Meadowbrook Community Council

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

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

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