Meadowbrook Community Council

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

Meadowbrook Community Meeting January 9, 2018 7-8:30PM

MCC Meeting Announcement For:
January 9, 2018; 7-8:30pm

I was late in reserving Rm1 so meeting will be in Rm11 (room to the right as you walk in).
We will not be having a featured speaker for this meeting but instead we will focus on several other issues.

I will provide an update on the Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC) program. It has started with a short time line. Ideas will be due on Feb 2nd. I’ll have forms and ideas that folks can consider as potential project ideas to submit. You can also go on line to study up on the program. I just Googled “Your Voice, Your Choice,” or you can go to Your Voice Your Choice. I will also try to set a date for a YVYC meeting to prioritize and electronically submit our project ideas.

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

We will also entertain nominations for the board other than those currently proposed i.e., Pam Bowe- President, Dan Keefe – VP, Mike Reinhardt – Secretary, and Wilma Boyd – Treasurer.

We will need to allocate $25 for dues for our continued membership in Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA) if we indeed want to continue to be a member. We could also use someone to be our representative at their meetings.

The Sidewalk Committee will provide its usual 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. I plan to push hard for the completion of the sidewalk on NE 110th btwn 35th & 36th Avenues by Sept, 2018.

Status of JAMS Playground Beautification planning project will be discussed.

Emergency HUB status will be updated.

Look forward to seeing you at the meeting. …… Dan Keefe, President

Community Conversation Connecting and Celebrating YOUR Community! 12/13/2017

FREE Community Conversation
Connecting and Celebrating YOUR Community!

Lake City, WA – Join neighbors in a celebration of YOUR community. Lake City Future First will present its final Community Conversation of 2017 with a FREE celebration complete with food, music and ways to engage in your Lake City community. Participants from past Conversations will be on-hand to share their programs and how you can get involved. Doors open 12/13/2017 at 6:30 pm at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th AVE NE, Seattle, with free food provided by Lake City restaurants.

Please bring a donation of socks, whole grain cereals, canned tuna, chicken, tomato sauces or peanut butter to support your neighbors via North Helpline.

The Conversation is a great place to find out what local organizations are doing to improve Lake City and how you can volunteer to help their efforts. The following organizations will provide information about how to connect with your northeast Seattle community:

Hunger Intervention Program
Imagine Lake City
Lake City Farmers Market
Lake City Future First
Lake City Emergency Hub
Lake City Summer Festival
Literacy Source
Lake City Taskforce on Homelessness
Lake City Youth Leadership Program
Mennonite Church/God’s Lil’ Acre
North Helpline
North Seattle Family Center
Seattle Parks & Recreation
Seattle Police Safe Place

Lake City Future First is a sustainable, representative organization that informs and engages business and property owners, residents, and organizations to achieve a vibrant and connected Lake City business district.

FREE Community Conversation Connecting and Celebrating YOUR Community! 12/13/2017

FREE Community Conversation
Connecting and Celebrating YOUR Community!

Lake City, WA – Join neighbors in a celebration of YOUR community. Lake City Future First will present its final Community Conversation of 2017 with a FREE celebration complete with food, music and ways to engage in your Lake City community. Participants from past Conversations will be on-hand to share their programs and how you can get involved. Doors open 12/13/2017 at 6:30 pm at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th AVE NE, Seattle, with free food provided by Lake City restaurants.

Please bring a donation of socks, whole grain cereals, canned tuna, chicken, tomato sauces or peanut butter to support your neighbors via North Helpline.

The Conversation is a great place to find out what local organizations are doing to improve Lake City and how you can volunteer to help their efforts. The following organizations will provide information about how to connect with your northeast Seattle community:

Hunger Intervention Program
Imagine Lake City
Lake City Farmers Market
Lake City Future First
Lake City Emergency Hub
Lake City Summer Festival
Literacy Source
Lake City Taskforce on Homelessness
Lake City Youth Leadership Program
Mennonite Church/God’s Lil’ Acre
North Helpline
North Seattle Family Center
Seattle Parks & Recreation
Seattle Police Safe Place

Lake City Future First is a sustainable, representative organization that informs and engages business and property owners, residents, and organizations to achieve a vibrant and connected Lake City business district.

MEADOWBROOK COMMUNITY COUNCIL MTG–MAY 9TH, 2017 7-8:30 PM

From: Dan Keefe, President
LOCATION: Meadowbrook Community Center
ADDRESS: 10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

At our March meeting we elected the existing Board to another one year term with one condition, that this would be the last term for Dan Keefe and Charlene Murray. Thank you and we hope to continue to serve the best interests of Meadowbrook. With that in mind, Pam Bowe will be running our May meeting while Dan visits his grandchildren in Helena, MT. He will be around to run the July meeting.

Our May 9th meeting will feature a representative from CM Juarez’s office and may include CM Juarez herself. In addition, we will have a representative from SDOT Safe Routes to School division (Stephanie) who will give us an update on our long awaited start to the construction (June 2017) of the sidewalk segment on Ne 110th between 39/40th Aves Ne. She will be this project’s key point of contact, so please be prepared to also ask any pertinent questions you might have. We will also hand out the latest milestone updates to Brian Dougherty’s spreadsheet that contains the list of the various sidewalk and crosswalks, etc projects.
Of the three proposals we submitted as part on DoN’s new Your Voice…Your Choice program (replaces NPSF), one was selected for final voting which is the 4-way stop at Ne 98th St and Ravenna which is being championed by Wilma Boyd.

There will be an update on the Emergency Hub and our inquiry into becoming a fiscal sponsor for Matching Funds projects. The committee formed to apply for funds to improve the grounds at Jane Addams MS is having trouble getting volunteers. Finally, the Community Garden and Orchards has held some 8 to 9 work parties since coming back to life in March. Work Parties are currently scheduled for 3-5pm every Sunday with a pot luck following.

Please mark your calendars and support Pam by coming to the meeting.
Dan Keefe, President

Meadowbrook Community Meeting–March 14, 2017 7-8:30PM

Location: Meadowbrook Community Center 10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

It’s already March…hard to believe!! At our March meeting we traditionally elect officers for 2017. Like last year, the existing board members are all willing to serve another term, so I will propose that the board be re-elected by consensus vote.

Our featured presenter will be Gary Prince who has roots in the Meadowbrook neighborhood. He is a project Manager for King County Metro and will be making a presentation of Metro’s ambitious Northgate Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project. The vision is to make the area around Northgate a “vibrant inclusive community of all incomes live close to where they work, play and shop with convenient access to a transit hub.” I heard his presentation to the Thornton Creek Alliance Board and I was impressed.

The elections plus Metro’s presentation and other news about your Meadowbrook neighborhood will make for another interesting and important reason to get together. The Sidewalk Committee will report on the three proposals we submitted as part on DoN’s new Your Voice…Your Choice program (replaces NPSF) and there is an update on the status of Brian Dougherty’s list of projects in our area.

There will be an update on the Emergency Hub and meet our new HAM radio operators. Becoming a fiscal sponsor for Matching Funds projects is being considered by the MCC Board. A committee is forming to apply for funds to improve the grounds at Jane Addams MS. Finally, the Community Garden and Orchards are coming back to life and we will fill you in on plans for 2017.

Please mark your calendars– Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Dan Keefe, President

LCFF Community Conversation

“Please join your neighbors across Northeast Seattle for a Community Conversation and Forum on Hate Crimes.

This will be the first meeting of it’s kind in Seattle in collaboration with the US Department of Justice, the Seattle Police Department and local leadership groups to provide information on this very important issue facing our communities.
Recently one of our North Seattle business owners experienced a hate crime. It is vital that we all work together to send a clear message that these types of acts will not be tolerated in our community.
Working with SPD’s SAFE Place initiative lead, James Ritter, the Department of Neighborhoods, North Seattle Chamber and the victim of the incident, Lake City Future First is helping to host the event at the Lake City Community Center as part of our Community Conversation series.

LCFF will provide free food from 6-6:30 PM with the forum starting promptly at 6:30. The forum will last until 8:30 with a series of speakers and time allotted for questions and comments from the community.
This is an important evening and we hope to see you there.”

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT January 10th, 2017 7PM-8:30 PM

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 2017, interestingly as in January 2016 and 2015, our featured presenter will be Brian Dougherty of SDOT who this year will provide a spreadsheet of all the various sidewalk and crosswalk projects that are “in the que” for the Meadowbrook area (~ four sidewalks and six crosswalks) along with their various stages of completion. We have had a pretty successful year in getting commitments from SDOT and 2017 is the time to see actual design, construction and completion for most of these projects. A lot of that success, I believe, is attributable to our Sidewalk Committee and the Sidewalk Report we produced and presented to SDOT last May, plus a measured dose of being the ”squeaky wheel.”

The Sidewalk Committee in 2017 will largely be tasked with monitoring and holding SDOT to their commitments, as well as, pursuing the next set of new sidewalks and crosswalks.
In addition to sidewalks, we will be supporting a budding “emergency hub” project headed up by Anne Girvin. Anne will give an update at our Jan. 10th meeting.

Now that District Councils will no longer be supported by the Dept of Neighborhoods and are being bypassed for a new “top down” approach by the Mayor and City Council called the “Community Involvement Commission,” community councils are going to have to figure out how to work with in this new structure, especially when competing for city grants from the Neighborhood Park and Street and Neighborhood Sidewalk funds.

Last, but definitely not least, I, along with Charlene Murray, our Treasurer since 1998, have decided to make 2017 our last year in office, if elected of course! I will have served five years plus one as vice president where I might as well have been president. It’s time to give someone else the opportunity. I will, nonetheless, remain involved.

The election will be held in March, as in past years, but according to our bylaws that we updated last year, in order to vote in March, one must have been current with their dues at the prior meeting or January in this case. So, if you want to vote in March, you need to pay on or before the Jan 10th meeting.
Mark your calendars– Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Dan Keefe, President

Meeting to Discuss Emergency Planning

The emergency communication hub is part of a network around Seattle that would be staffed by trained volunteers and ham radio operators who could send emergency messages to the city in case of a large-scale disaster.”
We will be discussing how:
• Each household has to be self -sustaining
• To support our neighborhood and community
• The Meadowbrook hub would operate
• We need to communicate with city leaders and emergency responders.
• The Meadowbrook area is unique.

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council