Meadowbrook Community Council

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

Meadowbrook Community Council Neighborhood Meeting Announcement

Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
 
March 12, 2019
7-8:45 PM

As I look out my window today the weather says winter, spring, winter! By the time our meeting takes place who knows what the weather will be!

Please plan to attend our Community Meeting Tuesday evening-we have a full agenda.

For our meeting we will have a variety of speakers, presentations, updates, and local news.          

Please consider coming as we have interesting agenda and a quorum is required to make the election official per our bylaws

  • Elections of the slate of officers for the upcoming term, March 2019 to March 2020
    • The Slate
      • Pam Bowe, President
      • Dan Keefe, VP
      • Mike Reinhardt, Secretary
      • Wilma Boyd, Treasurer
      • Colleen Weinstein, Community Outreach
  • Your Voice, Your Choice and Neighborhood Street Fund submissions and next steps for approved projects.
  • NE 110th Street progress and what is next.
  • Guest Speaker Mark Mendez (bio) will join us for an update on community activities:
    • Lake City Mural Project and Lake City Young Leaders program (20+ murals in 3 years) Learn More »
    • Little Brook Youth Corps (Lake City youth restoring open spaces and learning about green careers). Learn More »
    • Solarize Puerto Rico (local nonprofit to help recovery and sustainability efforts in Puerto Rico. Learn More »
    • Testifying at the WA State Legislature in Olympia in support of, HJM 4009-2019-20 Requesting Congress to incorporate Puerto Rico into the United States (link), and to ask Congress to treat the 3.4 million American citizens who live in Puerto Rico in an equitable way. Learn More »
  • John Lombard will be here to talk about why he is running for the position of D5 City Councilmember and how he envisions engaging the NE community to partner and strengthen existing resources for all.
  • Jane Addams Middle School Improvement project
  • Updates on standing committees and safety in our area 

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 March 12th meeting and let’s see what we can do now and going forward!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

Please consider coming as we have interesting agenda and a quorum is required to make the election official per our bylaws

Thank you. Hope to see you tomorrow night.

Pam Bowe, President

Lake City World Dance Party and Potluck

Hi Lake Citizens!

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Our next Lake City World Dance Party and Potluck is Friday 3/22 6-9pm at the Lake City Community Center. It’s a potluck, please bring a delicious dish to share and be prepared to learn dances from all over the World taught by members of our community.

We are looking for volunteers to help serve food among other tasks. Contact me if you’re interested.

This event is all about bringing together our diverse community to share in food, dance and fun. One of our most important community building events in Lake City.

I look forward to seeing all of your there!!

Mark Mendez

41 year resident of Lake City

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Lake City Neighborhood Alliance: lcna-seattle.org

Community Prioritization for ‘Neighborhood Street Fund’

Now through February 22nd residents are able to prioritize transportation related projects through the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DoN) ‘Neighborhood Street Fund’ (NSF).  Meadowbrook needs your help to ensure our proposed projects (proposals) rise to the top of this competitive prioritization process. Funds for these projects will range from between 100K and One million dollars compared to the smaller Your Voice, Your Choice projects which top out at $90K.

Community Prioritization phase of Neighborhood Street Fund 2019-2021 cycle is now open! Tell us what street improvements your community needs most by scoring projects proposed by neighbors in your district now through February 22. The highest-scored projects will proceed to the voting phase in Spring.

How to score:

  • Online: prioritize projects and participate in an online dialogue with your neighbors without leaving your home! 
  • In-person: attend a 90-minute Community Prioritization Meeting in your district. Meetings will include presentations by SDOT staff of each project proposed in your district. (Please note that presentations will begin promptly at the meeting start, so arrive on time! To request interpretation and or another accommodation, please contact us at: nsf@seattle.gov or (206) 733-9361 before the meeting date. Due the bad weather, the first round of meetings for District 5 have been canceled, but they may be rescheduled at another date. This is to be determined by DoN.

The Meadowbrook Sidewalk Committee has 6 priority projects within the boundaries of Meadowbrook that we need you to support as high priority

  1. #203, Construct a curbed, asphalt walkway on the south side of Ne 115th between 35th and 40th Ave Ne;
  2. #205, Complete asphalt walkway on Ne 100th from near Ravenna to the entrance of Seattle Waldorf School;
  3. #016, Add school zone ticketing cameras on Ne 115th between 30th and 34 Aves Ne;
  4. #177, Install a sidewalk on the south side of Ne 95th between 30th and 32nd Aves NE;
  5. 170, Construct an asphalt walkway on west side of 39th Ave Ne from crosswalk on Ne 108th to trail into Meadowbrook Pond area (benefits John Rogers Elementary)
  6. #174, Install speed reduction treatments on Sand Point Way between 95th and 125th Ave Ne;

Visit http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/projects-and-programs/programs/neighborhood-street-fund/projects-map  to score online or check the meeting schedule!

Thank you for your participation in the NSF Program. 

Neighborhood Street Fund-FAQ http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/SDOT/NSF/2018/NSF_2019FAQ_20181019.pdf

Councilmember Debora Juarez’s Dive in D5

Councilmember Juarez is hosting her 4th annual Dive in D5 event and awards to celebrate outstanding neighbors and organizations in District 5! There will be live music, local food, and lots of community.

Councilmember Juarez looks forward to seeing you there! 

We are excited to share that our keynote speaker is Thomas Kohnstamm, the author of the new novel “Lake City.” 

Please feel free to share our invitation or the Facebook event with your friends. https://www.facebook.com/events/588538274921568/

WHAT: Councilmember Debora Juarez’s Dive in D5

WHEN: Friday, February 1st at 6-8 PM

WHERE: Shanty Tavern, 9002 Lake City Way NE

CONTACT: Shayna Daitch, 206-684-8805  or shayna.daitch@seattle.gov

Thornton Creek Alliance General Meeting

Beaver Management in Urban Settings: A Panel Discussion with representatives from Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Parks and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Panel members: Deb Heiden – SPU, Patti Bakker – Seattle Parks, and Ezekial Rohloff – WDFW 

Should beavers have free rein in our urban waterways? What are reasonable and appropriate controls? How do SPU and Parks cooperate on beaver management in natural areas?

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

6:30 pm Social / 7:00 to 8:30 PM General Meeting

Maple Leaf Lutheran Church,
10005 32nd Ave NE,
Seattle, WA 98125

Meadowbrook Pond 11/6 Update

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is pleased to announce that constriction is finished at Meadowbrook Pond for this year. Thank you for your patience throughout construction.

While SPU was not able to dredge as much of the pond as originally planned due to a late start to construction, a 17-day union strike that halted most work, and an early Fall rain event, SPU was able to:

  • Remove over 1,000 cubic yards from the Forebay and Cell 2.
  • Remove invasive plants from the pond and the surrounding area to improve habitat at Meadowbrook Pond.
  • Relocate approximately 8,000 fish during the project.

SPU is also currently looking into options for a barrier along the east side of 36th Avenue N.E. to replace the berm that was removed.

We know that this is an important community space, and we appreciate your understanding during this project.

SPU is responsible for ongoing maintenance of Meadowbrook Pond to maintain the flood control and stormwater detention functionality of this site. SPU is continuing to monitor the site and evaluate future maintenance needs, which may include returning in 2019 to perform additional dredging. SPU staff will provide community notification for future largescale maintenance projects that impact site access.

Regards,
Jonathan Brown
Project Manager
jonathan.brown@seattle.gov

Thornton Creek Alliance General Meeting October 24

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Dr. David Montgomery, PhD.

Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington presents:

Growing a Revolution: Soil, Water, and Society: How restoring health to degraded soils can dramatically improve and sustain the quality of surface and ground water resources while also providing better profits for farmers and improving the overall health of society.

Dr. Montgomery is the author of five books, including Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life; The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health; and King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon.

6:00 PM Social / 6:30 to 8:30 PM General Meeting

Maple Leaf Lutheran Church
10005 32nd AVE NE
Seattle, WA 98125

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

thornton-creek-alliance.org
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For questions about the meeting contact Dan Keefe at: papadan44@gmail.com.