Licton Springs Community Council

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Council Meeting Minutes April 2021

LICTON SPRINGS COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Approved Minutes April 21 2021 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Attendance Notes

  • Online meeting by Zoom due to Coronavirus restrictions
  • Directors present: Janice Lichtenwaldt, Ellen Beck, Lindsey Webb, Melanie Davies, Liz Kearns, Bekah Gautrowski, Michael Cuadra, and Kathleen Braden
  • Business Representatives present: Bob Blade (Salt Blade)
  • Attendees: Dianne Trani, Matt Gautrowski, Janice Holkup, Kevin Sheets, Kevin Bergsrud, Sam Williamson, Robin Amadon (LIHI) and Jenny Frankl (Clean Streets)

Introductions, House-Keeping, and Reports from Visitors

  • Janice started the meeting at 6:35 and welcomed everyone. She announced that she will be stepping down from the Board and M/S/A to commend Janice Lichtenwaldt for her service to Licton Springs Community Council, including her leadership as President.
  • Minutes of March 17, 2021 were approved as distributed Treasurer’s Report sent by Ellen (attached below) was approved.
  • Robin of Low Income Housing Institute updated group on plans for 104 unit, 7 story building to open 2023 on Aurora/Nesbit 8700 with studios and up to 3 bedrooms. Final portion of funding still pending. DESC will have project nearby and Robin will provide information about any potential transportation disruption during construction. The building will have space for community gatherings.
  • Kevin Bergsrud of Parks Dept updated re: Licton Springs Park new interpretive sign to be placed on boulder 4 X 6ft. with engraving near north spring next to path that starts at 97th St. Design was undertaken under supervision of Salish people involved in historic status of park (Matt Remly) and a ceremony will take place in May or June.
  • Jenny Frankl updated group on Adopt-A-Street program for litter pickup. She followed up with details.

Vote on Nominations for the Board of Directors

  • Elected through voice vote (As voted allowable at the March 2021 meeting, due to the virtual setting):
  • For two year terms to 2023: Kathleen Braden, Mike Cuadra, Bekah Gautrowski, Lindsey Webb.
  • For one year term to 2022: Liz Kearns, Melanie Davies.
  • The Board has three vacancies and, per by-laws, voted Bob Blade for seat on the Board through 2023 (in addition to his representation as business in community).
  • Election of officers:
  • Melanie Davies, President
  • Mike Cuadra, Vice-President
  • Lindsey Webb, Secretary
  • Liz Kearns, Treasurer
  • Ellen Beck will be moving to another neighborhood and will be leaving Board but LSCC is appreciative of her service as secretary and treasurer and her long affiliation with the LSCC.

Updates to ongoing committee and council work

  • Led by Lindsey Webb, group discussed possibilities for musical event in Licton Springs neighborhood or park summer 2021. Several Board members offered to help and asked Bob Blade to contact Boundless Collective people. Lindsey will spearhead planning.
  • Melanie updated on AARP grant for Meridian (resolution passed April 14, 2021 with five yes, three abstain). Liz asked to see completed grant proposal. See attachment.
  • Bekah updated on by-laws ad hoc committee, which had its first meeting and noted the goals are cleaning up and putting order to by-laws, making them more inclusive, and incorporating concerns of community members.
  • Matt noted he now has control of LSCC website and is posting minutes.

Minutes by Kathleen Braden, Secretary

Next meeting: May 19

Licton Springs Community Council Monthly Treasurer Report

3/15/2021 through 4/20/2021

Date Line Item Transaction Amount Bank Balance
03/15/2021 Beginning Bank Balance $0.00 $8,147.13
03/19/2021 Check 1370 t0 David Gehman reimb. for LSCC tools -$570.93 $7,576.20
Fund Type Fund Amount
Funds for Licton Springs Community Council 4,469.05
Dedicated Funds for Licton Springs Park $3,107.15
TOTAL Combined Funds $7,576.20
NOTES:

I completed our annual Certification with Benevity on 04/20/2021.

We received an email from Fred Meyer on 4/28/2020 of .44 donation, but this has not reached our Verity account and will not until it reaches $25.00.

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Council Meeting Minutes March 2021

LICTON SPRINGS COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Approved Minutes March 17 2021 6:30-7:40 P.M.

Attendance Notes

  • Online meeting by Zoom due to Coronavirus restrictions
  • Directors present: Janice Lichtenwaldt, Lindsey Webb, Melanie Davies, Liz Kearns, Bekah Gautrowski, Michael Cuadra, and Kathleen Braden
  • Business Representatives present: Bob Blade (Salt Blade)
  • Attendees: Joy McEldery, Dianne Trani, Matt Gautrowski, Osbaldo Hernandez

Introductions and House-Keeping

  • Janice started the meeting at 6:35 and welcomed everyone.
  • Minutes of Feb. 17 2021 were approved as circulated. Treasurer’s Report was approved (attached below). Liz noted that the Parks’ tools fund is specially designated.
  • Osbaldo noted he is now on the City’s team to coordinate vaccinations, especially for the Lumen field site, but that he hopes there will be special sites for North Seattle in the future. He will be reaching out to LSCC and other neighborhood groups for help in getting the word out and getting people registered.
  • Other attendees introduced themselves and noted some issues of interest, including homeless population in the area and property crime.

Nominations for the Board of Directors

  • The group discussed the need to update by-laws, including on the election of Board members and officers. M/S/A to suspend the by-laws re:voting process and allow a verbal vote both for nominations at this meeting and elections at April 21 meeting.
  • Nominations approved for Board of Directors (to be voted on at April meeting)
  • For two year terms to 2023: Ellen Beck, Kathleen Braden, Mike Cuadra, Bekah Gautrowski, Janice Lichtenwaldt, Lindsey Webb, Bob Blade.
  • For one year term to 2022: Liz Kearns, Melanie Davies.

Updates to ongoing committee and council work

  • Janice will continue outreach to Amanda and Tim re:coordinating with Matt on the website for the Council.
  • Melanie will be attending the Aurora Reimagined Coalition meeting upcoming.
  • Kathleen reported on the Community Roots zoom meeting re housing at the Northgate Area (link: https://communityrootshousing.org/2021/02/northgate_tod_give_input/) .
  • Mike reported on NPAC meeting and plans for housing at North Seattle College, something in very early planning stages.

Additional Agenda Items

  • Bob noted that unhoused populations may be able to receive the government stimulus money okayed from federal government via debit card if they do not have bank accounts.

Minutes by Kathleen Braden, Secretary

Next meeting: April 21

Licton Springs Community Council Monthly Treasurer Report

1/23/2021 through 3/15/2021

Date Line Item Transaction Amount Bank Balance
01/23/2021 Beginning Bank Balance $0.00 $6,494.04
01/30/2021 Donation from Kroger $3.09 $6,497.13
02/03/2021 Grant for LSPark tools deposited by Liz Kearns $1,650.00 $8,147.13
Fund Type Fund Amount
Funds for Licton Springs Community Council 4,469.05
Dedicated Funds for Licton Springs Park $3,678.08
TOTAL Combined Funds $8,147.13
NOTES:

We received an email from Fred Meyer on 4/28/2020 of .44 donation, but this has not reached our Verity account and will not until it reaches $25.00.

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Council Meeting Minutes Feb 2021

LICTON SPRINGS COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Approved Minutes Feb. 17 2021 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Online meeting by Zoom due to Corona virus restrictions

Directors present: Lindsey Webb, Melanie Davies, Liz Kearns, Bekah Gautrowski, Michael Cuadra, and Kathleen Braden

Attendees: Dianne Trani, Matt Gautrowski, Janice Holkup, Noah An (from Dan Strauss office)

Melanie started the meeting at 6:35 and welcomed everyone.

Minutes of Jan 27 2021were approved as circulated.

Noah An discussed fossil fuels policy decisions for new construction, Hope Team startup, COVID relief funding.

Bekah reported on her establishment of an ad-hoc committee for by-law revisions.

Kathleen reported that Bob Blade of Blade Meats was happy to be invited as a business member and agreed. She contacted Osbaldo Hernandez of DON but he has not responded. She met with John Lombard of D5 group and will be meeting Feb 19 with him and others to look at pedestrian bridge construction progress. She also reported on email from Lee Bruch on group “Fix Aurora” email attached and the Council agreed to indicate our support for this effort. Their next meeting is Feb 26 at 7 PM.

Melanie noted email from Jenny Frankl (attached) re cleanup.

Mike reported on NPAC meeting where homelessness and trash cleanup was discussed and they heard from Kevin Mundt of Hope Team.

Lindsey raised possibility of another music event in the neighborhood, perhaps over the summer and the idea was favorably received.

Minutes by Kathleen Braden, Secretary

Next meeting March 17

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Council Meeting Minutes Jan 2021

LICTON SPRINGS COMMUNITY COUNCIL

approved Minutes Jan. 27, 2021 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Online meeting by Zoom due to Corona virus restrictions

Directors present: Janice Lichtenwaldt, Lindsey Webb, Ellen Beck, Melanie Davies, and Kathleen Braden

Attendees: Dianne Trani, Mike Cuadra, Bekah and Matt Gautrowski, Osboldo Hernandez, Janice Holkup

Janice started the meeting at 6:35 and welcomed everyone.

Minutes of Nov. 18, 2020 were approved as circulated. Treasurer’s Report was approved and Ellen reported she filed our 990 form this month.

  1. Board members: M/S/A to elect Bekah Gautrowski to fill the vacancy of Jan Brucker’s seat and Mike Cuadra to fill the vacancy of Tim Crosley’s seat. According to the by-laws, this action places them on the Board immediately and then they agreed to be nominated for two-year seats with the March, 2021 meeting.

    Kathleen updated regarding Board members and elections. The usual schedule has been interrupted due to the vagaries of the current COVID pandemic. Here is the situation:

    Terms up in April: Janice Lichtenwaldt, Kathleen Braden, Ellen Beck, Lindsey Webb. All have agreed to stay on the Board and be nominated at the March meeting for a two-year term. Liz Kearns and Melanie Davies have been continuing even though their terms were up earlier and will be also nominated for a new term at the March meeting but their terms should go until 2022, not 2023, because we are late in confirming them and it is better not to have the whole Board’s terms end simultaneously.

    Ellen agreed to be nominated to continue as Treasurer; Kathleen is stepping down as Secretary and Lindsey agreed to be nominated for that position. Janice is completing her time as President (and everyone agreed she has done a wonderful job for us) and Melanie is interested in the nomination for that spot. We will need a nomination for Vice-President and Mike Cuadra might be willing to serve.

  2. Other Duties: Kathleen has stepped down as administrator for the Licton Springs Facebook Page. Janice is still an administrator and will add Lindsey as one. Janice will also look into management of our website where minutes are posted and coordinate with Bekah & Matt who may be willing to help.

  3. Ad-hoc committee on by-laws revision: M/S/A to create an ad-hoc committee that Bekah will head up to consider revision to our by-laws and Lindsey will also help spearhead. She plans to start with input from the Council and then invite participation by people in the Licton Springs Community.

  4. Homelessness: Melanie led a discussion to update on issues of unhoused populations in the neighborhood. The group discussed City policy, presence of campers in the park and at Green Lake.

  5. Parks: Liz Kearns sent in a note that work groups are being held in Mineral Springs and Licton Springs Parks, following proper protocols for pandemic safety.

  6. Business members: The Board agreed to ask Liz to congratulate Pilgrim Coffee which has moved into the Starbucks space at Oak Tree and invite as a business member of LSCC and to have Kathleen due likewise with Salt Blade Meats

Minutes by Kathleen Braden, Secretary

Next meeting Feb 17 (Melanie will chair)

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Council Meeting Minutes Nov 2020

LICTON SPRINGS COMMUNITY COUNCIL

approved Minutes Nov. 18, 2020 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Online meeting by Zoom due to Corona virus restrictions

Directors present: Janice Lichtenwaldt, Lindsey Webb, Liz Kearns, Ellen Beck, and Kathleen Braden

Attendees: Dianne Trani, Tracy Cramer, Mike Cuadra, Emma Medicine White Crow, Bekah Manikowski (Gautrowski) and Matt, Peter Reid, Becky Edmonds, Jenny Frankl

Janice started the meeting at 6:35 and welcomed everyone.

Minutes of Oct 21, 2020 were approved as circulated. Treasurer’s Report was approved.

  1. Issues of interest from Visitors: Jenny Frankl of SPU Clean Cities Litter Abatement shared information on litter route for Licton Springs. (attached). Liz noted a work party upcoming Dec. 12 for Licton Springs Park with volnteers from Blanchet H.S.

  2. Becky Edmonds made a presentation on Restricted Parking Zone and other parking issues in Licton Springs area. (study map below). If the RPZ is expanded (there is an existing one due to NSCollege) with upcoming transportation changes, cost is $65/year for two year cycle. Low income people have an option of paying $10.

  3. Jenny discussed the litter abatement program that started in 2017 in the city and in 2018 in Licton Springs-Aurora area. A contractor is paid to cover Aurora between 84th and 105th. Parks Dept deals with parks so that is not part of their program. The volume of calls has not increased, but the volume of litter picked up has. The public cans along Aurora havea four times/week pick up for garbage and three times per week for recycling. Tracy suggested using free form at bottom of Find It Fix It app for special pickups for neighbors who voluntarily pick up litter.

  4. Board elections for 2021 were discussed. Our usual schedule for elections had been postponed last spring due to pandemic. Nominations are due in March. Let Kathleen know if Board members are interested in serving again. She will construct a recruitment statement for Dianne Trani from jet City Apts. to sed to residents to try to get representaiton from renters in neighborhood. Everyone wil try to recruit people, with an eye toward more divesity.

  5. We are unable to do holiday party and Epic Life Church is not planning lights in Licton Springs Park this year but Ellen noted there will b e a tree on the Burke cul-de-sac

Notes by Kathleen Braden, secretary, LSCC

No meeting in December.

Scheduled meetings for 2021: January 20, Feb 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov 17

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