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LICTON SPRINGS COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Minutes of Board Meeting
May 17, 2006
NSCC President's Board Room

Directors Present:

Directors Present : Liz Kearns , Debra Willendorf, and Kay Mesirow.

Board Representatives Present:

Ken Thompson (North Precinct Representative)

Visitors: Jean Wirch , Tamara Anderson, Melissa Coiley, Tom Meyer, Joe Linscheid, and Lauren Linscheid .

President Liz Kearns called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Introductions were made around the tables.

Jerry Owens and Ellen Beck’s absences were excused.

Minutes:

The April 19, 2006 minutes were approved as presented.

Treasurerís Report: 

There was no Treasurer’s Report given.

Alaskan Way Viaduct The meeting turned over to Tom Meyer, neighbor and Seattle City Light Senior Environmental Analyst. Tom gave a short history of the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project. His job for SCL includes looking at the environmental and permit needs for SCL’s part in this project. There were 75 alternatives looked at for the viaduct and this was peered down to two: a tunnel (either side by side or stacked); and a rebuilt bigger viaduct. Another alternative is to retrofit the current viaduct which many think would be a patch/Band-Aid only and will address the above ground problems. The seawall would still need replacing; it is old and failing in some places and needs replacing no matter what happens above ground. There is no real advantage to this alternative.

Engineers are moving forward as if stacked (which uses less area) is the preferred plan. The time is very complicated as more and more alternatives are suggested. But a start in 2007 is expected with a two year closure of the roadway. Actual construction will take longer.

After the above information was covered, there was much Q & A.

If you go to the website www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/Viaduct, you will find a list of public meetings, and a host of other information.

Thanks, Tom!

OLD BUSINESS :

Fall Picnic Larry’s Markets are closing. It was decided that we can have the picnic without Larry’s Markets, but they will be missed! We can advertise the picnic as a “bring your own food, where music and entertainment will be provided by LSCC.” We will ask community members to help distribute flyers and use our list serve to get the new arrangement publicized.

Night-Out August 1, 2006 is the date for this year’s “Night Out,” sponsored by the Seattle Police Department. Debra will gather information about Night Out and forward it to Shannon for list serve distribution. The goal is to encourage more neighbors to participate. Block Watch was also discussed and encouraged.

Halloween in the Park Letters asking for donations need to go out ASAP. Liz will ask Ellen to compose the letters.

NEW BUSINESS :

Website Joe Linscheid suggested we update and improve our website for easier access. Specifically, he suggested information concerning meeting dates and location directions should be on the first page. Liz said she would ask Amy to do this, plus add a map of campus that targets the Presidents Board Room. Thanks, Joe!

NWDC CRF/NSF Projects We have been informed by Beth Pflug that two projects in Licton Springs are under consideration for funds from the City of Seattle:

  • Sidewalks on North 100 th Street from College Way to Aurora Avenue North; and
  • Traffic circles on Stone Way at 93 rd and 94 th Streets.

Discussion of the Wilson Mural by Andrew Morrison was tabled until our June meeting, as Liz has not yet contacted Andrew.

Pilling Pond Preservation Society Debra gave a little history of the Pilling Pond Preservation Society and the stocks now being held by the Seattle Community Council Federation. The PPP Society would like to sell these stocks and use the money to replace the sign at Pilling’s Pond. The value of the stocks is estimated at $1000.00. There was much discussion about this idea. The final thoughts were to ask Ellen for legal advice, to find out if this is even legal. The stocks were donated to the Licton Springs Park Playground Committee for use with the construction of the playground. This was tabled for future discussion.

A few last minute announcements where made:

  • The Friends of Licton Springs Park DON grant was approved. There will be more information given about this next month.
  • A Peace Walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Green Lake from 1:00 to 4:00  p.m.
  • We have received an e-mail from SDOT entitled “College Way North Design Considerations,” which details their evaluation of the requests for crosswalks on College Way at 97 th and 100 th Streets. We have been asked by NSCC to appoint a LSCC member to the panel the College is convening. Tom, Liz and Kay all expressed interest. Liz will contact Jeff Caldwell, Head of Security at NSCC, and advise him that there will be a LSCC representative at their meeting.
  • The latest news that Summit K-12 will move to Wilson Pacific School was very warmly received. The community has been hoping for a student body at Wilson for many years.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, June 21, 2006.

The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m. Thank You, everyone, who attended.

Respectfully submitted,

Liz Kearns for

Ellen M. Beck, Secretary

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