Council Meeting Minutes March 2020

LICTON SPRINGS COMMUNITY COUNCIL

approved Minutes March 25, 2020 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Online meeting by Zoom due to Corona virus restrictions

Directors present: Amanda Crosley, Janice Lichtenwaldt, Liz Kearns, Lindsey Webb, Tim Crosley, and Kathleen Braden

Neighbor attendee: Janice Holkup

Janice started the meeting at 6:30.

Minutes of February 26, 2020 were approved as distributed. The treasurer’s report 02/25/2020 through 03/25/2020was approved.

Communication recommendation approved: during this time of COVID-19 Stay Home order from Governor Inslee, not make any major changes in manner of sending messages to our list serve, but continue to use free Outlook service. Help was also offered to the Love Licton blog for material and Amanda and Tim are trying to keep it at very local level. A lot of information is being pushed out right now by City, King County authorities.

Lindsey and her husband, Mehul, are walking each street of Licton Springs neighborhood and will do a write-up and send Amanda. Mehul is interested in LSCC eventually doing a community survey on loneliness and isolation.

It was noted that neighborhood restaurants are open for takeout and it is a good way to support business owners locally. Lindsey will follow up with Hector Martinez at Epic Life church who is with the local Buy Nothing group as well and see if something can be written up for the blog.

Liz noted that the parks are closed so no work parties are now occurring.

Reminder that people should be filling out Census 2020 information. Field operations have been moved till later due to virus outbreak.

Janice Holkup reminded people of Kathleen’s proposal that was on the table from the Feb 26 meeting. She has attached it below for consideration at April meeting.

Janice L. gave an update on Arts in the Park and that she has been in contact with Sarah Sense Wilson of Clear Sky. The event will be pushed out to late August or Sept. in part to wait for City to do final approval of historic status for the park.

Nominations for the Board and vote on approval will be moved to next September due to unusual circumstances of COVID 19 outbreak and to allow more time for recruiting new members.

Notes by Kathleen Braden, secretary. Next meeting April 15, 2020 by zoom. https://zoom.us/j/521529297

PROPOSAL FOR ADVISORY BOARD

From: Kathleen Braden, LSCC secretary

February 26, 2020

Purpose: (1) advise on issues that are pertinent to the neighborhood, especially those identified by ongoing surveys of the neighborhood; (2) provide advice when requested by the Board; (3) make suggestions on Board members to recruit in future

Ongoing contact to be made over cyberspace so that people are not required to attend meetings but attendance at LSCC meetings is welcomed and encouraged

Composition:

  • City Council Representative of District Five or designated staff contact

  • Owner of business located within Licton Springs boundaries or adjacent community council boundaries

  • person from neighborhood school either staff or parent

  • representative from North Seattle College

  • community officer from North precinct or NPAC rep.

  • representative of ALUV

  • resident in Licton Springs boundary who is a renter

  • representative from a social services group in neighborhood such as LIHI or Aurora Commons

  • two residents of Licton Springs neighborhood (this might be good place for “emeritus” member who used to serve on the Council?)

If approved, what’s next?

The motion is to modify the by-laws. According to the by-laws, this would have to be voted on at the general membership meeting, which occurs in April. Results determined by majority vote of members attending (not just directors)

Add Article VIIA Licton Springs Community Council Advisory Board

  1. The purpose of the LSCCAB shall be to advise on issues pertinent to the Licton Springs neighborhood and assist the LSCC in recruiting Board members
  2. The LSCCAB is not require to have regular meetings, but the chair of LSCCAB may call special meetings under certain circumstances.
  3. Communication is expected to occur largely electronically among members and to the LSCC Board.
  4. Term of service will be for two years and renewable
  5. Members shall consist of:

-City Council Representative of District Five or designated staff contact

  • Owner of business located within Licton Springs boundaries or adjacent community council boundaries

  • person from neighborhood school either staff or parent

  • representative from North Seattle College

  • community officer from North precinct or NPAC rep.

  • representative of ALUV

  • resident in Licton Springs boundary who is a renter

  • representative from a social services group in neighborhood such as LIHI or Aurora Commons

  • two residents of Licton Springs neighborhood

  • Members shall be nominated by LSCC Board of Directors and approved by majority vote of directors at any regular meeting of the Board

  • Removal of members shall be decided by majority vote of the LSCC directors

Article VIII 4c

Add to duties of the Secretary: The secretary shall be responsible for regular contact management with members of Advisory Board and reports from LSCCAB to LSCC Board of Directors

If we vote on the motion in March to be considered in April, then we should share some responsibility for recruiting initial members.

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