Meadowbrook Community Council

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

Community Council Meeting Announcement November 14, 2017 7-8:30PM

What a nice Fall we had! Looks like the moisture that makes it all possible has returned, so I guess we grin and bear it OR head south!

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council


Our featured presenter will be Mr. Kraig Cook from Dept of Neighborhoods. He along with his Program Advisor, Amy Nyugen, will provide an update on the Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC) program. They will talk about idea collection (project proposal submittals) and, if possible, timelines for submittal deadlines and selection of projects. Please come prepared with ideas and questions.
After we hear from Kraig, John Lombard, director of the newly formed D5 Community Network will speak to us about what he envisions will be the mission of this Network as opposed to North District Council, LCNA and other advocacy groups. I plan to encourage MCC to become involved in this group.
The Sidewalk Committee will provide an update on the various projects SDOT has been working on in our area and take any comments you may have on what has been implemented so far. We will also try to set our initial YVYC meeting.
Pam will report on the outcome of the JAMS Playground Beautification planning potluck held on October 26th. Many creative ideas were bantered around.
This is an early reminder regarding MCC officer elections which will be held in March 2018. Anyone can run for any of the four officer positions that include president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Per the by-laws, candidate’s names have to be submitted by the meeting before the election (or January 9, 2018). As I have mentioned before, I intend to step down as president but stay on as vice-president.
Finally, the Community Garden and Orchards will soon be shutting down for the season.
Look forward to seeing you at the meeting. …… Dan Keefe, President

Meadowbrook Community Meeting October 10, 2017 7PM-8:30PM

Meadowbrook Community Council’s regular bimonthly meeting scheduled for Sept 12th is being postponed until Oct. 10th due the the highly unusual occurrence of the unavailability of every board member due to either being out of town or starting new jobs.

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

One of the major topics on the agenda was to call attention to the progress being made in improving pedestrian safety with new crosswalks, sidewalks, speed bumps (cushions), etc. just in time for the start of school. As you may recall, it was my intention for sometime to be in Colorado the entire month of Sept and that is still on.

So, I hope you have (had) a good Labor Day weekend and we will see a good start to the new school year. See you when we meet in October.
All the best!
Dan Keefe

Volunteers Needed: Help Clean & Maintain Thornton Creek & Meadowbrook Playfield

Green Seattle Partnership
Activities
There is work to be done to keep the Meadowbrook Playfield & Thornton Creek looking good. Invasive plants are creeping in, and volunteers are needed to help defend this beautiful natural area. Join neighbors and friends to help out and learn a lot!

Open to the public
All ages OK

Youth Volunteer Waiver
If you are under 18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian, please come to the event with the waiver below signed by a parent or guardian.
Youth Waiver Form

Dates:
Wednesday, August 3rd, 9a – 1p
Wednesday, August 10th, 9a – 1p
Wednesday, August 17th, 9a – 1p
Wednesday, August 24th, 9a – 1p
Wednesday, August 31st, 9a – 1p

Details:
http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/map/?search=meadowbrook&organization=seattle&park=&start=&end=

What to Bring
Please dress in layers and consider the weather, sturdy shoes or boots, long pants & long sleeved shirts will protect you from plant scratches. Bring raingear for rainy weather & sunscreen for sun. Also, bring a filled water bottle and your needed snacks. All tools, gloves and other restoration supplies are provided.

Where to Meet
Volunteers will meet at the Jobox in the Fir Tree Grove at the corner of 35th NE and NE 105th – (South side of the Meadowbrook Pool and Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE).

Where to Park
Plenty of parking at the Meadowbrook Community Center parking lot or along 35th NE. Also served by Metro Bus 65 and there are bike lock stands at building entrances.

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

MCC Meeting Announcement: November 10th, 7pm

Greetings Meadowbrook Community Council members,

click to download PDF version of this flyer

click to download PDF version of this flyer

First, please remember to Bring Socks to the meeting for distribution by the North Precinct to the homeless.

We will have no featured speaker/presenter at our November MCC meeting. I had Brian Dougherty, Head of Safe Routes to Schools, tentatively scheduled, but he will be out of town. He is however, firmly scheduled himself for our January 12th meeting For our January meeting, Brian has promised 100% design drawings and a construction schedule for the 39/40th sidewalk segment, as well as drawings for the other segments.

District 5 Projects (click for PDF)

District 5 Projects (click for PDF)


As a heads up, for 2016, I would like to focus on getting the ever increasing number of children walking to schools, safely there! I hope to take advantage of the Mayor’s and SDOT’s plan to make use of alternative/asphalt based sidewalks which are purported to provide nearly twice the coverage as conventional sidewalks for the same cost. To facilitate this, I intend to revive the Sidewalk’s Committee and will be asking for a few volunteers. Safer crosswalks will also be sought and traffic calming measures (greenways) will be explored. I plan to work closely with Jane Addams to build on our teaming success in expediting the installation of the crosswalks around the school and I hope to find ways to work with John Rogers as well.

In addition, updates and reports on the following will be discussed:

  1. Lake City Way Safety project: 24th ave design issues
  2. Community Garden and Orchards: current status (harvest pounds to food bank and others), and a neighbor’s complaint
  3. Resubmittal of 105th and 35th crossing improvement proposal at NDC for securing Neighborhood Parks and Street funds
  4. Summary of Park’s Dept. new Superintendent, Jesus Aguirre, status and direction of Parks
  5. Developer’s plans for property on eastside of LCW at 105th
  6. Public Safety: (Aundie Collison)

As usual, an agenda will be provided at the meeting.

Looking forward to your attendance and continued involvement.

Dan Keefe, President, Meadowbrook Community Council

Help identify Meadowbrook as a location for sidewalk construction

SDOT

Take the Pedestrian Master Plan Update survey!

To learn more about the Pedestrian Master Plan, please click here.

The City of Seattle is conducting a poll to help determine where sidewalk funds should be spent for the next several years. Among the locations the poll asks voters to select as the highest priority for funding are: Downtown Seattle, Hub Urban Villages in the City (such as around 125th & Lake City Way NE where developers would be required to pay for new sidewalks if the City does not install them for free), neighborhoods with sidewalks on both sides of the street (such as Capitol Hill where it would fund repairs), OR neighborhoods like Meadowbrook where there are little or no sidewalks on most streets, or designated “Safe’ Routes to Schools” where there are no sidewalks but the Seattle School District directs kids to walk along roads without sidewalks to schools because bussing is not provided close to schools.
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In addition, the poll asks other sidewalk questions such as the public’s willingness to accept “alternative” sidewalks. The normal sidewalk is a solid concrete sidewalk with a concrete curb and gutters. The City has so little money for sidewalks it has estimated it will take 200 years to completely sidewalk Seattle with concrete sidewalks. An “alternative” sidewalk such as an asphalt sidewalk (such as the north side of NE 105th Street west of 35th Avenue NE) costs about 1/3rd as much as concrete so the City could install roughly three times the length of sidewalks for the same cost. I urge you to consider voting in favor of alternative sidewalks.

Whichever alternatives you feel are the greatest priority, I urge you to make your voice heard by voting – otherwise people in other parts of the city will determine the priorities for sidewalk funding!! Also, please forward this email to your neighbors to urge them to vote!

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Please take the Seattle Department of Transportation/Pedestrian Master Plan survey by clicking on the link below:
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