris or Mike at the Tool Library. Website: http://neseattletoollibrary.org/

Meadowbrook Community Meeting January 9, 2018 7-8:30PM

MCC Meeting Announcement For:
January 9, 2018; 7-8:30pm

I was late in reserving Rm1 so meeting will be in Rm11 (room to the right as you walk in).
We will not be having a featured speaker for this meeting but instead we will focus on several other issues.

I will provide an update on the Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC) program. It has started with a short time line. Ideas will be due on Feb 2nd. I’ll have forms and ideas that folks can consider as potential project ideas to submit. You can also go on line to study up on the program. I just Googled “Your Voice, Your Choice,” or you can go to Your Voice Your Choice. I will also try to set a date for a YVYC meeting to prioritize and electronically submit our project ideas.

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

We will also entertain nominations for the board other than those currently proposed i.e., Pam Bowe- President, Dan Keefe – VP, Mike Reinhardt – Secretary, and Wilma Boyd – Treasurer.

We will need to allocate $25 for dues for our continued membership in Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA) if we indeed want to continue to be a member. We could also use someone to be our representative at their meetings.

The Sidewalk Committee will provide its usual update on the various projects SDOT has been working on in our area and take any comments you may have on what has been implemented so far. I plan to push hard for the completion of the sidewalk on NE 110th btwn 35th & 36th Avenues by Sept, 2018.

Status of JAMS Playground Beautification planning project will be discussed.

Emergency HUB status will be updated.

Look forward to seeing you at the meeting. …… Dan Keefe, President

Lake City Future First Workshop-Community Resilience 1/14/2018 1:30-3PM

Free Resilience Workshop
What is Resilience?

Please join Lake City Future First for the first of a series of workshops to discuss community resilience on January 14th from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake City Library. LCFF is working with local resident, West Latta, on this informative series to explore the fundamental concepts of community resilience and use them as a lens to examine the many challenges we face today and in the future.
From environment to economy, the local and the bio-regional, we’ll make connections, explore systems and discover how to make our communities stronger, more adaptive, and ready to face the full scope of social, environmental and economic challenges equitably and sustainably.

Please RSVP to Director@lakecityfuturefirst.org

Sunday, January 14, 2018
1:30 – 3PM – Lake City Library Conference Room

FREE Community Conversation Connecting and Celebrating YOUR Community! 12/13/2017

FREE Community Conversation
Connecting and Celebrating YOUR Community!

Lake City, WA – Join neighbors in a celebration of YOUR community. Lake City Future First will present its final Community Conversation of 2017 with a FREE celebration complete with food, music and ways to engage in your Lake City community. Participants from past Conversations will be on-hand to share their programs and how you can get involved. Doors open 12/13/2017 at 6:30 pm at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th AVE NE, Seattle, with free food provided by Lake City restaurants.

Please bring a donation of socks, whole grain cereals, canned tuna, chicken, tomato sauces or peanut butter to support your neighbors via North Helpline.

The Conversation is a great place to find out what local organizations are doing to improve Lake City and how you can volunteer to help their efforts. The following organizations will provide information about how to connect with your northeast Seattle community:

Hunger Intervention Program
Imagine Lake City
Lake City Farmers Market
Lake City Future First
Lake City Emergency Hub
Lake City Summer Festival
Literacy Source
Lake City Taskforce on Homelessness
Lake City Youth Leadership Program
Mennonite Church/God’s Lil’ Acre
North Helpline
North Seattle Family Center
Seattle Parks & Recreation
Seattle Police Safe Place

Lake City Future First is a sustainable, representative organization that informs and engages business and property owners, residents, and organizations to achieve a vibrant and connected Lake City business district.

Emergency Preparedness: What you need to know. MTG 11/15/2017 @ 6:30PM

FREE Community Conversation
Emergency Preparedness: What you need to know.

Lake City, WA – Are you prepared for an emergency? Do you know how to access water safe to drink or how to manage sanitation? How is your emergency kit looking? Lake City Future First, in partnership with the Lake City Emergency Communication Hub will help you get prepared on Wednesday, November 15th at a free Community Conversation held at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle.

Doors open at 6:30 pm with free food from Villa Verdi (12360 Lake City Way Ne Seattle, WA 98125). At 7:00 pm attendees will learn about the Lake City Emergency Communication Hub from Lake City Hub Captain Sandy Motzer. The Lake City Hub is located at Fred Meyer in the SE corner of the lower parking lot. During a disaster emergency when most forms of communication fail, community members would gather at the Hub to exchange information, needs, and resources in order to help ourselves, knowing it could be days or weeks before City services are available.

Following the Hub presentation attendees will visit three ‘How to’ demonstrations:
• Purify Water – Lake City Emergency Communication Hub
• Manage Sanitation – Ann Forrest, Victory Heights Hub Cap
• Manage Utilities – Matt Auflick, Office of Emergency Management

The Hub will also have an Amateur (Ham) radio display table with information about the importance of Amateur radio in a disaster and how you can obtain a license – Susanna Cunningham, WB7CON, Hub Cap, and Member, Auxiliary Communication Services

Information from the following organizations will also be available to assist with emergency preparedness:
SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare)/Block Watch
American Red Cross, emergency kit preparation

Community Council Meeting Announcement November 14, 2017 7-8:30PM

What a nice Fall we had! Looks like the moisture that makes it all possible has returned, so I guess we grin and bear it OR head south!

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council


Our featured presenter will be Mr. Kraig Cook from Dept of Neighborhoods. He along with his Program Advisor, Amy Nyugen, will provide an update on the Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC) program. They will talk about idea collection (project proposal submittals) and, if possible, timelines for submittal deadlines and selection of projects. Please come prepared with ideas and questions.
After we hear from Kraig, John Lombard, director of the newly formed D5 Community Network will speak to us about what he envisions will be the mission of this Network as opposed to North District Council, LCNA and other advocacy groups. I plan to encourage MCC to become involved in this group.
The Sidewalk Committee will provide an update on the various projects SDOT has been working on in our area and take any comments you may have on what has been implemented so far. We will also try to set our initial YVYC meeting.
Pam will report on the outcome of the JAMS Playground Beautification planning potluck held on October 26th. Many creative ideas were bantered around.
This is an early reminder regarding MCC officer elections which will be held in March 2018. Anyone can run for any of the four officer positions that include president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Per the by-laws, candidate’s names have to be submitted by the meeting before the election (or January 9, 2018). As I have mentioned before, I intend to step down as president but stay on as vice-president.
Finally, the Community Garden and Orchards will soon be shutting down for the season.
Look forward to seeing you at the meeting. …… Dan Keefe, President