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LICTON SPRINGS COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Minutes of Board Meeting:
September 15, 2004

NSCC President's Board Room

Directors Present:†Liz Kearns, Jerry Owens, Debra Willendorf, Shannon Snider, Wanda Fullner, and Ellen Beck.

Board Representatives Present: Ken Thompson (North Precinct Representative).

Visitors:† Jean Wirch and Robin McCain.

President Liz Kearns called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Introductions were made around the table.

Minutes: The June 16, 2004 minutes were approved as presented.

Treasurerís Report:There was no Treasurer’s Report. Debra Willendorf said that $120.00 had been received after the last Newsletter. We have also had expenses in connection with the annual picnic. Debra promised to have a Treasurer’s Report for next meeting.

OLD BUSINESS:

North 100th Street. Trung Pham will be at our October meeting. Liz reported that the Northwest District Council has voted to have sidewalks on North 100th as their Number One priority in both 2003 and 2004. That says a lot!

Liz urged us to contact Trung Pham with our concerns about 100th. His e-mail address is Trung.Pham@seattle.gov. His phone number is 206-684-5377.

Discussion followed.

Rick Barrett – Haller Lake. Unfortunately, Rick Barrett of Haller Lake was not able to attend our meeting. We were hoping to hear from Rick about what happened at Nellie Goodhue School.

Picnic at Licton Springs Park. This year’s picnic was discussed. The weather cooperated and it was sunny, but also windy. We had a lighter turnout than in the past, which allowed the organizers to actually relax and enjoy the picnic! The Group Satsang was enjoyed by everyone. Making a $50.00 donation to them was discussed and agreed upon.

The Garfield High School Jazz Combo, consisting of three student musicians from Garfield High School, was fantastic. We will make a $300.00 donation to them, with the money going to the Garfield Jazz Foundation.

Getting a higher turnout for the picnic was discussed. It was agreed that better publicity was needed for next year. Larry’s Market has offered to help us advertise by having flyers available at checkout stands. We can also send reminders to our List Serve members, as well as blanket the neighborhood with flyers. It would also help to have music early on to get folks’ attention. This could be accomplished with boomboxes.

Halloween in the Park. Liz reported that Starbucks has offered to donate coffee for the Halloween event.

Ellen reported that she had not received any response from Tom Edwards of Costco, but that JJ Avinger-Jacques’ phone number had been used in the letter to Costco. Ellen had spoken with JJ before coming to this evening’s meeting. JJ said she had not yet heard from Mr. Edwards. JJ promised to call Mr. Edwards the following day and get back to Ellen with news.

List Serve. Shannon Snider said that he would e-mail directors the introductory comments/greeting that will be sent out to List Serve members initially. He said that we can send out messages to List Serve members with links to Currents and the meeting minutes when they are available on the website. We could also send members our meeting agenda as a reminder of our meetings. Shannon also suggested that we should have a notice and link on the Licton Springs website to allow people to join the List Serve from the website. Ellen volunteered to send Shannon Amy Markishtum’s e-mail address. Amy is Liz’ neighbor and is the person updates our website for us.

NEW BUSINESS:

Seattle Community Council Federation. Liz passed out the August 28, 2004 minutes from the Seattle Community Council Federation (“SCCF”). Rick Barrett (of Haller Lake) is vice president of SCCF. They cover a broad scope of interests and concerns at their meetings. They meet at the NOAA Building on Lake Union and meetings are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month. They always have a guest speaker. The meetings end with a round robin so that each community can tell what’s going on. The SCCF has 501(c) status and LSCC works through them when necessary on our projects.

Northwest District Council. The Northwest District Council will be meeting next Wednesday, at 8515 Greenwood Avenue North.

North District Council. The North District Council will be meeting Saturday, September 18, 2004, at Olympic Hills Elementary (13018 – 20th Avenue Northeast) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Upcoming Items for Meetings. Costco is not going forward with its store on Aurora Avenue. Their decision is apparently based on opposition from the community. This is something that Rick Barrett perhaps has information bout. Liz said that she would call Rick and see if he can attend next month’s meeting and speak with us after Trung Pham gives his presentation.

Wilson-Pacific. We discussed our concerns about Wilson-Pacific School. Wanda Fullner questioned if the Board should state that we want to see a school at Wilson-Pacific without getting community input. It was the consensus that the community planning group that having a school at Wilson-Pacific was a priority, but Liz said that we could hold a public meeting to discuss Wilson-Pacific. This could take place perhaps in March of 2005. Wanda agreed to investigate the zoning at Wilson-Pacific and report back to the group.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen M. Beck, Secretary

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