MCC Meeting Announcement
September 15, 2016; 7-8:45pm
Please note: Because of a scheduling snafu and subsequent compromise, our meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, Sept 15; same time and place.
I am very pleased that Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) hydrologist, Ms. Katherine Lynch, has agreed to be our featured presenter. She will be talking about the structure and function of a couple of major improvements that have very recently been made to Thornton Creek, a very important drainage in our area. She will discuss improved hydrologic and biologic aspects of the Confluence and Kingfisher (upstream of Fred Schwab) projects. This will be a slideshow and discussion version of her tours of these areas during the Influence of the Confluence event back in June, 2016 for which she received many kudos.
The MCC Sidewalks Committee Update on the status of Ne 110th proposed sidewalks between 39/40Aves Ne, 34/35th Aves Ne, and Ne 113th between 34/35th Aves Ne will be based on a report from Emily Reardon, Community Outreach for Brian Dougherty, which as of this posting I have yet to receive. Meadowbrook and Wedgwood CCs joint proposal for a greenways project on 32nd Ave Ne remains largely in limbo. After school starts, SDOT plans to conduct a census of the number of pedestrians crossing NE 95th at 32 Ave Ne before painting a crosswalk with signage at this location. Because of a sidewalk project from 35th Ave Ne to 32nd Ave Ne, curbs will be put in place.
Regarding our two Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF) proposals that were accepted by NDC, SDOT cost summaries indicated that the speed hump proposal at Ne 110th and 34 Ave would cost $100K (unbelievable) and the pedestrian activated crossing beacon at Ne 110th and 35 Ave would cost around $38K. This project was voted second to a project near Fred Meyer which was costed at $79K for a total of $117K. For our project, the extra $28K needed may be funded from other sources.
Wilma Boyd has applied for a Small Sparks Grant from the city for flag material to use at selected street.
Standing reports on the garden, crime and the website will also be presented and ideas on topics for future meetings in 2016 will, as always, be welcome. Agendas will be available at the meeting. Mark your calendars for Sept 15th — Looking forward to seeing you. DK
Location: MEADOWBROOK COMMUNITY CENTER
Yes for Homes Campaign will make a short presentation in favor of the upcoming Seattle Housing Levy vote.
Richard Anderson will discuss the pros and cons of the so called “Removing Barriers to Backyard Cottages and Accessory Dwelling Units” rule which is being proposed by CM O’Brian.
Pam Bowe will discuss the 2035 Comprehensive Plan and the proposed zoning changes for Lake City Way and surrounding areas. Continue reading
Meadowbrook Community Center 7PM-8:45PM
I’m pretty excited about our upcoming May 10th meeting which is shaping up to be quite interesting. For our featured agenda item, we will have a family friendly slide presentation by Plant-for-the-Planet youth Climate Ambassadors and Michael Foster, founder Plant-for-the-Planet U.S.A. They will explore climate change challenges, opportunities and the actionsfamilies can take during this significant time in history.
“Our generation is the first to feel the effects of climate change, and the last who can do something about it.” President Obama
Now that we have our annual elections behind us and the new bylaws approved, the MCC Sidewalks Committee has been busy applying for Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF) and Neighborhood Street Fund grants (NSF). We will report of our successes and ongoing efforts at this next meeting.
Our re-certification package that we submitted to NDC was accepted, no problems. Meadowbrook and Wedgwood CCs have joined forces to pursue a greenways project on 32nd Ave Ne and I’m still exploring ways to do some community service work in the LaVilla Natural with Meadowbrook CC members. Standing reports on the garden, crime and the website will also be presented and ideas on topics for future meetings in 2016 will, as always, be welcome. Agendas will be available at the meeting. Mark your calendars– Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Dan Keefe, President
This is an update on the emergency replacement of a retaining wall in the 8500 block of Sand Point Way NE. Please feel free to share with others.
ALL FINISHED FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Traffic on Sand Point Way NE has just been reopened to traffic in both the north and south bound directions and will remain open through the weekend.
The detour for north bound traffic will be re-established on Monday morning at 6:30AM. The northbound detour will be in effect Monday through Saturday during the month of April between 6:30AM and 3:30PM, and will begin just north of the NOAA Drive.
South bound traffic will NOT be detoured off Sand Point Way, but drivers should remain cautious and attentive to flaggers present. Slow moving heavy equipment will occasionally be on site, although most work activity will be out of sight on the eastern vertical face of the new wall. Additional pictures of the work will be posted to the project website sometime Monday. Continue reading
Our March 8th meeting is shaping up to be not only very important, but also interesting.
Two matters of important business include our annual elections for the executive board positions and, for the first time in many years, the existing bylaws have been revised and sent out for membership review. At our March 8th meeting we hope to vote to approve the changes and begin operating on a more reasonable and up to date set of bylaws. Continue reading
Happy New Year to you all and I trust and hope you all had a good holiday season.
For our first meeting in 2016, interestingly as in January 2015, our featured presenter will be Brian Dougherty of SDOT who will present the 100% completion drawings (up from 60% in 2015…slow going!) for sidewalk segment between 39th and 40th aves on N 110th street and will share where he is at on the other NE 110th segments. His projected construction schedule will also be discussed which I believe will start mid-year.
The meeting will be at the Meadowbrook Community Center on Tuesday, January 12th, and will start at 7pm. Continue reading