August 2011

Date: August 23, 2011
Location: Greenwood Library (8016 Greenwood Ave N.)

AGENDA:
Aurora Projects featuring Karen Cirulli of Aurora Commons (www.AuroraCommons.org).
RESIDENT SPEAKER:  Karen Cirulli (Karen@AuroraCommons.org).

Neighborhood Recycling Rewards Program.
GUEST SPEAKER:  Kristin Kinder (KKinder@wm.com)

85th Street Rebuild (http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_85th.htm) & traffic signal revision(s).
GUEST SPEAKER:  Emily Neff (ENeff@EnviroIssues.com).
GUEST SPEAKER:  Jim Curtin (Jim.Curtin@seattle.gov).

Central Greenwood Zoning Revision Proposal (http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/planning/GreenwoodRezone/Overview/)

Greenwood Shopping Center Inc plans (Greenwood Market demolition, Fred Meyer expansion, etc).
(http://web1.seattle.gov/DPD/permitstatus/Project.aspx?id=3012349)

NOTES:

10 were in attendance for the meeting, including presenters.
Rick Klingele, Vice President of the GCC, called the meeting to order at 7:01pm

  • No sign-in sheet was distributed.  No dues were paid.
  • Karen has been working on community building in the Greenwood section of Aurora since approximately 2008.
  • Aurora Commons is now open odd hours on Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri.
  • Aurora Commons holds a “women’s breakfast” on Fridays.
  • Aurora Commons has plans for a Medical Clinic Thursdays 9a-12p.
  • Aurora Commons is seeking volunteers (losing 2 Americorps volunteers in October 2011).
  • There will be an Aurora BBQ @ Sun Hill (8517 Aurora) on September 7, 2011.
  • Waste Management (one of Seattle’s two residential waste haulers) will be having recycling contest… tentatively… September 15, 2011 – March 15, 2012 (compared to September 15, 2010 – March 15, 2011) $50,000 prize.
  • There will be an 85th Street repave open house @ Greenwood Senior Center on September 26, 2011, 5-8pm.
  • EnviroIssues has been hired by SDOT to perform outreach regarding the repaving project.
  • GAIN requested the prior changes to the traffic signal at 80th & Aurora.
  • Now 80th to Aurora disallows left turns if pedestrian signal button is pressed.
  • The Central Greenwood Zoning Revision Proposal is under discussion (Greenwood Shopping Center Inc challenging the city’s findings).  There will be a public forum about it on September 7, 2011 @ 12pm @ Seattle Municipal Tower (700 5th Avenue; Seattle WA 98104) Room 4009 (http://www.seattle.gov/examiner/calendar.htm).
  • Greenwood Shopping Center Inc building plans are moving through SEPA review.  There will be a public meeting soon (date TBD) to provide more visibility of the project.  There is expected to be a two-week notification of the meeting date.

Meeting adjourned at 8:40pm.

Submitted by: J. C. V., Secretary GCC. with notes taken by Rick Klingele
questions and/or corrections please send emails to: secretary@greenwoodcommunitycouncil.org

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