Meadowbrook Community Council

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Meadowbrook Community Meeting and Celebration December 11, 2018

Hello Meadowbrook Neighbors and Council Members,

With all the activity over the past year and the changes coming to our neighborhood we have decided it is a good time to reflect, refresh, and re-energize for 2019!

Meadowbrook Community Meeting and Celebration December 11, 2018
7-8:45 PM
Meadowbrook Community Center
10517 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

Learn about what is going on !
NE 35th Street Project, NE 110th update, NE 115th activity, Thornton Creek Alliance, Neighborhood Street Fund, Meadowbrook Emergency Communication HUB, Meadowbrook Pond Luminaria, Neighborhood School developments, Tree Ordinance, Community Garden, Don Willis Property Development and more!

And any other events from 2018!
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 December 11th celebration and let’s see what we can do now and going forward!The idea is to give our meeting time to review and reflect, gather ideas for 2019 and have a bit of a social hour as well.

Light refreshments will be served! Please RSVP to give a us a good headcount.

president@meadowbrookcouncil.org

Thank you in advance for your participation and if you cannot be there, our next meeting is in January 2019.

Meadowbrook Community Council,

Pam Bowe, Dan Keefe, Mike Reinhardt, Wilma Boyd, Colleen Weinstein, Aundie Collison

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

Jane Addams MS FundRaiser 11/13/2018

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to provide a brief update on how things are progressing.

I attend and provided testimony at the SPS Special Board meeting for public comment on BEX V Levy last Thursday, 10/18. It was a great session to attend as only 8 members of the public attended to give comment.
I had a separate discussion with Director Burke and Director Mack following the session. They are supportive of our Site Improvements and I have no reason to believe our needs will fall off the list of proposed projects. The board will adopt the final list in the coming weeks. Our big push following placement on the levy will be encouraging folks to vote yes in February.

I have been laying low in fundraising (we are still around the $23,000 mark) for the Stair project this month as the PTSA is conducting their Annual Give campaign. I will begin pushing hard in early November. After all tiles make great gifts! Visit jamsdreambig.org to purchase yours!

Lastly please help spread the word of our upcoming school takeover event at the RAM restaurant at University Village on 11/13 from 5-9PM. We will receive 10% of all sales during that time. I’ve attached a poster.

thank you,
Colleen

Lake City Way Corridor Improvement Project Community Drop in Sessions

Lake City Way NE (State Route 522) is one of the busiest arterial routes in Northeast Seattle. The 3.67-mile-long corridor (from I-5 to the city limits at NE 145th St) has seen a high volume of collisions over the years. The roadway facilitates travel to and from the city, supports thriving businesses, hosts frequent transit routes, and functions as “Main Street” for residents in this part of the city.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will be working closely with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to enhance safety, accessibility, and travel on Lake City Way NE. WSDOT plans to repave the corridor and upgrade ADA curb ramps, and we will construct spot and intersection improvements to enhance walkability and safety for all travelers.

There will be two Drop in information sessions regarding this project:

Lake City Way Corridor Improvement Project

Join project team members at one (or both) of our upcoming public drop-in sessions to ask questions and learn more about the Lake City Way Corridor Improvement Project. Interpreters, kids activities, and light refreshments will be provided.
Drop in Session #1Drop in Session #2
September 17th, 2018September 25th, 2018
6-8 PM6-8 PM
Faith Lutheran Church
8208 18th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125

PROJECT INFORMATION & CONTACT
LCWimprovements@seattle.gov | (206) 256-5458
www.seattle.gov/transportation/LCWimprovements

PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS

Meadowbrook Your Voice, Your Choice Project Selected!!!

In a fantastic piece of news for our community, the City of Seattle has announced that the Your Voice, Your Choice submission from our neighborhood (see below) was selected as a winning project this year. This goes to show that when the community stands together and goes to the city to fix an ongoing issue, it can succeed!

We will post more information here on this blog when the details/schedules/etc are made available.

Thank you,
Your Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Project: #5G. (Project #18-543)

This round we have a much needed improvement in the Meadowbrook area on the roster. Project: #5G. (Project #18-543)

YVYC 2018: 18-543, NE 105 St and NE 104th Pl: Due to the intersection geometry at NE 105th St & NE 104th Pl, installing floating median islands to clarify intended vehicle movements is recommended.

Click on the document image above to view the project details

Night Out Event @ Alton Ave NE & NE 107th Street

Neighbors and Friends,
NIGHT OUT 2018 It is that time of the year again and we are looking forward to having everyone over for the evening.

The City of Seattle Dept of Neighborhoods has pitched in to help support our community efforts. We will have a table/information/handouts on what it means to us in an Emergency and How to Be Prepared.

In addition we are hosting a potluck (please bring a favorite item to share). We provide grills for grilling meat, fish, veggies.

We will be providing burgers (meat and/or veggie) hotdogs , fixings and beverages. Plates, cups, napkins and utensils are provided.

Everyone is welcome! We start at 6:30PM and wrap it up at 9:30PM. If you have folding or camp chairs please bring them along, too.

Check out our new Night Out website with information about our 2018 event and pictures from previous years at meadowbrookcouncil.org/nightout.

RSVP Welcome, but not necessary!!

Pam, Sam, and Dan

president@meadowbrookcouncil.org

MEADOWBROOK POND IS NOW CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE PROJECT

Message From Jonathan Brown of Seattle Public UtilitiesSeal of the City of Seattle

Dear Community Member,

We have kept the Meadowbrook Pond open as long as possible while we worked with the contractor to finalize pre-construction activities.

As of July 30, the Meadowbrook Pond will be closed for about 3 months so SPU contractor crews can remove accumulated sediment from the pond. Typical work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with possible evening and weekend work.

The perimeter path along 39th Avenue N.E. and N.E. 105th Street will remain open with intermittent disruption to allow for vehicle crossing. In addition, we worked with the contractor to also provide access to the footbridge via the path off 35th Avenue N.E. However, the rest of the site will be closed throughout much of construction for safety and security reasons.

We are continuing to work with our Urban Ecosystems team to monitor wildlife on the site. Last week, an SPU biologist marked the location of a green heron nest and coordinated with Washington State Fish and Wildlife to develop guidance for the construction team on ways to avoid impacting the area around the nest.

I will share updates throughout construction via this email list and the (project website). Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we perform this necessary maintenance work.

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

Your Voice Your Choice: Vote now for park and street projects in our neighborhood!

It’s time again to vote for Your Voice, Your Choice — for park and street improvements nominated by you and your neighbors here in Meadowbrook, Lake City and City Council District 5.

The 2018 Your Voice, Your Choice Vote takes place June 16 to July 16. Click above to vote online!

  • Voting is open to anyone age 11 and up (must be 13 and up to vote online) who lives, works, goes to school, worships, receives services, volunteers, or is part of a program in the City of Seattle.
  • Each voter may cast one ballot per City Council district, and may choose up to three (3) projects per district. Complete Project List
  • You can vote online or by paper ballot at any Seattle Public Library branch.

The list of projects in all districts is available here for your review. If you go to D5 you will see that we have 7 projects in Lake City/Meadowbrook/Little Brook, our eastern chunk of the district.

Meadowbrook Project: #5G. (Project #18-543)

This round we have a much needed improvement in the Meadowbrook area on the roster. Project: #5G. (Project #18-543)

YVYC 2018: 18-543, NE 105 St and NE 104th Pl: Due to the intersection geometry at NE 105th St & NE 104th Pl, installing floating median islands to clarify intended vehicle movements is recommended.

Click on the document image above to view the project details

Preparing for work on Meadowbrook Pond Rehabilitation Project

Dear Community Member,

SPU’s contractor is now onboard, and we are working with them on final preparations for the sediment removal project at Meadowbrook Pond. We plan to keep the pond open until they are ready to begin work, which will be the week of July 9th at the earliest.

Once work begins, Meadowbrook Pond will be closed for about 3 months. In-water work will be completed by the end of September with clean-up, demobilization, and site restoration extending into mid-October. Typical work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

While most of the site will be closed for safety and security reasons as well as to enable the contractor to adequately stage equipment and efficiently remove sediment from the site, the perimeter pathway will remain open throughout much of construction with some intermittent closures.

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

We have heard from the community, and we know that the beavers and other wildlife are important. In preparation for construction, SPU coordinated with Washington State Fish and Wildlife and other agencies to identify an optimal time period for construction that will have the least affect fish and other aquatic life (also known as a “fish window”). In addition, environmental analysts from SPU’s Urban Ecosystems group are continuing to evaluate the site to minimize our impacts on wildlife during construction. Continue reading