LICTON SPRINGS COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Board Representatives Present:
President Liz Kearns called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
It was noted that as of September 13, 2010, we have 5,000 copies remaining at the UPS Store.
There was a discussion of our upcoming expenses. Debra noted that we generally pay $200.00 from our treasury for our “Halloween in the Park” event. She advised that if LSCC funds are used judiciously, we should be fine.
The transfer of $2,028.08 from the Federation account represents funds that go back to the work at Licton Springs Park, when LSCC received a one-time stock gift. The stock was eventually sold, and the funds kept in the Federations accounts for LSCC. Now that LSCC is a 501(c)(3) corporation, the funds have been transferred to our account.
There was a discussion of banking with Bank of America. Bank of America is revising their rules for bank accounts and creating different levels of accounts. It was agreed that if LSCC could not continue free checking at Bank of America, we should investigate other banking possibilities. Debra said that the bank had to be convenient for her and all agreed that this was reasonable. Debra will investigate what options LSCC has.
The Treasurer’s Report was unanimously approved.
Halloween in the Park
Kay Mesirow noted that we need to have a new notice for “Halloween in the Park” placed at the park kiosk. Since there is no long a glass covering the notice, it doesn’t last as long.
Encouraging kids to attend by advertising wider afield was discussed. Since we already have a large annual turnout, it was decided to post a new notice at the kiosk and also post a notice at the closest bus stop.
Sidewalk on College Way
Wetlands at the North Precinct
Discussion followed. Old plans for restoration of the wetlands by Sarah Cook exist. These plans should be reviewed. Jan volunteered to investigate. She said she would get involved. Thank you, Jan!
Bruce Kieser Retiring
Liz said that Dr. Orestes Monterecy and Mark Matsui will do Bruce’s job in the future. Liz will invite them to our October meeting. Liz noted that the good thing for us in these changes is that Cindy Rose remains the secretary whom we contact.
Celebrate Neighborhoods – Where You Dine, Shop and Play Close to Home. Liz asked if everyone had seen the insert to today’s Seattle Times? Licton Springs is included with pretty good information!
Assessor Lloyd Hara
Pedestrian Overpass Over I-5. There was a discussion about the status of overpass that Bruce informed us about. He served on the committee that was working on sustainability in the Puget Sound area. Liz said the head of the committee is Ron Postuma. Jan said that she knows Ron and will contact him.
Northwest District Council
Also, City Light is replacing outdoor street lights with LED bulbs. The LED bulbs use 40% less energy, last three times as long as the former bulbs, resulting in $2.4 million/yr. in savings. People can see better with these lights and color is not distorted (white light vs. yellow light). Police are happy because witnesses can give for accurate descriptions of vehicles and people.
Jerry also announced an October 17th meeting of the Phinney neighborhood where block watch is going to be discussed.
Jan noted that if it were possible to find out block watch captains in our neighborhood, they would be a good source to spread information through the neighborhood. It was noted that Thomas Whittemore (Department of Neighborhoods, Neighborhood District Coordinator, North Region Team) would be a source to ask about block watch captains.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 19, 2011.
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Ellen M. Beck, Secretary