LICTON SPRINGS COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Minutes of Board
Liz Kearns, Debra Willendorf,
and Ellen Beck.
Visitors: Jocelyn Freilmyer (Open Space Seattle 2100 member and a University of Washington Landscape Architecture student), Jean Wirch, and Tom Meyer.
President Liz Kearns called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Introductions were made around the table.
Liz explained that Jerry Owens was not at our meeting because of being at the State of the Neighborhood Summit at City Hall. Jerry is president of the Northwest District Council.
Minutes: The November 16, 2005 minutes were approved as presented.
Treasurerís Report: There was no Treasurer’s Report.
Open Space Seattle
Discussion followed about the Licton Springs neighborhood and Licton Springs Park, including problems because of dirty runoff coming into the Park wetlands to remove non-native reed canary grass that would take over if left alone.
Jocelyn said she would be working on Open Space Seattle 2100 until March. She hoped there would be a review document completed by then. If there is not, someone else will be taking over what Jocelyn is working on.
Pedestrian Overpass at 85th and Meridian
This was discussed. Unfortunately, funding is very tight in the City and it is doubtful whether funds could be found for such a project in the near future.
Bob Ferguson Town Meeting . Bob Ferguson is holding his first town meeting of 2006 on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Meridian Park Elementary School. The town meeting will focus on emergency planning. Kay Mesirow and Melissa Coiley said that they would be able to attend the town meeting.
Emergency Planning Meeting
It was questioned whether we needed to have refreshments and a microphone, and if a microphone, what type. A stationary microphone was thought best. We will have cleanup responsibility and need to find out from NSCC personnel how to do the cleanup, what their system is.
The potential number of community members attending was discussed. Kay reported that she had estimated from census records that there were 10,000 people living in Licton Springs. It was suggested that we could perhaps get pre-addressed mailing labels from Bob Ferguson.
The entities within the neighborhood to be invited/informed were discussed. They include: the Fire Department, NSCC, North Precinct, City Light, Oak Tree, Northwest Hospital, Aurora merchants, and Wilson-Pacific (Seattle Public Schools).
Having a signup sheet was suggested, as well as methods to get people to sign in. It was suggested we have people sign in on cards. Jocelyn suggested we could have the sign in cards used for a raffle drawing. This would make people want to sign in! She suggested the prize could be a first aid kit or crank radio. Both these items are needed in case of an emergency.
We do have a credit at the UPS Store for making copies.
Liz volunteered to call Neil Hanson of SPD regarding block watch.
It was decided to not plan our second “follow-up” meeting on emergency planning at this time. SDOT has follow-up meetings planned after their initial presentations.
Crosswalks on 100th
Sidewalks on 100th
Our next meeting is Wednesday, February 15, 2006.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
Ellen M. Beck, Secretary