Meadowbrook Community Council

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

Meadowbrook/Matthews Beach Greenways Meeting October 28, 2014

Special Meeting Announcement:lakecitygreenways

Interested in learning about the establishment of a Greenways corridor in the Meadowbrook area? Greenways projects help to provide safer routes for pedestrians and bikers in key areas such as streets near schools and parks etc. Meadowbrook Community Council is sponsoring a meeting next Tuesday, Oct 28th at the MCC, from 7 – 8 pm in our regular meeting room.

We have scheduled two experts on Greenways to make a presentation on what a greenway is, examples of successful projects and how to do our own project(s). Continue reading

MEADOWBROOK COMMUNITY COUNCIL September 9, 2014 MEETING MINUTES

September 9, 2014
MEADOWBROOK COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council


At 6:30 pm the President, Dan Keefe, called the meeting to order. There were 14 voting members in attendance and 16 nonmembers.

Sidewalks/ Safe Routes to Schools Brian Dougherty of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) reported on sidewalk projects on NE 110th Street. The proposed concrete sidewalk and curb on the south side of NE 110th between 39th and 40th Avenues NE is 30% designed, fully funded under the Safe Routes to Schools program, and due to start construction in the summer of 2015. SDOT will go to adjacent neighbors now with a draft design for their comments. The section between 35th and 36th needs a new bridge for pedestrians. SDOT is starting design work on that second section and will have 30% design on that section when he reports back to the MCC in January. A third sidewalk project to widen the sidewalk on the south side of NE 110th Street, east of 40th to Sand Point Way NE, has had a design team assigned. Continue reading

Construction Update — Sept. 26, 2014

Thornton Creek Confluence ProjectSeal of the City of Seattle

This week’s rain events have allowed us to review the operation of the new creek, both the north and south branch, with higher flows. The engineered log structures and rock weirs that were installed are working well and we are seeing sediment move, as designed, throughout the channel. The habitat logs are showing good formation of pools in and around the full trees that were placed.

Weekend Work

Also due to the rainfall this week, construction of the in-water work has progressed slower than anticipated. Work on Sunday, September 28, is possible this weekend to ensure we finish the in-water construction before the end of this month. Sunday work would begin no earlier than 9:00 a.m. Thank you for your continued patience during construction!

Questions?

Contact Jason Sharpley, Project Manager, at jason.sharpley@seattle.gov or (206) 615-0030 or visit the project website:
www.seattle.gov/util/meadowbrookthorntoncreek.

Construction Update – September 19

Thornton Creek Confluence Project
Construction Update – September 19

We released the south branch of Thornton Creek this week! It now flows under 35th Ave. NE to meet the north branch, which has been flowing freely for several weeks. We also installed the concrete girders across the new bridge to form the top of the new culvert.

Upcoming work:

• Continued work on the bridge
• Connect the high flow ponds to Meadowbrook Pond with new culverts

Important Reminders
• Now that school has begun we’d like to remind everyone that for your safety the construction zone is not open to the public. Children and adults should not enter the construction zone during or after hours. Do your part to remain safe and alert near the construction site.
• Local businesses and public facilities are open during construction. These include the Meadowbrook Community Center and Pool, as well as Café Lati and Santorini Pizza and Pasta (both on the corner of 35th Ave NE and NE 110th Street).

Contact Jason Sharpley, Project Manager, at jason.sharpley@seattle.gov or (206) 615-0030 Visit the project website:
www.seattle.gov/util/meadowbrookthorntoncreek

Remember Sand Point’s First Flight Around the World on Sept. 28

The community is invited to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first flight around the world from Seattle’s Sand Point Airfield at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. The event takes place at the former Naval Air Station Sand Point, now known as Magnuson Park (7400 Sand Point Way NE). This event was planned by the Friends of Sand Point and is funded in part by an award from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Neighborhood Matching Fund and a grant from 4Culture. Continue reading

Construction Update – September 5, 2014

Thornton Creek Confluence Project
Construction Update – September 5

Progress continues on the Thornton Creek Confluence project despite additional rain events this past week. With the new creek mostly excavated and formed, construction crews will focus on the following activities over the next few weeks:

• Formation of the bridge barrier walls, including welding and grouting on the north and south abutments.
• Installation/reconnection of the storm drain under the new creek alignment between the abutments.
• Equipment mobilization onto 36th Avenue NE to begin construction of the cul de sac.

Important Reminders
• The project team will attend the Tuesday, September 9 Meadowbrook Community Council meeting to provide a construction update and photo slideshow of the work done to date. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm at the Meadowbrook Community Center (10517 35th Avenue NE), please join us!
• School began this past week and we’d like to remind everyone that for your safety the construction zone is not open to the public. Children and adults should not enter the construction zone during or after hours. Do your part to remain safe and alert near the construction site.
• Local businesses and public facilities are open during construction. These include the Meadowbrook Community Center and Pool, as well as Café Lati and Santorini Pizza and Pasta (both on the corner of 35th Ave NE and NE 110th Street).

Contact Jason Sharpley, Project Manager, at jason.sharpley@seattle.gov or (206) 615-0030 Visit the project website:
www.seattle.gov/util/meadowbrookthorntoncreek

Thornton Creek Project Update — July 25, 2014

Thornton Creek Confluence Project
Construction Update – July 25

It’s been an unseasonably wet week for Seattle, including the Thornton Creek Confluence. The project area and creek were inundated with water following record-breaking rainfall over Seattle on Wednesday, but we are happy to report that crews should be able to draw down the water within a few days. Upcoming construction activities will include:

• Clean up and restoration following this week’s rainfall, which could include additional fish removal.
• Saturday work will continue in order to complete in-water work within the fish window period. Crews can begin work as early as 9:00 am.
• Concrete pouring to form the north and south walls of the culvert.
• Stream channel construction east of 35th Avenue NE.

Important Reminders
• Local businesses and public facilities are open during construction. These include the Meadowbrook Community Center and Pool, as well as Café Lati and Santorini Pizza and Pasta (both on the corner of 35th Ave NE and NE 110th Street).
• Please remember that for your safety the construction zone is not open to the public. Children and adults should not enter the construction zone during or after construction hours.

Questions?

Contact Jason Sharpley, Project Manager jason.sharpley@seattle.gov
(206) 615-0030
Visit the project website:
www.seattle.gov/util/meadowbrookthorntoncreek

Night Out Against Crime — Tuesday, August 5th

Dear Community Friends,

As you may know the 30th Annual Night Out Against Crime is taking place on TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th, 2014. Registration for the event is still available via the following link: http://www.seattle.gov/police/nightout/default.htm

Night Out Seattle

August 5, 2014

National Night Out is a great opportunity for neighbors to reconnect and additionally meet any new neighbors. Getting to know your neighbors is one of the most effective tools in preventing crime.

On the National Night Out registration form, you are given the opportunity to close down the street. Please remember, in order to legally close the street you must be registered. Remember to never block the intersection! Please do not use a vehicle as a barricade to close your street. Your neighbors arriving home and emergency vehicles may need to transit your block.

We look forward to seeing you at Night Out, 2014.

Thank you,
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Scott
Crime Prevention Coordinator
North Precinct

Let’s keep Cafe Lati’s in Meadowbrook!!

Our favorite locally owned, neighborhood coffee shop, CAFE LATI’S at 110th and 35th ave ne, is currently having difficulties making ends meet due to the double impact of school being out and the closure of 35thAve NE at NE110th due to the Thornton Creek Confluence project.

The purpose of this post is to encourage all who can to make a little extra effort and give Cafe Lati’s your much needed patronage, especially during the eight weeks or so until school starts again in September. Cafe Lati’s owner, Latife, is also exploring other measures with the City to encourage old and new customers alike to realize that her place is open for business. One such measure would be to change the “road closed ahead” sign at 125th and 35th to encourage people to travel to NE 110th where the detour actually starts, at least until school commences in September.

Cafe Lati’s has become an integral part of our neighborhood and it would be a shame to lose it, especially after Latife has worked so hard to get it established.

SPD Guide to Neighborhood Safety

SPD Guide to Neighborhood SafetyNeighborhood Security encompasses a lot of different ideas and strategies. However, the unifying element is the need for neighbors to work both as individuals and as a coordinated team, The Seattle Police Department Guide to Neighborhood Safety provides you with information on creating safe neighborhoods.


Wedgwood Art Festival 2014

BY VALARIE BUNN

The ninth annual Wedgwood Art Festival will take place from 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday and Sunday July 12 and 13, 2014.  Note the new location this year:  Our Lady of the Lake at 8900 35th Ave NE.  Because OLL is a school campus, no pets are permitted on the grounds (with the exception of service animals.)

The fun-filled Festival features artist’s booths, kid’s activities, and more musical acts and food vendors than ever before.  The juried art festival includes many returning favorites and many new artists primarily from northeast Seattle. With a wide variety of fine arts and crafts, there is something for everyone, including painting, print or photography, jewelry, ceramics, outdoor sculpture, glass, mosaics, fiber arts and more.

The musical lineup at the Festival will showcase a diverse variety of talent.  When you get hungry, you can enjoy a meal or a snack in the expanded food section. Check the Wedgwood Art Festival website for a list of all of the offerings, including the schedule of children’s activities, and look for updates on their Facebook page.

Thornton Creek Project Update: July 12th, 2014

Thornton Creek Confluence Project
Upcoming Construction Activities

  • Crews will be working this Saturday, July 12 and subsequent Saturdays in order to complete in-water work within the fish window period of July and August. Crews can begin work as early as 9:00 am.
  • Excavation work and clearing will continue on both sides of 35th Avenue NE as the new stream channel starts to take form.
  • Concrete pouring and installation of the bridge footing and wall on 35th Avenue NE.

Important Reminders

  • Local businesses and public facilities are open during construction. These include the Meadowbrook Community Center and Pool, as well as Café Lati and Santorini Pizza and Pasta (both on the corner of 35th Ave NE and NE 110th Street).
  • Please remember that for your safety the construction zone is not open to the public. Children and adults should not enter the construction zone during or after construction hours.

Fish Removal Work
One important step in the project is moving the fish that have been swimming in the part of the creek where a larger channel will be created to protect them from the construction. Find out more:

Questions?

Contact Jason Sharpley, Project Manager jason.sharpley@seattle.gov
(206) 615-0030
Visit the project website:
www.seattle.gov/util/meadowbrookthorntoncreek

Meadowbrook Community Mtg. Agenda July 8, 2014

MCC Meeting Agenda
July 8, 2014…7:00 – 8:00pm

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council


WELCOME
A. MCC Business
1) Collect dues, update memberships, – Char
2) Approve Minutes previous meeting (May 13, 2014) – Richard

B. Project Updates – 7:05 to 7:30pm (Dan)

1) Thornton Creek Confluence Project
2) NE 110th sidewalk projects
3) 40th to Sand Point Way (NDC did not give it 1st priority)
4) Combined Sewer Initiative/CSO/Integrated Plan 2014 to 2025.

C. ISSUES

1) Metro Parks Dist. Forum (held 7/7/14)—provide handouts of pro and con arguments. Voting scheduled for August 5th.
D. Community Kitchen Tour – Lee LaCroix and Sue McGann – 7:30- 7:45p
E. Community Garden Tour – Sue McGann – 7:45 to 8:00pm ish
F. Adjourn at garden

E. Future Topics (September meeting)
1) NE 110th St sidewalks/ 60% design – Brian Dougherty, SDOT;
2)Ongoing status of Thornton Ck. confluence project – Jason Sharpley and Emily Reardon, SPU.

Lake City Farmer’s Market NOW OPEN

The Lake City Farmer’s Market opens today Thursday, June 12th from 3 PM to 7 PM. It will continue each Thursday until October. LakeCityFarmersMarketPoster-193x300

This is a real make-or-break year for the market which is hoping for real support from the community. There’s plenty of free parking, and in addition to fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and other made-in-Washington products, there will be live music on certain dates, special events, and activities for the kids.

The market is located at the intersection of NE 125th Street and 28th Avenue NE, next to the Lake City library.

https://www.facebook.com/LakeCityLive/posts/652592594815765

http://lakecitylive.net/2014/06/10/lake-city-farmers-market-opens-thursday/

Thornton Creek Confluence Project UPDATE — Upcoming Night Work

Thornton Creek Confluence Project
Construction Update – August 26

Seattle Public Utilities water crews will be conducting night work this Thursday, August 28th, in order to remove the remaining section of the old Thornton Creek culvert. Work is expected to last approximately three hours, starting around 10:00 p.m. Crews will access the construction site from the south and impacts could include additional construction vehicles and noise. Continue reading

Press Release from Mayor Murray’s Office

NEWS RELEASE
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seal of the City of Seattle

Contact: Jason Kelly, Mayor’s Office Press Secretary, 206.684.8379
Jeff Reading, Mayor’s Office Communications Director, 206.684.3952

City invites neighbors to participate in sixth ‘Find It, Fix It’ Community Walk

SEATTLE (Aug. 21, 2014) – Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s ‘Find It, Fix It’ Community Walk, focused on several crime hotspots, makes its way to a sixth neighborhood in Seattle on Monday, Aug. 25. Continue reading

Meadowbrook Community Council Meeting — Sept 9, 2014–New Time!

Greetings Meadowbrook Community Council members,

Once again I have decided to change our regular September 9th meeting start time to 6:30pm instead of 7pm in order to facilitate attendance at a drop-in session hosted by Brian Dougherty of SDOT

Meadowbrook Community Council

Meadowbrook Community Council

He will present the the 30 % drawings/plans for the NE 110th and 35/36th and 39/40th street sidewalk projects. He will also be joined by Tricia Tillmann who’s been contracted to help us with the outreach on our Safe Routes to School projects. Continue reading