SPRINGS COMMUNITY COUNCIL
of Board Meeting September 21, 2005, NSCC President’s
Directors Present:Liz Kearns, Jerry Owens, Debra Willendorf, and Ellen Beck.
Present:Ken Thompson (North Precinct Representative).
Pflug (Neighborhood District Coordinator, City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods).
Minutes: The July 20, 2005 minutes
Treasurer's Report: Debra Willendorf said there was no Treasurer’s
Report.But, Debra needed
information on our Seattle Community Council Federation dues.
Board Members: Liz reported that Shannon Snider has moved to Greenwood.Shannon had
said he would continue to maintain the List Serve, but the agenda for
this meeting was not sent out.Shannon
and his wife certainly have their hands full with moving to a new home
and with their young son.We
will probably have to make other arrangements for maintaining the List
Liz reported that Staci Baldwin has purchased a townhouse
near MagnusonPark.Before learning this news, we had hoped
that Staci might join the Board.
Debra pointed out that those present were the only
remaining Board members.Liz
urged each of us to try to bring a neighbor to our next meeting.
Beth Pflug told us that we should not be concerned
about the number of people on the Board.She
said the Licton Springs Community
Council had accomplished a lot and should be proud.This happens to all neighborhoods, the
number of people involved goes up and down.The
important thing according to Beth is to keep the organization going.
Halloween: Liz asked Ellen Beck about the letters regarding
donations for Halloween in the Park that were sent to SAM’s
Club, Costco, the Northgate QFC, the Roosevelt
Way Safeway Store, the Fred Meyers at 100
Northwest 85th, and the Northgate Way Target Store.Ellen reported that Fred Meyer and Target
had responded back requesting more information and documentation
of 501(c)(3) status.Because
of the time required to process requests, we are too late this year
to request any funding from Fred Meyer or Target.We
will do so for next year’s event.Ellen
said that she had not heard back from or re-contacted SAM’s,
Costco or the Northgate QFC.
503(c)(3) Status: There was discussion
regarding whether LSCC should obtain its own 503(c)(3) status, use
the Federation’s, or approach The Pilling’s Pond Preservation
Committee about using their status.Debra
said that she would raise this issue with the rest of the Pilling’s
Pond Preservation Committee.
Focus Group on Multi Family: Debra
reported that she had tried to attend this event but, because all
allocated spaces were taken, she had been unable to attend.The event was a part of Seattle’s Department
of Planning and Development’s effort to re-evaluate Seattle’s multifamily land use code.
Crime/Disaster Preparedness: There
was a general discussion concerning crime and disaster preparedness.
Debra suggested that beautifying Aurora could help the crime
that happens along that highway.This
has been done in the Shoreline area, and Aurora is dramatically
different once you get into Shoreline.
Beth told us about a Greenwood/Aurora Involved Neighbors Forum which is concerned
about crime and safety issues and planning a community meeting.She said we could contact Neil Hanson
(684‑4690) or Diane Horswell (684-7711).Diane
has had disaster preparedness training.Beth said that she would e-mail Liz more
information about this group and the planned event.
Beth had handouts for us on “SDART – Getting
Ready . . . . Preparing personally as neighborhoods for disasters” and “Neighborhood
Safety Concerns – Who to Call for Help Within the City of Seattle.”
Ken Thompson noted that the City of Seattle has
half the number of officers we need for a city our size, and we are
losing officers to retirement, who are not being replaced.
There was a lot of discussion about disaster preparedness
and the fact that we would not get the type of warning that people
in hurricane-prone areas get.It
was suggested that we could perhaps involve the College is organizing
a disaster preparedness forum.
Debra volunteered to call SDART and make the initial
Liz noted that President LaFayette will be asking
the Council to assess how the College can be a better member of the
Ken said that he would ask the North Precinct if we
have any contact there for disaster related circumstances.
Roger Turner's Thumbnail History
of Licton Springs: Liz asked if we had noticed and read the Thumbnail
History of Licton Springs that Roger
Turner had on the back of his September issue of Licton Springs UPDATE.She
said it was courtesy of www.HistoryLink.org.