Meadowbrook Community Council

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

Meadowbrook Community Meeting July 12, 2016 7:00-8:30PM

Location: MEADOWBROOK COMMUNITY CENTER

Agenda:

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 Meeting- May 10, 2016

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 actions

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

families 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

UPDATE 4/20/2016: Sand Point Way Construction

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

Meadowbrook Community Mtg — March 8, 2016 7PM

Our March 8th meeting is shaping up to be not only very important, but also interesting.

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

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

Meadowbrook Meeting Announcement January 12, 2016 @ 7-8:30PM

Happy New Year to you all and I trust and hope you all had a good holiday season.

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

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

Special LCNA Forum on Move Seattle Levy on October 8th

Hello Friends,

Transportation is a priority issue in Seattle and in Lake City. LCNA (Lake City Neighborhood Alliance) is hosting a free and open community forum on the upcoming Move Seattle Levy in lieu of our regular October 8th meeting. This forum is at the same time and place as our regular meeting–6:30-8:30 pm, at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, corner of NE 125th Street and 27th Ave NE. We will be in the downstairs, ADA-accessible meeting room. Our hope is that lots and lots of members of our community will attend.

Forum Coordinator Phil Shack has arranged for representatives from the Let’s Move Seattle and the Keep Seattle Affordable groups to tell us why they believe we should or should not vote for this levy. We will have some prepared questions to ask them, and we will also accept questions from the floor. A flyer is attached to help spread the word. Move Seattle Levy Forum

This forum comes one night after the October 7th North District Council meeting (7-8:30 pm, Seattle Mennonite Church, 3120 NE 125th Street–note location change from library conference room) will host SDOT Director Scott Kubly, who will be speaking about the levy. At the September LCNA Board meeting, the Directors felt that this short amount of time was insufficient for a thorough community discussion of a complex levy. So, with NDC’s approval, this back-to-back session was arranged. Thank you Phil for taking it on!

Everyone, please spread the word. All are welcome to attend. We hope for a big turnout and lots of thoughtful questions so that as individuals, we will have the information we need to make our personal decisions about how to vote on the Move Seattle Levy. Please come!

JOIN THE JANE ADDAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION TEAM!

JOIN THE JANE ADDAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION TEAM!

The Jane Addams Middle School Traffic and Transportation Committee is looking for volunteers to safely manage intersections/pedestrian crossings throughout the school year. Please join our team to help meet our goal of not one injury or accident! Volunteering can be as often as an hour daily or as little as a half hour once a week. Volunteer times needed are from 7:20-7:50 in the morning and from 2:00-2:30 in the afternoon. Primary responsibility is managing pedestrian crossings: Assist pedestrians crossing the intersections especially at 34th/110th, 34th/113th, and 34th/115th. Please submit our form for more information: Traffic and Transportation Safety Form. Our team is looking forward to a SAFE year!