Meadowbrook Community Council

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Thornton Creek Project Update — July 25, 2014

Thornton Creek Confluence Project
Construction Update – July 25

It’s been an unseasonably wet week for Seattle, including the Thornton Creek Confluence. The project area and creek were inundated with water following record-breaking rainfall over Seattle on Wednesday, but we are happy to report that crews should be able to draw down the water within a few days. Upcoming construction activities will include:

• Clean up and restoration following this week’s rainfall, which could include additional fish removal.
• Saturday work will continue in order to complete in-water work within the fish window period. Crews can begin work as early as 9:00 am.
• Concrete pouring to form the north and south walls of the culvert.
• Stream channel construction east of 35th Avenue NE.

Important Reminders
• Local businesses and public facilities are open during construction. These include the Meadowbrook Community Center and Pool, as well as Café Lati and Santorini Pizza and Pasta (both on the corner of 35th Ave NE and NE 110th Street).
• Please remember that for your safety the construction zone is not open to the public. Children and adults should not enter the construction zone during or after construction hours.

Questions?

Contact Jason Sharpley, Project Manager jason.sharpley@seattle.gov
(206) 615-0030
Visit the project website:
www.seattle.gov/util/meadowbrookthorntoncreek

Night Out Against Crime — Tuesday, August 5th

Dear Community Friends,

As you may know the 30th Annual Night Out Against Crime is taking place on TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th, 2014. Registration for the event is still available via the following link: http://www.seattle.gov/police/nightout/default.htm

Night Out Seattle

August 5, 2014

National Night Out is a great opportunity for neighbors to reconnect and additionally meet any new neighbors. Getting to know your neighbors is one of the most effective tools in preventing crime.

On the National Night Out registration form, you are given the opportunity to close down the street. Please remember, in order to legally close the street you must be registered. Remember to never block the intersection! Please do not use a vehicle as a barricade to close your street. Your neighbors arriving home and emergency vehicles may need to transit your block.

We look forward to seeing you at Night Out, 2014.

Thank you,
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Scott
Crime Prevention Coordinator
North Precinct

Let’s keep Cafe Lati’s in Meadowbrook!!

Our favorite locally owned, neighborhood coffee shop, CAFE LATI’S at 110th and 35th ave ne, is currently having difficulties making ends meet due to the double impact of school being out and the closure of 35thAve NE at NE110th due to the Thornton Creek Confluence project.

The purpose of this post is to encourage all who can to make a little extra effort and give Cafe Lati’s your much needed patronage, especially during the eight weeks or so until school starts again in September. Cafe Lati’s owner, Latife, is also exploring other measures with the City to encourage old and new customers alike to realize that her place is open for business. One such measure would be to change the “road closed ahead” sign at 125th and 35th to encourage people to travel to NE 110th where the detour actually starts, at least until school commences in September.

Cafe Lati’s has become an integral part of our neighborhood and it would be a shame to lose it, especially after Latife has worked so hard to get it established.

SPD Guide to Neighborhood Safety

SPD Guide to Neighborhood SafetyNeighborhood Security encompasses a lot of different ideas and strategies. However, the unifying element is the need for neighbors to work both as individuals and as a coordinated team, The Seattle Police Department Guide to Neighborhood Safety provides you with information on creating safe neighborhoods.


Wedgwood Art Festival 2014

BY VALARIE BUNN

The ninth annual Wedgwood Art Festival will take place from 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday and Sunday July 12 and 13, 2014.  Note the new location this year:  Our Lady of the Lake at 8900 35th Ave NE.  Because OLL is a school campus, no pets are permitted on the grounds (with the exception of service animals.)

The fun-filled Festival features artist’s booths, kid’s activities, and more musical acts and food vendors than ever before.  The juried art festival includes many returning favorites and many new artists primarily from northeast Seattle. With a wide variety of fine arts and crafts, there is something for everyone, including painting, print or photography, jewelry, ceramics, outdoor sculpture, glass, mosaics, fiber arts and more.

The musical lineup at the Festival will showcase a diverse variety of talent.  When you get hungry, you can enjoy a meal or a snack in the expanded food section. Check the Wedgwood Art Festival website for a list of all of the offerings, including the schedule of children’s activities, and look for updates on their Facebook page.

Thornton Creek Project Update: July 12th, 2014

Thornton Creek Confluence Project
Upcoming Construction Activities

  • Crews will be working this Saturday, July 12 and subsequent Saturdays in order to complete in-water work within the fish window period of July and August. Crews can begin work as early as 9:00 am.
  • Excavation work and clearing will continue on both sides of 35th Avenue NE as the new stream channel starts to take form.
  • Concrete pouring and installation of the bridge footing and wall on 35th Avenue NE.

Important Reminders

  • Local businesses and public facilities are open during construction. These include the Meadowbrook Community Center and Pool, as well as Café Lati and Santorini Pizza and Pasta (both on the corner of 35th Ave NE and NE 110th Street).
  • Please remember that for your safety the construction zone is not open to the public. Children and adults should not enter the construction zone during or after construction hours.

Fish Removal Work
One important step in the project is moving the fish that have been swimming in the part of the creek where a larger channel will be created to protect them from the construction. Find out more:

Questions?

Contact Jason Sharpley, Project Manager jason.sharpley@seattle.gov
(206) 615-0030
Visit the project website:
www.seattle.gov/util/meadowbrookthorntoncreek

Meadowbrook Community Mtg. Agenda July 8, 2014

MCC Meeting Agenda
July 8, 2014…7:00 – 8:00pm

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council


WELCOME
A. MCC Business
1) Collect dues, update memberships, – Char
2) Approve Minutes previous meeting (May 13, 2014) – Richard

B. Project Updates – 7:05 to 7:30pm (Dan)

1) Thornton Creek Confluence Project
2) NE 110th sidewalk projects
3) 40th to Sand Point Way (NDC did not give it 1st priority)
4) Combined Sewer Initiative/CSO/Integrated Plan 2014 to 2025.

C. ISSUES

1) Metro Parks Dist. Forum (held 7/7/14)—provide handouts of pro and con arguments. Voting scheduled for August 5th.
D. Community Kitchen Tour – Lee LaCroix and Sue McGann – 7:30- 7:45p
E. Community Garden Tour – Sue McGann – 7:45 to 8:00pm ish
F. Adjourn at garden

E. Future Topics (September meeting)
1) NE 110th St sidewalks/ 60% design – Brian Dougherty, SDOT;
2)Ongoing status of Thornton Ck. confluence project – Jason Sharpley and Emily Reardon, SPU.

Lake City Farmer’s Market NOW OPEN

The Lake City Farmer’s Market opens today Thursday, June 12th from 3 PM to 7 PM. It will continue each Thursday until October. LakeCityFarmersMarketPoster-193x300

This is a real make-or-break year for the market which is hoping for real support from the community. There’s plenty of free parking, and in addition to fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and other made-in-Washington products, there will be live music on certain dates, special events, and activities for the kids.

The market is located at the intersection of NE 125th Street and 28th Avenue NE, next to the Lake City library.

https://www.facebook.com/LakeCityLive/posts/652592594815765

http://lakecitylive.net/2014/06/10/lake-city-farmers-market-opens-thursday/

Thornton Creek Confluence Project Update – June 27-July 4, 2014

Thornton Creek Confluence Project
Upcoming Construction Activities
Seal of the City of Seattle

• To prepare for the upcoming fish window period, crews will be on site this Saturday, June 28, during the normal weekend work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

• Fish removal and transportation will take place on July 1 and 2. The removal will be done by King County Department of Natural Resources and Seattle Public Utilities crews.

• Removal of additional poplar trees west of 35th Avenue NE. Continue reading

Important Meeting(s) Information – Please Read and Save

Message from MCC President, Dan Keefe
June 25, 2014

Greetings Meadowbrook neighbors!

The following is an announcement regarding a pro and con Forum concerning the establishment of a Metropolitan Parks District (MPD) which is coming up for a vote as Proposition 1 in August of this year. It will be held on July 7 the night before our regular MCC bi-monthly meeting on July 8.

MCC Meeting-July 8, 2014
In deference to this important forum, I have scheduled a very light MCC meeting which I intend to last for no more than an hour, so that you can attend both without too much time out of your schedules or choose the Forum only. At the MCC meeting, I will provide brief updates on the Confluence and sidewalk projects, This will be followed by a tour of the community kitchen (by Lee LaCroix) and finally, for those who would like nice evening walk or you can drive around, we will visit the community garden where Sue McGann will give a tour. We will adjourn at the garden. Hope you can attend!

Forum – July 7, 2014
The Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA) and the North District Council (NDC) are jointly sponsoring a forum on Seattle Proposition 1, establishing a Metropolitan Parks District (MPD), to fund Seattle Parks. LCNA and NDC are co-sponsoring this Forum to provide sufficient information about MPDs so that voters are fully informed when they cast their ballots in August. An MPD is governed under WA State law (RCW 35.61) rather than by City ordinance. Here is the link to the RCW if you’d like more information: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=35.61.

The Forum will be held Monday July 7th, 7-8:30 pm at the Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 12509 27th Ave NE (NW corner of NE 125th Street and 27th Ave NE), in the downstairs meeting room. Free parking is available in the Church lot or on the street. On behalf of LCNA and NDC, hope to see you there.

The Meadowbrook Community Council meeting will be held Tuesday July 8th 7-830PM at Meadowbrook Community Center. Due to the construction closures please enter from the 105th Street detour sign.

Thorton Creek Project Update—Week of June 23

Thornton Creek Confluence ProjectSeal of the City of Seattle
Construction Update – Week of June 23

Anticipated activities the week of June 23

• Continued excavation work within the project area

• Preparation for creek restoration work and the “fish window” period, scheduled to begin July 1

What’s the “fish window?”

The fish window is a period of time when we can work in and around Seattle’s streams with reduced risk to fish and their habitat. It’s when fish – adults, juvenile, and eggs – are least likely to be present in the streambed or using it for spawning. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife determines the exact dates of the fish window for specific streams. For our project the window is July – August. Continue reading