Association Board Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, October 18,
7:05 – 8:55 pm
Jackson, Jessica Bandstra, Barbara Davenport, Carolyn Mulder, George Liepart,
Tom Scott, Elliott Smith and Libby Stark.
Anne Mackie indicated she would not be present.
Seth Cool, Sarah Bates, Lisa McShane, Leslie Hill, Tess
Williams and Nikki Desgrosellier attended as guests.
5 rezone passed by the Planning Commission.
Approval of minutes from September: Elliott Smith made a motion to approve the
minutes as written and adjusted by Libby Stark. George Liepart seconded.
The motion passed unanimously.
grant for Lakeway crosswalk and Franklin Park: The proposal was accepted and there will be $150,000
available for improvements. The
money will be used for Franklin Park and a trail from Lakeway to Whatcom
Street. The first step is working
on the master plan with the Parks Department. The crosswalk on Lakeway will not be part of this grant and
will have to part of the York Neighborhood Plan. Helen requested volunteers for this committee and thanked
Sarah and Jeff Bates for their help with the grantwriting.
Street island: The lawn was mowed
by the Parks Department and the blackberries will be sprayed. The island revitalization is a 3 year
project. The Small and Simple
grant was revised to include labor costs.
Hill Park Steward: See attached notes provided by Anne Mackie.
Preservation Committee Chair: See
attached notes provided by Barbara Davenport.
Club Chair: No report provided.
caroling: Tom is looking into
private sponsors for the wagon which will cost ~ $300. Tom will talk to Adich and Northwestern
Mortgage regarding a donation. Tom
will chair the committee and Carolyn Mulder and Libby Stark will
participate in the planning.
- Newsletter: The newsletter will be worked on
mid-November and will include articles on the Area 5 rezone, NIP grant,
caroling party. Jessica Bandstra
set the deadline of 11/17 with a distribution of December 2 and 3.
- Treasurer: Helen provided a handout indicating we
have $517.99 in our checking account and $551.82 in our savings
account. See attached.
and Simple Grant: The application
is due in February. Anne had four
suggestions: more money for
Franklin Park / Franklin Street Island, traffic calming, tree planting or
another “Welcome to the York Neighborhood” sign. There were six votes for traffic calming, four for tree
planting and 0 for signage. It was
decided not to use Small and Simple money for Franklin Park as there
already is a large sum of money designated for the Park ($150,000).
Academy: The $2500 can be used for
the Neighborhood Plan update.
Post meeting note: The $2,500
requires acceptance of an application for the money, Tom and Helen are
working on the grant request for use in updating the Neighborhood Plan
School District redistricting: Tom
and Carolyn both expressed an interest in serving on the School District’s
new committee to look at redistricting and boundaries.
apartment at 506 Potter St.: There
are still significant litter control problems. Elliott has not received any feedback from the building
designer on suggestions made by neighbors at the meeting held over the
summer. Some suggestions were to
save the tree and parking issues. Barbara
volunteered to email neighbors to get pictures of other Arnason
houses. It was suggested to
remember to think about the larger issues and goals.
Committee: The Area 5 rezone
received recommendation to accept all the proposals excepting “Tandem
Parking” which is on the Commission’s agenda for November 7. The latter looks promising, but
commissioners requested more information from Planning as the Tandem
Parking proposal was not just for Area 5 but a Planning proposal for the
entire city. We are waiting to
know the date of the City Council meeting. The Planning Subcommittee will be meeting at some point.
president of Sehome Neighborhood Association wants to continue to talk to
Tom about joint efforts between the two neighborhoods regarding planning
in general and a proposal in the works for an urban village on Samish
between our two neighborhoods.
board members: Leslie and Nick
Hill, Sarah and Jeff Bates and Lisa McShane would like to join the
board. These members have met the
requirements. Barbara made a
motion to accept the above as board members. It was seconded by Carolyn and passed unanimously.
Topics for next board meeting: Area 5 rezone, newsletter.
The meeting adjourned at 8:55.
Submitted by Libby Stark