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Minutes of Community Meeting June 15, 2011,
NSCC Conference Room B2311

Directors Present: Jerry Owens and Kay Mesirow.

Board Representatives Present: Ken Thompson (Liaison to North Precinct).

Visitors: Jean Wirch, Margaret Bartley, Thomas Whittemore (Department of Neighborhoods, Neighborhood District Coordinator, North Region Team), and Carlos Sanabria.

Vice President Jerry Owens called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

The May 18, 2011 minutes were approved as presented.

We had introductions around the table. Visitors were warmly welcomed.


Updates from the Department of Neighborhoods
Thomas Whittemore brought lots of information to the meeting. We can look for notices for a late July open house for the Light Rail Station at Northgate. Metro, King County, and Seattle officials will be at this meeting, which is open to the public. There will be a discussion about the changes that will be coming.

There was a discussion about Northgate Light Rail Station and what is supposed to happen.

Thomas announced the Broadview Plan Update meeting will be on July 21st.

He also told us about the Scoff Law, which goes into effect on July 5th. This affects cars with four or more delinquent parking tickets. These cars will get the boot a wheel-locking device. City Council man Mike O’Brien has taken an interest in alerting folks who have four or more delinquent tickets. He is passing out information informing people about a person and phone number that they can call to arrange for help before they get the boot. That person is Sahar Fahi, phone number 206.727.3972.

Seattle is owed over $25 million in unpaid parking tickets. The Scoff Law is a way for the City to recoup this loss.


Northwest District
Jerry gave an update about the most recent Northwest District meeting. The 85th Street paving project was the main focus at the meeting. Detours were discussed. There was also discussion about the Large Fund Projects that were awarded: (a) Greenwood Park Courtyard design; and (b) the Phinney Neighborhood Center new public area and ease of access.

NSCC P-Patch
The College P-Patch was discussed. Jerry read the e-mail from Christian about their last meeting.

North Precinct
Ken Thompson reported that the talk was about the “Boots.” Patrol cars are going to have a reader on board that can scan the license plate and identify if there are outstanding tickets for it. If so, they can call for a boot to be put on the car. The boots are supplied by a third party vendor.

Ken mentioned that Sally Park is behind the Community Policing teams and she encouraged the community to talk to SPD management and ask what they can do to work together.

Don’t forget the North Precinct picnic is on July 9th.

Jerry mentioned that a truck was stolen from a home on 88th and Burke. Be aware. The truck was locked!

Thomas talked about Broadview’s major Side Sewer Project. This is the project where they are injecting a chemical into the broken pipes to fill the holes. It seems to work. The chemical used is supposed to be non-toxic.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Kay Mesirow for
Ellen M. Beck, Secretary

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