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Minutes of Community Meeting, October 20, 2010,
NSCC Conference Room B2311

Directors Present: Jerry Owens, Kay Mesirow, and Ellen Beck.

Board Representatives Present: Ken Thompson (Liaison to North Precinct).

Visitors: Bruce Kieser (Facilities and Plant Operations Director for North Seattle Community College), and Jean Wirch.

Vice President Jerry Owens called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.


Northwest District Council
Jerry reported on the October meeting of the Northwest District Council. He said that no official business had taken place. There was discussion about the Piper’s Creek Watershed Project. It was announced that volunteer workers were welcome at Carkeek Park. There was discussion of the City budget and the cuts that are coming to the Parks Department.

Newsletter Articles
There was a discussion of Newsletter articles. Bruce Kieser told of receiving an e-mail from with a link to a device that measures energy usage of home appliances/devices. This might be a good idea for an article.

Bruce also talked about the free plays and events at the College. He gave Kay Mesirow suggested contacts to get on “distribution lists” for such events. It was also mentioned that members of the community can audition for roles in productions!

North Seattle Community College
Bruce reported that the College had gotten an extension on MIMP. Their current building project is on schedule. The work starts early and the workers complete their day at 3:00 p.m. They are pouring sidewalks and doing outside work at present.

North Precinct
Ken Thompson reported that there had not been interesting speakers lately at the Advisory Council meetings. He could tell us that we will be losing our Community Officers when the funding runs out in March, 2011.


Everyone was urged to come to Licton Springs Park for Halloween in the Park this year – Halloween is on Sunday!

The Economy
There was a big discussion about the present economic condition and the cuts that are faced by community colleges. It’s not a pretty picture.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, November 17, 2010.

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Ellen M. Beck, Secretary

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