Tuesday, June 11, 2013

"Bridging the Gap" transportation projects to be ranked in July

To All,
This is news that relates to Bridging the Gap applications that the East District will be ranking during our July 8th meeting. The way I read this is that we have three underlined projects under the heading East District: 12th Avenue, 19th Avenue, and Madison.
From: Brochet, Art [mailto:Art.Brochet@seattle.gov] On Behalf Of DOT_NSF
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 2:11 PM
Cc: Divina, Ted (Ted.Divina@seattle.gov); Dumpys, Christa; Bush, James; Ko, Karen; Lock, Stan; Louie, Steve; Mattson, Rob; Pitre, Yun; Pottharst, Ed; Durkan, Tim; Whittemore, Thomas
Subject: 2013 NSF Application Studies

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is pleased to announce the completion of the preliminary evaluations of the 2013 Neighborhood Street Fund applications selected by Seattle’s District Councils for consideration. 
You may remember that 68 applications were received city-wide and that each District choose three for preliminary project analysis and cost estimates.   Whether you submitted an application, supported a proposed improvement or helped to select which projects moved forward, you may be interested in seeing the resulting studies.
Project information sheets for the District Council selected projects are now posted on the http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/btg_nsf_large.htmwebsite as downloadable pdfs, grouped together for each District.  (Please note that when printing the PDFs they are in 11” x 17” format.  The pages may be printed on a 8.5” x 11” printer by selecting “Tile” in your print dialog box instead of selecting “Fit to Page”, but are probably better viewed on line.)

Friday, June 7, 2013

June 10 District Council Agenda

East District Council
Monday, June 10, 2013
5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Capitol Hill Branch, Seattle Public Library
425 Harvard Avenue East

Notes from Karen Ko, our acting Department of Neighborhoods District Coordinator : 

The City Arborist has not been confirmed, but we're keeping our fingers crossed.
District Council elections to be held in July.  Your golden opportunity to step into a leadership position.
And, finally, Tim Durkan, the regular District Coordinator for the East District has returned from his world travels.  We'll welcome him back and I will return to the North.  It has been an honor and a thrill to work with all of you.  Thank you so much for letting me be part of this fascinating community this past year.

>> Addition to the agenda: Several East District Council members attended the Neighborhood Matching Fund open house, and will report to us about it.

----- Agenda -----

·      Welcome and Introductions
·      Changes to Agenda

Andrew Taylor, Chair
District Council Members

5:45 - 5:55

·      Seattle’s Street Tree ordinance has not been changed since 1961.  Hightlights of what the new ordinance looks like.

Nolan Rundquist, City Arborist

5:55 – 6:05

·      East Precinct Report
Casey Sundin, Officer
Community Police Team

6:05 – 6:15

·      Request for membership from
   Capitol Hill Housing
  Sustainable Capitol Hill
From the East District Council bylaws:
“Membership shall be of such community councils and neighborhood business organizations primarily located in the District Council’s boundaries that wish to participate.  Other representatives may be added at the discretion of the District Council.  An applicant organization must not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex or sexual orientation.  Council membership requires active participation and may be terminated by lack of representation at half of any 12 month series of meetings, after review by the Executive Committee and vote of the membership.”

Andrew Taylor, Chair
(Alex Brennan, Mel Burchett)

6:15 – 6:30

·      Nominations for Officers for the District Council for 2013 – 14
Nominations are made in June/Elections held in July.

Andrew Taylor

6:30 – 6:35

·      City Neighborhood Council Report -

Andrew Taylor

6:35 – 6:40

·      Neighborhood Round Robin –
     Capitol Hill     Madison Park          Miller Park
     First Hill          Madison Valley       Yesler Terrace

District Council Members

6:40 – 7:00

·       Bylaws Discussion -

Andrew Taylor

7:00 – 7:15

·      Wrap Up & Adjourn

Andrew Taylor, Chair

7:15 – 7:30

Draft minutes of May 2013 District Council meeting

East District Council
Seattle Public Library – Capitol Hill Branch                                                                                                                                             
425 Harvard Avenue
May 13, 2013
Members  Attending:
Andrew Taylor
Alice Lanczos, Madison Park Community Council
Anita Bowers, Montlake Community Club
Elaine King, Montlake Community Club
Janis Maloney, Madison Park Business Association
John Akamatsu, Capitol Hill Community Council


Bob Derry, First Hill Streetcar Project
Victoria Beach, East Precinct Advisory Committee
Mel Burchett, Sustainable Capitol Hill
Gina Biber, The Capitol Hill Times
Don Blakeney, Capitol Hill Chamber
Mike Archambault, Central Seattle Greenways
Erin Abu-Rish, Capitol Hill Community Council
Tammy Lothy, resident
Jeff Heft, resident
Tonya Crehan, resident
Valerie Bloem, resident
Alex Brennan, Capitol Hill Housing
Michael Wells, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce
Rob Crehan, resident

Staff: Karen Ko, Neighborhood District Coordinator
The meeting was called to order by Andrew Taylor at 5:50pm.
The minutes from the April 8th East District Council meeting were approved.
Bob Derry gave an update on the 1st Hill Street Car. The project started at Seattle Community College and has now reached Yesler and Jackson. They are     considering   accommodating bicycles. You can sign up for updates and they are on Facebook and Twitter.
Captain Ron Wilson, East District Community Police gave an update on recent crimes since the last meeting, particularly in and around Cal Anderson Park. They are increasing patrols in the park in response to complaints of drug paraphernalia in the play area.  Corbi Christenson, Park Ranger Supervisor stated that there are 5 to ten rangers for all of Seattle Parks.
Matthew York, East Precinct Police Liaison Attorney provided a follow up regarding issues raised at the last meeting. Some of the issues covered were:
Noise; there is a 65 decibel limit, chronic nuisance concerns, and limited coverage of police force, residential and business zoning conflicts.
 He also shared they are instituting night life meetings with bar owners.