Meadowbrook Community Council

Supporting community spirit and creating a connected environment in NE Seattle's Meadowbrook community and surrounding neighborhoods.

Seattle Neighborhoods: Engaging Your Community

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As you know, the City of Seattle is shifting our approach to outreach and engagement and we are looking for ideas on how we can keep residents better informed about projects, events, opportunities, and issues.

We have created a simple two-minute survey to get feedback on how people want to engage with city government and what we can do to make it easier for them to weigh in and participate.

Our goal is to hear from as many people as possible! But, in order to achieve that, we need your help!

Would you be willing to circulate this survey within your community?

The survey can be found at http://bit.ly/EngageSeattle-survey.

We appreciate any help you can provide in getting the word out to your contacts.

Thank you for joining us in bringing more voices to the table and making our outreach and engagement work for everyone!



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Street:
600 4th Avenue, 4th
Floor; Seattle, WA 98104
Mail:
PO Box 94649; Seattle, WA
98124-4649

Phone:

206-684-0464     Fax:
206-233-5142
Website:seattle.gov/neighborhoods

MCC Meeting Announcement September 15, 2016; 7-8:45pm

MCC Meeting Announcement
For:
September 15, 2016; 7-8:45pm
Please note: Because of a scheduling snafu and subsequent compromise, our meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, Sept 15; same time and place.

I am very pleased that Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) hydrologist, Ms. Katherine Lynch, has agreed to be our featured presenter. She will be talking about the structure and function of a couple of major improvements that have very recently been made to Thornton Creek, a very important drainage in our area. She will discuss improved hydrologic and biologic aspects of the Confluence and Kingfisher (upstream of Fred Schwab) projects. This will be a slideshow and discussion version of her tours of these areas during the Influence of the Confluence event back in June, 2016 for which she received many kudos.

The MCC Sidewalks Committee Update on the status of Ne 110th proposed sidewalks between 39/40Aves Ne, 34/35th Aves Ne, and Ne 113th between 34/35th Aves Ne will be based on a report from Emily Reardon, Community Outreach for Brian Dougherty, which as of this posting I have yet to receive. Meadowbrook and Wedgwood CCs joint proposal for a greenways project on 32nd Ave Ne remains largely in limbo. After school starts, SDOT plans to conduct a census of the number of pedestrians crossing NE 95th at 32 Ave Ne before painting a crosswalk with signage at this location. Because of a sidewalk project from 35th Ave Ne to 32nd Ave Ne, curbs will be put in place.

Regarding our two Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF) proposals that were accepted by NDC, SDOT cost summaries indicated that the speed hump proposal at Ne 110th and 34 Ave would cost $100K (unbelievable) and the pedestrian activated crossing beacon at Ne 110th and 35 Ave would cost around $38K. This project was voted second to a project near Fred Meyer which was costed at $79K for a total of $117K. For our project, the extra $28K needed may be funded from other sources.

Wilma Boyd has applied for a Small Sparks Grant from the city for flag material to use at selected street.

Standing reports on the garden, crime and the website will also be presented and ideas on topics for future meetings in 2016 will, as always, be welcome. Agendas will be available at the meeting. Mark your calendars for Sept 15th — Looking forward to seeing you. DK

Everyone is invited to the Bike Rodeo

Everyone is invited to the Bike Rodeo

Where: Cedar Park Playground, 3737 NE 135th ST, Seattle
When: Friday, August 26th, 1 to 5 PM

Check out this press release below for Friday’s kickoff event at our very own Cedar Park Playground!
Please extend invites to those on your lists especially those with kids.

Music and dancing for all ages
Bicycle story time for kids at 3 PM with Nancy Pew
Bike Rodeo and fun safety training with Lake City Greenways
Snacks
Bike helmet giveaway
Raffle
20 is plenty signs
Meet SDOT staff
Take the Cedar Park Safe Routes survey
…and more

Come enjoy a sunny summer afternoon in the park with us!
See you there.

Monica, Janine, Stephanie and Bike Rodeo volunteers
Lake City Greenways

SDOT News Release - 2016 Safe Routes to School Kickoff Event in Lake City 8-24-16-1_thumb

You’re Invited to: “Vacation in Lake City” A STEP Short Film

Flyer

Come see the best film of the year, “Vacation in Lake City,” made by the STEP program’s Lake City teens. The short film will tackle the issue of a lack of resources in Lake City’s Community Center and parks. There will be a brief discussion about what improvements the neighbourhood would like to see in the future. Free PIZZA and REFRESHMENTS will be available! Everyone is welcome!

The teens from Lake City worked really hard on this video. Come out and support them and help strengthen our community! See the attached flyer for details.

Monday, August 22, 2016
Lake City Community Centre
12351 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
3:00 – 4:30 PM

Salmonfest Seattle 2016: Salmon Bake, Car Show, Street Fair, and more!!!

SalmonFest Seattle is Here!
Friday, August 5th thru Sunday, August 7th
11a- 7p

Kick it off Friday, August 6th.
It’s “Bring Your Team To Lunch” Day!
12pm-7pm

salmonfest

The Menu

Alder Smoked Wild Salmon
Traditional or Asian Slaw
Baked Beans ~ Roll and Butter
Ice Cream & Beverage

$10/pp
Cash Only

Lake City Community Center
12531 28th Avenue NE
Next to the Lake City Library

Visit Our Website for more information!

Volunteers Needed: Help Clean & Maintain Meadowbrook Pond

Seattle reLeaf
Meet at the entrance to Meadowbrook Pond on 35th Ave NE, across the street from Meadowbrook Community Center (10517 35th Ave NE)

Meadowbrook Pond is a beautiful community asset and home to numerous birds and other wildlife. But it needs your help! Tree Ambassador Lucy will be leading volunteers to remove the aggressive weeds threatening the trees and other healthy vegetation around the pond.

if you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form on the following web page.

Volunteers Needed: Help Clean & Maintain Thornton Creek & Meadowbrook Playfield

Green Seattle Partnership
Activities
There is work to be done to keep the Meadowbrook Playfield & Thornton Creek looking good. Invasive plants are creeping in, and volunteers are needed to help defend this beautiful natural area. Join neighbors and friends to help out and learn a lot!

Open to the public
All ages OK

Youth Volunteer Waiver
If you are under 18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian, please come to the event with the waiver below signed by a parent or guardian.
Youth Waiver Form

Dates:
Wednesday, August 3rd, 9a – 1p
Wednesday, August 10th, 9a – 1p
Wednesday, August 17th, 9a – 1p
Wednesday, August 24th, 9a – 1p
Wednesday, August 31st, 9a – 1p

Details:
http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/map/?search=meadowbrook&organization=seattle&park=&start=&end=

What to Bring
Please dress in layers and consider the weather, sturdy shoes or boots, long pants & long sleeved shirts will protect you from plant scratches. Bring raingear for rainy weather & sunscreen for sun. Also, bring a filled water bottle and your needed snacks. All tools, gloves and other restoration supplies are provided.

Where to Meet
Volunteers will meet at the Jobox in the Fir Tree Grove at the corner of 35th NE and NE 105th – (South side of the Meadowbrook Pool and Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE).

Where to Park
Plenty of parking at the Meadowbrook Community Center parking lot or along 35th NE. Also served by Metro Bus 65 and there are bike lock stands at building entrances.