Minutes of Community Meeting, September 18, 2013

NSCC Campus OCE&E Building, Room 220B

Directors Present: Liz Kearns, Melanie Davies, Tom Meyer, Kay Mesirow, and Ellen Beck.

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

Visitor: Jean Wirch.

Director Tom Meyer called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. President Jan Brucker was out of town and sorry to miss our meeting.

Minutes. The July 17, 2013 minutes were approved as presented.


North Precinct. Ken Thompson announced the big news: the decision has been made on the new location for the North Precinct – North 130th Street and Aurora Avenue North – the southeast corner. Council review and approval of legislation authorizing the property acquisition, including a public hearing, is expected in December 2013. The targeted move-in date is 2018.

Discussion followed. The present site in Licton Springs will go out to bid to other City entities.

Seattle Districts Now. There was a discussion of the pro and con statements for Seattle Districts. The 2013 proposal is for seven districts and two at large positions. Ellen had a limited number of handouts which showed the location of the proposed districts. Tom reported that there had been a discussion at the Northwest District Council meeting. He offered to e-mail everyone links to the pro and con sides.

Needle Exchange. Tom said that the proposed Needle Exchange is to be a once a month occurrence. Liz Kearns said the Licton Springs e-mail had gotten an inquiry for news on the needle exchange from Leslie Greenquist. Liz said that she would respond back to Leslie.


Halloween in the Park. Melanie Davies, Liz, and Jean Wu, from the Waldorf School are working on Halloween. This year Halloween is on a Thursday. It is from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. They would like to have ten stations around the Pond.

Melanie reported that she has contacted Betsy Weill and that Betsy has answered questions for her.

Wilson Pacific. Tom offered to look up the project manager for the Wilson Pacific site and invite the manager to come and give us an update. Tom said that he had heard the playfields are gone!

Licton Springs P-Patch. Liz reported that she had “dropped the ball” on the P-Patch and had not recent meetings and had not attended work parties.

Liz said that progress is being made as planned, but work getting done depends on volunteers.

Transit Meeting. Melanie asked if anyone knew if there was a transit meeting coming up?

Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen M. Beck, Secretary

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