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August 10, 2015
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
Meeting called to order at 6:38pm by Jeremiah.
Board members in attendance – Jeremiah, Cecily, Phyllis, Patty, Rebecca, Tess, Jim, Ellie, Tony.
Absent Board Members – Excused: Jen and Megan.
Public in attendance – none
Approval of Agenda: amended with addition of Board Responsibilities. Motion to approve by Patty, second by Cecily. Agenda approved.
Review Previous Minutes: Motion to approve the minutes by Patty, second by Tess. Minutes approved.
Public Comment: none
Reports:
Treasurers Report – Phyllis reported.
Balance on 7/14/2015: $4,400.39
Paid 8/4/2015: Web hosting, Becca Porter $302.62
Current balance as of 8/10/2015: $4097.77
Motion by Patty to accept the treasurer’s report as presented by Phyllis, second by Ellie. Treasurer report accepted.

Social Media/Facebook – Patty reported.
Another new Business coming soon to Ridgecrest. “Nomad Northwest” will be located beside Café Aroma and will feature art items. Both women are artists. Jewelry, paintings, clothes etc.

Ice Cream Social: Countdown on Facebook.

Facebook Report: We are now up to 633 likes.
Article on former resident Gordon Kirkpatrick had 2,354 reaches, 35 likes, and 14 shares.
Article on update for Ridgecrest Public House had 1,392 reaches, 41 likes, and 1 share.
Article on Crest movie times with in & out door pictures had 1.046 reaches, 27 likes, and 3 shares. This was also shared by the Shoreline Chamber.
Most liked article was consequences of removing trees, posted with the picture of a single tree in a field with dogs lined up to the tree. Likes 55, had 855 reaches, and 2 shares.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Ice Cream Social-confirm Board Roles- Board members please show up as soon as you can and help out where needed. There are sixty volunteer positions. Patty reported all booths will have an interactive game or a gift away. Patty is finalizing the list of participants. Shoreline City Council will be dishing up the ice cream. Good group this year. More community information booths, inflatables and good donations coming in. We will have a complete list after the event. Music will be the Around the Sound Band and Dos Manos. There will be a Thank You poster for our sponsors. Megan with the Ridgecrest Pub House will supply coffee. Cascade Ice is donating bottles of drinks. Handouts will be available for the upcoming Thursday Ridgecrest Food Trucks. Patty will arrive @ 3pm to begin set up. First shift starts @ 5:45pm. We will be updating information on the cards. Patty would like to collect email address and phone number. Ellen will arrive at 6:30pm.
Food Truck Thursdays- confirm Board Roles- Cecily and Patty reviewed the dates. Cecily would like at least two board members at each of the four events. We will have a table. Patty will do set up for all four events and Ellen will come at 6:45pm and stay until end to help with cleanup. We have added the fourth Thursday with the Dog event. The Barkery will set up a photo booth, dogs in costume, Dante’s will serve dogs.
Book Sale: Patty reported it was OK. Handed check to Phyllis. Eight neighborhoods participated this year.
Light Rail, Recent meetings/developments &145th Corridor Citizens Advisory Task Force (CATF) – Jeremiah’s report attached.
Light rail meetings recap

2 -145th st citizens’ task force and 1 -145th street station committee meeting in the month between RNA meetings

1st task force meeting:
Discussed results/comments from the Open house. Looked at different types of options for the street redevelopment. They range from a “road diet plan” like 15th ave ne to as wide/large as a plan similar to aurora.

145th station committee:
Sound transit rep came and spoke. Talked a lot about the finalized route and station configuration of the Lynnwood expansion. Talked about the upcoming timeline in design process. The link still needs to compete for federal funding. Talked a little about where sound transit may need but stressed that they wont know for sure until the design process is completed in a couple of years. Also discussed a little bit about the property acquisition process. Property owners will be able to negotiate the purchase price, be given a realtor, helped moved out and into new home.
Many neighbors from the immediately affected were in attendance.

2nd Task Force Meeting:
Spent most of the time discussing what street options will work in which sections of 145th. Also talked about different possibilities for how sidewalks/bike lanes/greenways will be implemented. Group unsure on which designs ultimately be best because much of it will be determined by how much property will need to be acquired. The realization that many homes along the street become unlivable even with smallest amount of property is purchased. If this happens frequently enough along the route different options for the street, sidewalks, and greenways become possible. Next meeting is supposed to focus on how different options might affect neighbors along the road. This will give the task force a better Idea of what will be possible/best along the route.
New Business:
Discussion of Ridgecrest Logo apparel and costs. Motion by Patty for board members to purchase items at a reduced price. Second by Cecily. Motion approved.
Update on new Neighborhood Coordinator: Constance Peryni, formerly with Third Place Commons.
General Announcements/Open Discussion:
Rebecca is coordinating a Fircrest Campus tour for this fall showing the Rec center, and the campus.
Upcoming Events and Activities:
Cecily passed around a signup sheet. She reviewed the events we are currently involved in for the next year and is asking for members to sign up where they are interested. If you are involved in a group and think it would be of interest and we may be involved, please share.
Jazz Walk in North City tomorrow. Come check it out. 15th Ave NE is closed from 175th to 180th.

Jeremiah adjourned the meeting at 7:40pm, Second by Cecily. All approved

Next Meeting: September 8, 2015, 7:00pm – Anderson House


July 14, 2015
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association
Meeting called to order at 7:08pm by Cecily.
Members in attendance: Amy, Phyllis, Megan, Rebecca, Ellie, Tess, Patty, Jeremiah, Cecily, and Ellen
Members Excused: Anthony and Jim.
Guest in Attendance: Mr. Poitras.

Approval of Agenda: Jeremiah made a motion to accept the agenda, Phyllis 2nd. Agenda approved.
From here forward, Patty would like to rename the agenda item Facebook to Social Media,
Review Previous Minutes: Phyllis made a motion to accept the minutes with the following corrections: Megan Kogut name correction and adding the date for the leadership picnic which is July 29th at Fircrest Campus. Second by Patty. Motion approved.
Review of Election Minutes: Done at May 2015 meeting.
Public Comment: none
Reports:
Treasurers Report – Phyllis reported our current balance is $4450.39. All bills are paid. Patty submitted two invoices for RNA website fees for web hosting and domain name. Outstanding is 2014- $130.87 and current for 2015- $171.75.
Facebook – Patty: She would like help in getting information about Ridgecrest businesses.
Our facebook page has received 606 likes since June 9th.
3rd most liked was a list of firework displays, Reached 360 and likes was 17.
2nd was City of Shoreline bans fireworks, Reached 693 and likes was 21.
1st was Road was so hot it melted on 175th Ave NE and road closed to regravel. Reached 1,103 and likes was 22.
Social Media: look at webpage any ideas or suggestions to make it more efficient or attractive, let Patty know.
CON (Council of Neighborhoods) is 1st Wednesday of the month. No CON meetings in July and August.
Ice Cream Social – Patty has done a good job delegating, Ellen will help at the event.
Current Donations: $250.00 in cash from James Alan, $75.00 Walgreens, $50.00 each from Home Depot, Fred Meyer and Hagen’s.
Still need follow ups on: QFC- Cecily has placed 3 calls & finally spoke with a manager. She will pick up Wed. am. Costco- Ellen – person to talk with is Kim Hildebrand.
Information booths: Veterans Group, Ronald Wastewater, CHS, Farmers Insurance, IORA, Sam’s Club, Immediate Care Clinic, North City Water District, 145th Street Light Rail group and City of Shoreline booth.
Food Truck Thursdays – Cecily and Patty reported about the upcoming City wide events. Megan will be using food trucks for the pub. Ridgecrest will keep the Thursday schedule. List coming out.
RNA Board Roles and Responsibilities: Event/Meeting Planning.
Cecily will have a sign up sheet at our next meeting. Discussion of previous year’s events and planning.
May: Paramount Park million step challenge, Garage sale in 2015 Stefanie has said she will chair. Possibly have someone to shadow her next year? Master list that goes on Craig’s list which is mostly data entry.
Book Sale: Council of Neighborhoods, Ice Cream Social, Food Truck Thursdays.

Light Rail:
145th street updates: Jeremiah reported looking at sub area and zoning around the station area. Committee is reviewing and trying to make recommendations to Shoreline City Council. Would be nice to have an alternate on the few times he may not be able to attend. Citizens committee meeting is the 4th Thursday of the month. No more meetings until September.
145th Corridor Citizens Advisory Task Force (CATF) – Jeremiah
TASK force is the group that Jeremiah was appointed to and he is OK with no alternate.
Discussed previous open House meeting. Safety issues were the main topic.
Shoreline has an 8ft requirement for sidewalks.
Road diet: 4 lanes vs 3 lanes with center turn lane. Bus lanes.
Light rail station anticipating about 6600 people a day. Only one parking Garage is planned and will only hold 500 vehicles for parking. Counting on majority to be walking pedestrians, drop offs and bus use.

Citizens committee: had a representative from sound transit that talked about eminent domain area.
Pay for moving expenses above market price, help finding a realtor.
One discussion was on how 145th would be broken into 3 configurations:
1. Lake City to Aurora
2. Aurora to Greenwood
3. Greenwood to 3rd Ave.

New Business:
Council of Neighborhoods Leadership Picnic is on Wed. July 29th from 6:30-8:00pm at the Fircrest Campus. It is a Potluck and for neighborhood board members only. This is not a family event.
Pavement Preservation Project: A list of streets who will receive BST.
Tent City coming to Bethel Lutheran: meeting on July 17th @ 7pm. Open to the public. Residents will be there for 90 days.
July 29th open house and meeting for interurban trail. Meeting will be held at city hall from 5:30- 7pm.
Critical Areas Update: city of Shoreline has a list of critical areas. Wetlands waterways ponds lakes, Cecily will send out information.

General Announcements/Open Discussion:
Megan – happy to share that she is interested in a bike rack in front of pub. Currently one in front of the Crest Theater. She is currently looking at 1 parking space being designated for this. Walk or bike to…

Upcoming Events and Activities: Please see attached pages
Fircrest parade is July 23rd @ 9:30am.
Next Monday is the Shoreline City Hall groundbreaking ceremony, before council meeting, for the Veterans Memorial.
Adjournment: At 9:05pm Motion by Jeremiah to adjourn, Second by Patty, Meeting Adjourned.
Next Meeting: August 11, 2015, 7:00pm – Anderson House May move to another date?

June 9, 2015

Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order: Meeting called to order at 7:08pm.

Agenda approved by Phyllis, Seconded by Jeremiah. Agenda approved.
Cecily welcomed our New Board Members.

Board members in attendance – Cecily Kaplan, Jeremiah Fulford-Foster, Phyllis Moll, Ellen Sullivan, Patty Hale, Anthony Lo, Megan Kogurt, Tess Bammert, Rebecca Sargent, Jim Osborne, Jen Post.

Absent Board Members – Amy Wolgemott. Ellie Bender was excused.

Public in attendance – Guests: Liz and Tom Poitras

Approval of Agenda: Phyllis made a motion to accept the Agenda, Jeremiah 2nd. Agenda approved.

Review Previous Minutes: Patty made a motion to accept the minutes, Second by Phyllis. Minutes approved.

Review of Election Minutes: Ellen will have at next meeting

Public Comment: none

Reports:
Treasurers Report – Phyllis reported $4404.39 is our current balance.
Patty handed Phyllis $146.00, from the mural collection: $146.00 to be allocated to art fund
Phyllis handed $100.00 for petty cash to be paid back to Patty.
Ellen made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report, Tess 2nd , motion carried.
Facebook – Patty reported 594 likes. Our previous number was 569, so we picked up 25 new likes this month. The most active day is Friday.
1. Nicole Schultz, Shoreline Ridgecrest resident is the lottery winner of $50,000. Her winning ticket was purchased at 7-11 on 5th Ave NE. The article- local girl makes good, This reached 3,804 and had 15 likes.
2. Frank Moll article of his recent passing reached 950, a Ridgecrest exclusive. There were 63 likes.

Council of Neighborhood Recap June 3, 2015. Patty, Cecily, and Ellen attended the meeting. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month. Information gathering, city of shoreline updates, training, sharing of programs, promote neighborhoods and citywide events.
Keith was the council representative; He spoke about a post storm clean up process. Discussion of mandatory garbage pick up with residents being active with the recycling process, contract is about two years out. Demolition will be starting soon in the Denny triangle area. Talk about new Trader Joes coming soon.

Arts in Shoreline: Fred Wong, Executive Director, Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council and
David Francis, Public Art Coordinator, City of Shoreline presented they serve about 280 thousand people. Reminder of Arts Festival coming up at the end of June. Be sure to come and check it out this year. Sidewalk shoe selfies- artist putting these in various places. Piano time with 14 pianos this year, donated thru Prosser, Encourage people to go look and play.the 14 pianos this year that will be placed around the city. Forty one projects funded in our schools also.The arts Council has a gallery in Lake Forest Park and there are100 works of art at city hall. Patty is advocating for a piano in the Ridgecrest area and possibly at Paramount Park.

Upcoming event is the used book sale at Cromwell Park. Phyllis is the treasurer for this event. Ellen and Patty will work this event on July 22nd. Good outreach for council.
Leadership Picnic date:_________________

Million Step Challenge Recap: 22% increase over last year. Two winners received a two month pass to Crossfit. This year our goal was to see how far we could walk on the Pacific Crest Trail. We passed three sisters, but did not make it to Washington State. Maybe next year board members could cover a different shift to walk around and visit with walkers. Part of community connections.

Garage Sale Days Recap: Cecily presented Stefani’s report. Individual participants was down with only 17 registrations. .Tabernacle Church does free hot dogs and lemonade and had about sixty people signed up for booths. Parkwood PTA elementary also participated as a fundraiser for the sixth grade class.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Ice Cream Social – August 13th. 6-8:30pm. Patty reported all is going fine. We will have the pirates, keystone cops, and the around the sound community band for music. Police and Fire Departments will both be there. There are about 70 volunteer slots to fill. Working on donations. Patty is looking for input of volunteers- shoreline churches have volunteers, do we want to bring in outside people? Great idea for Patty to explore. Veolia will donate again $500.00..It is a nice early evening community established event.
Food Truck Thursdays – Cecily and Patty Last year was our 1st year, It was a great event. Discussion of having two trucks.
The city of Shoreline has decided to do Food Truck Shoreline and run for three weeks .Tuesdays will be at Aurora square, Wednesdays at Richmond Beach, and Thursdays in Ridgecrest.
Hours are 5-8:30pm on August 20,27,and September 3rd .
Jemil’s on Aug 20th, will partner with Six Strawberries/ August 27th Off the Rez w/ 2nd truck Lumpia’s ? / Sept. 3rd Maximus-Minimus w/ ?
Then maybe adding a fourth Wednesday with shoreline assembly of dog , doggie daycare on 10th? the Barkery, and maybe the motorcycle team whirly cool treats. Walgreen’s may do pictures of dogs dressed in cotume.
Book Sale : We make about $130.00 a year from the sales. We will receive two hours credit for Phyllis doing books. Patty and Ellen will work entire event. Everyone welcome to come and help. Live music and activity events.
Light Rail updates: Jeremiah missed last meeting.
survey going on for sound transit # 3 from the north, Everett to Tacoma , south , Everett/ east to Issaquah connecting to totem lake area.
Considering also u dist – ballard 1st quarter 2016
Recent meetings/developments – discussion all.
145th Corridor Citizens Advisory Task Force (CATF) – Jeremiah
Discussion about acquiring 145th , unincorporated Shoreline.
Open house Meeting was informational. Corridor study of Lake City to 3rd Ave NW along 145th NE
Light rail late 2016/early 2017 final design phase should be completed, then public meetings.
2017 will be at 60%design, board scheduled to adopt the lifetime budget for the project .. not building yet, but design should be finalized. Right of way acquisitions begin…
New Business:
Patty passed around schedule of events:
Friday – Ridgecrest Elementary cultural exchange.. 6-8pm. RNA will have a booth with information. Ellen will set up a table of information and pick up by Tess at the end.
Cecily passed out board member roles & responsibilities for review at our next meeting.
Community building, place making, time for RNA to connect with neighbors.
Plans to thank Stefanie :MOTION by Patty : In Appreciation for service to the community, to allocate $50.00 towards a gift for Stefanie . Second by Jeremiah, motion approved.
Thank you to Café Aroma and thank you to Arta. Cecily called her in to the meeting and thanked her for providing our board with a meeting space every month. Cecily presented her with a lovely orchid plant.
Update on new board meeting location. As of our July 14th meeting we will meet at Anderson House in North City.
General Announcements/Open Discussion:.
Upcoming Events and Activities: Please see attached pages Patty handed out a schedule of events.
Patty will update our board of Directors list and send out.
Jeremiah made a motion to Adjourn at 8:54pm, second by Phyllis, Meeting adjourned.
Next Meeting: July 14, 2015, 7:00pm – Anderson House- Plaza activity room.


May 12, 2015
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order: 7:01 by Stefani

Attendance:
Board members in attendance – Stefani, Jeremiah, Cecily, Ellen, Phyllis, Patty, Ellie, Tony
Absent Board Members -none
Public in attendance – Tom & Liz Poitras

Approval of Agenda: Phyllis accepted the agenda as written, 2nd by Cecily. Agenda approved.

Review Previous Minutes: Minutes from the April 14th meeting are approved with the following correction: new board of officers will take office at the June 2015 meeting. Patty made a motion to accept the minutes as corrected. 2nd by Ellie. Minutes approved.

Review of Election Minutes: from May 2nd with correction, motion to accept Patty, 2nd Jeremiah.

Discussion of how to have more people attend the annual election of officers meeting. Stefani recommended new officers have the discussion.

Public Comment: Tom and Liz Poitras were guests at our meeting. They are long time residents of the Ridgecrest Neighborhood. They have been here for 41 years, since 1972. They are involved with 145th St light rail.

Reports:
Treasurers Report – Phyllis reported our current balance is $4404.39
Motion by Jeremiah to accept the treasurer’s report, 2nd by Ellie. Motion Approved.

Facebook – Patty reported we had 569 likes.
The #1 post was a call for artists that reached 2,552, and engaged 363.
Post #2: The new Pub article reached 2,156, engaged 353 and had 71 likes.

Council of Neighborhoods – Patty attended.
Public comment: The Shoreline Fire Department chief talked about the upcoming ballot vote. Redoing North City Station. replacement- burden of $ will be weighted on business more than residents. Jesse reiterated passage of recent law and ordinances.
New parks director Eric was there. Likes the piano time and the ….
3 things to formalize. Pool discussion because of age and Light rail.
Keith Scully and Jack Malek were there and talked about advisory committee, land use and zoning.
New board elected. June will remain as chair.
Book sale needs volunteers.
Nora is retiring and Rosie will be leaving in December. Will be hiring 1 full time person.
Used book sale sign up passed around.Wed. July 22nd 5:30 – 8:30pm.
Diversity Training.: sponsored by Council of Neighborhoods will be on Wed May 27th. 7-9pm. Cecily will be attending.
Special Event: Night Out Against Crime: Question- will we (Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association) agree to sign off on permits for street closure? Discussion, board concensus that we support this event and because it is a community event the neighborhood will not have to pay a $100.00 street closure fee, for the street closure. RNA board will sign off on street closure permits.
*Motion: Motion by Patty: The Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association board will support the night out against crime as a community building event and sign off on the permits for our neighbor’s to hold block parties. On this one night only. Second by Phyllis. Motion passed.
Council of Neighborhoods leadership picnic will be on Wed.July 29th at Fircrest campus. Potluck starting at 6:30pm.

Recap of Million Step Challenge kick off event and Plant Exchange: Good turnout for the step challenge. Not a ton of people for the plant exchange and officer elections. Discussion of possibly having election of officers as an email vote? Will discuss with new board.
Plant exchange is a good idea in the park. Could try 5:30 – 6pm on a weekday.

Million Step Challenge: We are at: One million, one hundred, eleven thousand, three hundred and 50 steps as of today which puts us a little south of the Mojave Desert. Discussion of a map being placed at park to mark where we are on the Pacific Crest Trail. Map and steps are online. Just a reminder that Crossfit has offered to log your steps in rainy weather or if you just can’t make it to the park.

Garage Sale Day June 6th. Stefanie reported she has started receiving signups. Currently about a half a dozen people have signed up. Also this year Parkwood PTA will have a parking lot sale to support the 6th grade camp.
Tabernacle Baptist is also having a parking lot sale.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Ice Cream Social – Park is reserved. Discussion of Sams Club & Costco both having a booth? Patty would like help in passing out the Donation letters for local businesses letters. Ellen will do Home Depot and check with recology for garbage cans for the event. The Around the Sound Band confirmed. Talk about community booths. Marine unit with inflatables this year vs helicopter. Bring an item for Hopelink.

Food Truck Thursday – Cecily reported Jemil’s is already committed. Working with Dan on other trucks… Discussion of additional Shoreline locations… Music??

Book Sale – Wed. July 22nd 5:30 – 8:30pm. Cromwell Park.

Million Step Challenge – wrap up potluck at the park on Sunday May 31st @ 6pm.

Yoga in the Park with Jake Douglass beginning June 1st. The group will be doing yoga at the Paramount School Park One hour sessions on Mondays at 9am & 5pm, and Wednesdays at 5:15pm. Sessions will run through August. Suggested donation of $10.00, no one will be turned away.

Light Rail:
Recent meetings/developments – discussion all
145th Corridor Citizens Advisory Task Force (CATF) – Jeremiah missed last 145th St meeting. Attended Task force meeting #2 Discussion of Goals.
Some of the goals are from the city’s 25 year plan.
Group voted a chair, Chris, from the Parkwood neighborhood area.
Open House for public coming up on May 20th @ City Hall.
Natasha was present.
Big decision about Shoreline owning the street.
The area between Aurora and the freeway will be the first planning and design starting in 2017.
Possibility of light rail is opening and planning is still in progress.

New Business:
Executive Meeting-At Large Applicant Review scheduled

Trader Joes looking at Fall opening..

Have you noticed: The Mural on the wall by 7-11? It is gone.

Pieces left from Ridgecrest Association letters.

General Announcements/Open Discussion:
“We will miss Stefanie”
Stefanie said she will commit to be the coordinator for Garage Sale in 2016.

Upcoming Events and Activities: Please see attached pages

Adjournment: Motion by Phyllis to adjourn, 2nd by Cecily. Meeting adjourned at 8:45pm.

Next Meeting: June 9, 2015, 7:00pm – Cafe Aroma


April 14, 2015
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order: Stefanie called the meeting to order at 7pm

Attendance:
Board members in attendance – Stefanie, Cecily, Ellie, Ellen, Phyllis, Tony
Absent Board Members – Patty Hale, Jeremiah.
Public in attendance – Megan Kogut and Jarred Swalwell. They moved in to the Ridgecrest neighborhood a little over 11 years ago. Here to share with the board that they will be opening a NEW business in Ridgecrest. The “Ridgecrest Public House “will take over the previous Darigold space. The Pub will have no food to start. Snacks, Beer, Wine, and Cider. Take out menus will be available for ordering from a local restaurant. Hours: Monday -Thursday 4pm – 10pm, Fri 2pm –midnight, Saturday 2pm – midnight, and Sunday 2-ish -10pm.

Approval of Agenda: Motion to approve agenda as submitted by Phyllis second by Cecily. Agenda approved.

Review Previous Minutes: Motion by Cecily to approve minutes from the March 10, 2015 meeting.
with correction to current balance: $4404.39 in Treasurers report, and name correction Marianne Johnson parks dept coordinator, second by Ellie. Minutes approved.

Public Comment: Ridgecrest Public House coming to the neighborhood.

Reports:
Treasurers Report – Phyllis reported current balance is $4404.39
Motion by Cecily to approve treasurer’s report as submitted, second by Tony. Treasurer’s report approved.

Facebook – Patty sent me her report.
Here you go Ellen:
556 “Likes”
Second most active post for the last Month: Pictures of new play equipment at Nothcrest Park
Reached 2,296 people and had 85 “Likes”
(Something finally beat out the Crest!)
Most active Post was:
Critical Meeting Next Monday – notice about the City Council meeting to vote on zoning around the 145th Light Rail Station
Reached 2,430 people
“Through the wonders of technology and Facebook – even though I will be out of the country through April 23 – Facebook posts on the Ridgecrest Neighborhood page are set to appear every day while I am gone.”

Council of Neighborhoods – Cecily/Ellen Meeting was held on 4/1/15 from 7-9pm @ City Hall.
Focus on outreach and engagement.

Visiting Council member update: Will Hall thanked the volunteers and the neighborhood association.
Update on 185th street plan.
145th street plan has postponed the land use and formed an advisory committee to move people, buses and cars safely.
Will also shared the five council goals 2015/2017.
Goal 1: Strengthen Shoreline’s economic base to maintain the public services that the community expects
Goal 2: Improve Shoreline’s utility, transportation, and environmental infrastructure
Goal 3: Prepare for two Shoreline light rail stations
Goal 4: Enhance openness and opportunities for community engagement
Goal 5: Promote and enhance the City’s safe community and neighborhood initiatives and programs.

City of Shoreline: Dan Eernisse, Economic Development Manager and Paul Cohen, Planning Manager provided an overview of economic changes in the region, (three counties: Snohomish, King and Pierce) effects on Shoreline and the City’s Economic Development goals. They talked about current development proposals and discussed what is required for impact analysis, traffic and parking and public notification for new developments.

Aurora corridor almost done. Dan is encouraging everyone “Please Shop Shoreline” and to shop the construction zone.
Farmers Market- changing location to Aurora Square and opening June 20th.
Council of Neighborhoods Swingin’ Summer Eve Used Book, Music and Movie Sale will be on Wed. July 22, 2015 at Cromwell Park from 5:30 – 8:30pm.

Northcrest Park Work Party: April 4
On Saturday, April 4th, approximately 30 people attended the Arbor Day Event and Work Party at Northcrest Park located at 827 NE 170th Street in the Ridgecrest Neighborhood. Ben Thompson from The State Department of Natural Resources was on hand to present the City of Shoreline with its 3rd Tree City USA Award. There to accept the award was Eric Friedli, PRCS (Parks Recreation & Cultural Services) Director, Betsy Robinson, PRCS/Tree Board Member and Patty Hale, Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board member and former PRCS member.
The community volunteer work party was lead by Mountains To Sound Greenway Trust staff. The goal was to improve the health of Northcrest Park by removing significant stands of English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry – both invasive species.
Tony said his wife and children walked thru and liked it.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Million Step Challenge/Election/Plant Exchange:
Need Board Members to commit to one shift:
8:30 am to 10:30 am(MSC/refreshment set-up, t-shirt sales & election set up)
10:00 am to 11:30 am (election take-down, plant set up & final clean up)
Entire event 8:30 am to 11:30 am Ellen, Cecily,
All should be in attendance for election portion at 10:15

Book/Movie/Music Sale – Wednesday July 22nd 5:30-8:30 Cromwell Park part of the Swinging summer Eve event
Need RNA volunteer commitments – 1 hour shift

Garage sale day is Saturday June 6th

Light Rail:
Recent meetings/developments/next steps – discussion all
Letter submitted before meeting .
Environmental impact statement:
145th Corridor Citizens Advisory Task Force (CATF) – Jeremiah was not here to report

New Business:
Council of neighborhoods is making Welcome Packets –
Six packets were handed to us.
Please select an address to deliver

Question about membership to the board?
Discussion of new At Large member applications.
New Executive committee will meet and review applications.

General Announcements/Open Discussion:

Upcoming Events and Activities: Flyers attached.
Paramount Park
May 2, 2015 Million Step Challenge, Plant Exchange, Officer Elections @ 9am
May 16th @ 9am and May 19th @8am Walk and talk with Iora primary care
Sunday May 31st Closing Potluck and Awards @ 6pm
June 6th Garage Sale Day
August 13th Ice Cream Social
August 20, 27, and Sept. 3rd join us for Food Truck Thursdays.

Adjournment: motion by Phyllis, 2nd by Cecily, meeting adjourned @ 8:15pm.

Next Meeting: May 12, 2015, 7:00pm – Cafe Aroma

Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
May 2, 2015
10:15am
Special Meeting: Officer Elections
Paramount Park

The Nominating committee submitted the following names as the Slate of Officers for 2015:
Co- President- Cecily Kaplan
Co- President- Jeremiah Fulford-Foster
Secretary-Ellen Sullivan
Treasurer- Phyllis Moll

Stefanie opened elections from the floor, there were none.
Hearing no further nominations from the floor, Stefanie closed the nominations.
Motion by Patty Hale to accept the slate of officers as presented.
Second by Phyllis Moll.
Motion carried.

New officers will take office starting with the May 2015 meeting.


March 10, 2015
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order: Meeting called to order at 6:05pm.
Attendance:
Board members in attendance – Stefanie, Patty, Phyllis, Ellie, Cecily, Jeremiah, Anthony
Absent Board Members –
Public in attendance -Ryan & Rosetta Kastama , Corey Seecrist, Karen Gilbertson, Tom Jamiesen. Dan Jacoby.
Approval of Agenda: Phyllis approved the agenda as submitted, Patti 2nd Agenda approved.

Review Previous Minutes: Patty made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, 2nd Cecily Minutes approved.

Reports:
Treasurers Report – Phyllis
Current balance is $4409.39 no change from last meeting. Motion by Stefani to accept the treasurer’s report as presented, 2nd by Jeremiah. Treasurers report accepted.
We are currently not holding RH funds as there is an issue with the check they asked us to hold. It is invalid.

Facebook – Patty reported we have 10 more likes. We are now up to 531.
The #1 post last week was the Crest. The wording… Sat and Sun show times.
#2…Fraud alert: 883 reaches, Patti said if you received a call that they needed your card # and the security code to check…Patti said hang up… You would be the one to call your bank.

Council of Neighborhoods – Attendees: Patti
Kelly from Recology CleanScapes came to talk about the new recycling facility in South Seattle and an Invitation to tour the new facility. Discussion of what is recyclable: Caps can now be on water bottles, OK for lids on cans to go in garbage but not a detached lid.
Shoreline City Mayor Shari provided updates on City council, including Dick Deal’s (Parks Dept.) retirement; three council members will attend Washington DC conference for National League of Cities, and the 185th St. light rail planning.
Patti suggested she could invite her to our April meeting.
Shoreline Community College, Dr. Sheryl Roberts, provided an overview of goals: Celebrating 50 year anniversary soon. She talked about creating seamless pathways for High School students to SCC, there are currently about 18 thousand students including on line classes, better connections with UW Bothell, updating the five year Strategic plan, and the redesign and refurbishing of the campus.

Critical areas ordinance update: Juniper Nammi from the City of Shoreline, also a Ridgecrest resident, talked about the process for Municipal Code that govern and limit land use in environmentally sensitive areas.
Two meetings coming up: May 5th Richmond beach side and on the eastside, May 14th at North City Water District from 6:30 – 9:30pm.
Tips for nonprofit incorporation and taxes presented by June Howard CPA.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Northcrest Park – Patty reported there will be a work party at on April 4, from 10am-2pm .
Gravel and old play equipment is coming out. Looks like they may be done by the end of week.
Mountain to Sound greenway will be working with volunteers, to open up trails and work on blackberry bushes Patty will be posting for volunteers to come to a work party.
Stefani will post on main page of our website also.

Election: Number of Board Members & recruitment – discussion all
Slate of candidates
Pres co-chairs Cecily/Jeremiah
Returning Treasurer: Phyllis
Returning Secretary: Ellen
At large Patty, Tony, Ellie.
REVIEW at large positions by the new board.

Letter of interest will go out with Patty as the contact.

Million Step Challenge: Set-up roles – discussion all
Who will be on site for Set up?
Marian Johnson, Coordinator for Parks Dept. will keep name as million step challenge, for publicity and ad purposes but will set challenge this year at 4 million steps.
It will be posted on the park’s dept. page .
Two for one event: Sat. event will include: Step challenge / plant exchange and officer elections.
Times: 9-10am kick off with the step challenge, 10:15 officer elections and 10:30 start Plant exchange Plant exchange will run 10:30 -12noon.
Post card mailing, we have a database list of about 850 names.
Fire & Earth kitchen with healthy snacks.
Water, fresh fruits, finger foods , (we have) paper towels, cups, water jugs.
**MOTION** : Patti made a motion to spend $40.00, 2nd by Stefani. Motion approved. Jeremiah will pick up items.
Plant Exchange: Proposed location/time change – Patty
Recycling clinic added to our two for one event? Stefani will reach out and invite them to the event.
Discussion about set-up and promotion
Garage Sale Day: Saturday June 6, 9am-4pm – Stefanie reported this is our 6th annual and she will update our website and currents. Also sent out in spring events information.
Potential for other events on this day? – discussion all Cecily will be out of town
Ok to be just the garage sale event. Stefani will remain as the organizer for next year.
Food truck shoreline will run for 3 weeks starting in August on the 18,19,20.

Food Trucks in Shoreline: Thursday @ Ridgecrest , Tuesday at Richmond Beach and Wed @ Westminster Triangle area.
We need to work on Garbage- possible CleanScapes involvement? Trying to use compostable. Goal is to promote businesses in the area.
Picnic tables will be coming back. We will meet with businesses to create opportunities.

Light Rail:
Recent meetings/developments – discussion all
Last 145th St meeting- planning commission vote to postpone endorsement of one of the alternatives and to wait for studies to be in. Letter to submit to council from Robin.

Ridgecrest board could do a letter/ but not as the Ridgecrest neighborhood Association in support of the recommendation by the planning commission, to wait.

** MOTION**: The Ridgecrest neighborhood board unanimously supports the planning commission recommendation to delay the selection of the preferred alternative and the adoption of the DEIS for the 145th street station sub area pending the conclusion of the traffic corridor study.

There are Four current maps: NO zoning change, phased in, connecting corridors, and compact community. Look at title not letter designation. By this Thursday, please let Stefanie know your comment.

Discussion of should we Delay? Discussion of is this how we want the growth to look and the details will follow? If not we would prefer…

Affordable housing, annual median income for City of Seattle, Shoreline is just a little under.

145th Corridor Citizens Advisory Task Force (CATF) – Jeremiah

145th Corridor citizen’s advisory task force , CATF – Jeremiah: mostly meet and greet. Included was several of Seattle area community, as the area will expand to Seattle side.
Traffic study goes out 20 years. Presented by Kirk Mc Kinley
Several businesses were involved.

New Business:
Tent City: March-June at church on 5th Ave NE &175th NE.
Volunteer soiree April 14th at City Hall, begins at 5:30 on same night as our next board meeting.

Ideas (photos) for temporary art installations on Veolia fence

General Announcements/Open Discussion:

Upcoming Events and Activities: Please see attached pages
Used book, Music, and Movies Sale on Wed. July 22nd from 5:30 – 8:30pm at Cromwell Park.
Patty has list

Update on wall: looking at about $9000.00 to re grout and seal the wall. She did commit $1500.00 to the neighborhood for art work.

Adjournment: Jeremiah moved to adjourn the meeting, 2nd by Phyllis.

Next Meeting: April 14, 2015, 6:00pm – Cafe Aroma

November 18, 2014

Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order: 7:03pm

Attendance:

Board members in attendance – Cecily, Patty, Phyllis, Jeremiah, Stefanie, Ellen

Absent Board Members – Ellie, Anthony

Public in attendance – Bill Galanti – guest / Rebecca Sargent – guest

Approval of Agenda: Patty moved to approve the agenda, 2nd Phyllis

Review Previous Minutes: vote on Sept minutes from Nov 18th Stefanie approved as amended, 2nd Cecily

Public Comment:NONE

Reports:

Treasurers Report – Phyllis $10.00 state licensing fee for non profit is paid Veolia annual donation of $ 500.00 received, Total: 4379.39. Patty accepted the Treasurers report as presented Jeremiah 2nd

Facebook – Patty 489 likes so far, (500) is a milestone. Most reached post was a picture of Crest theater at nighttime down the street, “Like a beacon in the dark”. 1600 hits because of the shares.

Council of Neighborhoods – Attendees Cecily & Patti/ 3 guests from Iora healthcare new business in Shoreline. Medicare, senior focus 65 & over part B needs to be Humana. Dr Marty Levine is one of the gerontologists. ! hour appointment with a team with health coaches. In this area over 100 Medicare eligible people. They have an expanded window of time to meet with patients. Will do house calls also.

Another announcement about our sears store: It is not closing.

Update on 145th station area: :Jesse Salomon, Shoreline City Council representative, sent an email to Patty and Stefanie, with an update on the Council meeting discussion on the 145th Street light rail.

Attached.

Two preliminary 2015 budget reviews available on city website,

Parks and Maintenance, Total budget looks good, down 5.4 million because aurora project will be completed.

Doing signage for bike lanes on 155th and on 10th NE.

Drainage . some resurfacing on 15th at 155th –

Diversity of conclusion

Neighborhood coordinator report: Patti Dooley will put the welcome wagon packets together that are paid for by the office of neighborhoods.

Sub committee working on meaningful movies : looking at different topics that would be of interest.

Usually documentaries.

Periodic movies focusing on community. Diversity, climate, etc.

1 per quarter minus summer time. Location: a few areas including shoreline community College is a possibility? A couple of churches, innis arden clubhouse, shorecrest and shorewood high schools and the Shoreline center.

Northcrest Park Meeting II – (Meeting held October 16, 7pm. Attendees @ veolia officer Perry in attendance.

Overall discussion of park, entry way, possibly open a few branches for better visibility.

Volunteer work party. Mostly feedback: what makes you feel safe.

Northcrest Park Meeting #3: Last week meeting looking at park equipment. People brought children. This park is working on replacement for the play equipment. Not a discussion to remove play equipment Large single pieces like a jungle gym.

Tot lot. Looking at 6years of age and younger. Logs and rock theme.

Fircrest tour: Friends of Fircrest facilitated the tour. Debbie Tarry, our city manager was a part of the tour. Looked at gym, theater stage, small kitchen area, small dance studio, pool.

Event/Meeting Planning:

January mural design selection and fundraiser. No recent meetings. Discussion of possible meeting in

Feb. / March. Need go ahead from property manager first. Patty will follow up.

Light Rail:

Discussion of Council Meeting and study maps. Meeting w/ citizen committee. Dedicated to

Development of 145th. City of Shoreline does not own any part of the south side of 145th.

Discussion of funding. Communication going on between redevelopment plan on 145th Highlands area
by golf course all the way to Lake City.

Jesse sent email to Stefanie and Patty re- amendment to limit the height of to 65 feet rather than 85 feet. Email attached.

Three of our council members have an interest in the Ridgecrest area. Two live in the Ridgecrest area and one owns a rental home in the area.

65 MUR zone being studied now not the 85.

Would be interesting to do research as to the breakdown of the council vote.

EIS is pretty specific as to what they study. Noise levels, amenities parking, traffic building height, drainage issues, etc.

Effect of environmental issues.

New Polaris apts in North City are 6 stories. Nothing in City of SL currently at 85 feet.

No December meeting.

Review of final EIS on Nov 20th planning meeting, 7pm at city hall for 185th street station.

Maps selected were B, C and no change. Selected for 145th review

New Business:

Annual Donation Drive Hopelink will take almost anything. RNA Focus on personal care items.

Food stamps do not cover personal care items.

Hopelink will give out gift bags of personal care items.

General Announcements/Open Discussion:

Patty was unable to get our City mayor or new Superintendent of schools at tonight’s meeting.

Consensus: Do we still wish to have them come speak? Keith Scully from planning dept. and maybe a council member?

Yes.

Council of Neighborhoods will meet with City Council on Dec. 9th.

**** Motion: Phyllis moved to cancel our December board meeting, 2nd Jeremiah. Motion passed.

Discussion of meeting change during winter months Jan/Feb

****Motion: Stefanie to alter hours 6-8pm to coincide w/Café aroma winter hours. Patti second.

Motion passed.

Veterans Day Event: About 125 people showed up at the veteran’s event at city hall. Bricks will be selling for $100.00 each. Looking at about 75 thousand.

Upcoming Events and Activities: Please see attached pages

Adjournment: 8:45 pm Move to Adjourn by Cecily, Jeremiah, 2nd.

Next Meeting: – Cafe Aroma

Jan 13th @ 6pm / new time….

Respectfully submitted,

____________________

Ellen L. Sullivan

Secretary Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association

October 14, 2014
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order:
Chair Stefanie Gendreau called the meeting to order at 7:03pm

Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Stefanie Gendreau, Patty Hale, Ellie Bender, Cecily Kaplan & Tony Lo.

Absent Board Members –
Phyllis Moll, Ellen Sullivan

Public in attendance –
Chris Ode, Marylou Ubungen, Jordon Staten, Shoreline City Councilman Jesse Salomon

Approval of Agenda: (vote)
Motion by Cecily to accept the agenda, second by Tony, motion carried

Review Previous Minutes: (vote)
Remove of September Minutes rescheduled for next meeting.

Public Comment:
Bethel Lutheran Church, Pastor Ode: The church is currently working on an intentional redevelopment. The 6 congregations who share the space are trying to do more things together. Had stakeholder group meeting that included a candid conversation about the reality of the physical building that is 50 to 70 years old. What does coming density mean for or to them? Starting to think about part of the building which needs to be rebuilt to better suit current and future community needs. The education wing is in really bad shape. Selling out and relocating is not on the table. Sanctuary is staying. 100,000 square feet of land. Current R-8 zone.

Councilmember Jesse Salomon: hardest vote of his term – lightrail zoning. Lots of opposition. More so in Ridgecrest than the 185th station area. Advantages and disadvantages. Have to look at regional issues. “We can not increase the # of cars on I-5. To get ridership you need people living around the stations.” General discussion with board members on thoughts about density, zoning, re-developing happening in pockets. Possibility of phased-in zoning as certain thresholds are reached. Economics, social and environmental aspects have to all be considered. “It is critical for us to have economic growth in Shoreline.” Supply and demand – need money to supply services. Board members expressed concern about eventual potential loss of Paramount Park due to increase in population of school age children and district needing the land for school. Also concerned about extreme building height, too much density and over-zoning, parking issues, lack of east/west connection for commuters, cut-through traffic on residential streets, environmental degradation and more.

Reports:
Treasurers Report – Phyllis (vote) Stefanie
$4,216.60 balance $135.96 from Book Sale. Expenses: new checks $26 . Still need to settle accounts for Ice Cream Social. Motion to accept by Stefanie, second by Ellie, motion carried.

Facebook – Patty
Likes: 472
#3 Reach 595 – Meeting notice for public workshop for 145th Light rail station area zoning
#2 Reach 855 – Announcement of Trader Joes coming to Shoreline
#1 Reach 1,065 – “Need a new Meet-up Space – Café Aroma” with 34 likes

Council of Neighborhoods – Attendees – Cecily, Patty & Ellen
Report from John Norris, Assistant City Manager about the bi-annual satisfaction survey. It is used as a tool to track and measure trends and opinions on key issues and areas of service.
Representatives from Richmond beach and Paramount Park shared tips, ideas and insights on effectively recruiting volunteers.
Presentation by reps from United Way about recruiting volunteers for neighborhood projects using the Untied Way Volunteers website.
Councilmember guest Will Hall reminded us of the upcoming City Budget meetings.

Northcrest Park Meeting
Neighbors meet at the park and did a walk-through with Park Staff. Then met at Veolia Transportation to discuss needs, wants and possibilities for park improved safety and new play equipment.
Next meeting will be October 16, 7pm. Notices have been sent out and there seems to be a fair amount of interest.

Mural Meeting with Artist
Stefanie and Patty met with mural artist Sara Snedeker. Brainstormed the idea of doing a public fund raiser and party in January at Café Aroma. Board discussed ideas: have in later January on a Thursday night from 6:30 – 8pm.. Ridgecrest do light food, and possibly buy drinks from Café Aroma.
Fund raising with the public and a party in January at Café. Perhaps guarantee a minimum of $50 for the barista. Look into having Silesia help provide music

Event/Meeting Planning:
January mural design selection and fundraiser
See above – Mural meeting
Light Rail:
Review of the two new zoning maps and October 9 Design Workshop II – Draft comments for CC
See above – Discussion with Councilmember Salomon.

New Business:
Annual Food Drive – same food drive or item focus?
Café aroma says yes. How about a focus like stuff for baking, personal needs stuff or pet food.
Patty will contact Kevin at Hope Link and see what their greatest needs are.

General Announcements/Open Discussion:
Tuesday the 21 fircrest tour
Reminder for interested Board members that we will be touring the gym and pool area at Fircrest

Public health Lab will do testing
It was announced by King County Public Health, that if there was a case of suspected Ebola in Washington State, the testing would be done at the Health Labs in Shoreline on the Fircrest Campus.

Adjournment:
Move to adjourn at 9:03 pm by Cecily, second by Ellie, motion passed.

Next Meeting: November 18, 2014, 7:00pm – Cafe Aroma

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May 13, 2014
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order:
Meeting called to order by Chair Stefanie Gendreau at 7:05pm

Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Stefanie Gendreau, Patty Hale, Dick Nicholson, Jeremiah Fulford –Foster, John Forssen, Cecily Kaplan,
Lihua Yi, Anthony Lo

Absent Board Members –
Phyllis Moll, Jeff Muhm

Public in attendance –
Ellen Sullivan

Approval of Agenda: (vote)
Motion by Dick to approve the agenda as presented, second by John, motion carried.

Review Previous Minutes: (vote)
Motion to approve the minutes as presented by John, second by Jeremiah, motion carried.

Public Comment:
Ellen Sullivan announced: This is National Nursing Home week. Anderson House is having a community bbq from 11- 1 on Friday this week – free.

Reports:
Treasurers Report – Phyllis
Treasurer absent, no report

School Board Report – Dick
Events: month marathon hiring process for new Superintendent. Board voted to approve free all-day kindergarten at all elementary Schools beginning next year. 11% of current student body isfrom out of district, with the majority from Seattle.
Foresees the possibility of re-opening a currently closed school. Top teachers are a big draw.
Change order at Shorecrest for $600,000 because of discovery of old dump from Fircrest that contains hazardous materials.

Council of Neighborhoods Report – Stefanie
Bob Hartwig, Administrative Services Director presented the “10 year financial sustainability plan”. The city will be pursuing more retail business to help bridge near future budget gap, explore a possible B&O tax. Serious budget short-falls are projected to begin in the next 5-6 years. 36% of budget is salary, 36% is police services – will not be cutting either one of those.
Councilmember Will Hall spoke about sustainability plan, metro cuts – Shoreline will not lose much in the way of service.
June Howard was elected Chair, Kristi Teeny – Vice Chair for this coming year’s C of N Board.

Facebook – Patty
382 “Likes” (previous 361). We received a mention on Secret Shoreline’s page as a reliable source of local events and activities.
Highest Reach – 771: Easy Monkey Opening. 2nd – 630: Vacuum Cleaner Sales
Highest Engagement (click, shares & likes) 153: Easy Monkey, 2nd- – 113: Vacuum Sales
Most Likes – 31: Easy Monkey, 2nd – 15: Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
RNA Users: 71% age 53-44 women, 27% age 35-44 men
Overall Facebook users: 46% age 18- 24 women, 54% age 18-24 men.

Million Step Challenge kick-off – Patty
As of May 12: 2,049,850 Steps!!!! 9 pounds of non-perishables donated for Hope Link.
35 attended – marginal weather, snacks by Fire and Earth Kitchen. Council member Jesse Salomon spoke. Crossfit lead warm-up and first lap.

Placemaking workshop – Cecily
40-45 people had a potluck, and explored how placemaking works and came up with ideas for creating community and get connected. Buzz words: “Lighter, quicker, cheaper”

Ridgecrest Community Garden – Cecily
Vacant Property on 15th – Diggin’ Shoreline talked to owner of the property – he needs to sell, so the answer to access for a community garden is “no”. Diggin’ is talking to folks about 2 other public properties. Hoping by next year that they will be a place identified on the Eastside for a community garden.

Old Business:
Farmers Market Staffing Volunteer?
Council of Neighborhoods will have a booth June, July and September – 2nd Saturday. As part of the Council of Neighborhoods, Ridgecrest needs to staff ½ of one Saturday. Cecily will send out email to find out who might be willing and when.

Garage Sale Day – Stefanie
Coming up June 7, Baptist Church sent out email to past sellers last week reminding them to sign up. Stefanie reported a good, but somewhat slow flow of folks registering their own sales.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Executive Board Election – Slate of Candidates set. John Forssen will run the elections.
By-law amendments – Patty will over-see procedure
Put amendments and candidate slate on white board
Lemonade to drink – no coffee. Patty will donate cookies. Everyone there by 6PM to set up.

Ice Cream Social – Patty
Handed out donation letters. Event planning updated; inflatables booked. Cecily asked that we purchase compostable bowls again this year.

New Business:
Light Rail Report (Jeremiah) and Discussion (all)
May 22 – (the same night as our regular meeting) the city will hold a workshop just for residents of Ridgecrest and Parkwood neighborhoods with the consultant hired to complete a station area study. The consultant, OTAK, will take our input on what we would like to see in the station area, put it together with previous input and input from other citizens as well as market research. They will present their report to us in the Fall. 
It is very important that we get the word out about this meeting to as many of our neighbors as possible.
June 12 – the city will hold a workshop for all interested in the 145th street station. If you can’t make it to May 22, then the June 12 meeting is another chance to provide input.
Jeremiah: Creation of a bike/pedestrian friendly side street for local connection with a pedestrian bridge over I-5. Discussion on parking structure size. Board members shared thoughts on parking garage size and density increases. Want good, elegant design for garage that improves the neighborhood and is an asset that helps to set the tone for outstanding mitigation throughout the project.

General Announcements/Open Discussion:
None

Upcoming Events and Activities: Please see attached pages

Adjournment:
Motion to adjourn by John, second by Jeremiah, motion carried.

Next Meetings:
May 20, 2014, 6:30pm – Bethel Lutheran Church
June 10, 2014, 7:00pm – Cafe Aroma

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April 8, 2014
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order:
Meeting called to order by Chair Stefanie Gendreau at 7:04 pm

Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Patty Hale, Stefanie Gendreau, Jeremiah Fulford-Foster, Phyllis Moll, John Forssen, Cecily Kaplan
Absent Board Members –
Not in attendance: Lihau Yi, Jeff Muhn, Tony Lo, Phyllis Moll. Dick Nicholson was excused

Public in attendance –
Representative from Immediate Clinic, Andrew Blackmon
Ellen Sullivan

Approval of Agenda: (vote)
Motion by Phyllis to approve the agenda as presented, second by Jeremiah, motion carried.

Review Previous Minutes: (vote)
Motion by John to approve the minutes of the February 11th meeting as presented, second by Cecily, motion carried.
No minutes for March. Regular meeting of the Board of Directors for the month of March was suspended in lieu of a Public Safety Information Meeting.

Public Comment:
Speaking on behalf of the recently opened “Immediate Clinic” (urgent care), located on Ballinger Way was Andrew Blackmon (business relations manager). The Clinic is at the Ballinger Shopping Center next to Thriftway (in old Block Buster). 8am-8pm, 365 days a year, including holidays. Patients can set an appointment, or just walk in for service. The Immediate Clinic takes almost all forms of insurance and workman’s comp. They also take cash pay for discount, or for those who do not have insurance. They will do referrals to specialist if needed. All Dr.’s are board certified. Will treat patients as young as age 4. Do not see infants. Xray on site, screening, physicals are also available.

Reports:
Treasurers Report – Phyllis M.
$3,411.04 balance. Motion to approve by Cecily, John second, motion carried.

School Board Report – Dick N. – absent
Stefanie reported the hiring of a new superintendent, former superintendent from White Pass,
Rebecca Miner.

Council of Neighborhoods Report – Cecily/Patty
Report by Rachel Markel, City of Shoreline’s Planning & Community Development Director about Land use, permitting and development. The only place that a citizen can effect change on these types of issues is at the City Council or Planning Commission level. If the sign is already posted for a project – it is really too late to get anything changed. Showed some options for density change along 185th around the Light Rail Station. Councilman Solomon talked about walking safety.
-Farmers Market Staffing Volunteer: Council of Neighborhoods will be staffing an information booth once a month for June, July and September. Cecily is interested in doing 1 Saturday. She will book the date and recruit for a volunteer. In August, CofN will have a booth at Celebrate Shoreline – By consensus of the Board, the RNA will not participate, as we have our own events that month.

Facebook – Patty H.
We now have 361 “Likes”. In recent weeks the most viewed posts were:
“Easy Monkey Taphouse” viewed by 734 and shared 3 times.
“Crest Theater movie times” for last Sunday, viewed by 546 with 1 share.
“Meet Ridgecrest neighbor Ellen Sullivan”, viewed by 330 with 1 share.

Light Rail Station Committee Meeting (4th Thursday, 7-830, City Hall #301) – Jeremiah
The group has not been able to find an alternate site for meeting, will stay at City Hall.
Design workshops – one coming up in in May: primarily what you want to see in the neighborhood – like structures and amenities. Second workshop will look at zoning. Meeting discussion centered around what individuals like: small, quaint. City Council workshop meeting April 28, 7:00pm will include a staff presentation on the 145th Street (not the station)

Old Business:
Public Safety Meeting wrap-up – Stefanie
Only about 30 people. Officer Perry did a great presentation tailored specifically to our neighborhood.

Ridgecrest Community Garden – Cecily
Still looking at possible sites. There is a piece of vacant property on 15th that there is some interest in. Owner did not say no – but did not say yes. Then she talked to Diggin’ Shoreline. They are now willing to talk to the property owner. Would want to get a 5 year lease for the property.

Million Step Challenge kick-off – Cecily
9am, Saturday May 3rd at Paramount Park. Event will include healthy snacks from Fire & Earth Kitchens, group warm-up and inaugural lap led by Crossfit Hailstorm. Parks Department will install big banner sign and counter. Elected City official will speak.

New Business:
Placemaking workshop – Cecily
Sponsored by Planning and Economic Development Offices. Opportunity to network over potluck supper and learn about what is going on around the nation that involves citizens and city making places for people.

Garage Sale Day – Stefanie
See flyer – people have been signing up for the last 3 weeks. Bethel Lutheran and Tabernacle Baptist are both letting folks use their parking lots.

New Job Descriptions – Patty & Cecily
Patty and Cecily reviewed the By-laws to make sure that the job description of the elected officers truly reflects their responsibilities. They recommend no change at this time. They did recommend that as a Board, we work on responsibilities for At-Large positions and succession planning.

Shoreline Volunteer Soiree – April 15
Annual event held at Shoreline City Hall as a thank you to volunteers. All RNA board members invited, including key volunteers.

Final 2013-14 Term RNA Board Meeting/Celebration – May 13
Reminder that that last meeting for currently elected and appointed Board Members is May 13.

Tuesday, May 20 RNA Board Elections and Plant Exchange
Elections: John volunteered to run elections. Patty will send him info on election procedures.
There are 2 proposals to amend the By-laws to reflect the number of At-Large appointments that can be made by the Executive Board. They need to be voted on by the general membership at the May meeting. Patty will write them up on the White Board.
At-Large position openings. Patty will send out a notice to invite applicants.
Plant Exchange:
Doors open at 6:30- enjoy coffee and cookies and set up you plants, Elections at 6:45, Trading at 7PM – or following elections – whichever is first. Bring anything garden related to trade – but be prepared to take it home if no one else does.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Executive Board Election – Slate of Candidates
Dick Nicholson, John Forssen and Liuah Yi will be leaving the Board. Patty Hale is stepping down as Secretary – but would like to remain on the Board in an at Large-position. Current At-Large Board member Cecily Kaplin would like to succeed Dick as Vice-Chair. Ellen Sullivan would like to join the Board in the capacity of Secretary.

Plant Exchange – Patty
Mailers will go out at the end of the month so that people have time to get plant donations together. Exchange to take place in basement at Bethel Lutheran Church. She will bring garbage bags to cover the tables. Plus extra small boxes and bags for people to take stuff home in.

General Announcements/Open Discussion:
Discussion by Board
Ice Cream Social – Patty
Thursday August 14 – need to reserve park!!!!!! Jeremiah will work with getting Costco there. Cecily suggested $100 donation as opposed to cases of bottled water. Patty will ask Crossfit if they would be interested in doing an adult obstacle course.

Upcoming Events and Activities: Please see attached pages

Adjournment:
Motion to adjourn at 9:00 pm by Phyllis, second by Jeremiah, motion carried.

Next Meeting: May 13, 2014, 7:00pm – Cafe Aroma

Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association
Annual Membership Meeting & Election of Officers
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Call meeting to order:
The meeting was called to order at 6:45 pm by Chair, Stefanie Gendreau.

Attendance:
Board Members in attendance –
Stefanie Gendreau, Dick Nicholson, Patty Hale, Dick Nicholson, Cecily Kaplan, John Forssen
Absent Board Members –
Jeff Muhm, Lihua Yi, Phyllis Moll, Anthony Lo, Jeremiah Fulford-Foster
Public in attendance –
Approximately 25 general members of the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association.

Old Business:
Welcome and “Thank you”
Chair Gendreau thanked Board members for their past year of service. Patty Hale announced upcoming events and gave a general explanation about how the Board of Directors for the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association is made up of Executive and “At Large” Board positions

New Business:
Amendments to the Bylaws
Patty Hale introduced Bylaw amendments proposed by the Board of Directors, as follows:
Amendment Proposal to By-laws:
1. The Executive Board recommends that Article IV, Section 4 be amended to read:
“The Board of Directors will consist of the Executive Board and a minimum of three additional members appointed by the Executive Board to serve for a one year term. The appointees will be known as At Large members.”
(Existing language: The Board of Directors will be maintained at an uneven number of seven, consisting of the Executive Board, and three additional members appointed by the Executive Board.)

2. The Executive Board recommends that Article IV, Section 8 be amended to read:
“A quorum of the Board of Directors will require 50% plus 1. Members of the Board of Directors may vote by proxy, but no less than 50% of the members must be present to call for a vote.”
(Existing language: A quorum of the Board of Directors will require four of seven members. Members of the Board of Directors may vote by proxy but no less than four members must be present to call a vote.)

3. The Executive Board recommends an addition to the bylaws as Article IV, Section 9: Board of Directors Tie Breaker.
“In case of a tie vote by the Board of Directors, the vote of the Chair shall become the tie-breaker.”
Should this amendment pass, the current Article IV, Section 9 would become Article IV, Section 10.
A motion to accept the amendments as purposed was made by Stefanie Gendreau, second by Kathy Giles, motion carried.

Nominations, Voting and Election of 2014-15 Board
John Forssen oversaw the election proceedings. He gave an explanation about the boundaries for the neighborhood and the qualifications for voting eligibility. He then presented the slate of candidates for the 2014-15 term of office:
Chair – Stefanie Gendreau
Vice Chair – Cecily Kaplan
Treasurer – Phyllis Moll
Secretary – Ellen Sullivan
John asked for nominations from the floor for each office. Seeing no new nominations, a
Motion was made by Marilee Hudson that the slate of candidates be accepted as proposed.
Kathy Giles seconded. The vote was called for. Motion carried with all eligible voters voting
to except the slate as presented. There were no dissenting votes.

Adjournment:
Meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm.

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February 11, 2014
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order:
Meeting called to order by Chair Stefanie Gendreau at 7:02 P.M.

Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Stefanie Gendreau, Jeff Muhm, John Forssen, Patty Hale, Jeremiah Fulford-Foster, Cecily Kaplin, Tony Lo, Lihua Yi,
Dick Nicholson – late

Absent Board Members –
Phyllis Moll

Public in attendance –
Charlotte Haines, Commissioner from North City Water District
Ellen Sullivan

Approval of Agenda: (vote)
Cecily moved to approve the agenda, John second, motion carried.

Review Previous Minutes: (vote)
Minutes of the December 12, 2013 Board Meeting:
Jeff moved to approve minutes as submitted, Jeremiah second, motion carried.

Minutes of the January 14, 2014 Board Meeting:
Motion by Tony to approve minutes as submitted, Liuah second, motion carried.

Public Comment:
Commissioner Haines announced that the North City Water District signed papers on Friday, February 7 for purchase of the NW Church buildings and property. They also signed an agreement that allows the church to continue use for 6 months, rent free, rent while they wait for their new church to be ready. Remodel will begin spring next year. In the mean-time, they will be evaluating the property, hiring architect and contractors.
Ellen Sullivan announced that the date has been set for the 2014 Jazz Walk in North City. It will be Tuesday, August 12. Lynn Cheney has been named as this year’s event director. Commissioner Haines noted that the event takes lots and lots of volunteers.

Reports:
Treasurers Report – Phyllis M.
None

School Board Report – Dick N. Stefanie G.
Beginning at the end of the school day on February 14th, the School District will begin the move of equipment and materials from the old buildings to the new ones at Shorecrest. The move should take 14 days, with classrooms and new facilities ready for students and staff on Monday, February 24th.

Council of Neighborhoods Report – Patty H.
Presentation by Jay Clark, City of Shoreline Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist.
GIS is mapped based information that helps staff and citizens in planning and analyzing infrastructure, land use, stormwater management, demographics, natural resource property and more.
Presentation by Richard Wells, Sustainable Works. For $150 homeowners can get a full energy audit for their home. The audit performed by 2 people can take 4-6 hours. But also includes several energy saving improvements – including sealing air leaks, programming thermostats, wrapping hot water heaters, providing low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators and more. There is no income requirements to participate, and it is available to both renters and homeowners. The program is funded through the Washington State Legislature.
Shoreline City Council member Chris Eggen gave an update. Police are recommending that City Council create a SODA (Stay Out of Drug Area) ordinance to deal with increasingly bad situation regarding clients of the methadone Clinic and their associates.
Nora Smith, Office of Neighborhoods announced that this year’s national Neighborhood’s USA conference would be in Eugene, Oregon. There is funding available for 3 people to attend on a first come – first serve basis. Our own Cecily Kaplin is applying to go.

Facebook – Patty H.
As of this morning, we have 333 Likes!

Light Rail Station Committee Meeting – Jeremiah F-F./Stefanie G.
4th Thursday, 7-830, City Hall #301 –
Jeremiah: Long process. Some people won’t live long enough to see lightrail in Ridgecrest. Still a lot of people saying I don’t want it here. Suggestion of a pedestrian bridge over freeway. Suggested that Ridgecrest people attend the 185th meeting on Feb 20 – they are about 6 months ahead of us in planning.
Stef: after the meeting, talked with a project manager that lives in Ridgecrest who is interested in being a leader on the committee. Group would like to do some meetings without City staff. Still struggling with a better location – not at City Hall.

Old Business:
Community Garden Update – Cecily
Met with Londa Jacques and Joyce Lengerfeldt about Ballinger Garden and the roll of the neighborhood with the garden. That garden is self-sustaining. There wasn’t much energy until a physical site was secured. Possibility of using new Water District property is not likely. The group is also looking at a private property piece. Possible location at Paramount Park off of 10th near the skate park. Would be a good topic to bring up at the Plant Exchange in May – have a sign-up for interested people.

1,000,000 Step Challenge at Paramount School Park – Cecily & Patty
“You do the laps, we’ll do the math.” Kick-off event scheduled for May 3rd at 9:00 AM. Lap counter will be installed by Parks Department. Mary Kay Doyle has volunteered to pick up lap tally sheets from Park on a daily basis during the May event. Saturday the 31st at 5:00 PM will be the closing ceremony with prizes for top categories and potluck. Crossfit Hailstorm is on board to help with opening day. Cecily is looking into a business to supply healthy snacks. RNA will provide cups and water for walkers.

New Business:
Mini Grant 2014
Northcrest Park – Public planning meeting for play equipment has not yet been scheduled. Patty is setting up meeting with Nora Smith and Maureen Kolizzi, Park Planner to come up with a plan and grant possible ideas for the park. Suggestion: have info at Plant Exchange for people’s ideas for park project.
Mural 7-11– Board in agreement to do the mural outside of mini-grant from the city. We would like to hire our own artists. Patty and Stefanie will meet with artist Sara Snedecker to explore options and prices. Board member suggested we put out donation can at all our events this year to raise funds.

Plant Exchange/Garden Meeting Topic Brainstorm
Brainstorm session ideas: Massive plant exchange with a trading Bell, have an Ice Breaker during a meet and greet. Board elections first, before plant trading starts. Need to have a vote on By-law amendments which allow for additional At-Large positions. Need to inform everyone about fund raising for mural, seek input on possible improvements for Northcrest Park, brainstorm possible sites for community garden and have sign up for interested people.
Patty – contact Pastor Ode about May 20th at Bethel Lutheran

Board for 2014-15
Discussion on who was interested in staying on the Board, who would like to change positions, etc. Patty & Stefanie volunteered to meet to develop strategy and speak with existing board members.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Public Safety Meeting – March 11, 2014 – Planning – All
At Ridgecrest starting at 6:30 PM – with coffee and cookies.
Help at 5:30 PM for set up – Cecily, Jeremiah, Ellen, Jeff, John, John, Liuah
Motion for Jeremiah to spend $50 or less for cookies by Patty, second by Jeff, motion carried.
Ellen will bring a couple of plastic pitchers, Stef will bring T-shirts , Patty will do petty cash,
Have big map and stars, Name tags for everyone Cecily will bring 100, Have a hand out ¼ sheet for upcoming events, Ridgecrest sign with QRV, Do mailer that includes other events.

General Announcements/Open Discussion:
Fircrest: Rebecca Sargent trying to arrange a tour for us of pool and gym facilities

Upcoming Events and Activities: Please see attached pages

Adjournment:
Motion by Dick at 9:05 PM to adjourn, second Jeff – motion carried.

Next Meeting:
March 11, 2014, 7:00pm – Ridgecrest Elementary Pubic Safety Meeting

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January 2014

January 14, 2014
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order:
Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Absent Board Members – Cecily Kaplan
Public in attendance –
Approval of Agenda: (vote)
Review Previous Minutes: (vote)
Public Comment:

Reports:
Treasurers Report – Phyllis M.
School Board Report – Dick N.
Shoreline Water Property Purchase Report – Dick N.
Council of Neighborhoods Report – Jeremiah F.
Facebook – Patty H.

Old Business:
Holiday Food Drive Wrap-up – Patty H.
165th/5th Mini Grant Wrap-up – Patty H.

New Business:
Mini Grant 2014
Plant Exchange/Garden Meeting Topic Brainstorm
Light Rail Station Committee Meetings – 4th Thursday, 7-830, City Hall #301

Event/Meeting Planning:
Public Safety Meeting – March 11, 2014 – Planning – All

General Announcements/Open Discussion:
Adjournment:
Next Meeting:
February 11, 2014, 7:00pm
Cafe Aroma
509 NE 165th

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December 10, 2013
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order:
Meeting called to order by Chair Stefanie Gendreau at 7:15 PM

Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Stefanie Gendreau, Dick Nicholson, Phyllis Moll, Cecily Kaplan, Lihua Yi, Jeremiah Fulford-Foster, Jeff Muhm
Absent Board Members – Patty Hale, Tony Lo, John Forssen
Public in attendance –
Mary Kay Doyle, Frank Moll

Approval of Agenda: (vote)
Agenda was approved with the addition of School Board Report

Review Previous Minutes: (vote)
Motion by Phyllis M. to approve the agenda as submitted, second Cecily K., motion carried.

Public Comment:
Come to the closing of the Eastside Neighborhood Center on December 17, 10 – 7 PM.
Veterans Day Get-together went very well.  There is a potential plan for a Remembrance that will be build on City Hall grounds.  It would cost $100,000-$150,000.  County already committed $10,000.

Reports:
Treasurers Report – Phyllis
$2012.35.  Still expecting some money expended for the beautification project will be repaid by city.

School Board – Dick
Superintendent is retiring.  Consultant selection to help with the National Search will be on Monday, December 16.  Sound Transit Report was given to the School Board.  Dick brought up concerns about the 185th Street station in connection to School District concerns.  There is also going to be a state of the art Security System upgrade in the district at a cost of $10,000,000.

Old Business:
Holiday Food Drive – Update
Total so far is 229 LB.  Low so far.

New Meeting Location
This was our last meeting here.  Next meeting – Cafe Aroma, January 14.  Bethel Lutheran is a possibility.

Welcome Packets – Delivery Report
Lihua did 3 our of 4.

New Business:
None

Event/Meeting Planning:
Public Safety Meeting – Planning update
Stefanie connected with the C.O.P.S. Officer, Steve Perry.  March 11 will be the date for our community meeting.  6 – 7 PM Meet your Neighbor, 7 – 8:30 PM – Program.  Some of our ideas for that gathering – Updates on Shoreline Watch and Alert Shoreline.  Trends.  How to keep from being a Victim.  Mail Theft. Break-ins.  Elderly and Crime.  Identity Theft.  Lower Paramount crime.
General Announcements/Open Discussion:
General Announcements   –  Debbie Tarry is Shoreline new City Manager.
Finally there was a little discussion about more we can do with our new corner and maybe adding another program Halloween , closer to the date, which could include pumpkin carving, prizes, Central Market providing pumpkins and then putting the pumpkins out and about our new Ridgecrest corner.
Cecily gave an update on garden.
January will be a celebration of the Ridgecrest corner.
Jeremiah gave an update on the New 145th Station meetings beginning.

Upcoming Events and Activities: Please see attached pages

Adjournment:
8:10 PM.

Next Meeting:
January 14, 2013, 7:00pm
Cafe Aroma
509 NE 165th

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November 12, 2013
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order:
Meeting called to order by Chair Stefanie Gendreau at 7:02PM

Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Stefanie Gendreau, Patty Hale, Cecily Kaplan, John Forssen, Phyllis Moll, Jeremiah Fulford-Foster, Anthony Lo, Lihua Yi (late)
Absent Board Members –
Dick Nicholson (School Board Meeting), Jeff Muhm (conflict with wife’s work schedule)
Public in attendance –
Diane Pottinger, Manager Shoreline Water District

Approval of Agenda: (vote)
Motion by Phyllis M. to approve the agenda as submitted, second Anthony L., motion carried.

Review Previous Minutes: (vote)
Motion by John F. to accept the minutes of the October 8 meeting as presented, second by Cecily K., motion carried.
Cecily volunteered to take minutes for the December 10 meeting – as Patty will be gone.

Public Comment:
Diane Pottinger, Manager of the Shoreline Water District: Veolia Transportation, Development Services of America and the Shoreline Water District are in partnership to improve water pressure for a major portion of the Ridgecrest Neighborhood.
223 residents will need PRV’s (pressure release valves) to equalize pressure for their individual homes. Paper work needs to be done prior for the work to begin includes need for notary. Doing this project at the meter precludes the need to tear up the street, saving the District money. Diane reported that the response by home owners was very low. She asked the Board’s input on a second mailing. Stefanie offered to edit and help simplify the letter. Diane will send info to Stefanie to review.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis M (vote)
Treasury balance is $2,899.66 with $718.22 in outstanding checks Richmond Highlands has not yet cashed their check issued more than 90 days ago from the Book Sale. Patty will contact Richmond Highlands representative. Motion to approve the report by Jeremiah F-F., second by Anthony L., motion carried.

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C of Neighborhoods – Cecily, Stefanie, Patty
Presentation by Shoreline Police Chief Ledford – on Shoreline Watch and Alert Shoreline.
Presentation by People First with Disabilities who meet at the Shoreline Library. 2014 Budget Proposal presentation.

School District – Dick N
None

North City Tree Lighting Report – Patty
Patty has made arrangements with Hope Link to be at the event to collect donations of non-perishables. The RNA coffee maker will be loaned out for the event. RNA does not need to supply volunteers.

Hamlin Haunt Report – Patty
Cecily and John reported it was a fun event with a great turn-out, and perfect weather. Hosting of beverage booth was shared between Parkwood and Ridgecrest Neighborhoods. Had plenty of volunteers to work the booth from both neighborhoods. Served heated cider and cold apple juice – RNA paid for. PNA paid for candy that was given away to kids. After reimbursing expenses for the donation can, PNA & RNA split the profit of $.77. RNA’s share went back into the donation can for seed money for next year.

Ridgecrest Community Garden Meeting Report – Cecily
No members of the public attending. However, several members from Diggin’ Shoreline came. They are working to locate vacant property in Ridgecrest for a community garden. There was consensus among the RNA Board members for Cecily to represent the neighborhood during the information gathering phase of what having a community garden in Ridgecrest would mean for the Association. See Cecily’s attached letter asking for the support of RNA for a Garden in Ridgecrest.

Old Business:
165th Mini-Grant – Patty
Golden Cypress were planted to day with landscaper John Ruby supervising volunteers. Up next is getting sign installed, bird houses up and basalt placed. When those items are complete, the landscaping will be finished up. Goal is to plant the first part of Thanksgiving week. Artist Reception and Open House is planned for Friday, November 22 at Café Aroma. Community invitations will go out in the next few days. Board discussed a celebration at the completion of the entire project. Board requested a date sometime in January after the holidays. Patty will explore possibilities for location and date and report back.

Letter to School District – Phyllis
Board discussed in past meetings concern about issues of safety of students traveling to and from school, and communication with parents when an incident occurs. Phyllis reported that in her discussion with area parents who have students at grade school, middle school and high school, they felt the School District was doing a good job of communicating with them about incidents and safety issues. The Board agreed that the school’s responsibility is safety at school, that parents are also part of the equation by teaching their children about safety to and from school. Board felt they did their due-diligence in exploring the issue. To be proactive, we can promote Shoreline Watch and Alert Shoreline to assist in general community safety.

Holiday Food Drive
Stefanie will get stuff to Patty for public notification for emails and Facebook. Patty will pick up bins from Hope Link to put at Café Aroma for donation drop off. Tony will look into who is doing a toy drive.

New Business:
North City Tree Lighting –
Covered in New Business

Welcome Packets – New List
Distributed to Board members to hand out. Ridgecrest had the most new owners for the last quarter.

New Meeting Location
Discussion item. Eastside Police Neighborhood Center is closing at the end of December. The Board of Directors need to find a new public site to meet beginning with the January 14th meeting. Possible alternate meeting sites; Library (do not allow regular monthly meetings) Café Aroma, Veolia Transportation, Ridgecrest Elementary School, one of the neighborhood churches, new Water District Property (not immediately available). Following discussion, Stefanie directed by the Board to pursue a short-term agreement with Café Aroma to meet for the next few months on a trail basis.

Event/Meeting Planning:
December RNA Board Meeting
-Potluck?
Meeting date is December 10. The Board agreed to do finger food, followed by the regular Board meeting. Stefanie will bring plates, napkins, etc. Patty will ask Mary Kay Doyle to come to open the doors and lock up following the meeting.

2014 Event Outline & Ideas:
Discussion item. Stefanie presented a calendar of regularly schedule events and activities for Ridgecrest throughout the year. (See attached) Additional items included the Board’s desire to do a community Safety Meeting for the Ridgecrest Neighborhood with a presentation by Chief Ledford and staff from the Police Department. March was suggested as a good month. Also suggested was to do a 6 or 6:30 meet and greet prior to the presentation at 7:00PM. Further discussion and planning to occur at the January Board meeting.

General Announcements/Open Discussion:
Jeremiah asked if we are going to do a tour of Fircrest. Patty has been in contact with Rebecca, but no date has been set.
The Shoreline Veteran’s Association received at check for King County Council Rep. Rob Dembowski at the Veteran’s Day event in the amount of $10,000 to be used for the Veteran’s Memorial fund.
Light Rail will announce its station preference for Ridgecrest on November 21.

Upcoming Events and Activities:
Please see attached pages

Adjournment:
Motion to adjourn at 9:02 PM by Phyllis M., second by John F., motion carried.

Next Meeting:
December 10, 2013, 7:00pm
Eastside Police Neighborhood Center
521 NE 165th

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October 8, 2013
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order:
Chair Stefanie Gendreau called meeting to order at 7:03 PM

Attendance:
Board members in attendance – Stefanie Gendreau, Jeff Muhm, Cecily Kaplan, Dick Nicholson, Patty Hale & John Forssen
Absent Board Members – Phyllis Moll (excused – family health issue) Lihua Yi.
Public in attendance – None

Approval of Agenda: (vote)
Motion by Dick N. to approve the agenda as submitted, second by John F., motion carried

Review Previous Minutes: (vote)
Motion by Dick N., to approve the minutes of the meeting of Tuesday, September 9th as submitted, second by Cecily K., motion carried

Public Comment:
None

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis M (vote)
No Report

Website/Facebook – Patty H
“Likes” now at 256. Highest week for reaching people was week of September 21-29 with 3,139. Most popular Post was Hamlin Park History with 576 views of the post, second was Crest Theater posting with 385. The post that engaged the most people was the Crest with 80. The most people talked about Hamlin with 30.

Council of Neighborhoods – Cecily, Stefanie, Patty
Cecily attended for the first time. She reported that it was inspiring to see other neighborhood leaders and to get a sense of what other neighborhoods are doing. Mayor Keith McGlashin gave a report. Guest speaker was Rod Demboski from King County Council. One of the new things the C of N Board is trying this year is the reading of an inspirational poem at the beginning of the meeting. Presentation of “Next Door” – new technology platform for connecting neighbors.

School District – Dick N
Lengthy board meeting and have had several executive sessions. Shorecrest tour – building on schedule. Building a platform for telescope viewing for science department. The last levy failure was in 1972. Replacement technology and operational levy’s coming up in November. Want to improve the food selection at the high schools to help eliminate kids leaving campus.

Light Rail Committee Meeting Reports – Patty
15 people crafted a comment letter for Draft EIS. It did not specify a specific station location station, but made general comments about concerns and issues for the 2 neighborhoods– Parkwood and Ridgecrest. Community transit connections will be vitally important.

Old Business:
165th Mini-Grant Report
Patty reported that the Mini-Grant for the Beautification Project at the corner of 5th Ave NE & NE 165th had been approved. Funds awarded for the project are $3,484.06. To expedite the procurement of supplies for the project, Patty asked the Board to wave the requirement for 2 signatures on a check for items to paid for by the Ridgecrest Neighborhood. All expenses will be invoiced to the City of Shoreline for reimbursement. Motion by Dick N. to wave 2 signature requirement, second John F., motion carried.
-Art Work Review
Call for Artists went out to the public. Two pieces to review and decide on tonight for the “Horizontal Mural”. Both submitted by Ridgecrest residents: Sara Snedecker and Rebecca Rosman. Lots of discussion about the 2 that were submitted for review. Motion by Dick N. to award the art piece by Sara as the winning proposal, second by Jeff M., motion carried.
-What’s Next
Finalize and order and/or purchase all project materials.
-Work Schedule
Work schedule has not yet been finalized – and will be ever-adjusting due to weather. Patty will notify Board and Ridgecrest residents for opportunities to be involved via email, phone calls and Facebook postings.

Letter to School District – Phyllis
Patty reported: Phyllis spoke with several parents of school-age children. They reported that information regarding safety and incidences of unsafe activity is already going to the homes for the parents via email. It was felt, however that teaching safety about getting to and from school is being left up to the parents.
Stefanie reported, that according to her stepdaughter there is no safety discussion directly with kids. Patty will be meeting with new Ridgecrest principal and will ask about what the protocol is at Ridgecrest regarding overall student safety. Dick will talk to Kendahl Adjorlolo (Shorecrest PTA Pres) and ask if PTA is addressing kid safety in any way. At this time, there is no letter to the District forth-coming.

1,000 Step Challenge – Paramount Park – Cecily
Mary Anne Johnson from the Parks Department, Nora Smith, Cecily and Patty met to discuss the possibility of doing this event in Ridgecrest at Paramount School Park. It was deemed viable. Lap or Mile – as yet to be determined. Richmond Beach does Million Step Challenge in June. It was decided to have the Lap/Mile Challenge in the Month of May – opening event Saturday May 3rd. Also discussed at the sub-committee meeting was the possibility of having Lap Counter installed, using a big banner, and signage to advertise, prize give-aways and having some basic information about the event done in other languages.

New Business:
Welcome Packets – New List
Stefanie had a list of home sales for Ridgecrest. She asked that Board members check off people near them who they would be willing to deliver to.

Holiday Food Drive –
The Board unanimously agreed to hold a 3rd Annual Ridgecrest Neighborhood Food Drive during the holidays for Hopelink. Stefanie will check with Café Aroma to see if they would be willing to be our central drop off site. Patty will check with Coffee Shack to see if they would like to be involved.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Hamlin Haunt – October 18, 6-8:30pm
Ridgecrest, North City and Parkwood neighborhoods are all interested in jointly hosting the beverage booth. Patty will work with North City to create an online sign up for volunteers. She will also craft a written agreement for responsibilities, reimbursement of expenses and sharing of donations between the 3 neighborhoods to avoid the confusion of last year.

General Announcements/Open Discussion:
Cecily – working with Digging Shoreline to create a community garden in the general Ridgecrest area. There will be a meeting on Monday November 4th at Food Life Line open to the public about general interest in leading the effort to locate property and getting a new garden going.
Patty – handed out a City of Shoreline Public Works Opinion Survey on the Paving work that was done this summer in our neighborhood.

Upcoming Events and Activities:
None

Adjournment:
Motion made by Dick N. at 8:55 PM to adjourn, second by Cecily K., motion carried.

Next Meeting:
November 12, 2013, 7:00 PM
Eastside Police Neighborhood Center
521 NE 165th

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September 10, 2013
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order:
Meeting called to order by Chair Stefanie Gendreau at 7:00pm

Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Stefanie Gendreau, Patty Hale, Phyllis Moll, Dick Nicholson, Jeff Muhm, Jeremiah Fulford -Foster, Cecily Kaplin, Lihua Yi, Tony Lu

Absent Board Members –
Excused: John Forssen. Jeff Muhm left early – death in family

Public in attendance –
Mary Kay Doyle, Rebecca Sargent, Thom Meyer from Veolia Transportation, Nora Smith (8:15pm) Shoreline Office of Neighbors

Approval of Agenda: (vote)
Motion to approve as presented by Dick N., second by Cecily K., motion carried

Approval of Minutes: (vote)
June 11, 2013 Meeting: Motion by Dick N. to approve, second Phyllis M. motion carried.
July 9, 2014 Meeting: Motion by Dick N. to approve, second Phyllis M., motion carried.
August 12 Meeting: Motion by Jeff M. to approve, second by Cecily K., motion carried.

Public Comment:
Rebecca S.: Would like to see trees and other vegetation planted on the east side of 10th Ave from NE 165th to NE 170. The Board suggested that possible funding could be applied for through either Environmental or Mini Grant after the first of the year with suggested planting for fall 2014. Rebecca also offered to host a walking tour at Fircrest for the Board of Directors. Patty will work with her to come up witCummer Eve Bookh a couple of dates to choose from.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis M
Nine neighborhoods, including Ridgecrest participated in the Swingin’ Summer Eve Book Sale. Ridgecrest’s share was $130.78
Ice Cream Social Proceeds: $30 t-shirt sales, $291.35 cash donations $304.68 in Business donations – less reimbursements.
Balance of treasury stands at $3527.85.
Motion made by Dick N. to approve the report, second by Lihua Y., motion carried.

Website/Facebook – Patty H
We now have 239 “Likes” we had an average weekly following of 1,200 prior to labor Day – but after, it dropped to 650. Favorite of the month: Ice Cream Social pictures.

C of Neighborhoods – Stefanie
Past Chair, Jack Malek did a training session on: “How to follow up on new contacts”.
Councilmember Chris Eggen attended – talked about search for new City Manager. C of N members did a brain-storming exercise on meeting ground rules. An announcement was made about an upcoming city-wide activity on November 9th – World Dance event.

School District – Dick N
Budget for 2013-14 passed. Met new Principle at Ridgecrest. Student walking on Aurora was grabbed on her way to school – she is okay. Superintendent sent out letter to parents about general safety considerations. Phyllis M. volunteered to draft a letter of concern directed to the School Board president about lack of supervision for safety in regards to student safety. The Board expressed an interest in students being taught information about– self defense, stranger danger and the possible need for a higher level of school security. Phyllis will submit her draft to the RNA Board at the next meeting.

Wrap-up Ice Cream Social – Patty
Stefanie G. thanked Patty for her work. Board discussion for ideas for next year:
More booths, more tents – more coffee – dancWing moved away from Shelter –
Mix up booths with kid activities – don’t separate kids – de-centralize kids’ activities,
More little kid activities, More and different music – add more cultural music, Liked dancing with the audience, need food, perhaps 3 food trucks. Could we do grills and serve hot dogs for a suggested $1 and donate to Hope Link? Would need to check for need for permit to serve our own food.

Wrap-up of Celebrate Shoreline Activities – Multiple people reported
Celebrate Shoreline – good attendance
Jazz walk – streets felt vacant, less of a “street party” atmosphere than in previous years
Skate park – great competition
Parade – everyone missed

Light Rail Committee Formation Meeting – Jeremiah, Stefanie, Patty
Representative from Shoreline City staff was there. Majority of people at meeting (about 30) seemed to be more supportive of a station at145th. Ridgecrest Board now seems to be more interested in the potential of 155th. See attached letter to Sound Transit with comments on the Draft EIS from the Ridgecrest Board of Directors, drafted by Stefanie G.
Jeremiah noted that he would like to add language that requested additional design options for design for 155th – in and around the Fire Station.

Old Business:
165th Mini-Grant Application Status – Patty
What is next and what you can do to help…
Application has been turned in along with all supporting documents. Grant has been preliminarily approved with a few details yet to be worked out. The RNA Board agreed to cover the cost of incidentals out the treasury to ensure the success of the project. One additional cost not figured into the original bid is the cost of anti-graffiti – protective coating for painted vault.

Tree Replacement – Dick, Jeff
A tree on NE 165th just east of 9th on the south side of the street was broken off at ground level by car. City of Shoreline does not want to replant in the same site. Dick submitted 2 alternate sites – City will choose between the 2 sites along with taking under advise the tree selection type and should be planting the replacement tree this fall.

Sound Transit DEIS Comment Letter – All
This agenda item covered in New Business item: Light Rail Committee Formation Meeting

New Business:
Welcome Packets
We will get new list for packets for June, July, August and part of September at the next meeting. Board members were encouraged to also hand out packets to new-comers who did not make the list of New Home Owners – this includes renters. Discussion: Could we leave the “new comer” box at the storefront?

Event/Meeting Planning:
Hamlin Haunt: Patty H. spoke with Event Planner Pam Barrett about RNA being involved again this year. Parks will supply table, tent and electricity. Discussion:
Ask both Parkwood and North City to join in hosting. Offer both hot and cold cider – no coffee. Must have candy. Get new flyers to use as bag stuffers. Have an agreement in writing as to individual neighborhood responsibilities and how donations will be handled.

General Announcements/Open Discussion:
Potential closure of Eastside Police Neighborhood Center. Board agreed that RNA should do an informational announcement to the public.
Discussion: Potential alternate meeting locations – Veolia and/or Café Aroma.

Dick N. and Phyllis M.’s block had a big Night Out Against Crime street party. Felt there was a need for more advertising and general information about Night Out and how people could participate.

Upcoming Events and Activities: None attached.

Adjournment:
Motion to adjourn at 9:08 PM by Dick N. with second by Tony L., motion carried.

Next Meeting:
October 8, 2013, 7:00pm

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August 12, 2013
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order:
Chair Stefanie Gendreau called the meeting to order at 7:03pm.

Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Stefanie Gendreau, Patty Hale, Phyllis Moll, Jeff Muhm, John Forssen, Lihua Yi,
Late arrivals: Cecily Kaplan (7:35), Tony Lo (7:42)

Absent Board Members –
Jeremiah Fulford-Foster (work), Dick Nicholson (broken arm)

Public in attendance –
Joy Cunningham, Frank Moll

Approval of Agenda:
Motion made by Jeff M. to approve the agenda as submitted, second by Phyllis M., motion carried.

Approval of Minutes:
Dispense with minutes until the September meeting.

Public Comment:
Frank Moll, Shoreline Veterans Association: The group now has an artist mock-up of monument for recognition for Veteran’s memorial for Ronald Bog Park. Park’s Board approves, as well as City of Shoreline staff. Next hurdle is to raise approximately $25-50,000.
Joy Cunningham: Need to thank Robert at 7-11 for straws and cups donated for Ice Cream Social.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis M
Balance of $2,954.86. Motion made to approve report by Jeff M., second by John F., carried.

Website/Facebook – Patty H
222 LIKES as of today. Week of 7/6 – 7/12 had 2,528 looks at site. #1 all – time post was July Star Party at Paramount Park – got 1621 looks. Last month the page is averaged 1,000 looks a day.

C of Neighborhoods Potluck – Patty H
Patty was only RNA rep. to attend. Nice evening, beautiful garden & good food shared with other neighborhood leaders.

School District – Dick N
No report

Light Rail Visioning Report – Lihua, Tony, Dick, Stefanie
Jeff: room was divided, lot of anger. 100 plus people. Place was too small and too loud to do stations. About 50/50 145th vs 155th for siting. Lihua: Not well organized. Stef: City will be putting out a walking map of the area around 145th so that people can get out and have a look at what might be affected – they will then be able to comment.
Board thought we should post stuff on Facebook – “what site do you want?” Stefanie volunteered to do this. We will have info at the RNA info table about DEIS upcoming meetings at the Ice Cream Social.

Book Sale Report – Stefanie, Patty
$1,172.30 sold for book sale = 9 neighborhoods getting full share, including Ridgecrest who accepted the proceeds of the sale and will be distributing checks. Chair Gendreau thanked the RNA Board for being a big help at this event.

Old Business:
165th Mini-Grant Application Status – Patty
Grant application in progress.

New Business:
Council of Neighborhood Representatives and Alternates
Stefanie and Patty agreed to remain regular reps. Cecily K. and John F. agreed to become alternates for 2013-14.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Ice Cream Social – Final Planning
Schematic of the event lay-out was distributed. Board members were given assignments for day of the event. Patty reported that all volunteer jobs were filed via email “SOS” that was sent out at the end of July.

General Announcements/Open Discussion:
None

Upcoming Events and Activities:
None

Adjournment:
Motion made at 8:45 pm by Patty H. to adjourn, second Jeff M., motion carried.

Next Meeting:
September 10, 2013, 7:00pm

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July 9, 2013, 7:00pm
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order:
Meeting was called to order at 7:03 PM by Chair Stefanie Gendreau

Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Stefanie Gendreau, Patty Hale, Jeremiah Fulford-Foster, Dick Nicholson, Phyllis Moll, Jeff Muhm, Cecily Kaplan, Tony Lo (late)

Absent Board Members –
John Forssen,

Public in attendance –
None

Approval of Agenda:
Motion made by Dick N. to approve the agenda as submitted, second by Phyllis M., motion carried.

Approval of Minutes:
Dispense with minutes until future meeting.

Public Comment:
None

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis M
Balance of $3,013.17. Motion made to approve report by Dick N., second by
Jeff M., motion carried.

Website/Facebook – Patty
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Facebook page now has 203 friends. Had a week in June that we reached 1,734.
Averaging just under 1,000 reaches a week.
Most popular posts for the last month: 696 – Dog Park opening and
656 – Shoreline Farmers Market opening with NWJPB,

C of Neighborhoods Meeting – Patty H
No meeting, Council of Neighborhoods recessed for summer

School District – Dick N
New principal hired for Ridgecrest Elementary
State just passed budget – so school district is still working on own budget for the next school year

Old Business:
Mini-Grant 165th & 5th Update – Patty
Once grant is approved, will do a “Call to Artists” for vault painting for just Ridgecrest residents. Cecily K. commented that she would like to see the “Green (Park-like) Space” extended to all 4 corners. Perhaps we could do other beautification projects around the intersection with future Grant monies.

Council of Neighborhoods Book Sale – Stefenie
Reminder – Wednesday July 24 @ Cromwell Park
Reminded volunteers of their shifts

Council of Neighborhoods Leadership Picnic/Potluck Reminder –
Tuesday, July 30, 6pm at Kruckeberg Gardens. Please RSVP to Nora.

(Tony Lo arrived)

New Business:
Street Tree Replacement –
Tree was taken out at the ground on NE 165th just east of 9th Ave NE by a car that went up over the curb. This tree was planted by the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association. Randy Olin, CRT City of Shoreline recommends not re-planting at the same location – as mature tree has become a line-of sight issue. The Board suggests the compromise of planting a replacement tree elsewhere in a Ridgecrest right-away for no net-tree loss. Dick N. agreed to meet with Jeff M. to find 3 alternative tree sites and will report back to Randy. A motion was made by Phyllis M. to give Dick and Jeff a “vote of confindence” for finding an appropriate location, second by Lihua Y., motion carried.

August Meeting Reschedule –
Regular meeting date conflicts with Jazz Walk and other Celebrate Shoreline activities. Dick N. made a motion to change the August RNA Board of Directors meeting to Monday, August 12, second by Lihua, Y., motion carried. Patty H. will send out emails, post on Facebook, website and bulletin board to notify public.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Million Step Challenge-
Ridgecrest Neighborhood wants to do event similar to Million Step Challenge that was held in Richmond Beach held this summer. Cecily K. wants to help organize the event. Suggested date of Saturday, September 14th. Patty H. volunteered to make contacts with Parks to get info flowing.

Ice Cream Social – Final Planning
(John F. arrived)
Patty H. reported that all entertainment and participants have been confirmed. There are still a couple of donors to confirm for Ice Cream. She is currently setting up all volunteer spots and schedule. She post on Facebook and send out email communication to get volunteers.

General Announcements/Open Discussion:
Need to have a sound transit community meeting. Stefanie will contact Miranda to have the City help with an initial meeting so that a citizens committee can be developed – to address and comment on draft EIS for the south station location.

Upcoming Events and Activities: Please see attached pages

Adjournment:
Dick N. moved the meeting be adjourned at 9:00PM, second by Jeremiah FF., motion carried.

Next Meeting:
August 12, 2013, 7:00pm

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June 11, 2013
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order:
Chair Stefanie Gendreau called the meeting to order at 7:08

Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Stefanie Gendreau, Patty Hale, Dick Nicholson, John Forssen, Phyllis Moll, Jeremiah Fulford-Foster, Tony Lo, Lihua Yin, Jeff Muhm, Cecily Kaplan

Absent Board Members –
None

Public in attendance –
Mary Kay Doyle, Joy Cunningham, Melissa Ross, Chris Brummer

Approval of Agenda:
Dick N. moved that the agenda be approved as submitted, second John F., motion carried.

Approval of Minutes:
April 9 Meeting:
Dick N. moved that the minutes be approved as submitted, second John F., motion carried.

May 14 Election:
Dick N. moved that the minutes be approved as submitted, second John F., motion carried.

June 7 Executive Board:
Dick N. moved that the minutes be approved as submitted, second Patty H., motion carried.

Introductions:
All new and old members introduced themselves.

Public Comment:
Chris Brummer, Parkwood Neighborhood: introduced himself, is here to observe.
Melissa Ross: resident from 8th Cave NE told about the break in that occurred during the middle of day at the house she is renting. Kicked in door – took mainly small things. She has a 100 pound dog – obviously didn’t make a difference. She hoped that by people learning about what happened to her, that they might be able to prevent it from happening to them.

Executive Board Meeting Recap – Patty/Stefanie
Explained that Executive Board is recommending an amendment to the By-laws that allows us to appoint as many at-large positions as needed. By-laws will need to be amended at the next general meeting.

Thanks to Outgoing Board Members – Stefanie
The Chair thanked those who had served on the Board for the last year and recognized those who are leaving: Sharon Knight, Jan Helde and Joy Cunningham.

Seating of Newly Appointed At-Large Members – Stefanie
The Chair congratulated the new At Large members of the RNA Board being seated for the 2013-14 term of office: Anthony Lo, Cecily Kaplan, Lihua Yi, Jeremiah Fulford-Foster and Jeff Muhm. She also recognized the Executive Board: Chair Stefanie Gendreau, Vice Chair Dick Nicholson, Treasurer Phyllis Moll, and Secretary Patty Hale.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis M
Income from Garden Sale totaled $136.31: $ 6.86 cash donations, $129.45 from sweatshirts, Tshirts and native plant sale. Balance for treasury is now $ 3013.17. Motion made by Dick N. to approve, second John F., motion carried.

Website/Facebook – Patty H
As of Monday, June 10: 1,364 people looked at our page during 6/1-6/7. Total of 181 Likes
(165 last month) North City at: 152

C of Neighborhoods Meeting – Patty H
See agenda from meeting
Patty will send info to Board members about signing up for Used book sale, and forward information about upcoming Council of Neighborhoods summer events.

School District – Dick N
Ridgecrest Elementary School has 2 long-time teachers retiring. School District Board of Directors went on a tour of Shorecrest High School – have put a platform on top floor for astronomy classes. Demolition of some of the older buildings is planned to begins right after school is out for the summer.

Plant Exchange Program Recap – Patty H
The Annual event was well attended, but would like to explore additional ways to extend attendance.
The purpose of the Plant Sale is used as a come-on to get people attend elections, is there something more or something different we could do? Further discussions to be held at a later date.

Garage Sale Day – Stefanie G
This was the 4th year for the event. 34 houses participated, one house sold over $2,000.
Tabernacle Baptist Church had 54 sellers, Bethel Lutheran Church had sellers inside and outside, Northwest Church was kept busy most of the day with shredding event, but had no sellers.

Old Business:
Mini-Grant 5th Ave NE and NE 165th Beautification Project Update – Patty and Stefanie
* Open Planning Meeting Report from April 29 – See attached minutes
* Next Steps – Submit Grant application
Details to be worked out: Call John Ruby, can he meet with Stefanie and Patty to tell us what he needs to draw a planting scheme ASAP. Get a price on the metal for the size of piece we need to make a sign.
What about a planter of some kind to place by guy wires? Call Seattle City Light about guy wires – can we put ties – like a kite along it – super dangerous. Call to artist to paint vault – how do we want to pay for paint and other material needed to do painting. Ask John about rocks for dry creek bed, can he get plants for us – recommend something to vine or tall and skinny to help cover the fence.

Welcome Packets – Stefanie G
Concept similar to Welcome Wagon developed through Council of Neighborhoods. Folders provide basic information about the City and the individual neighborhood to hand deliver to new home owners. Each neighborhood will receive a list to be supplied by an escrow agency every quarter.

New Business:
Light Rail Meeting Report – Patty/Phyllis
Meeting at City Hall was standing room only. Lots of basic, general background information about light rail – not station specific. Citizens encouraged to comment on Draft EIS and to start their own South Station citizens group.

Guest of the Evening -King County Councilman Rod Dembowski
District 1 Representative for King County has 5 Committee assignments. He serves as Chair on the Regional Transit Committee. He asked for the Board’s input about our issues and concerns for the future in out neighborhood: They included Light Rail, crime, untapped business opportunity, change in density, increase traffic, increase in noise.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Ice Cream Social – Patty
Patty explained the event in general. Asked for assistance from Board for day of the event, and in procuring additional donations and activities. John F. is working with getting Children’s Hospital to participate.

General Announcements/Open Discussion:
None

Upcoming Events and Activities:
Please see attached pages

Adjournment:
Motion by Phyllis to adjourn at 9:15PM, second Stefanie G., motion carried.

Next Meeting:
July 9, 2013, 7:00pm

June 7, 2013
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Executive Board Meeting

Call meeting to order:
The meeting was called to order at 1:08 pm by Chair Stefanie Gendreau
Attendance:
Stefanie Gendreau, Dick Nicholson, Phyllis Moll and Patty Hale

Purpose:
By-laws amendment proposals.
Review of candidates for At-Large positions for the 2013-2014 term by appointment of the Executive Board.

Amendment Proposal to By-laws:
Following discussion, the Executive Board recommends forwarding the following By-law proposed amendments to the Board of Directors for consideration of a vote at the meeting on June 11, 2013.
1. The Executive Board recommends that Article IV, Section 4 be amended to read:
“The Board of Directors will consist of the Executive Board and a minimum of three additional members appointed by the Executive Board.”
(Existing language: The Board of Directors will be maintained at an uneven number of seven, consisting of the Executive Board, and three additional members appointed by the Executive Board.)

2. The Executive Board recommends that Article IV, Section 8 be amended to read:
“A quorum of the Board of Directors will require 50% plus 1. Members of the Board of Directors may vote by proxy, but no less than 50% of the members must be present to call for a vote.”
(Existing language: A quorum of the Board of Directors will require four of seven members. Members of the Board of Directors may vote by proxy but no less than four members must be present to call a vote.)

3. The Executive Board recommends an addition to the bylaws as Article IV, Section 9: Board of Directors Tie Breaker.
“In case of a tie vote by the Board of Directors, the vote of the Chair shall become the tie-breaker.”
Should this amendment pass, the current Article IV, Section 9 would become Article IV, Section 10.
Final wording of said proposed amendments to be determined and voted upon by the full membership at the annual business meeting in May 2014.
At Large Board Appointments:
Qualifications of each applicant was discussed by the Executive Board. A motion was made by Phyllis M. to re-appointment John Forssen to At-Large Position 1 for the term of one year, June 2013 through June 2014, second by Stefanie G., motion carried. Stefanie G. made a motion to accept the slate of 5 candidates for appointment to office for the term of 1 year, June 2013 through June, 2014, second by Dick N., motion carried.
At Large Position 1: John Forssen
At Large Position 2: Jeremiah Fulford-Foster
At Large Position 3: Lihua Yin
At Large Position 4: Jeff Muhm
At Large Position 5: Anthony Lo
At Large Position 6: Cecily Kaplan

Adjournment:
Meeting was adjourned at 2:00pm.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association
Annual Membership Meeting & Election of Officers

Call meeting to order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:04 pm by Chair, Stefanie Gendreau.

Attendance:
Board Members in attendance –
Stefanie Gendreau, Dick Nicholson, Patty Hale, Phyllis Moll, Jane Helde, Joy Cunningham, John Forssen, Sharon Knight.
Absent Board Members –
None
Public in attendance –
Approximately 25 general members of the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association.

Old Business:
• Welcome and “Thank you”
Chair Gendreau thanked Board members for their past year of service. She, and Patty Hale made announcements about upcoming events in and around the Ridgecrest Neighborhood: Swingin’ Summer Eve, Night Out Against Crime, Skate Park Competition at Paramount Park and the RNA Ice Cream Social.

New Business:
• Nominations, Voting and Election of 2013-14 Board
Sharon Knight and Jan Helde oversaw the election proceedings. They gave an explanation about the boundaries for the neighborhood and who qualifications for voting eligibility. They then presented the slate of candidates for the 2013-14 term of office:
Chair – Stefanie Gendreau
Vice Chair – Dick Nicholson
Treasurer – Phyllis Moll
Secretary – Patty Hale
Sharon and Jan asked for nominations from the floor for each office. Seeing no new nominations, a motion was made by Joy Cunningham that the slate of candidates be accepted as proposed. John Forssen seconded. The vote was called for. Motion carried with all eligible voters voting to except the slate as presented. There were no dissenting votes.
• Chair Gendreau announced that there will be 3 At-Large positions available for the 2013-14 term. People interested in applying for the 1 year position can contact the RNA Board Secretary through the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association website.

Adjournment:
Meeting was adjourned at 7:14 pm.

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April 9, 2013
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order:
Meeting called to order at 7:02 PM by Chair Stefanie Gendreau

Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Patty Hale, Dick Nicholson, Stefanie Gendreau, John Forssen, Sharon Knight, Joy Cunningham, Jan Helde, Phyllis Moll
Absent Board Members –
None
Public in attendance –
Thom Meyer, Frank Moll

Approval of Minutes of the March 12, 2013 Meeting:
Motion made by Dick N. to approve as presented, second Joy C., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda:
Motion made by Chair to amend agenda with the addition of a presentation by Veolia Transportation prior to Public Comment. Motion by Dick N. to accept the agenda as amended, second by Joy C., motion carried.

Presentation:
Veolia Donation – Patty H
Chair Stefanie Gendreau accepted a donation of $1,000 from Thom Meyer, Operations Manager for Veolia Transportation. Speaking on behalf of Veolia, Meyer stated, “As a new business in the Ridgecrest Neighborhood, Veolia Transportation is proud to be able to contribute and be involved with an organization that does so much for it’s community. It is our hope that our donation will help with the funding needs of the events and activities sponsored by the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association. Veolia is committed to working with the neighborhood to be a good neighbor.” Veolia committed to donating $500 a year to RNA. The $1,000 check was for 2012 and 2013. Discussion by the Board of Directors about how the donation could best be put to use is planned for future meetings.

Public Comment:
None

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis M
Phyllis reported a discovery of an envelope with $7.00 in petty cash in records turned over by previous Treasurer. New balance: $1,717.01 does not include tonight’s donation.
Dick N. moved to approve the Treasurer’s report, Joy C. second, motion carried.

Website/Facebook – Patty H
Number of people reached on a weekly basis, 325, is an increase of approximately 50 a week over last month. Still the #1 liked Neighborhood Facebook page with 165 “Likes “.
Patty suggested at a future date the Board consider, adding Paypal to the webpage.

Council of Neighborhoods Meeting – Stefanie G
C of N members voted to accept a new logo after reviewing many submissions. Stefanie shared new logo.
Welcome Wagon concept discussed. C of N will orchestrate doing this.
C of N will support the following activities by participating this year in the following: Used Book Sale at Swingin’ Summer Eve, Celebrate Shoreline, and the Farmers Market.

School District Board of Directors – Dick N
Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Achievement Awards announced by the State. Ridgecrest Elementary received an award for Title 1 High Progress. 15 District schools received awards.

Garage Sale Day – Stefanie G
3 churches will participate this year. In addition to Tabernacle Baptist Church and Bethel Lutheran Church, Northwest Church is joining in and will offer free document shredding.

Old Business:
Mini-Grant Beautification Project NE 165th & 5th Ave NE Update – Patty
Open Public Planning Meeting Scheduled April 29, 7pm

New Business:
Executive Board Nominations – All
Discussion was held on how to proceed. Joy C. volunteered to be on the nominating committee. Current Executive Board officers expressed interest in serving another term in office. Patty reported no inquiries of interest about elected positions. Jan Helde, Sharon Knight and Joy Cunningham, At-Large Board members, announced they will step down at end of their terms. John F. would like to serve another term in an At-Large position. Sharon K. and Jan H. volunteered to run elections at Garden Program, May 14.

Welcome Packets – Stefanie G
Packets of information will be supplied by the City, once a quarter. Each neighborhood would get a list of new residents who have bought homes in the neighborhood. Suggested that the Vice-Chair spear-head this. RNA would put together packet, once a quarter. Board members agreed to share distribution responsibilities. Suggestion was made to offer Ridgecrest businesses a chance to include special offers and/or coupons.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Garden Meeting – Tuesday May 14
Assignments/Supplies – Patty
See notes in event note book

General Announcements/Open Discussion:
Volunteer Soirée: Hosted by the City, all volunteers are invited
After Election: be sure that all Board members receive contact info on all members of the Board
Neighborhood Historian: Phyllis asked if we have one and if we could get someone to convert the neighborhood presentation from 1997 to DVD so that we are able to share it with others
John is working to get Children’s Hospital Athletic Trainers to do Outreach Activities at the Ice Cream Social – Obstacle Course.

Upcoming Events and Activities:
Please see attached pages

Adjournment:
Motion made by Jan H. to adjourn at 8:38pm, second by Sharon K., motion carried.

Next Meeting:
May 14th, 2013, 6:00pm (5:00pm set-up)
Bethel Lutheran Church Basement
17418 8th Ave NE

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March 12, 2013
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Call meeting to order:
Meeting called to order by Chair Stefanie Gendreau at 7:02pm

Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Patty Hale, Joy Cunningham, Jan Helde, Phyllis Moll, John Forssen
Dick Nicholson late arrival at 8:05pm
Absent Board Members –
Sharon Knight,
Public in attendance –
Frank Moll

Approval of Minutes of the February 12, 2013 Meeting:
Motion by Joy C. to approve as submitted, second by Phyllis M., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda:
Motion by Jan H. to approve the agenda as submitted, second by John F., motion carried.

Public Comment:
No comment

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis M
Balance from last month was $2328.44. Expenses for cost of RNA Tshirt, sweatshirt order from TC Span were $618.41. Current balance is now $1710.01.
Motion to approve Treasurer’s report by Jan H., Joy C. second, motion carried.

Website/Facebook – Patty H
Ridgecrest Neighborhood stills holds the number one “Like” position of all Shoreline neighborhoods with 150! North City second at 145. John will send us a “QR” (Quick Recognition) for the RNA to use on business cards, post on the Paramount Park Bulletin Board, etc. – people can scan it with their smart phone to go to our website. Website has updated event dates for 2013. Comment was made that it also needs photos updated.

Council of Neighborhoods Meeting – Stefanie G
George Smith, Human Services Planner for the City of Shoreline gave a presentation on resources available to help with health care, shelter, food, transportation and other human services for Shoreline residents. he included info about “Call 211” for public assistance.
All of this information will be available at the Eastside Police Neighborhood Center.
Pam Barrett, Event Planner for the City announced that a group of citizens and staff have been working on plans for Celebrate Shoreline to be held at Cromwell Park on Saturday, August 17th. Plans include the Car Show, Beer Garden, 2 stages for entertainment, including a headliner group for 6-8pm. Activities will also include more things than in the past for kids and additional food choices.
Reminder of World Dance Party coming up Friday, March 22.

Shoreline School District Board of Directors- Dick N
Board toured Shorecrest High School construction site. New pillars are going up for the main structure. The project is on time, on budget with no problems. Planned completion date is February of 2014. Discussion at the last School Board meeting included: Blocking Foreign Students from attending Shoreline Schools – with the exception of Foreign Exchange Students. Foreign students are those who are not sponsored by any recognized group.

T-shirt Report – Stefanie G
Order for RNA logo shirts and sweatshirts has been placed. Printing will be done by end of this week. Board members need to bring check book to next meeting.

Old Business:
Mini-Grant 165th & 5th Update – Patty
What’s next and how can you help
Idea letter for project was submitted to Nora Smith, Neighborhoods Coordinator. Idea for project has been approved. We are now waiting for the new Min-Grant application form before proceeding further.

Mini-Grant Northcrest Park Update – Patty
Patty has been in communication with both Nora Smith and Kirk Peterson, Parks Maintenance Superintendent. At this time there are no Scouts with an interest in doing a project at this particular park. Any project we might purpose, would be and RNA only project.

New Business:
New “Business Mini-Grant” Opportunity
This new program is designed as a Place-making initiative. There are several opportunities for the Ridgecrest Business area that could possibly use the grant money to help fund a small project with an art focus the would make the area special. This might be a possible way to get a new mural on the wall next to 7-11.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Garden Meeting –
Reports regarding topic and speaker research – All
Planning information and assignments – Patty
Seattle Tilthe, Home Depot, Kruckeberg Gardens and Sky Nursery do not have speakers available. Patty will make contact with Diggin’ Shoreline to see if they can supply a speaker.
Date has been set for Tuesday May 14, Bethel Lutheran Church basement. Volunteers need to arrive at 5pm to set up. 6pm Plant trading, Native plan sale and information tables need to be ready to go at 6pm.

General Announcements/Open Discussion:
Board members invited to Volunteer Soiree on Thursday, April 11th, at Shoreline City Hall
Stefanie is making Garage Sale day posters.
NW Church – interested in doing a parking lot- garage sale. They will cover the cost of a shredder for the community at their event.
John –Children’s Hospital might be willing to donate bike helmets at the Ice Cream Social or at the Skate Park Competition.
Dick’s neighborhood is starting a new Block Watch.
Around the Sound Community Band just got a new/old xylophone they will use at the ice Cream Social.
Patty handed out Ice Cream Social donation letters, along with information sheets about the donations contributed last year.

Upcoming Events and Activities: Please see attached pages

Adjournment:
Motion made by Jan H. to adjourn 8:35pm, second by Joy C., motion carried.

Next Meeting:
April 9, 2013, 7:00pm
Eastside Police Neighborhood Center
521 NE 165th

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

February 12, 2013

Call meeting to order:
Meeting called to order by Chair Stefanie Gendreau at 7:00pm
Attendance:
Board members in attendance – Patty Hale, Stefanie Gendreau, Sharon Knight, Joy Cunningham, John Forssen, Phyllis Moll, Dick Nicholson
Absent Board Members – Jan Helde (excused)
Public in attendance – Frank Moll, Nora Smith
Approval of Minutes of the January 8, 2013 Meeting:
Motion by Dick N. to accept minutes as presented, second Sharon K., motion carried.
Approval of Agenda:
Motion by Dick N. to accept the agenda as presented, second John F., motion carried.
Public Comment:
None
Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis M.
Treasury had no activity.  Balance remains at $2328.42.  Motion was made by Sharon K. to accept the Treasurer’s report, second by Dick N., motion carried.
Website/Facebook – Patty H.
North City and Ridgecrest are # 1 & # 2 respectively of all the Neighborhood Facebook pages in the City of Shoreline – with 128 likes for RNA and 129 for North City.
Council of Neighborhoods Meeting – Patty H.
Facilitator, Jerry Paterson, lead the group through final steps in creating a Mission Statement for the Council of Neighborhoods.  Mission Statement: “The Mission of the Shoreline Council of Neighborhoods is to provide a leadership role to strengthen and connect our diverse neighborhoods.”  Core values, and Mission Statement should appear soon City website, C of N page. Next month, C of N will return to traditional agenda  format.
General Announcements:
Rebecca Sergeant is working with Diggin’ Shoreline, Just Garden, Seattle Tilth and others to make the Pumpkin Patch at Fircrest a reality.
Ridgecrest Neighborhood was not a nominee for the NUHSA Volunteer agency of the year award .  A mistake was made by the person doing the press release.
Northwest Church contacted RNA regarding having a Garage Sale and Shredding Event in August, with proceeds going towards an unfunded community need.  Patty will be in contact with Human Services for the City of Shoreline and meet with reps from the Church.
Multiple announcements of activities;  including Info regarding SWEL Time Bank event, and World Dance Party on Friday, March 22.
School District – Dick N.
Theater at Shorecrest is operational.  Change order – remove old tennis courts and turn into a park like setting.  This change will save the remaining sequoias.  Also reported, the Water District had increased rates by as much as 85% for several buildings in the school district.
Celebrate Shoreline changes – Stefanie G.
The City of Shoreline announced that effective this year, the parade would be discontinued.  Celebrate Shoreline event will be moved from Ridgecrest Elementary to Cromwell Park.
Patty attended a citizen meeting last week at City Hall.  Attendees did table exercise about “Must Haves” and “Don’t Wants” for new event.  Only thing for sure, is the Celebration will be held at Cromwell Park on the 3rd Saturday in August from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Old Business:
T-shirts final – color/order – Stefanie G.
Royal blue with white received the most votes from Board members.  Stefanie is finalizing
an order, to be placed soon.  Board members may order shirts for personal use at cost.
Mini-Grant 165th & 5th – Patty H.
Sharon and Jan mapped out the corner.  Patty has been in contact with Veolia, Development Services of America, the Shoreline Water District and the Shoreline Fire Department.  She submitted a Letter of Interest to Nora Smith, Office of Neighborhoods to begin the Mini-Grant application process.
New Business:
Mini-Grant Northcrest Park – Patty H.
Nora Smith emailed RNA that a Boy Scout working on Order of the Eagle, is looking for a project.  Suggested a partnership with RNA at Northcrest Park.  Nora will get back to Patty.
Event/Meeting Planning:
2013 Meeting Schedule/Planning – All
• Garden Meeting/Election
Dates suggested: May 7, 8, and 15.  Board members to make contacts to find out about possible program speakers and invite to have table display:
U of W Horticultural Center – Dick
Home Depot – Stefanie
Seattle Tithe – Patty
Kruckeberg Gardens  – Sharon
Diggin’ Shoreline – Patty
Joy will contact Golden Bow Florist
Suggested other tables:  How to make/install a clothes line, Metal artists display their metal yard art
• Topic ideas Garden Meeting
Need a program that is 45 minutes to an hour long, could include slides, hand outs.
Topic to be discussed at next meeting based on info from Board members.
• Pre-planning Ice Cream Social
New ideas of things to do this year:  Balloons, T shirts, face paint, helmet program for kids, dot map exercise,.  Donation Request letters at next meeting.
Upcoming Events and Activities:  Please see attached pages
Adjournment:
Motion made at Phyllis M. at 8:35pm by adjourn, second by Sharon K., motion carried.
Next Meeting:
March 12, 2013, 7:00pm
Eastside Police Neighborhood Center – 521 NE 165th

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

January 8, 2013

Call meeting to order:
Meeting called to order at 7:00pm by Chair Stefanie Gendreau.

Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Patty Hale, Stefanie Gendreau, Joy Cunningham, Sharon Knight, Dick Nicholson, John Forssen, Jan Helde, Phyllis Moll
Absent Board Members – None
Public in attendance – Mary Kay Doyle

Approval of Minutes of the December 11, 2012 Meeting:
Motion made by Jan H. to approve minutes as submitted, second by Joy C., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda:
Patty H. asked that the following items be added under Reports:
1. NUHSA Nomination
2. Follow up on Rebecca Sargent Mini- Grant suggestions
Motion made by Dick N. to accept agenda as amended, second Phyllis M. motion carried.

Public Comment:
None.

Light Rail Presentation – Nytasha Sowers King County Project Manager for ST2 (Sound Transit) and from the City of Shoreline: Miranda Redinger, Associate Planner; Rachael Markel Planning and Community Development Director; Alicia McIntire Senor Planner Transportation Division. Not present: Roger Iwata, Community Outreach for ST2
Nytasha: ST2 segment of Light Rail is Northgate to Lynnwood. Pursuing Grant funds from the Federal Government – that is what drives the study of multiple station options. The large WASDOT right-of-way would be used as much as possible for rail line, with some full and partial land taking. Through the entire length of Shoreline, the line will be on the east side of I-5. Segment A has 145th & 155th as options. 145th with stations elevated for both options. Segment B has 185th set as a station. Potential at 145th is to have 500-650 parking spaces, 155th option would have parking garage for 500. Draft EIS to be out this summer. 45 Day Public comment period follows.
Rachael: Ridgecrest will get a station, just don’t know where, yet. Rail and stations are scheduled for completion and to be running in 2023. City plans for changes around the stations. ½ radius around stations for planning purposes. ¼ mile radius is walkable, and would have more intense uses. Station at 185th has already been determined, 145th is the city’s preferred location for second station.
Miranda: The City has developed goals to help guide process with the Comprehensive Plan. Following the Ridgecrest Station sighting, there will be a very detailed 2 year public process through 2015, then construction will begin. 185th station already has a working group, whose process we can follow. The goal is to refine zoning and uses within affected area.
Alicia: After the zoning changes, transition in density and use will occur over time (as described in the Comp. Plan and long range goals). Zoning changes would allow for higher density and mixed use in the area surrounding the stations. Resources to help Ridgecrest through the public participation and planning stages include: Sound Transit and their environmental work, public outreach – previous station installation experience with transit oriented development. City of Shoreline sees this as a benefit to all citizens, not just Ridgecrest.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis Moll
Phyllis M. reported no activity in the last month and a balance of $ 2,328.42. Motion by Dick N. to accept the Treasurer’s report, second by Jan H., motion carried.

Ridgecrest/Cafe Aroma Food Drive 2012 Report – Patty
See attached Report and suggestions for next year.

Facebook – Patty
Patty reported that we now have 104 “Likes”. Suggested that if Board members have any ideas of things we should post – helpful tips, crime trends, places to go, things to see in Ridgecrest – let her or Stefanie know. John F. said he will get started on reviewing the RNA website for any updates that are needed.

NUSHA Nomination – Patty H.
Patty announced that in December, the RNA had been nominated for the 2012 NUHSA (North End Human Services Alliance) Outstanding Volunteer Program of the Year. Other nominees included Richmond Beach Congregational Church, Nourishing Networks and Vision House, with Center for Human Services receiving the award.

Follow up on Rebecca Sargent Mini- Grant suggestions – Patty H.
Rebecca is currently working with Diggin’ Shoreline and Lictin Springs P=Patch to work on her proposal of a Pumpkin Patch at Fircrest. She also is in contact with John Marek, City of Shoreline Neighborhood Traffic Engineer to address her idea of a traffic circle at 10th Ave NE and NE 165th.

Old Business:
T-shirts update – Stefanie
Stefanie reported on shirts and prices from TC-Span in Edmonds. Minimum order to receive a price break is 24. Order could be made up of any combination of Short and long sleeve Tshirts, as well as sweatshirts. Board suggested: maximum order of no more than $500, Board member orders to be above the amount ordered for RNA to sell, no children’s sizes at this time, as kids shirts for the Ice Cream Social are being considered. Stefanie will bring back a proposed order for approval at the next meeting.

New Business:
Mini-Grant Partnership Opportunity – Patty

Corner of 5th Ave NE and NE 165th where vault was installed by the Shoreline Water District for Veolia Transportation Fire Suppression equipment testing.
Patty shared the above pictures, with the suggestion of considering the sight for a RNA Mini-Grant project. Patty explained that over the last several years, previous Boards had discussed as potential Mini-Grant projects, benches, bus stop amenities, bike racks and other improvements for the business area around 5th & 165th.
Discussion ensued about how we could improve the sight visually, as well as develop partnerships and a sense of place and pride for the neighborhood. Consensus of the Board was to gather information that would help to determine viability of a project at this site. Ideas included in the discussion were, artwork, public bench, landscaping with plants and trees, Neighborhood sign, and possible ways that RNA residents might participate. Assignments for more information as follows:
Patty: Water Department restrictions, sight limitations and partnership
Veolia Transportation restrictions, sight limitations and partnership
Sharon & Jan: Map and measure area
Stefanie: Bench prices and options
Dick: Inventory of remaining plants from native plant sale last spring
Joy: Contact High Schools about making signage
Sharon: Contact SCC about signage possibilities
Patty: Contact Bill Tangen about possibility of doing art work
Discussion continued with thoughts on sharing vegetation management and watering responsibilities for plantings, and the general feeling of not doing a garage receptacle.

Event/Meeting Planning:
The following is a rough outline of upcoming activities. Discussion will be carried over to the next meeting due to lack time this evening.
2013 Meeting Schedule/Planning – All
March:
April:
May: Early – Elections and Garden Meeting
June: Garage day sale
July: Book Sale
August: Jazz Walk
Ice Cream Social
Celebrate Shoreline
September:
October: Candidates Forum
Halloween Haunt
November: Food Drive for Hope Link
December: Tree Lighting

Upcoming Events and Activities:
Please see attached pages.

Adjournment:
Motion made by Phyllis M. to adjourn at 8:50pm, second by Joy C., motion carried.

Next Meeting:
February 12, 2013, 7:00pm
Eastside Police Neighborhood Center
521 NE 165th

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

December 11, 2012

Call meeting to order:
Meeting called to order at 7:00pm by Chair Stefanie Gendreau.

Attendance:
Board members in attendance – Joy Cunningham, Jan Helde, John Forssen, Dick Nicholson, Patty Hale , Stefanie Gendreau, Phyllis Moll
Absent Board Members – none
Public in attendance – Rebecca Sargent, Mary Kay Doyle, Frank Moll

Approval of Minutes of the November 13, 2012 Meeting:
Motion by Phyllis M. to approve minutes as submitted, second by Jan H., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda:
Motion by Dick N. to approve the agenda as submitted, second by Jan H., motion carried.

Public Comment:
Patty Hale reported that a W-9 form was sent to Veolia Transportation as part of the formal process to acquire the 2012 annual donation of $500. We should receive a check sometime after the first of the year.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis Moll
Phyllis reported that there were no outstanding debts. Balance stands at $2328.42
Motion by Joy C. to accept, second by Dick N., motion carried.

Website & Facebook Report – Patty/Stefanie
Becca and Ryan are now in Florida. Ryan has a contract job for the next 2 years. The Porters agreed to assist us as needed with the Website & Facebook. Need to begin search for another webmaster. To date, we have 96 “Likes” on Facebook. John F. says he can take a look at website.

Council of Neighborhoods December Meeting Report – Dick Nicholson
Dinner meeting/potluck. Training & brainstorming on mission, vision and values.
Well attended by neighborhood leaders throughout Shoreline. The training included how to model inclusive behavior and brainstorming ideas in small groups about what the Council of Neighborhoods does and should do. There will be a second session in January.

Council of Neighborhoods/Shoreline City Council Dinner Report- Stefanie/Patty
As the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Representatives on the Council of Neighborhoods Board, Stefanie and Patty attended a dinner and meeting last week with the Shoreline City Council. During dinner, Stefanie sat with Councilwoman Doris McConnell and Patty sat at a table with Councilman Chris Roberts. The purpose of the get-together between the two groups was to foster and promote better understanding and further relationships that support neighborhoods and the Council of Neighborhoods.

Shoreline School District Board of Directors Report – Dick Nicholson
3 big things – Performing Arts facility is open, Aldercrest Annex demo is done – the gym remains for unplanned future use. And, at the Sunset school sight – every thing gone but play shed. The City of Shoreline and the Shoreline School District have a joint use agreement for the property to be used as a park that will be managed and maintained by the Shoreline Parks Dept. The site remains listed as Surplus Property that could be recalled by the School District as needed.

City of Shoreline Focus Group Forum on City’s Crime Prevention Programs Report –
Phyllis/Stefanie/Patty
Phyllis: Gathering was well attended. Following introductions, we broke into groups. There were a lot of comments about people being fearful in a lot of different situations. Lynn, a woman in Phyllis’s group, stated that there are real issues at Skate Park after dark.
Phyllis suggested a 2013 public meeting about crime, police services – including the Storefront and introducing the new Police Chief to the Ridgecrest Neighborhood.
Mary Kay: a woman told about an issue that took a long time to solve. Good for cops to know that folks wonder the why/what of how they respond to reports of crime.
Frank Moll: As Seattle cops get tougher on criminals – crime moves to the ‘burbs.
Patty: Many people commented on concern of lack of visibility of Police. People did not sound happy about closing storefronts, consolidating volunteers, or having a mobile unit. Patty read response from Assistant City Manager, Debbie Terry: “…..we have decided not to move forward with the storefront consolidation at this time.” Patty explained that the city will be doing a police facility feasibility study in 2013 that will include an assessment of all police facilities. In the meantime a work plan to improve communication and provide additional training for police volunteers is being put together.

Tree Lighting Report – Patty/Dick
Dick, as a performing member of the Around the Sound Community Band: this was the most musicians to ever perform at the event.
Patty, as Ridgecrest volunteer: oversaw the donations for HopeLink and did general PR at the event. The weather held, the tree was slow to light, the most kids and families ever, everyone was happy and were patient about waiting in the Santa line.

Old Business:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis Moll
Phyllis reported that there were no outstanding debts. Balance stands at $2328.42
Motion by Joy C. to accept, second by Dick N., motion carried.

Website & Facebook Report – Patty/Stefanie
Becca and Ryan are now in Florida. Ryan has a contract job for the next 2 years. The Porters agreed to assist us as needed with the Website & Facebook. Need to begin search for another webmaster. To date, we have 96 “Likes” on Facebook. John F. says he can take a look at website.

Council of Neighborhoods December Meeting Report – Dick Nicholson
Dinner meeting/potluck. Training & brainstorming on mission, vision and values.
Well attended by neighborhood leaders throughout Shoreline. The training included how to model inclusive behavior and brainstorming ideas in small groups about what the Council of Neighborhoods does and should do. There will be a second session in January.

Council of Neighborhoods/Shoreline City Council Dinner Report- Stefanie/Patty
As the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Representatives on the Council of Neighborhoods Board, Stefanie and Patty attended a dinner and meeting last week with the Shoreline City Council. During dinner, Stefanie sat with Councilwoman Doris McConnell and Patty sat at a table with Councilman Chris Roberts. The purpose of the get-together between the two groups was to foster and promote better understanding and further relationships that support neighborhoods and the Council of Neighborhoods.

Shoreline School District Board of Directors Report – Dick Nicholson
3 big things – Performing Arts facility is open, Aldercrest Annex demo is done – the gym remains for unplanned future use. And, at the Sunset school sight – every thing gone but play shed. The City of Shoreline and the Shoreline School District have a joint use agreement for the property to be used as a park that will be managed and maintained by the Shoreline Parks Dept. The site remains listed as Surplus Property that could be recalled by the School District as needed.

City of Shoreline Focus Group Forum on City’s Crime Prevention Programs Report –
Phyllis/Stefanie/Patty
Phyllis: Gathering was well attended. Following introductions, we broke into groups. There were a lot of comments about people being fearful in a lot of different situations. Lynn, a woman in Phyllis’s group, stated that there are real issues at Skate Park after dark.
Phyllis suggested a 2013 public meeting about crime, police services – including the Storefront and introducing the new Police Chief to the Ridgecrest Neighborhood.
Mary Kay: a woman told about an issue that took a long time to solve. Good for cops to know that folks wonder the why/what of how they respond to reports of crime.
Frank Moll: As Seattle cops get tougher on criminals – crime moves to the ‘burbs.
Patty: Many people commented on concern of lack of visibility of Police. People did not sound happy about closing storefronts, consolidating volunteers, or having a mobile unit. Patty read response from Assistant City Manager, Debbie Terry: “…..we have decided not to move forward with the storefront consolidation at this time.” Patty explained that the city will be doing a police facility feasibility study in 2013 that will include an assessment of all police facilities. In the meantime a work plan to improve communication and provide additional training for police volunteers is being put together.

Tree Lighting Report – Patty/Dick
Dick, as a performing member of the Around the Sound Community Band: this was the most musicians to ever perform at the event.
Patty, as Ridgecrest volunteer: oversaw the donations for HopeLink and did general PR at the event. The weather held, the tree was slow to light, the most kids and families ever, everyone was happy and were patient about waiting in the Santa line.

New Business:
Light Rail Station Presentation at January 8 meeting – Stefanie
Light Rail is coming to Ridgecrest – Miranda Redinger, Planner from the City of Shoreline and Roger Iwata, Sound Transit will give us a presentation on what is coming – giving us a foundation for planning of the community portion of participation. Their report should get us up to speed prior to actual choice of stop (NE 155th or NE 145th).

Search for new Webmaster (covered above)

Event/Meeting Planning:
To be covered at the next meeting due to lack of enough time this evening.

Upcoming Events and Activities:
Please see attached pages.

Adjournment:
Motion by Phyllis M. to adjourn at 8:22pm, Joy C. second, motion carried.

Next Meeting:
January 8, 2013, 7:00pm
Eastside Police Neighborhood Center
521 NE 165th

Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

November 13, 2012

Call meeting to order:
Meeting called to order at 7:01pm by Chair Stefanie Gendreau.

Attendance:
Board members in attendance – Stefanie Gendreau, Jan Helde, John Forssen, Joy Cunningham, Patty Hale, Phyllis Moll
Absent Board Members – Excused: Dick Nicholson, Sharon Knight
Public in attendance – Mary Kay Doyle, Lyanne Scott, Becca and Ryan Porter

Approval of Minutes of the October 9, 2012 Meeting:
Motion by Jan H. to approve minutes as submitted, second by John F., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda:
Motion by Jan H. to approve the agenda as submitted, second by Phyllis M., motion carried.

Public Comment:
Phyllis Moll reported on the success of the 3rd annual Veteran’s Day program at Shoreline City Hall.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis Moll
A deposit of $120.76 was made. Current balance $2,328.42
Jan H. moved to accept, second by Joy C., motion carried

Website & Facebook Report – Ryan & Becca Potter
Facebook has 89 likes. Website now has all the Ridgecrest Businesses that we know of listed. Porter’s are moving to Florida first part of December. They plan on being gone for 2 years. They will continue to monitor website and will help us with Facebook as needed. Suggested the need to be more interactive on Facebook – like: “what are the 5 places everyone should visit in Ridgecrest? “ “What should new residents know about the Ridgecrest Neighborhood?” What is your favorite Ridgecrest Business?” etc

Council of Neighborhoods November Meeting Report – Stefanie Gendreau/Patty Hale
Bob Hartwig, Administrative Services Director for the City of Shoreline reported on the proposed 2013 budget. The entire budget is available to view on the city’s website. Total proposed budget for 2013 is up 3.6 % from last year to $67,000,000. Staff levels down to help control costs.
Presentation by Jerry Paterson – retired professor – will be helping the Council of Neighborhoods during a 2 meeting/training sessions to create mission and vision as C of N re-invents and re-brands itself, along with the creation of a new logo.

Shoreline School District Board of Directors Report – Dick Nicholson
Dick N. was absent. Patty H. reported on his behalf that deconstruction of Aldercrest has begun. The District has hired a contractor for the demolition at Sunset Elementary. Shorecrest Gym has been completed and is now in use. A change order is being issued for the Shorecrest project; new driveway access on the north end of the property.

Old Business:
RNA T-shirts/Sweatshirts – Stefanie
Stefanie received quotes from a North Seattle shirt shop as follows:
Short sleeve t – Ringer style 24 or more $8 apiece – blue w/navy neck and sleeve band
Long sleeve, solid blue 24 or more $9.86 each
Light weight hoody zip front 24 or more $22.45 each
All prices above include art work.
Full size one color logo – front of t shirt and back of sweatshirt
Entire order would be: $538.80
Patty asked for second, competitive bid and fabric samples.

Hamlin Haunt Wrap-up – Stefanie/Jan/John
Jan was dressed scary – Jon thought it was fun – rain held off until event was over. Ran out of candy, ran out of cups – had to buy more – all cider gone. Suggested for next year: write down and sign an agreement and as to which neighborhood is supplying what and how to split donations.

Mini-Grant Ideas for Next Year 2013– All
(see attached list for project ideas to be discussed) The following items were discussed as potential Mini Grant projects:
1. Ridgecrest Community Park – way-finding Signage on 5th Ave NE at 161st .
2. Northcrest Park– encourage Boys Scouts to join in a project
3. Paramount Park – Community Garden. Partnership potential and proven success.
4. Bus stop in front of Veolia Transportation. Benches and shelter.
5. Paramount Park – Fit Trail

Patty will schedule meeting with Park Director Dick Deal to find out about possible Parks projects. Lyanne Scott volunteered to will talk to Veolia Transportation about bus stop.
Stefanie will talk to Metro about bus stop requirements and specifics.

New Business:
Ridgecrest/Cafe Aroma Food Drive 2012 Goals/Publicity
Board members volunteered to post posters and help get out the word. Stefanie G.
will post a weekly suggested item on Face Book and send an article to Patch and Shoreline Area News.

City of Shoreline Focus Group Forum on City’s Crime Prevention Programs – Nov 27
Basically everyone is invited. Important for RNA Board to attend – as it may change our ability to use the Police Neighborhood Center for our meetings. Also, want to keep a visible Police presence in our Neighborhood. Wonderful resource for our citizens and the surrounding neighborhoods.

December RNA Meeting/Potluck – December 11, 2012
Chair Gendreau proposed a Potluck prior to the December Board meeting. All Board
members agreed that it was a good idea. Stefanie will send out an email sign-up for food items. Patty volunteered to supply a ham and will bring plates, napkins, silverware, etc

Event/Meeting Planning:
Ridgecrest Neighborhood History Night: Patty Hale
Patty reported on attending a history night for the Ballinger Neighborhood that was presented by the Vicki Stiles from the Shoreline Historical Museum. It was well attended and quiet informative. She suggested it as a possible future meeting format for a neighborhood wide meeting topic. The Board felt it was a good option for community meeting for when we need one.

Light Rail Station – Patty Hale
Waiting for Sound Transit to complete the DEIS (Draft Environmental Impact Statement).
Once that is done sometime during summer 2012, a determination will be made as to where to situate the 2nd Shoreline Station – either NE 145th or NE 155th. Once the placement is decided, the City will help the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association get started with the public participation piece.

Upcoming Events and Activities:
Please see attached pages.

Adjournment:
Motion by Phyllis M. to adjourn at 8:44pm, Jan H second, motion carried

Next Meeting:
December 11, 2012, 7:00pm
Eastside Police Neighborhood Center
521 NE 165th

Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

October 9, 2012

Call meeting to order:
Called to order Chair Stefanie Gendreau at 7:00pm

Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Stefanie Gendreau, Patty Hale, Dick Nicholson, Jan Helde, Sharon Knight, John Forssen, Phyllis Moll
Absent Board Members – Joy Cunningham
Public in attendance – Tony Lo, Nora Smith City of Shoreline Neighborhood Coordinator, Becca and Ryan Porter, Mary Kay Doyle, Frank Moll, Meghan Shaffer

Approval of Minutes of the August 8, 2012 Meeting:
Treasurer Phyllis Moll noted that the following needed to be added to the Treasurer Report: The Richmond Highlands Neighborhood has not yet cashed check their check for the Council of Neighborhoods Booksale. Also, at he bottom of the minutes, next meeting should read October, not November.
Motion was made by Dick N. to approve the minutes as amended, 2nd by Phyllis M., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda:
Dick N. asked that North City Tree Lighting be added under New Business.
Motion was made by Dick N. to approve the agenda as modified, 2nd by Jan H., motion carried.

Public Comment:
Frank Moll: Shoreline Veteran’s Assoc will have a celebration on Nov 12th at 2pm at City Hall. All citizens are invited. Lt Colonel Benjamin Starnes, MD recently returning home from Afghanistan will tell of his experiences.
Nora Smith: Monster Mash Dash this Sat. along Aurora on the Interurban starting at Haggen’s at 9am.
Tony Lo: Crime – FYI wife observed crime in progress. Saw teens running – cops came later – looking for same kids she had just seen. Moral of story: if it looks strange – call 911.
Stefanie G.: Told those in attendance that the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Facebook page has recommendations for being/staying safe.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis Moll
$2,207.66 balance. Checks outstanding and a check to deposit.
Motion by Dick N. to approve, Jan H. second, motion carried.

Website & Facebook Report – Ryan & Becca Potter
Facebook 86 likes. Website now has list of Ridgecrest businesses. Still are trying to get photos for a couple of the businesses. Will check on traffic numbers on website and report back later.

Council of Neighborhoods October Meeting Report – Stefanie Gendreau
Jacob Squirrel provided information about the Minor Home Repair Program which operates through King County. A 2 person household with a combined income below $52,000 a year would qualify for plumbing, carentry, electrical and disability modification with a $10 an hour labor rate.
Presentation: Shoreline Citizen Satisfaction Survey results. Survey is done every 2 years. This year it was sent out to 3200 people. City had hoped for 700 responses – 891 surveys returned. Parks and programs rated highest. Worst was Traffic and congestion, then quality of Police Services. This survey helps to drive work for the next couple of years. Police services was 81% satisfied in 2004 and 75% in 2012. Entire survey is available at www.shorelienwa.gov
Debbie Tarry, Assistant City Manager spoke about the Police Neighborhood Centers review plan. With a downward trend in public perception of safety, the Chief of Police is reviewing our current crime prevention programs. The review process will include focus groups. Chair, Stefanie G. encourages Board members and public to communicate their feelings to Police volunteers, Police, City etc. Hours are problematic.
Board discussion: Like the idea of a mini-City Hall at Police Neighborhood centers with expanded services. Suggestion of a Police Volunteer at a Table at Ice Cream Social next year, along with a volunteer (city-wide) table and a Ridgecrest Neighborhood table.
Patty H. did an informative presentation about the Ridgecrest Neighborhood to the Council of Neighborhoods members. Webmasters requested to be sent a copy of her report.

Shoreline School District Board of Directors Report – Dick Nicholson
Dick N. reported that the new tennis courts at Kellogg are ready to go. Gym at Shorecrest is done and is now in use. Music complex work is progressing well. 3 story classroom(s) building has been started.

Old Business:
RNA T-shirts/Sweatshirts – Stefanie Gendreau
Looked in to pricing for long sleeve and short sleeve light weight and heavy weight hoodies. An minimum order of 25 each to get price break,. Suggests “Carolina Blue” with large logo in black. Has made request for quote for local company on Lake City. May not make money – but is advertising.

Hamlin Haunt Volunteer Slots – Stefanie
Sent out a link for volunteer website. Oct 19th.

SPU Acquisition Discussion – All
Stef – meeting that we wanted to organize – is not. no other neighborhood wanted to help organize. Nothing has materialized. Stefanie is posting all sides of the issue and links to of stuff on our Facebook. So that our residents have some source of information about all sides of Prop. 1.

Mini-Grant Ideas for Next Year – All – Discussion
Patty: Ridgecrest Community Park. Improvements need to be made. Plantings were originally done to mitigate freeway noise. Light Rail may take away some of the property, so opportunity may exist for new planting. Other possibilities at this Park include replacement of play equipment – volleyball court
Tony: Northcrest Park. Needs Tree and trail work, playground equipment.
Phyllis: Area around Crest and 7-11: Benches at bus stops.
Sharon: Ridgecrest Elementary needs new playground benches and basketball hoops
Sharon: Area around Crest and 7-11: Benches and place to lock bikes around the Crest & 7-11. Community Bulletin Board.
Jan: Fit trail at one of our parks
Stefanie: Public Garden at Paramount Park along 10th Ave NE

New Business:
New Item: North City Tree Lighting
Dick N. announced that Around the Sound Community Band will be playing. Patty H. volunteered to Food Drive at the event. Both Dick and Patty will attend the planning meeting later in the month.

Ridgecrest/Cafe Aroma Food Drive 2012 Discussion:
Discussion: Do we want to do a Food Drive again this year. Suggestion that people could again drop off food at Café Aroma. Some discussion about adding other drop sites.
Motion by Dick to continue Food Drive, second by Jan, motion carried. Stefanie will talk to Café Aroma and will put together advertising. Patty will pick up Donation tubs from Hope Link.

Future of Police Neighborhood Center Discussion – All
Discussion comments: Need more volunteers. Have Block Watch captains been asked to volunteer at Store Front? Volunteers are not actively sought out. Got to have the fixed hours of operation for business.
Need storefront officer with a public persona. Where are all the cops that used to be here all the time?
Foster programs, meet with neighbors, broader review of officer for position. Interaction on previous visit was lack-luster. Big movement for accountability in public agencies. It is underutilized. Overall evaluation of neighborhood need. Need to create a sense a place. Better communication of services available. Police Department could use Facebook on a weekly basis. Mayor used to have coffee with neighbors once every 2 weeks at Neighborhood Center.

Event/Meeting Planning:
(no subject for this item)

Upcoming Events and Activities:
Please see attached pages.

Adjournment:
Motion made by Dick N. to adjourn at 8:47 PM, Sharon K. second, motion carried.

Next Meeting:
November 13, 2012, 7:00pm
Eastside Police Neighborhood Center
521 NE 165th

Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

September 11, 2012

Call meeting to order:
Meeting called to order by Chair, Stefanie Gendreau at 7:03pm

Attendance:
Board members in attendance – Stefanie Gendreau, Dick Nicholson, Sharon Knight, Joy Cunningham, Jan Helde, Phyllis Moll, Patty Hale
Absent Board Members – John Forssen
Public in attendance – Chris Ode, Rebecca Sargent

Approval of Minutes of the August 8, 2012 Meeting:
Motion to accept as submitted by Jan Helde, second Dick N., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda:
Motion made by Dick N. to accept as presented, second by Jan H., motion carried.

Public Comment:
Chris Ode – Pastor of Bethel Lutheran Church, reported that the church is in conversation with an adult day care group who is interested in using the church facilities. Estimated to begin in November following the finalization of an agreement/terms and some simple renovations. The adult daycare group has 22 year history in the business. The Church is also currently discussing the possibility of a bakery of some kind at the church using the church kitchen.
Rebecca Sargent – 22 year resident of Ridgecrest Neighborhood. Has an autistic handicap son who is a photographer and a resident at Fircrest. Spoke about the “Fall into the Bed” event at Fircrest – construction of raised beds and worm bins for use by the residents as part of United Way’s Day of Caring.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis Moll
Current treasury balance is: $ 2,279.11. Deposit of $172.16 from the Ice Cream Social.
Some expenses of Ice Cream have been paid – and there are still some outstanding reimbursements to be made. Dick N, moved to accept as reported, Joy C, second, motion carried. Phyllis M. noted that the Hillwood and the Richmond Highlands Neighborhoods have not cashed their Book Sale checks.

Website & Facebook Report – Ryan & Becca Potter
Webmasters were not in attendance. Stefanie G. reported 78 likes on Facebook – average 10 a month. Porters are building business pages for website and will make a presentation at the next meeting.

Council of Neighborhoods September Meeting Report – Stefanie Gendreau
This was the first meeting back from summer break. City staff did a presentation about the progress of Sound Transit/Light Rail, the City of Shoreline Comprehensive Plan and business development in Shoreline. A station for Light Rail is a certainty at 185th, final recommendations for sighting of a station at any combination of: 130th in Seattle, and/or 145th, and/or 155th in Shoreline will be announced summer 2013.

Shoreline School District Board of Directors Report – Dick Nicholson
Board meeting about budget was held in August. Dick N. attended ribbon cutting ceremony at new playfields at Meridian Park Elementary. Tennis courts at Kellogg are currently under construction. City of Shoreline required vegetation screening at west side of the courts.

Ice Cream Social Report/Ideas for Next Year Discussion – Patty Hale
850 Sundaes. 1,300 attendees. 90 degree day. 70+ volunteers.
Chris Ode offered to help figure out logistics of lay-out of serving line for next year and commented that there are members from Bethel Lutheran Church who could do Face Painting next year. RNA Board agreed that a second musical group to follow performance of Around the Sound Community Band would be appropriate. Dick N. suggested “African Drums”. Following ideas for next year were also discussed: RNA information table, climbing wall from FunRents – with the suggestion to apply for a Neighborhood Mini Grant to off-set additional costs. It was also noted that the geographical mailing coverage for the Ice Cream Social was spotty. Several people who attended said they did not receive a mailing.

Community Open House: Veolia Transportation Report – Phyllis Moll & Patty Hale
There was a good turn out of neighbors and local business folks, as well as several RNA Board members. There were also many employees from Veolia, as well as suits from Metro and Veolia. Veolia and Café Aroma provided a nice selection of food and beverages. Veolia made the commitment of an annual donation to the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association to be used to help sponsor neighborhood events.

Old Business:
RNA T-shirts/Sweatshirts – Jan Helde and Sharon Knight
Sharon reported that there are a ton of choices. To be considered are things like; weight, cut, color, total numbers, cost, art work, application of artwork, etc. – all of which would affect price.
Discussion from the Board resulted in a suggestion to keep cost at $10 for t-shirts and hoodies at $20. Board would also like to see a shirt that is just for the Ice Cream Social. Stefanie G. offered to contact a supplier she has worked with to see what our proposed budget could get for us.

New Business:
Hamlin Haunt Participation Discussion – All
Discussion about level of participation in conjunction with the North City Neighborhood group. Parks would supply table and a pop-up shelter. North City would purchase and prepare hot cider, RNA to purchase candy to hand out to kids at the event. Patty H. and Stefanie G. agreed to work with representatives from the Parks and the North City to schedule volunteers for the event to set up, work the event and do take down. Motion made by Dick N. for the participation of RNA at Hamlin Haunt, second by Jan H., motion carried. Motion made by Dick N. to spend not more than $65 for candy, second by Jan H., motion carried.

Mini Grant Proposal – Stefanie Gendreau
Stefanie proposed that we apply for a Neighborhood Mini Grant to cover the expenses of banners for the Neighborhood Garage Day Sale. She would like to get a couple of them done that are event specific, for the first Saturday in June. Patty H. made a motion to approve the proposed project with Stefanie as the lead, second by Dick N., motion carried. Chair Stefanie G. also asked that each Board member come prepared at the next meeting to present an idea for a project for 2013.

Ridgecrest Elementary School Info Night – Patty Hale
Patty H. announced that RNA was asked by the PTA to participate in the annual Information Night at Ridgecrest Elementary on Thursday, September 13. It was agreed by the Board to participate. Patty will deliver supplies to Joy C. and Dick N., who will do set up and host the Neighborhood Information Table for the first part of the evening. Patty will do second shift with Joy and do take down.

Event/Meeting Planning:
SPU Acquisition Meeting – Stefanie Gendreau/All
Stefanie has been in conversation with Board members of the Council of Neighborhoods about sponsoring a city wide information meeting for the citizens about November General Election Item Proposition 1. Discussion by RNA Board resulted in ideas for a format that included; all sides of the issue with representation of Pro, Con, City of Shoreline, Shoreline Water District and Ronald Wastewater. Dates suggested were October 10th or 17th. Board consensus was for Stefanie to proceed with exploring organize of the event by members of the Council of Neighborhoods.

Upcoming Events and Activities:
Please see attached pages.

Adjournment:
Motion made by Jan H. to adjourn at 9:00pm, second by Dick N., motion carried.

Next Meeting:
October 13 2012, 7:00pm
Eastside Police Neighborhood Center
521 NE 165th

Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

August 8, 2012

Call meeting to order:
Meeting called to order by Chair, Stefanie Gendreau at 7:00pm

Attendance:
Board members in attendance – Stefanie Gendreau, Dick Nicholson, Phyllis, Moll, Patty Hale, Joy Cunningham, John Forssen, Jan Helde
Absent Board Members – Sharon Knight
Public in attendance – Mary Kay Doyle and Frank Moll

Approval of Minutes of the July 10 2012 Meeting:
Motion made by Dick N. to approve the minutes as submitted, second by Jan H., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda:
Motion made by Dick N. to approve the agenda as submitted, second by Jan H., motion carried.

Public Comment:
None.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis Moll
$784.51 income (Book Sale). Paid out $3,046.98. Balance is now $2367.08.
Motion made by Dick N., second Joy C., carried.

Website & Facebook Report – Ryan & Becca Potter
Webmasters not in attendance. Stefanie G. reported Facebook up to 67 “likes”.

Council of Neighborhoods August Meeting Report (Leadership Picnic) – Joy Cunningham
Fun and well organized. Good ice breaker activity. Nice variety of food, P-patch tour, and tour of the arboretum by John Dixon. Ridgecrest leaders who attended: Stefanie G., Joy C., Patty H., Jan H., Pastor Chris Ode and his wife.

Shoreline School District Board of Directors Report – Dick Nicholson
Budget presentation was given in June, operating fund budget will be presented in July, Public hearing and final adoption of budget in August. Old Kellogg/Aldercrest Annex is on fire as we speak – it was decided to let it burn.

CON Used Book & CD Sale Report – Patty Hale
8 Neighborhoods participated with 7 receiving a full share of the profits and 1 receiving a ½ share. Overall general organization prior to the event was smoother. John F. suggested DVD’s should also be sold.

National Night Out Report – All
Mary Kay D.: 20 + people for her Block Watch , John Merrick, City of Shoreline came and talked to folks about traffic problems.
Joy C. & Jan H (same Block Watch): Emergency Preparation talk by Fire Commissioner Jim Fisher stressed being prepared to evacuate. Root beer floats were served.
Patty H.: 54 households and 2 churches in the Block Watch, but only about 15 people. Very intimate.
Stefanie G.: On behalf of the RNA attended a party on 11th Ave NE that had more than 50 people and a band, lots of young people with kids, She also went to a party at Paramount Park that had a good turn out. Total of 6 parties in Ridgecrest for Night Out – plus 3 additional ones have been held or are yet to be held.

Old Business:
Community Open House: Veolia Transportation – Wednesday August 22, 4-6pm – Stefanie G.
Board members to attend: Joy C., Sharon K., Phyllis M., Patty H.
Patty will get hand outs and sign-up sheets to Phyllis prior to event.

RNA T-shirts/Sweatshirts – Jan H. & Sharon K.
Sharon to present at next meeting.

SPU Acquisition Meeting – Stefanie
Acquisition has been approved by the City Council to go to a Public Vote. Stefanie talking with the Chair of the Council of Neighborhoods about putting together a multiple neighborhood informational meeting. We would like to make sure that our residents are well informed.

New Business:
None.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Ice Cream Social Final Planning- Patty H.
Confirmation of all donations was made. Only a few volunteer spots left to fill. All participants have been confirmed. New this year: volunteer participation from churches, including Face Painters. Patty went over responsibilities of individual Board members for the event, including arrival time and specific duties.

Upcoming Events and Activities:
Please see attached pages.

Adjournment:
Motion made by Dick N. to adjourn at 8:36pm, second by Joy C., motion carried.

Next Meeting:
September 11 2012, 7:00pm
Eastside Police Neighborhood Center
521 NE 165th

Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

July 10, 2012

Call meeting to order: The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Chair Stefanie Gendreau

Attendance:

Board members in attendance –
Stefanie Gendreau, Patty Hale, Dick Nicholson, Phyllis Moll, Sharon Knight, John Forssen, Joy Cunningham, Jan Helde, Sharon Knight
Absent Board Members –
None

Public in attendance –
Becca Porter – Webmaster, Ryan Porter – Webmaster, Frank Moll, Mary Kay Doyle,
Lyanne Scott

Call meeting to order: The meeting was called to order at 7:03 pm by Chair Stefanie Gendreau

Approval of Minutes of the June 12, 2012 General Election Meeting:
Secretary noted and corrected spelling error, changing “lips” to “tips” under Public Comment by Nora Smith. Motion by Phyllis M. to approve the minutes as amended, second by Joy C., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda:
Motion by Dick N. to approve agenda with the Council of Neighborhoods report item removed, as there was no meeting in July, second by Sharon K. , motion carried.

Public Comment:
None.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis Moll
There was a $22.99 expense reimbursement of for refreshments. Treasury balance $2,262.47. Motion by Dick N. to approve, second by Joy C., motion carried.

Website & Facebook Report – Ryan & Becca Potter
New website is up and running. Executive Board members have new email addresses that reflect name not position. Face book is up 60 people. Ryan and Becca will create a “QR” for us, saying it is gimmicky but it attracts some attention that we are currently not receiving.

Council of Neighborhoods June July Meeting Report – Stefanie Gendreau and Patty Hale
No July meeting.

Shoreline School District Board of Directors Report – Dick Nicholson
At the last City of Shoreline City Council meeting, the School District was granted forgiveness for the past due 3 years of Surface Water Management fees. New tennis courts scheduled to be built at Kellogg Middle School will be used by both Kellogg and Shorecrest High School. Construction scheduled to start immediately, courts to be ready for use for next school year. Construction of 2 new High Schools: work is slower than expected. Shorecrest gym scheduled to come down very soon, school scheduled to be ready for use late 2014.

Seattle Public Utilities Proposed Acquisition Public Meeting – Phyllis and Frank M.
Phyllis and Frank reported that it was not a meeting format, but just a walk through, with no further information than they already knew.
Dick N. reported that the City gave a presentation to the School Board. Council approved going to the voters for SPU acquisition. Stefanie G. offered to work with Council of Neighborhoods members to do a public information meeting that would give all sides and information about all related services.

Police Chief Introduction at City Hall – Mary Kay Doyle
25 -30 people attended. The presentation was similar to the one given at Council of Neighborhoods last month. Chief Shawn Ledford covered residential safety measures, empathizing locking doors and windows. Suggested that people clear vegetation that blocks windows. He stated that door to door sales need a permit. Know who belongs in the neighborhood. No gang issues in Shoreline. Night Out = great program to get to know neighbors. Chief Ledford took a lot of questions from public. Mary Kay noted that she was very impressed, and that he seems to be a people guy interested in the people.

Old Business:
New Board Members Introduce Themselves –
John F. – Business analyst for Children’s Hospital, coach for adult crew, moved to Ridgecrest
Jan H.– Has worked for past 10 years at a law firm, is interested in grassroots involvement
Sharon – Has lived in Ridgecrest for 16 years. Employed by Shoreline Chamber for 7 yrs, member of Rain City Rotary
Joy C. – Member of DAR, Volunteers at 2 Food Banks, plays bridge, involved with church
Phyllis -50 year resident of Ridgecrest – past PTA officer, sorority adviser at U of W
Dick N. – Long time Ridgecrest resident, was appointed to King County Governance Committee to explore incorporation of City of Shoreline
Stefanie G. – Married into the Ridgecrest Neighborhood. Works from home – MGSTech, teaches First responders how to extricate. Previously with Tower Records for 20 years
Patty H. – 30 year resident of Ridgecrest. Was a substitute teacher, current Police Volunteer, has given away more than she has eaten out of garden this year
Ryan & Becca P. In Ridgecrest since 2008, work from home webpage management and design business, law enforcement background
Mary Kay D. 33 years Retired Banker, Police volunteer 15 yrs, has a P-patch garden
Frank M. – Past activity: Boys Scouts and baseball. Current member of Veterans Association. Would like to organize building of a veterans memorial

Community Open House for Veolia Transportation –
Stefanie G. worked with Dan Eernissee, City of Shoreline Economic Advisor and Veolia Transportation Manager to set Open House date for Wednesday August 22, 4-6:30 pm.
There will be food and beverages served. Phyllis, Dick and Sharon agreed to attend on behalf of the neighborhood. Shoreline Water will present up-grade information. RNA will do everything we can to get word out, including email notices, website, Facebook, signs at Ice Cream Social, flyers to near-by households and press releases to on-line news sources.

Establishment of Permanent Business Address –
Jan H. suggested that as a 501(c)3, we do not need a separate address. Board agreed to leave business address as it currently stands as the address of the Secretary.

Bulletin Board Damage –
Patty H. reported that the Parks Department will replace the graffiti damaged plexiglas at no charge, with plexiglas that was in the center door that was removed at installation. It was suggested that additional needs for plexiglas in the future could be taken care of through Home Depot.

National Night Out – Tuesday August 7, 2012
5 parties signed up in Ridgecrest

New Business:
August Meeting Date Change – currently August 14
Discussion included concern that the next meeting date was to close to the date of the Ice Cream Social, that it was the same date as the North City Jazz Walk – of which several RNA Board members have volunteered to work. Stefanie G. made a motion to move the August RNA Board meeting to Wednesday, August 8th, second by Phyllis M., motion carried.

RNA T-shirts/Sweatshirts redo
Patty will provide information to Jan H. and Sharon K. about local graphics company located at 8th Ave NE and NE 175th , and TCSpan in Edmonds. Suggestions from Board included kid sizes, hoodies. There will not enough time to get shirts for Ice Cream Social.

Mini-grant proposals
In the past RNA has have banners, trees, mural, bulletin board. Discussion included ideas: mural needs work, tagging/art wall at Paramount School Park to discourage graffiti.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Council of Neighborhoods Booth at Farmer’s Market – Patty H.
No report

CON Used Book & CD Sale Reminder – Wednesday July 18,
Board members, and members of the public in attendance signed up to work a shift for the Book Sale.

Council of Neighborhoods Leadership Picnic –
Reminder – Wednesday August 1, 6-8pm – pot luck RSVP

Council of Neighborhoods Participation in Shoreline Parade –
Stefanie will be serving as a Parade judge, her husband Matt will be driving his Unimog – Board members were encouraged to participate.

Ice Cream Social – Patty H.
Dick N. confirmed participation of 50 member Around the Sound Community Band, and yet to connect with management at QFC.
Mary Kay confirmed donations of $30 Central Market, $50 Walgreens, 12 Buckets of Ice Cream from Top Foods.
Jan H. waiting for commitment for Shoreline Home Depot and Safeway at 155th.
Phyllis M. will visit Jim Adams Auto Clinic and Images tomorrow.
Joy C. still trying to connect with 7-11 manager. She reported the HopeLink would like suggested donation item to be “Tuna”
Stefanie G. confirmed donation of 8 buckets of Ice Cream from North City Safeway. She will do the postcards and posters.
Patty H. confirmed donations of $50 Sam’s Club, $25 Costco, $25 Bitter Lake Home Depot,
$25 North Seattle Albertsons, 10 Buckets Ice Cream LFP Albertsons, still waiting to hear back from Fred Meyers. Café Aroma agreed to provide and serve coffee, RNA will supply cups, stir sticks, etc.
Board members were asked to come early to help with set up, stay late for take down and each will be scheduled a shift to do “Meet & Great” with people waiting in the serving line.

Upcoming Events & Activities:
Please see attached pages.

Adjournment:
Motion made by Patty H. to adjourn at 8:55 pm, second by Sharon K., motion carried.

Next Meeting:
August 8, 2012, 7:00pm
Eastside Police Neighborhood Center
521 NE 165th

 

Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

June 12, 2012

Call Meeting To Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:03 pm by Chair Stefanie Gendreau

Attendance:
Board members in attendance –
Stefanie Gendreau, Patty Hale, Phyllis Moll, Sharon Knight, John Forssen, Jan Helde, Joy Cunningham,
Becca Porter – Webmaster, Ryan Porter – Webmaster
Absent Board Members –
Dick Nicholson

Public in attendance –
Joanna McMahon, Nora Smith, Frank Moll, Tony Lo, & Lyanne Scott

Approval of Minutes of the May 2, 2012 General Election Meeting:
Motion by Phyllis M. to approve the minutes as presented, second by Patty H., motion carried.
Approval of Minutes of the May 8, 2012 Meeting:
Motion by Phyllis M. to approve the minutes as presented, second by Patty H., motion carried.
Approval of Minutes of the June 11, 2012 Executive Board Meeting:
Motion by Patty H. to approve the minutes as presented, second by Phyllis M., motion carried.
Approval of Agenda:
Motion by Patty H. to approve the agenda as presented, second by Phyllis M., motion carried.

Action Item 1:
Recommendation to expand the Board by one position.
Discussion: Article IV, Sections 4 and 8 of the Bylaws of the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association.
SECTION 4: BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors will be maintained at an uneven number of seven, consisting of the Executive Board, and three additional members appointed by the Executive Board.
SECTION 8: BOARD OF DIRECTORS QUORUM
A quorum of the Board of Directors will require four of seven members. Members of the Board of Directors may vote by proxy but no less than four members must be present to call a vote.
Discussion continued: It was agreed by Board members that the bylaws would need to be amended, and that an ad-hoc committee would be appointed this to recommend draft language to reflect the change.
The draft would need to be approved by the Board. The bylaw amendments would then be presented and voted on by the full membership in May 2013.
Phyllis M. moved that the bylaws, Article IV, Sections 4 and 8 be amended to expand the sitting Board of Directors by one position, and reflect a total of 8 members, to include the Executive Board plus 4 appointed members, second by Patty H., motion carried.

Action Item 2:
Clarify voting structure.
Discussion: Need for the bylaws to be amended to reflect the change in the number of Board members and how to address the possibility of a tie vote. A motion was made by Phyllis M. to add to the bylaws an addition that would clarify the voting structure of the Board of Directors and include language to establish the Chair vote as a tie-breaker and that said amendment wording to be determined by ad-hoc committee, with a full membership vote at the May 2013 annual business meeting. Second made by Patty H., motion carried.

Action Item 3:
Seating of 2012/2013 At-Large Board Members.
By a unanimous vote of the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Executive Board, the following people have been appointed to a 1 year term of office beginning June 2012, running through May 31, 2013.
At Large Position 1: John Forssen
At Large Position 2: Joy Cunningham
At Large Position 3: Jan Helde
At Large Position 4: Sharon Knight

Public Comment:
Nora Smith, Neighborhood Coordinator for the City of Shoreline announced the Council of Neighborhoods will be participating in the Shoreline Parade, Saturday August 18. She gave out information tips about how to participate.

Joanna McMahon, Volunteer Coordinator, Ridgecrest PTA encouraged Ridgecrest residents to save “Boxtops for Education”. In the past, due to money earned through Boxtops, Ridgecrest PTA has been able to supplement equipment for Physical Education, add to library resources and share the expense of new play equipment. Ridgecrest was #1 in the District last year for fund raising through the Boxtop program.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report –
Treasurer, Phyllis M. reported there were no transaction last month and the balance stands at $2,28546.
Jan H. moved to approve the Treasurer’s report as submitted, second by John F., motion carried.
Website & Facebook Report –
Webmaster’s Ryan & Becca Potter reported that the transfer of hosting for the website is now complete. They are in the process of cleaning up the website. They would like some great pictures from the community of our community. They are looking for ways to help promote better connections within our neighborhood. New email addresses will be created for Board members that are specific to the individual, not tied to their position on the board. This will allow members to maintain the same email address as long as they are on the Board. The website will have an entire new look, will promote our Facebook page and help residents to understand the value of the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association. The current website “blog” format is going away. The new site will have constant content, and will be dynamic and active. Stefanie G. commented that the intent is for the website to be more static and Facebook to be dynamic. Webmasters would like to see more interaction on Facebook. In a months time there were 44 connections. Tony Lo asked about possibility of people submitting articles for the website about the neighborhood – information versus opinion. Ryan said that could be a future feature. He advised caution – a feature section would need to be well thought out and planned so that the level of integrity remained high.
Council of Neighborhoods June Meeting Report –
C of N Representatives Stefanie Gendreau and Patty Hale reported: Stefanie G. described for new Board members that C of N functions as a place for leaders in neighborhoods from all of Shoreline to network and obtain information on events and projects , as well as get first-hand reports from City staff on items of city-wide interest or concern.
A presentation was made by Chief Shawn Ledford, Captain Scott Strathy and Sergeant Chad Devore of the Shoreline Police Department on recent high-profile cases. It was noted that there has been an increase in non-forced entry burglaries. Residents were reminded not to leave doors and windows unlocked or ajar in warmer weather. Also reported: no significant gang presence in Shoreline. Door-to Door Sales are on the upswing. Solicitors must be licensed by the City of Shoreline with the exception of Non-profits, Newspaper deliverers and political candidates and campaign workers. Residents can see who is licensed by checking the Solicitor List at www.shorelinewa.gov/police. Call (206) 296-3311 to report violations.
Lucinda Clark, Planning and Development – gave an update on Street Closure permits for Block Parties related to National Night Out Against Crime. Application must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Fees for street closure will be waived if the Neighborhood Association signs off on the permit.
Council of Neighborhoods will be involved in the following events this summer. All neighborhoods and their residents were encouraged to volunteer, and/or participate:
C of N Booth at Shoreline Farmer’s Market – Saturdays June 16 & 30, July 14, August 11, September 22
C of N Used Book Sale – Wednesday, July 18 at Swingin’ Summer Eve at Cromwell Park
C of N Leadership Picnic – Wednesday, August 1 (core leadership only)
C of N Participation in Shoreline Parade – Saturday, August 18
C of N Interurban Adopt a Trail – Sundays June 10, July 22, August 26

Shoreline School District Board of Directors Report –
No report, Dick Nicholson not in attendance.

Old Business:
May Garden Meeting, Plant Exchange, and Board Elections –
Patty H. reported that this agenda item was addressed at the May, 8th meeting. Please see refer to those meeting minutes for details.
Ridgecrest Garage Sale Day –
Stefanie G. reported that more than 40 individual sites were registered for the event, including 3 Church sites with multiple sellers, and Café Aroma with multiple sellers. Also, there were many sales throughout the neighborhood who were not registered. As an annual event, Stefanie asked that the Board consider the purchase of a re-usable vinyl banner to advertise and promote the event for next year.

Seattle Public Utilities Proposed Acquisition and Public Meeting-
The City of Shoreline is hosting 2 Open Houses. Thursday, June 14 and Tuesday, June 19. Citizens will be able to get information about the proposed acquisition (purchase) of the Seattle Public Utilities water supply system on the west side of town. RNA Board members who attend will report back on what they learned at our next meeting.

New Business:
Bylaws Amendment Committee –
The Board directed that an ad-hoc committee be formed in the fall of this year to draft the language needed to reflect the increase in the number of Board positions and to address how the Board votes. The draft would need to be approved as submitted or amended by the Board, no layer than the April 2013 regular Board meeting. The proposed amendment to the bylaws would than be brought to a vote for the general membership at the May 2012 annual meeting.

Establishment of Permanent Business Address –
The webmasters recommended that RNA acquire a permanent business address. For example, a P.O. Box as opposed to using the home address of a Board member. A 3” x 5” box at the Post Office would cost $117 a year. Stefanie G. offered to check in to that and other possibilities. Two additional pieces of information to be confirmed were that the Richmond Beach Community Association has always used a personal address for the Neighborhood Association, and that a box at the Post Office is not considered a legal business address because no one at the Post office can sign on behalf of the organization for the receipt of mail.

Community Open House for Veolia Transportation –
Stefanie G. reported that she and Patty H. had been working with Dan Eernissee, City of Shoreline Economic Development Program Manager to develop an informational meeting for the public about Veolia Transportation. Dan E. recommended an Open House type format to be hosted by Veolia Transportation on site, rather than a meeting format. Veolia would provide information about their operations, plus food and beverages. The Shoreline Water District could present information about the water system upgrade to the area, the RNA could provide information. There was consensus by the Board to move forward with the Open House format. Nora S. offered to help with signage for the event, and suggested having signs or information available about the Open House at the Ice Cream Social. Stefanie G. offered to take the lead on working with Veolia and Dan E.

Event/Meeting Planning:
Council of Neighborhoods Booth at Farmer’s Market – Patty H.
Council of Neighborhoods Used Book Sale – Stefanie G. & Patty H.
Council of Neighborhoods Leadership Picnic –
Council of Neighborhoods Participation in Shoreline Parade –
Council of Neighborhoods Interurban Adopt a Trail –
Ice Cream Social – Patty H.

Upcoming Events And Activities:
Please see attached pages

Adjournment:
Motion to adjourn by Phyllis M., second by Stefanie G., meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM.

Next Meeting:
July 10, 2012, 7:00pm
Eastside Police Neighborhood Center 521 NE 165th


Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Executive Board Meeting

Monday June 11, 2012

Attendance:

Executive Board Members Present: Stefanie Gendreau, Patty Hale, Phyllis Moll

Executive Board Members Absent: Dick Nicholson (proxy vote assigned verbally to Patty Hale)

Purpose:
Discussion of amending the bylaws to increase the size of the board and At-Large Board applicants: John Forssen, Jan Helde, Sharon Knight, Joy Cunningham

Bylaws Amendments:
Following discussion, the Executive Board agrees to submit the following recommendations to the board of directors for vote at the meeting on June 12, 2012.

1. The Executive Board recommends an amendment to Article IV, Section 4 and Section 8, of the bylaws to expand the sitting Board of Directors by one position, to reflect a total of 8 members, to include the Executive Board plus 4 additional appointed members.

SECTION 4: BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors will be maintained at an uneven number of seven, consisting of the Executive Board, and three additional members appointed by the Executive Board.
SECTION 8: BOARD OF DIRECTORS QUORUM
A quorum of the Board of Directors will require four of seven members. Members of the Board of Directors may vote by proxy but no less than four members must be present to call a vote.

Said amendment final wording to be determined and voted on by the full membership at the annual business meeting in May.

2. The Executive Board recommends an addition to the bylaws, clarifying the voting structure of the Board of Directors, to include language establishing the Chair vote as a tie-breaker in the case of a tie vote.

Said amendment final wording to be determined and voted on by the full membership at the annual business meeting in May.

At Large Board Appointments:
Qualifications of each applicant was discussed by the Executive Board.
Phyllis Moll made a motion to accept the slate of 4 candidates for appoint to office for the term of 1 year, June 2012 through May 31, 2013, second by Patty Hale. Vote was unanimous, motion carried.

Adjournment:
Meeting was adjourned at 11:20am.


Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

May 8, 2012

Call meeting to order: The meeting was called to order at 7:02pm by Chair Dick Nicholson

Attendance:

Board members in attendance – Dick Nicholson, Stefanie Gendreau, Phyllis Moll, Patty Hale

Absent Board Members –  Joy Cunningham

Public in attendance –  Mary Kay Doyle, Frank Moll, Katherine Lo, Ryan Porter, Becca Porter

Approval of Minutes of the April 10, 2012 Meeting:

Motion by Phyllis M. to approve minutes as presented, second by Stefanie G., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda:
Motion by Stefanie G. to approve the agenda as presented, second by Phyllis M., motion carried.

Public Comment:
None.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report –
Treasurer, Phyllis Moll reported that all bills had been paid. The treasury balance prior to the Garden Program was $2,188.86. Native plant sales at the Garden meeting netted $68.00 and there was a total of $29.29 in donations. Phyllis reported the ending balance of $2285.46. Motion by Stefanie G. to approve the Treasurer’s report as submitted, second by Patty H., motion carried.

Website Report –
Stefanie G. reported the official resignation of the Webmaster and At Large Board member, Diane Christensen was tendered of May 3, 2012. Stefanie volunteered to take over the administration of the Website until a replacement is found. Motion by Stefanie G. and second by Phyllis M. to accept Diane C.’s resignation, motion carried.

Council of Neighborhoods May Meeting Report –
No Report given because no RNA representatives attended the Council of Neighborhoods meeting. The Ridgecrest Garden Program and Annual Elections Meeting was held on the same evening.

Shoreline School District Board of Directors Report –
Dick N. reported that the Board of Directors will tour Shorecrest High School construction on Monday, May 14th at 7:00am. Completion date for both Shorecrest and Shorewood High Schools is anticipated for early 2013.

Council of Neighborhoods Facebook Workshop Report –
Patty H. reported that several neighborhoods were represented at the training. Instructors lead a hands-on construction of a Facebook page as a teaching tool.

Public Utilities Presentation Report –
Frank Moll attended a presentation given by Michael Derrick of Ronald Wastewater at the American Legion. Mr. Derrick reported that Ronald Wastewater and the Shoreline Water District are essentially debt-free, with both districts operating very conservatively. The cost of the taking over Seattle Public Utility (SPU), which currently supplies water and it’s conveyance for the west side of Shoreline is estimated at over $20,000,000. Taxes collected on a City owned utility would go into the general fund. Mr. Moll expressed the necessity of people knowing the pros and cons of all sides, benefits and drawbacks of the City purchasing SPU.

Old Business:
At-Large Board Positions –
Dick N. lead a discussion on procedures for the Executive Board for the selection and appointment of At Large Board members. Patty H. will send out an email blast and do public notification about the open positions and how to apply. She will forward replies to the Executive Board for their consideration.

Ridgecrest Business Networking Meeting –
Stefanie G. reported that 5 of the 30 businesses located in the Ridgecrest Neighborhood attended. They included MGS Tech, Café Aroma, Blue & Blue Roofing, Innovative Geeks and Geil Manual Therapy. Mark McVeety from Quick-Start Shoreline Business Workshops, Dan Eernissee, Economic Development Program Manager and RNA representatives also attended. Discussion included how the RNA could help support local businesses by including them on the Ridgecrest website. A tentative date is planned for early July for a community Open House, hosted by Veolia Transportation, the new tenant at the old Cascade Bingo site. They have signed a 10 year lease. Mr. Eernissee also announced that the project of affordable family apartments slated for the old YMCA property on NE 175th has been approved.

Council of Neighborhoods Booth at Farmer’s Market –
Patty H. reported that planning is taking place through a sub-committee of the Council of Neighborhoods to select dates to have a booth at the Farmer’s Market. The booth presents an opportunity to do outreach, and get folks connected with the prospective neighborhoods. The committee will also come up with a schedule for participation and particulars for decorating the booth and needed supplies. At the June RNA meeting, Patty should have a schedule available and will ask for volunteers to represent Ridgecrest at the Market.

Board Elections and Nominating Committee –
Committee members Dick Nicholson, Frank Moll and Joy Cunningham met, made phone calls and spoke with potential candidates and prepared a slate of candidates for the May general election meeting. The
slate of candidates they presented was elected unanimously. (Refer to the minutes of May 8th, 2012) Chair: Stefanie Gendreau, Vice Chair: Dick Nicholson, Secretary: Patty Hale and Treasurer: Phyllis Moll.

May Garden Meeting, Plant Exchange –
Patty H. reported that the meeting and plant exchange was attended by 35+ people. We added 13 new contacts to our email group. The speaker from Seattle Tilth was well received, we did not sell as many native plants as in the past, but had more plants for the exchange and received more in donations. Trees, plants and shrubs for the native plant sale were donated by Dick Nicholson.

Tree Maintenance Work Party & Watering Schedule –
Dick N. reported that the street trees which were planted last year through a grant, appear to be doing well. He will schedule a work party to complete some simple maintenance: weeding around base of trees and needed repairs of staking. He also reported that RNA has another of obligation to keep the trees watered as needed over this next summer to ensure their survival.

New Business:
Replacement of Webmaster –
Board members discussed the need of a replacement for former Webmaster, Diane Christensen, who had resigned her position May 3rd, 2012. Earlier in the meeting, Stefanie G. offered to oversee the duties until a replacement was found. Ryan and Becca Porter, public members in attendance, offered to take on the position. Their qualifications to do so, is their experience of doing websites as part of their business. The Board unanimously accepted their offer.

Event/Public Meeting Planning:
Ridgecrest Garage Sale Day –
Stefanie G. reported that last year there were 35 locations that registered for the event. This year she expects the amount to double. She handed out posters for Board members to put up around the neighborhood. Patty H. will send out an email blast to remind folks to register with Stefanie if they would like to participate as part of the Ridgecrest Garage Sale Day. She will include information about how to get the list of sites participating for those who want to shop.

Council of Neighborhoods Used Book Sale –
Stefanie G. & Patty H. are both event organizers this year. They reported that donations of gently used, fairly current books and music CD’s from Ridgecrest neighbors can be dropped off at the Eastside Police Neighborhood Center. For RNA to get a full share of the proceeds, we need to donate 150 books and will need at least one more volunteer from the neighborhood. Stefanie G. made a motion that RNA be the Bank again this year for the Book Sale and that Neighborhoods would have 90 days to cash their check for their share of the proceeds, with the failure to do so resulting in money going back to RNA. Motion seconded by Phyllis M., motion carried.

Ice Cream Social –
Patty H. asked Board members to help deliver donation letters. Phyllis M. agreed to take letters for Images and Jim Adams Auto Clinic. Joy C. agreed to contact Hope Link to see if they have a specific food item they would like us to request as a donation for the Food Drive that is part of the Ice Cream Social. Stefanie G. agreed to work with Café Aroma to obtain coffee service. Board members made suggestions for things/guests we might want to include this year: New York Life with the Fingerprint program, Center for Human Services, CERTs and Ham radio guys with Ready Shoreline, Scooter guy who came last year, Face Painters, and definitely Shoreline Fire and Police. Patty already has commitments from Keystone Kops, Pirates of Treasure Island, and Around the Sound Community Band.

Upcoming Events and Activities:  Please see attached pages

Adjournment:
Motion to adjourn by Phyllis M., second by Stefanie G., meeting adjourned at 8:43 PM.

Next Meeting:
June 12, 2012, 7:00pm Eastside Police Neighborhood Center 521 NE 165th


Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Annual Election Meeting

May 2, 2012

Call meeting to order: The meeting was called to order at 7:05pm by Chair Dick Nicholson
Attendance:

Board members in attendance – Dick Nicholson, Phyllis Moll, Patty Hale, Joy Cunningham

Absent Board Members – Stefanie Gendreau

Public in attendance – 26 general members of the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association

Election of 2012-2013 Executive Board Officers:
The election procedure was conducted by Frank Moll, resident of the Ridgecrest Neighborhood and past Board member of the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association. Mr. Moll presented the following slate of candidates for the 2012-2013 term of office, as recommended by the nominating committee.

Chair – Stefanie Gendreau
Vice Chair – Dick Nicholson
Treasurer – Phyllis Moll
Secretary – Patty Hale

Mr. Moll opened nominations from the floor for each office. No further nominations were made. Mr. Moll then proceeded with voting. All nominees where unanimously elected to their prospective positions.

The Executive Board of the Ridgecrest Neighborhood for the 2012-2013 term are:

Chair – Stefanie Gendreau
Vice Chair – Dick Nicholson
Treasurer – Phyllis Moll
Secretary – Patty Hale

Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

April 10, 2012

Call meeting to order: The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chair Dick Nicholson

Attendance:

Board members in attendance – Patty Hale, Joy Cunningham, Stefanie Gendreau, Diane Christensen, Dick Nicholson, Phyllis Moll

Absent Board Members –  none

Public in attendance –  Frank Moll, Mary Kay Doyle, Pastor Chris Ode, Tony Lo, David Miner, Lihua Yin, Ryan & Becca Porter

Approval of Minutes of the March 13, 2012 Meeting:
Motion by Stefanie G. to approve minutes as presented, second by Diane C., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda:
Motion by Diane C. to approve the agenda as presented, second by Phyllis M., motion carried.

Public Comment:
David Minor, a student at the University of Washington is currently working on a project about the geography archieves of the Ridgecrest Neighborhood. He will be contacting Board members for information.                                                                                                                                                             Pastor Ode invited everyone to attend the upcoming Celebration and Chili Potluck at Bethel Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 22 – his official installation as new Pastor. Lihua Yin commented on how much she enjoyed helping clean up Paramount School Park at the Ridgecrest Neighborhood organized work party in March.

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report –  Treasurer, Phyllis Moll, reported the current balance as $2,188.26.  Motion by Diane C. to approve the Treasurer’s report as submitted, second by Joy C., motion carried.

Website Report – Webmaster, Diane C. reported that many new friends have found us and liked us on Facebook.

Council of Neighborhoods March Meeting Report –  C of N Representatives Dick N. & Patty H. reported:  A presentation about Neighborhood Communication Hub Program was made by Gail Harris, Emergency Manager Coordinator, City of Shoreline and Patrick Ducey, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Board member & volunteer.  The Hub program involves a network of radio serves used to relay information during wide spread emergencies.  Part of the vital communication link is the organization of small neighborhood groups.  Training and organizational skills will be presented at the Ready Neighborhoods, Ready Radio, Ready You on Thursday May 10 at City Hall, 6:30 pm.   Patty H. shared a map from Harris’s presentation which shows established communication bases and locations of Group Homes, Nursing Homes and other vulnerable populations. Brendan Lemkin, Shoreline Farmers Market announced the opening date as June 16 – running through October 6.  The Market will be located on the roof-top of the City Hall parking garage.  Brendan offered free booth space to the Council of Neighborhoods.  A volunteer committee was established to set up dates and guidelines for participation.                                                                                                   A Volunteer Committee was established for the purpose of finding a slate of candidates for the May elections of the Board (Chair, Vice-Chair & Secretary) for the 2012-13 term. C of N Rep., Patty H. presented guidelines for participation by the interested neighborhoods in the July 18 Annual Used Book Sale at the Swingin’ Summer Eve.                                                                                Representatives discussed outreach opportunities for C of N.:  Book Sale, Farmers Market, Arts Festival, Parade, etc.  A committee was established to prioritize, rate rank and report back with recommendations.

Shoreline School District Board of Directors Report – Dick N. reported on a special presentation at the last School Board meeting:  Ridgecrest Elementary School Teacher Kay Law received a Cementra Outstanding Educator Award from the Seattle Seahawks.

Youth Jam Report – Stefanie G. reported that Youth Jam was cancelled do to lack of enough participants.  The organizing committee will meet to assess  and make recommendations for next year.

Council of Neighborhoods “Non-Profits & the Law” Workshop Report– Patty H. reported a wide range of non-profit representatives attended.  Bill Williams, Chair of the Washington State PTA was the presenter.  Guidelines for non-profits are currently being met by the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association.  Patty also reported that RNA has current Commercial Liability Insurance.

Old Business:

At-Large Board Position replacement – Dick N. reported that he had contacted 2 people about serving in “At-Large” positions.  They had previously expressed interest in getting involved at the leadership level of RNA, but both are no longer interested.

Council of Neighborhoods Workshop:   “FaceBook” Patty H. will attend on behalf of RNA and will share information with Stefanie G. and Diane C.  who will both be unable to attend.

Twin Ponds Community Garden – Mary Kay D. attended the plot registration at City Hal and all plots are now reserved.  She also attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and said it was a very nice event.

Light Rail Chat Sessions – Stefanie G. and Patty H. each attended a Chat Session.  There were no presentations made at either one.  Light Rail staff was on hand to answer questions only.  It was suggested that Shoreline residents make it known which station sites they prefer, as Seattle is advocating for the 125th/130th Station site – which would make the 155th site more likely than the one at  145th.  At this point, the 185th site is unchallenged. Citizens are invited to attend the Open House at City Hall, prior to the Council meeting on April 16, to comment on Light Rail station citing options.  Light Rail Framework Policies for station planning are an agenda item for the Council meeting which follows the Open House.

Volunteer Soiree – Patty H. reminded the 2011-2012 RNA volunteers that had received invitations, to RSVP immediately.

Shoreline Eats for Health – Patty H. reported that the Kick-off event for the year’s focus on Healthy Lifestyles for Shoreline residents was well attended.  Lots of interactive displays, yummy food samples, free plants and a keynote speaker.

Council of Neighborhoods Booth at Farmer’s Market – Patty H. reported that no schedule has been determined for Council of Neighborhoods participation at the market.  At this point, we just need to indicate if we are interested as a neighborhood in participating.  There was general consensus from the RNA Board to do so.

Images Hair Salon Update –  Mary Kay D. presented Images with flowers and a card on behalf of the Neighborhood at the re-opening event at Images last week.

Ridgecrest Business Networking Meeting – Stefanie G. had a list of Ridgecrest business addresses and invitations to be handed out for the upcoming Ridgecrest Business Networking Meeting sponsored by the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association and hosted at Café Aroma on Monday, May 7th at 5:30pm.  Several people present at the board meeting signed up to help get invites out.  Board members were invited to attend the meeting to speak to business owners about the Neighborhood Association.

New Business:

Board Elections and Nominating Committee – Elections for the Executive Board will take place at the Wednesday, May 2 general membership annual meeting at Ridgecrest Elementary School at 7:00pm.  Positions include: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.  Frank M., Dick N., and Joy C. volunteered to be on the nominating committee.  They will meet, and present a slate of candidates for the election.  Patty H. presented them with a Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Elections Procedures hand-out to refer to during their deliberations.

Event/Public Meeting Planning:

May Elections, Plant Exchange and Spring Garden Program – Patty H. reported that 6-8 groups will have displays.  Laura Matter from Seattle Tilth will be the guest speaker and will present information on Beneficial Pollinators.  Advertising for the event will be submitted to: RNA website, RNA Facebook, Shoreline Area News, Patch, the City of Shoreline on-line events calendar, and will be posted in various locations throughout the neighborhood.  Patty passed around a volunteer sign-up sheet for the various jobs that will need to be done the night of the event.  She asked that volunteers arrive at the school at 5pm.

Ridgecrest Garage Sale Day – Stefanie G. reported that Meridian Park, Briarcrest, Echo Lake and North City Neighborhoods will be participating along with Ridgecrest this year.  That is ½ of all active neighborhoods in the City of Shoreline.  Each neighborhood will register their own participants and then coordinate with Stefanie for advertising.  Stefanie had Garage Sale Day posters that she asked for help in getting posted.

Council of Neighborhoods Used Book Sale – Stefanie G. & Patty H. will both be working as event coordinators at the Council of Neighborhoods Used Book Sale, which is part of the Swingin’ Summer Eve event scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, 5:30pm at Cromwell Park.  Donations of gently used, better quality books, along with music CD’s can be dropped off at the Eastside Police Neighborhood Center, 521 NE 165th.  All neighborhoods participating in the sale need to donate at least 150 books and provide 5 hours of volunteer staffing time on the day of the event.

Ice Cream Social – Patty H. reported that the participation of the Keystone Kops, Pirates of Treasure Island and Around the Sound Community Band have all been confirmed for the Thursday, August 16th event to be held at Paramount School Park beginning at 6:00pm.  She had donation request letters for area businesses and asked for help to get them out.

Announcements: Dick N. announced that Code Enforcement paid a visit to a resident near to where he lives.  They had the unfortunate experience of finding out the hard way that certain structure types (ie; garden shed, tool shed, etc) are not allowed any closer than 15 feet to the City owned right-of-way.  They are under order to remove said structure.

Upcoming Events and Activities:  Please see attached pages

Adjournment: Motion to adjourn by Diane C., second by Phyllis M., meeting adjourned at 8:36PM.

Next Meeting:

May 8, 2012, 7:00pm

Eastside Police Neighborhood Center

521 NE 165th

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

March 13, 2012

Call meeting to order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:04 pm by Vice-Chair Stefanie Gendreau.

Attendance:
Board members in attendance – Joy Cunningham, Diane Christensen, Patty Hale, Stefanie Gendreau and Diane Christensen

Absent Board Members:
Dick Nicholson and Phyllis Moll

Public in attendance:
Frank Moll, Lyn Jensen, Mary Kay Doyle, Kathy Giles, Tony Lo, Chris Ode – Pastor Bethel Lutheran Church, Lyanne Scott & son Trevor – Café Aroma, Michael Derrick – Ronald Wastewater, Diane Pottinger – Shoreline Water District, Nora Smith – City of Shoreline Neighborhood Coordinator.

Approval of Minutes of the February 13, 2012 Meeting:
Motion by Diane C. to approve minutes as presented, second by Patty H., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda:
Motion by Patty H. to approve the agenda as submitted, second by Diane C., motion carried.

Public Comment:
Michael Derrick, Manager Ronald Wastewater District.  Mr. Derrick stated that there will be a public vote on whether the City of Shoreline should assume the Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) water service.  The service area in Shoreline for water supplied by SPU and the conveyance for water service by SPU is located west of I-5.  While this does not affect Ridgecrest water service, all residents would be included in a vote.  The Wastewater District would like to City to follow the State law, which requires that a city with no prior sewer experience must (1) pass an ordinance that includes a plan for the utility and declare the estimated cost; and (2) ask the citizens to vote to ratify or reject the ordinance.  Derrick said that the city has the ability, should it assume the Ronald Wastewater District, to impose a utility tax with no limit.  The utility tax goes into the general fund if the utility is operated by a city.  Currently, Ronald user fees have $11.15 going back into the maintenance, upkeep and upgrades and 75% goes to King County for treatment costs.  There is concern at Ronald, that should the city take over, maintenance would be deferred.  Michael Derrick can be reached at (206) 546-2494, or visit their website at:    http://www.ronaldwastewater.org/

Diane Pottinger, Manager Shoreline Water District.  Ms. Pottinger explained the “Fix-A-Leak Challenge”, a program designed for students in the Shoreline School District, which included the mailing of dye strips to be used to detect for possible leaks in home toilets.  Pottinger reported the site of the old YMCA on NE 175th is slated for development of 165 apartment units.  She gave a quick presentation on the 2011 Water System Plan Update for the Shoreline Water District which supplies water and conveyance for water service.  The report included information on District history, service area, design standards, operations, capital improvement projects and rates.  Details included: the District flushes all valves and hydrants every 2 years, 50% of the budget is operations and maintenance, and rates are planned out 10 years in advance.  For details about her presentation, or questions, Diane Pottinger can be reached at (206) 362- 8100. For the 2011 Water System Plan Update, visit: http://www.shorelinewater.org/Page.asp?NavID=45

Reports:
Treasurer’s Report – On behalf of Treasurer, Phyllis Moll, her husband Frank Moll reported the current balance as $2,288.20.  Motion by Diane C. to approve the Treasurer’s report as submitted, second by Joy C., motion carried.

Website and Facebook Report – Webmaster, Diane C. reported that there has been a lot more traffic on our Facebook site.

Council of Neighborhoods March Meeting Report:
C of N Representatives Stefanie G. & Patty H. reporting.  Rachael Markle, Director of Planning and Community Development described the current Comprehensive Plan update process.  The City Council wants to complete the update in 2012, ahead of the required deadline.  Goals of the Plan include; 1) Simplify the Plan, 2) Strengthen the Framework Policies, 3) Enhance Public Involvement.  The City is hosting a speaker series on topics related to the Comprehensive Plan Update to give residents the opportunity to learn about and discuss topics such as the natural environment, economic development, and transit-oriented development.                                                                                                                              Ms. Markel reported that Sound Transit if in the process of reviewing possible locations for 2 Light Rail stations in Shoreline.  Current options under consideration along the I-5 corridor: N 145th, N 155th (as an alternative for N. 145th), and N 185th.  Light Rail stations are not expected to open in Shoreline until 2023.  The City Council would like public input to guide future decisions regarding the planning for development around the future stations.  Public opportunities for input include: Draft available on the City Website for comment, 3 Chat sessions hosted by Sound Transit in March, City Council Open House 6-6:45pm & Council meeting on April 16th.  Council scheduled to adopt Light Rail Station Area Planning Framework Policies on May 14th.

Shoreline School District Board of Directors Report:
No report

Mini-Grant: Bulletin Board/Paramount School Park Clean-up Report:
Patty H. reported the Park Clean-up was a huge success.  20 volunteers picked up litter, pulled weeds and spread 15 yards of bark in the landscape beds.  Several new folks came out for the morning along with the regular volunteers.  The required match needed for the Mini-grant purchase of the bulletin board was exceeded by more than $600.

Youth Jam Report:
Stefanie G. reported that Youth Jam is scheduled for Friday, April 6.  As of last Friday there are only 2 tentative entries.  There needs to be at least 3-4 by Friday or the event will have to be canceled.

Big Butt Pick Up Grant Report:

Stefanie G. reported that the King County Public Health Grant of $750 has been received.

Organizing a Community Project Workshop Report:
Patty H. reported that she attended the Council of Neighborhoods sponsored workshop.   The training included basic information about the process for Environmental and Neighborhood Mini-Grants.  Patty H. hoped that someone from the Ridgecrest Neighborhood would be there with a project idea.  Unfortunately, there was no one from Ridgecrest there with a pending project.

Old Business:

Street Trees on NE 155th – Patty H. reported that Public Works would be replacing the street tree, originally planted by the Ridgecrest Neighborhood, on NE 155th between 8th Ave NE & 6th Ave NE, which had been destroyed by a vehicle.  Public Works will also replace the (former) tree located on NE 155th – across from the Skate Park, which was cut down.  Replacements are planned to take place this spring.

At-Large Board Position replacement – Board members discussed the vacant At-Large position.  The vacancy was created by the election to the Shoreline City Council of former At-Large Board member, Jesse Soloman.  It was noted that At-Large positions are one year terms by appointment of the Executive Board in June of each year.  The Board could make an appointment for the remaining 2 months of the position, if a willing Ridgecrest resident would like to “try on” the position.

Council of Neighborhoods Workshops: “Non-Profits & the Law”  – Patty H. volunteered to attend the workshop on behalf of the neighborhood.

Twin Ponds Community Garden – Patty H. received an update from Project Coordinator, Maureen Colaizzi.  First-come First – serve walk-in registration for the $30 10’ x 10’ plots will be held Thursday, March 15 at Shoreline City Hall.  An April 14th, 10am dedication is planned.

New Business:

Light Rail Chat Sessions – Patty H. noted that there are 3 upcoming Chat Sessions in the City of Shoreline in March hosted by the Light Rail/Sound Transit.  She plans on attending one, and hopes that others will do the same.  Chat’s are intended to give citizens an opportunity to look at and discuss possible locations for stations in Shoreline: N. 145th or N. 155th & N. 185th (east or west side of I-5).

Volunteer Soiree –  Board members were reminded of the upcoming volunteer recognition soiree evening at City Hall.  Responses need to go in soon if you plan on attending.

145th Annexation – Board members discussed the possibility, currently being discussed by the Shoreline City Council of the City, of Shoreline annexing 145th Street.  Currently, Shoreline does not own any of it, including the right of way on the north side of the street.  It is held by multiple jurisdictions, including the City of Seattle and the State – as it is State Route 523.  Some of the benefits included in annexing would be improved road conditions, improved pedestrian safety features and coordination of utility projects. Potential downside would be initial purchase price and potential future costs of improvements, maintenance.

Shoreline Eats4Health  –  April is Eats4 Health month.  A hand out was distributed about this free kickoff event at Shoreline City Hall, which will feature samples, recipes and a keynote speaker.

Diggin’ Shoreline: Spring Gardener Gathering – Diggin’ Shoreline, a non-profit group of dedicated gardeners, was organized by Ridgecrest Residents Meghan & Brian Peterka.  The Gathering will be held March 20 at City Hall to celebrate spring and give gardeners a chance to network while sharing a potluck meal.

Neighborhood Booth at the Farmer’s Market  – It was announced at Council of Neighborhoods that the Shoreline Farmers Market is lined up and ready to go.  Market day will from 11am-3pm, on Saturdays beginning June 16 and running through October 6.  There will be a space available to Council of Neighborhoods and Neighborhood representatives to share a space to do neighborhood outreach.

Ridgecrest Business Area Publicity Ideas –  Stefanie G. spoke about how the arson fire at Images Hair Salon generated discussion about how the Neighborhood Association could support local businesses.  She would like to develop an after-hours networking opportunity for Ridgecrest area businesses.  Lyanne Scott, owner of Café Aroma said her business would be willing to host.  Stefanie suggested that Board members should attend, and that she will ask Dan Eernissee, Economic Development Manager for the City of Shoreline to attend.  The board agreed that Stefanie take the lead on organizing a business event.  Stefanie will report back at the next Board meeting as to date and time and details of the networking opportunity.

Out of concern for Images having been closed for so long, and the loss of income, the Board agreed that it would include information about the re-opening of the business on the website.  Patty H. moved, Joy C. second to have Mary Kay Doyle work with the business owner on behalf of RNA to put together promotional information.  Motion carried.

Event/Public Meeting Planning:

Neighborhood Crime Meeting – Patty H. reported that she spoke with Officer Greg McKinney about possibly doing an informational community meeting.  He said that due to limited man-power, and a perceived – not actual increase in crime, that a community meeting was not warranted.

May Elections, Plant Exchange and Spring Garden ProgramPatty H. has scheduled Wednesday, May 2nd at Ridgecrest Elementary School for the evening.  Plant Exchange and Information tables from 6-7pm.  7pm – Elections for Executive Board for the 2012-13 term, followed by Laura Matter, from Seattle Tilth, who has agreed to be the keynote speaker.  Patty H. will contact her before the next Board meeting to discuss topics for her presentation.

Ridgecrest Garage Sale DaysStefanie G. reported that she has already received some inquires about the Garage Sale Day scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd.  She will work with the other participating Neighborhoods – North City, Briarcrest, Echo Lake and Meridian Park to register sales and create advertising.

Council of Neighborhoods Used Book Sale – Stefanie G. and Patty H. have volunteered to be part of the organizing committee for the Book Sale to be held on Wednesday, July 18th at Cromwell Park.

Possible Fall Meeting: Water, Wastewater and Light Rail Information – Patty H. asked the Board for the input on a possible fall community meeting with presentations from the Shoreline Water District, Ronald Wastewater and Sound Transit/Light Rail.  Board members expressed general interest in this type of meeting.  Patty will look into the possibilities as to how we might combine the different groups to create a meeting that would appeal to the Ridgecrest residents.

Upcoming Events and Activities:  Please see attached pages

Adjournment:          Motion to adjourn by Joy C., second by Diane C., meeting adjourned at 8:56PM.

Next Meeting:

April 10, 2012, 7:00pm

Eastside Police Neighborhood Center

521 NE 165th

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

February 13, 2012

Call Meeting to order:   Meeting was called to order by Chair Nicholson at 7:08pm

Attendance:

Board Members – Stefanie Gendreau, Dick Nicholson, Joy Cunningham, Phyllis Moll,  Patty Hale, and Diane Christensen

Absent Board Members – none

Public in attendance – Mary Kay Doyle, Frank Moll

Approval of Minutes of the January 10, 2012 Meeting: Motion made by Stefanie G. to approve the minutes as presented.  Second by Diane C., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda: Motion was made by Stefanie G. to accept the minutes as presented.  Second by Diane C., motion carried.

Public Comment:
Mary Kay Doyle:  would like the board to consider doing something for/with Cathy at Images Hair Salon when she reopens for business.  She has lost a lot – not just things but also business income.  Stefanie G. suggested history/business bio to encourage people to go to her shop to get hair done could be submitted to the online area news sources.  We could also post this on our website,             face book and send out an email blast once she is ready to open

Reports:                                                                                                                                                  

Treasurer’s Report –
Treasurer,Phyllis M. reported the current balance of $1438.26.  There are no outstanding checks.  She has not received the money from the Big Butt Pick Up yet.  A motion was made by Patty H. to approve the Treasurer’s report as submitted, second by Stefanie G., motion carried                       

Web-site Report
Webmaster, Diane C. reported that Facebook was now up and running.  It is important to get the word out about this any way that we can.  She suggested that Board members post activities and items of neighborhood interest to the site.   And, that we need people to ”like” us.


Council of Neighborhoods February 2012 meeting Report – Stefanie G. & Patty H.

Stefanie reported that George Smith from Human Services spoke about the 2010 census.  It has been replaced by the American Communities Survey.  Dependant on the size of a city, the survey will be done in 1,3 or 5 year rotations – Shoreline will have the survey done every 3 years.  The shorter time span between surveys will give us better details about the economy, housing, social and financial background.  This type of survey asks for more details than the census, but has a larger margin of error – about 1%.  The City of Shoreline’s population is 53,007, we lost 18 people from 2000.   State growth is at 14.1%, King County at 11.2%.  Shoreline has 1415 group homes residents, single person households are almost 30% of all households decrease in households with individuals under 18, so have less families.  The biggest increase was seen in 85 years old and older population  – up one third.  Patty H. reported that Mark Relph, Public Works Director made a presentation on the Seattle Public Utilities Acquisition Process.  Shoreline is studying how it might acquire the service area west of the freeway that receives its water and water related services for the city of Seattle.  Along with staff doing research, a 25 citizen advisory committee has been appointed to also look at the possibilities.  The general feeling is that Shoreline could do a better job for less money.  Take over the SPU water service would allow Shoreline to address long term community goals, have responsive representation, coordinate construct and CIP projects, create operational efficiencies while owning and maintaining a public utility with a more reasonable and stable rate structure.  The price has been established by SPU of $25,000,000 with full acquisition by 2020.  It is now up to the staff and citizen’s committee to do the number crunching and due-diligence.  Reports will be made to city council, citizens all across Shoreline will be able to vote on the acquisition.  If you would like more detailed information, or want to follow the process, please visit the City of Shoreline’s webpage Public Works Department:  http://www.cityofshoreline.com/index.aspx?page=196    There you will find a rundown on meeting and findings.

Paramount School Park Bulletin Board –  Patty H.
Patty H. reported that the public can now post on the bulletin board.  Working with Nora Smith, Office of Neighborhoods and the City Attorney, language for posting guidelines has now been approved.  This was a more involved process than expected, because the bulletin board is in a City Park on public property.  The posting guidelines give us the ability to remove offense or inappropriate postings – including those that have nothing to do with or have no benefit for our neighborhood.  Posting will be limited to 30 days.

King County Grant:  Big Butt Pick Up  – Stefanie G.
Stefanie attended the City Council meeting where King County Public Health made a presentation to the City Council.  On display wasour containers of butts from the Paramount Park Big Butt Pick up.  County Health asked that City Council make parks tobacco free.   City Council has the power to pass an ordinance to that effect – but they felt they wanted a more publicprocess.  Staff was instructed to create an online survey for citizens to take.  You can             now go online to city web site http://www.cityofshoreline.com/ and the take survey.  Data from survey will be presented to Council and acted on in April.  Grant Status:  Stefanie G. reported that she has still not received the $750 check from King County Public Health.  She was told that the checks had been cut, but have gone missing.              KCPH said they would look in to it and make sure that we got our money for services rendered.

Shoreline School District Board of Directors –  Dick N.
Chair Nicholson, who also serves on the Shoreline School District Board of Directors, reported that the Directors visited Ridgecrest Elementary School.  The toured the facilities, met with the Principal and staff members and visited classrooms.  They were pleased by what they saw and the sense of strong collegiality.

Old Business:                                                                                                                                                           

Street Tree on NE 155th –  Patty H.
Patty H. reported that she called CRT to report the street tree – formerly located on NE 155th between 8th Ave NE & 6th Ave NE, had been run over.  CRT said the Police had already reported the downed tree, and it has been turned over to Public Works.  The remains of the             damaged tree was removed.  Patty H. will find out about replacement and report back.

At-Large Board position replacement –
Dick N. will be contacting 2 people who had expressed interest

Council of Neighborhoods hosted Specialized Training and Workshops –
Who should attend which Training/Workshops – “Facebook Training”,  “Organizing  a Community Project”, & “Non-Profits and the Law”  Patty H. and Stefanie G. will attend the Facebook training – Diane C. cannot attend because of a conflict with family plans.  Patty H. expressed interest in attending the Community Project workshop as she thought it may be a good way to link with others in the community on possible grant projects for Ridgecrest.  Patty H. and Dick N. will both possibly attend the Non-Profits and the Law workshop.

New Business:                                                                                                                                                      

Tobacco-Free Parks Survey –  refer to: King County Grant under “Reports”                                                                                                                                                                                                               Twin Ponds Community Gardens –
Patty H. and Stefanie G. reported that the meeting was well attended 30-40 people.  This was the first step for planning community gardens at Twin Ponds Park.  The gardens will be sited at the south end of park were the old basketball court was located.   Small groups worked on desired components for a Master Plan.  Garden shed has already been placed on site, and asphalt has been removed. First phase to be started in April with the construction of approx 40 raised beds.  There will be one large plot for shared gardening with produce to go to the Shoreline Food Bank at Hope Link.

Event Planning:                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Paramount School Park Clean-up –
Patty H. reported that everything has been coordinated for the event.  Mailers have gone out, as well as email blast and article to Shoreline Area News and Patch.  Hoping for 20 or so volunteers to help us pick up garbage, pull weeds and spread bark in the landscaped beds.  Board members need to meet at the picnic shelter on Saturday, February 25th at 8:30 am.  Dick N. will bring doughnuts, everyone else to bring cookies.  Patty H. will bring hot water, instant coffee, hot chocolate mix and the rest.  All need to bring garden tools.

Youth Jam – Stefanie G.
Stefanie reported that donations are starting to come in for Youth Jam, but there are currently no entries.  She and Scott Becker, the other event organizer             from Richmond Beach will attend “Fat Laces” in hopes of recruiting youth talent.

Spring Garden/Election Meeting –  Format & Garden Topic – Patty H.
The Board decided that it would like to combine the Election meeting, normally held in May and the Spring Garden Program and Plane Exchange, normally held in April, into a joint event to be held in the first week of May.  Patty H. will reserve space at Ridgecrest Elementary School and contact Seattle Tilth to secure a speaker.  Board members expressed interest in the following as possible topics for a presentation:  Herbs, edible flowers, draught-tolerant natives, shade loving plants, drip systems and gardening for wildlife.   Board members also agreed the format used last year was acceptable for this year: Plant Exchange, Information Tables and a “Main Event” speaker.

Garage Sale Day – Stefanie G.
Stefanie reported that the following Neighborhoods are interested in joining us for the Saturday, June 2nd Garage Sale Day: Meridian Park, North City, Briercrest and Echo Lake.  “Save the Date” information is currently out to Ridgecrest residents.  Stefanie will work with the other neighborhoods to have them gather and register their own participants, she will compile the Ridgecrest participant info and she will coordinate the overall advertising.                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Fall Meeting Planning –
Possible Presentation: Ronald Waste Water/Shoreline Water Dist joint information Board members felt that this could be a good combination for a Fall Information meeting about services.  It was also felt that perhaps it should be combined with another topic to make for a more dynamic, well attended meeting.  No suggestions were made, but it was felt that an issue may come up that could  be included as part of an overall program.

Discussion Items:                                                                                                                                    

2012 Comprehensive Plan Speaker Series –
February Topic:  Transit Oriented Development. This is part of an ongoing monthly series of timely topics presented by the City prior to adoption of the Comprehensive Plan.  The hope is to create dialogue and get citizens better informed about options.

Neighborhood Crime –
It appears that residential crime has increased, including car prowls, mail theft and burglary.  It was suggested by Diane C. and Phyllis M. that we look into hosting an informational meeting this spring.  Perhaps, we could include information about Block Watch.

 

Upcoming Events and Activities:   Please See Attached Pages

Adjournment: Motion to adjourn by Diane C., second by Phyllis M., meeting adjourned at 8:42PM.

Next Meeting:                                                                                                                                                             

Tuesday March 13, 2012 at 7:00PM
Eastside Police Neighborhood Center
521 NE 165th

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

January 10, 2012

Call Meeting to order:  7:06 PM

Attendance:                                                                                                                                                       

Board Members in attendance –  Dick Nicholson, Patty Hale, Phyllis Moll, Stefanie Gendreau, Diane Christensen                                                                                                                        

Absent Board Members – Joy Cunningham – excused injury (Jesse Salomon – resignation official as of swearing in of new City Council on Tuesday, January 3, 2012)
Public in attendance –
 Frank Moll

Approval of Minutes of the December 13, 2011 Meeting: Moved by Stefanie G. that minutes be approved as submitted, second by Diane C., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda: Moved by Stefanie G. that agenda be approved as submitted, second by Diane C., motion carried.

Public Comment: Frank Moll reported that a street tree has been run over and flattened on 155th Ave NE between 8th and 6th on north side of street. Dick N. will take a look and confer with Patty H. to decide a course of action.

Frank M. asked about the trees that were recently removed for the area near the tennis courts at Shorecrest HS.   Dick N. said they were in the plan to be removed, but originally were not scheduled to be taken down until a later date.  The removal happened ahead of schedule. Patty H. reported that a recent article on Shoreline Area News had a report form the Shorecrest Principle, explaining that an upcoming phase of construction will need to use the student parking in north lot for staging.  Student parking will shift to current staff parking lot.  Staff will then park on tennis courts.

Reports:

Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis Moll
Treasurer Phyllis M. reported a treasury balance of $$1,449.63.  Stefanie G. reported that we have not yet received the King County Public Health Grant funds of $750.00.  She said that the check was supposed to have been cut by the end of the year.  She will make a call to find out when we may expect the funds.  Moved by Patty H. to accept the Treasurer’s report as submitted, second by Diane C., motion carried.

Council of Neighborhoods January 2012 meeting Report – Stefanie Gendreau and Patty Hale
Stefanie G. reported that a presentation was made about the current status of the proposed project at Point Wells by Scott McColl, Intergovernmental Relations Manager, City of Shoreline.  Currently, due to a court decision, Snohomish County cannot process permits for the project.  The City of Shoreline is working to protect the interests of Shoreline residents in the best way possible.  There were also announcements made about: the upcoming Community Garden planning meeting for the Twin Ponds garden project, upcoming workshops about “Organizing a Community Project” and “Non-Profits and the Law”, and Relay for Life event rally at the end of the month.

Web-site Report – Webmaster, Diane Christensen
Diane C. has added a page for reoccurring events and a calendar. She has been posting submitted content as soon as possible.    Facebook discussion:  Stefanie G. commented that Facebook would address a group we currently are not reaching.  Phyllis M. said younger groups certainly use it.  Diane C. reported that a Facebook page and the current RNA website could be linked, that Facebook is a dialog of more immediate happenings with short tight wording.  One use that could be encouraged would be for residents to post Ridgecrest pictures.  It was moved by Stefanie G. that the webmaster activate a Facebook page for the neighborhood, second by Phyllis M, motion carried.  Diane said she would begin work on the Facebook page as she as she was able.

2011 Mini-Grant: Bulletin Board at Paramount School Park and Park Clean up – Patty Hale
Patty H. reported that the Bulletin Board has been installed at Paramount Park.  She and Stefanie G. both have keys to the locking doors, as does Nora Smith and the Parks Maintenance Shop.  Patty H. and Stefanie G. have already posted several items on the board.  Board members were encouraged to go take a look and were asked to submit additional items for posting to Patty H. or Stefanie G.  Dates were discussed for the public work party that needs to take place at Paramount Park as part of the match for the Bulletin Board Mini-grant.  Work to be done will include; litter pick up, weeding and mulching of landscape beds and placing wood chips around the base of the trees.  It is estimated that at least 25 volunteers will need to participate on the day of the work party for RNA to reach the needed match for the grant.  It was decided that Saturday the 25th of February, 9:00AM – Noon, was the preferred date and time for the work party.  Patty H. will confer with the Park’s Maintenance Superintendent to secure that date and needed materials.  She and Stefanie G. will work with Nora Smith to get out information that would encourage public participation.

2011 King County Grant: Big Butt Pick Up event – Stefanie G.
Stefanie G. reported that a total of2096 butts were picked up at the event.  Phyllis Moll won the “Guess the Total” contest with her guess of 1996.  She was awarded the prizes of $10 credit at Café Aroma and 2 movie passes to the Crest Theater.  Stefanie also reported that she will follow up on the $750 still due to RNA from King County Public Health.  And, she and/or Patty H. will attend the upcoming Shoreline City Council meeting at which King County Health will present their findings about the multiple park clean-ups throughout the county.

Hope Link Holiday Food Drive Donations Project – Patty H.
Patty H.reported final totals of$33 in cash and 661 lbs (valued at $991.80).  She will submit a follow-up article to Shoreline Area News and Patch about the overall success of the project.

Old Business:                                                                                                                                                        

At-Large Board position replacement – Discussion took place about filling the “At-Large” position vacancy by appointment for the remaining portion of the term which runs until the end of June.  2 people haveexpressed interest.  Contact information will be forwarded to the Chair for further vetting.

New Business:                                                                                                                                                  

Council of Neighborhoods hosted Specialized Training and Workshops –
Stefanie G. and Patty H. reported on the upcoming beneficial training and workshops that will offered by the City of Shoreline for residents in the upcoming months.  They stressed the importance of getting this information out to Ridgecrest residents.  The training includes:    “Organizing a Community Project” Workshop for Neighborhood and Environmental Mini-Grants, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.    “Non-profits and the Law” Workshop, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.   “Facebook” Workshop for Neighborhood Associations, Spring 2012, Date TBD

Cascade Bingo property update –
Dick N. and Patty H. reported that they met last week with Nora Smith, Neighborhood and Public Outreach Coordinator and Dan Eernissee, Economic Development Program Manager.  Cascade Bingo now has a new property manager.  The property is currently not for sale, but the rent rate per square foot has been lowered.  There has been some interest expressed in the lease of the property at the new rate.

2012 Environmental Mini-grant proposal: Tree Maintenance –
At this time, no project is proposed for submission.  Dick N. explained the necessity of 1- 2  work parties for the 7 trees planted last year through an Environmental Grant. Work needing to be done includes; watering, pruning and cleaning up area around the base of the tress.

Paramount Park Bulletin Board Posting –
With the approval of the RNA Board, Patty H. and Stefanie G. will work together to come up with guidelines for the bulletin board for public posting.  Once those are set they will be forwarded to Diane C. for posting on the RNA website and Facebook page.  Patty will contact Park’s Maintenance, so they can remove the center door of the bulletin board for the public posting area.

Event Planning:
Youth Jam – Stefanie G. reported the date for Youth Jam has been set for Friday, April 6th at Shoreline Community College.  This year there is an attempt to get more youth involved in event organizing and planning.  2 of the 3 judges have been secured, press release has gone out and the organizing committee is seeking prize donations.  Last year, as one of the event sponsors, the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association donated $100.  A motion was made by             Diane C. for RNA’s sponsor donation to be increased to $200.  Motion seconded by Patty H., motion carried.  Last year, cash donations for Youth Jam prize monies were handled by the Richmond Beach treasury for book-keeping purposes.  Stefanie G. asked for this year’s cash donations go through the Ridgecrest Neighborhood.  It was moved by Diane C. that RNA oversee the accounting of donated cash and disbursal of prize monies for Youth Jam, second by Stefanie G., motion carried.

Garage Sale Day –
Stefanie G. reported that Saturday, June 2nd will be the 3rd Annual Garage Sale Day.  Last year, Briarcrest and North City Neighborhoods participated.  This year, Meridian Park Neighborhood would like to join in.  Discussion centered around whether the event should be a Ridgecrest exclusive event.  Board members agreed that a multi-neighborhood partnership for the event would still meet the original event objective of creating a community building activity and neighborhood buzz for Ridgecrest.

Spring Garden Program and Plant Exchange 

Election Meeting –
The Boardevaluated past attendance and success of the 2 meetings – both held in the spring.Historically, the Spring Garden Program and Plant Exchange has been well attended by Ridgecrest residents, while the Election Meeting has not, regardless of added enticements.  The Board discussed how the two meetings might be combined.  Agreement was reached to combine the two meetings into one, with an early May date.  The Board also agreed that the Garden Program’s format last year should be repeated: plant exchange, venders and information tables along with a speaker from Seattle Tilth.  Patty H. agreed to contact Seattle Tilth to find out program options available this year and will report back at the February Board meeting.  Dick N. asked for Board input on a selection of native plants that he would like to purchase for the Plant Exchange.  He would then sell the plants, with proceeds going to RNA.  Over the past 2 years, he has funded the expense out of his own pocket.  Stefanie G. made a motion to approve funding from the RNA treasury not to exceed $75 for the purchase of native plants by Dick N. for the Plant Exchange this year. Diane C. second, motion carried.

Ronald Waste Water/Shoreline Water District joint information meeting – Council of Neighborhoods (C of N) Representatives Patty H. and Stefanie G. reported that both agencies spoke during Public comment at the January C of N meeting about their willingness to attend neighborhoods meetings.  The purpose of which would be to inform citizens on the nature of the services they provided, and upcoming possible changes.  The Board felt that this             might be a format for a public information meeting the coming fall.  Board discussion will continue at a later date as to possibilities of having representatives from both agencies be part of a Ridgecrest hosted public utility information meeting.

 

Discussion:

2012 Mini-Grant ideas – Discussion centered around how the RNA might go about re-doing the mural on NE 165th and 5th Ave NE, next to 7-11.  Stefanie G. presented a general scope of work that she put together of suggested steps needed to do a mural.  (Please see attached: Mural Project Scope of Work)  The Board reached consensus that it would be necessary to have one or more people willing to over-see the entire process to be able to do the mural project, regardless as to whether it was paid for by a Neighborhood Mini-Grant or by some other means of funding.  Patty H. reported that the Echo Lake Neighborhood is struggling with the same issue for re-doing their mural; the inability of finding someone willing to act as the project administrator.   There is currently no one on the RNA Board with the time available that it would take to do such a large project.  Discussion will continue as to how the RNA might facilitate getting a new mural.

NUSA (Neighborhoods USA) Annual Award Competition application –  Stefanie G. and Patty H. presented information about the NUSA Annual Competition for “Best Neighborhood” and “Best Neighborhood Program”.  The Ice Cream Social was discussed as a possible entry for the “Best Neighborhood Program” competition.  After considering the onerous application, the timeline available for application submission, the expense of entering, and other possible costs that could be incurred, consensus was reached to not to enter the competition.  Board members felt that there where other more pressing issues and projects needing to be addressed and which would more directly benefit the Ridgecrest neighborhood.

Meeting Adjournment:                                                                                                                                                   

Motion to adjourn by Diane C. second by Phyllis M., meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM.

Next Meeting:

February 14, 2012 at 7:00PM

Eastside Police Neighborhood Center 521 NE 165th

 

 

 

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

December 13, 2011

Call meeting to order and attendance by Dick Nicholson at: 7:03 PM

In Attendance
Board members in attendance- Dick Nicholson, Joy Cunningham, Stefanie Gendreau, Phyllis Moll, Diane Christensen
Absent Board Members- Jesse Salomon (Resigned), Patty Hale (Vacation)
Public in attendance- Frank Moll, Mary Kay Doyle

Approval of Minutes
November 8, 2011 Meeting- Motion to approve minutes by Stefanie G., second by Phyllis M., motion carried.
Approval of Agenda: Moved by Stefanie G. to accept agenda as modified, second by Phyllis M., motion carried.
Public Comment: None

Reports
Treasurer’s report
Treasurer Phyllis M. reported a balance of $1427.10. Made a small deposit (amount not confirmed) and there is an outstanding check of $11.37. Diane C. moved to approved treasurers report, second by Joy C., motion approved.

Council of Neighborhoods December training report
Dick N. reported that the potluck was very well attended including 4 members of the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association. He was very interested in the topic of the use of websites and social media in communicating with the neighborhood. Diane C, the RNA webmaster, said it was a good training for people that had little, to no experience in this area but was nothing new for those with lots of experience. It was also good to make people aware about the need to be careful of copyrights where images and fonts are concerned. Stefanie G. reported that the City of Shoreline is forming a Citizens Steering Committee to assist City staff in exploring the feasibility of the purchase of SPU.

Website Report including Facebook discussion
Diane C. reported that she has been taking WordPress classes and now has more information about how to attach the Facebook link to the website. She also reported that she has developed a Facebook page and is just waiting for Board approval to publish it. Dick N. suggested that we table the decision to do this until all Board members are present. Stefanie G. said she felt it was important to have a separate page of static dates reflecting on Ridgecrest events so they wouldn’t be lost in the blog. Diane C. agreed that it was something she could do. Diane C. also plans to add a functioning calendar soon.

Committee Reports
Mini-Grant: Bulletin Board at Paramount School Park
Dick N. reported that the bulletin board is due to arrive by the end of January with installation soon after. Stefanie G. will create/print documents to post when the board is up like: Youth Jam, Big Butt Pick-Up report and a report about the bulletin board itself.

King County Grant: Big Butt Pick Up event
Stefanie G. reported that we had 13 volunteers picking up cigarette butts and trash. The final count of butts was 2096. King County Public Health will be presenting to Shoreline City Council at the January 17th meeting in an effort to get parks to be non-smoking areas.

Hope Link donations
The Ridgecrest Neighborhood continues its push for non-perishable food donations to benefit the Shoreline branch of Hope link. As of December 6th, a total of 433 pounds of food and $33 in cash have been donated by area residents:
– 332 lbs donated at Cafe Aroma at NE 165th and 5th NE
– 57 lbs donated at Java Jolt at NE 185th and 10th NE
– 44 lbs and $33 in cash donated at the North City Tree Lighting

Old Business
Youth Jam
Stefanie G. reported that Shoreline Community College has agreed to host the event again this year. There are 4 dates currently being considered; the last 2 Fridays in March and the first 2 Fridays in April. The date will be determined by next week, so that the “call-for-artists” process can begin.

North City Tree Lighting
Dick N. reported that they had the biggest crowd ever and the weather was cold but clear. Lots of kids were lined up to talk with Santa and get a gift. Patty collected the food donations on behalf of the RNA, which were delivered to Hope link.

Meeting Dates
Final decision on changing the dates for the monthly meeting will be tabled until next month.

New Business
“At Large” Board position – vacancy replacement
Two people have expressed interest in possibly filling the position vacated by Councilman elect Jesse Salomon’s resignation. Dick N. has volunteered to contact both to discuss.
• Replacement for Council of Neighborhoods Representative
Dick N. and Patty H. will be filling in for the time being until a permanent replacement can be determined.

Planning
2012 mini-grant ideas discussion
It was generally agreed that the wall mural needs to be the focus next year. Stefanie G. suggested that a plan outline needs to be developed by someone on the board before any call for donations or artists is made.

Upcoming Events and Activities
Ridgecrest Neighborhood Food Drive for Hope Link
November and December, 2011
Location:  Café Aroma at the corner of 5th Ave NE and NE 165t

The Ridgecrest Neighborhood is partnering with Café Aroma to do an area wide Food Drive for Hope Link – Shoreline’s Food Bank through the end of December.  An easy way to make a donation, you just drive up to the service window and hand your donation to the barista.  400 local families rely on Hopelink’s Shoreline food bank every month. Hopelink Manager Leslie Brooks said supply is down while demand continues to rise. Brooks said community food drives are one of the best ways to help stock the shelves.  The greatest need continues to be “shelf-stable” items: Canned fruit and vegetables, Peanut butter, Canned beans and prepared meals, Tuna, Rice, Pasta, Cereal and oatmeal.  North City Residents can drop off their donations at Java Jolt at the corner of NE 185th and 10th NE. For more info about the Ridgecrest Food Drive, call Stefanie Gendreau at (206) 310-0560.

Adjournment: Motion to adjourn by Diane C., second by Phyllis M., meeting adjourned at 8:11 PM.

Next Meeting:
January 10, 2011, 7pm
Eastside Police Neighborhood Center

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
November 8, 2011
Call Meeting to Order and attendance at: 7:03 PM

In attendance
Board Members in attendance – Dick Nicholson, Patty Hale, Joy Cunningham, Stefanie Gendreau, Phyllis Moll
Absent Board Members – Diane Christensen (Computer class) Jesse Salomon (Election party)
Public in attendance – Frank Moll

Approval of Minutes of the October 11, 2011 Meeting
Moved by Stefanie G. to accept the minutes as written, second by Diane C., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda
Moved by Stefanie G. to accept the agenda as presented, second by Joy C., motion carried.

Joy Cunningham noted that a correction in wording needed to be made in the Public Comment section of the October minutes in reference to the invitation to Senator Patty Murray to attend the Veteran’s Day event at Shoreline City Hall.  “Unfortunately, she is was not available” needs to be changed to:  “Unfortunately, she was not available.” Moved by Stefanie G. that the minutes be approved as amended, second by Phyllis M., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda
Moved by Stefanie G. to accept agenda as presented, second by Phyllis M., motion carried.

Public Comment
Frank Moll extended an invitation to all to attend Veterans Appreciation Day, Friday 2PM at Shoreline City Hall.  He reported that a Proclamation for Veterans Day was read and presented on Monday, November 7th by Mayor Keith McGlashan to the Star Southernland American Legion Post & the Shoreline Veterans Association.

Reports
• Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Phyllis M. reported a treasury balance of $1,488.76.  There is an outstanding check of $11.37. Turned in were donations from the Shoreline Candidate’s Forum of $1.64 and $20.89 from Hamlin Haunt. Expenses reported by Patty H. for Hamlin Haunt was  $89.92 for the purchase of cups, candy and napkins. Patty H. offered to buy back left-over candy from Hamlin Haunt valued at $27.98. The difference of $61.66 to be refunded to Patty H.  Moved by Stefanie G. to accept the Treasurer’s report as submitted, second by Joy C., motion carried.

• Council of Neighborhoods November Report
C of N Rep, Stefanie G. reported that a presentation was made on the proposed City of Shoreline budget for 2012 by Assistant City Manager Debbie Tarry. Proposals for next year’s budget include an overall reduction of 1% from 2011. Due to the detailed nature of the proposed budget, Stefanie suggested people visit the City of Shoreline website Budget page: http://www.cityofshoreline.com/index.aspx?page=121

• Web-site Report
Webmaster, Diane Christensen excused due to workshop conflict/not in attendance. Discussion ensued by Board members present, included the suggestion that all visit: http://www.ridgecrestneighborhood.info/ prior to the next Board meeting. This will be followed up by a better informed discussion at a future meeting about how the site works, and what changes if necessary could be made.

Committee Reports
• Mini-Grant: Community Bulletin Board at Paramount School Park – Dick Nicholson

The Shoreline City Council approved the application for the Mini-Grant. The Bulletin Board will be ordered with delivery expected for late November, early December.                        Installation at the park to follow, with a Ridgecrest Neighborhood – Paramount Park clean-up/work party date to be scheduled in early spring as part of the grant match.

• Shoreline Candidates Forum
Joy C., Patty H. and Stefanie G. reported.  There was a good turn out of approximately 100 people. The Forum ran smoothly and on time. It was noted that it was the only                 Forum held in Shoreline this year that included all candidates for Shoreline races. Based on organizational meetings and the Forum itself, a Candidate Forum “How To”                   notebook has been created to use as future reference.

• Hamlin Haunt
Joy C. reported several people from both North City and Ridgecrest Neighborhoods volunteered to set up, take down and run the Neighborhood booth. Decorations                       included strings of lights. 233 cups of cider were served, 166 bags were handed out, along with candy for the kids (and some adults). RNA received $20.89 in donations.

• Department of Health Lab
Dick N. reported that due to State budget constraints the Risk Assessment Stakeholders Group, of which Dick was the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Representative, has been                     eliminated. He does, however remain involved as the only public/community member on the IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) which is currently meeting  to establish parameters and set the responsibilities of the committee.

Old Business
• Hope Link Holiday Food Drive
A partnership has been set up with the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association as the lead for the November/December Food Drive for Hope Link of Shoreline, with Café Aroma as the drop-off site for Public Donations. Emails, website posting, public posting and a press release have gone out, as well as a presentation made at City Council. A Shorecrest High School student (and Ridgecrest resident) has agreed to be the pick up and delivery man.

• North City Tree Lighting
Dick N. reported that Around the Sound Community Band is in the process of rehearsing for the concert. Patty H. reported that RNA has been invited to have Representatives at the event to do community outreach. We have also been asked to be in charge of the collection of nonperishables for Hope Link food drive and it’s delivery. Patty volunteered.

• Email Addresses for Executive Board Members
Stefanie G. reported that Executive Board members can now receive emails through the website with newly assigned addresses. To yet be determined: how to generate a new email.

• Facebook – continued discussion
It was decided to table this discussion until after the Council of Neighborhoods training in December.

New Business
• SWEL Timebank – proposal to send Board member to November 9 meeting
Patty H. is planning to attend the initial set-up meeting for SWEL at the Shoreline Library.

• Link Light Rail planning update
The comment period for the EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) ended at the end of October.  Patty sent in comments. It will be a long time until Light Rail for the north end goes it, but both Dick and Patty stressed the importance of the Ridgecrest Neighborhood involvement, as there is the potential for many impacts on our neighborhood.

• Council of Neighborhoods December Training and Potluck
December 7 at 6PM  Stefanie extended an invitation to all RNA Board members to attend the C of N Annual Potluck and Training on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:00PM in the Shoreline City Council Chambers. The Training selected by C of N Reps at the November meeting will be: The Keys to Effective Web Design and Using Social Media – Basics for Neighborhoods. Patty will send email reminder to Board members

King County Grant
Stefanie G. Reports: King County/Seattle Public Health is accepting applications for a $750.00 Grant. Requirements include picking up cigarette butts and related tobacco debris from Paramount Park, along with providing event organizing, advertising and follow-up reporting, the neighborhood would also have to count and turn in all cigarette butts collected. It was moved by Dick N. that RNA apply for the grant, second by Phyllis M., motion carried.

Follow-up discussion included deciding on an event date of Monday, December 5th (there is no public school that day) from 12:30-2:30 PM. One of the Grant’s stipulations is the involvement of youth. Items we will need to provide include a camera for documentation, gloves, signed photo releases and 10-20 volunteers. Stefanie and Patty H. agreed to organize the event.

RNA monthly Board Meeting date – discussion
At the request of Diane C., the Board reviewed the date of the monthly Board meeting. We  currently meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Diane has a conflict that keeps her from attending the meetings every other month. The rest of the Board will check their personal calendars to see if there were other dates/days of the month that work, with the reminder of things (Website, City calendar, Business Cards, Signage & Tri-fold, etc.) that would need to be changed if we moved the meetings to a different date. Discussion to continue next month.

Planning
• 2012 Events and Meeting Schedule
This item to be discussed at the January Board Meeting
• Environmental and Neighborhood Mini-Grant ideas for 2012

There was no suggestion from Board members for possible future grant projects. Suggested was the creation of a poster and put out emails to solicit ideas from the general membership.

Upcoming Events and Activities:

Meeting Adjourned:
Motion to adjourn by Joy C., second by Phyllis M., meeting adjourned at 8:48PM.

Next Meeting:
December 13th, 2011, 7:00pm

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
October 11, 2011
Call Meeting to Order and attendance at: 7:00PM

In attendance
Board Members – Joy Cunningham, Dick Nicholson, Stefanie Gendreau, Patty Hale, Phyllis Moll, Diane Christensen
Absent Board Members – Jesse Salomon (at Richmond Beach Candidates Forum)
Public in attendance – Mary Kay Doyle, Frank Moll

Approval of Minutes of the September 13, 2011 Meeting
Moved by Stefanie G. to accept the minutes as written, second by Diane C., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda
Moved by Stefanie G. to accept the agenda as presented, second by Joy C., motion carried.

Public Comment
Frank Moll announced that the final details for the Veteran’s Day Celebration to be held on Friday, November 11th at 2PM at Shoreline City Hall are almost complete.  The organizers for the event had extended an invitation to Senator Patty Murray to be the Guest Speaker.  Unfortunately, she is was available.  They have now extended the invitation to Senator Norm Dicks.  A choir from Shorecrest High School will be providing the music for the event.

Reports
Treasurer’s Report
Phyllis M. reported a treasury balance of $1701.45. There is still one check outstanding in the amount of $95.34 from the Swingin’ Summer Eve Book Sale. It was moved by Patty H. to approve the Treasurer’s report, second by Joy C., motion carried. Diane C. asked to be reimbursed $117.35 for the annual fee from Bluehost for the neighborhood website. Last year’s fee was $107.40. This year the fee is higher because of an increase in the security portion of fees. Patty H. moved that the Webmaster,  Diane C. be reimbursed for the cost, Joy C. seconded, motion carried.

• Council of Neighborhoods October Report
C of N Rep Stephanie G. read the written report provided by C of N Rep Jesse Salomon (see report at the end of the minutes). In addition to the report submitted, Stefanie added more detail about the Shoreline Youth Ambassador’s (SYA) presentation. They spoke about youth involvement in the community – or lack of it. While there are many   programs provided for youth in Shoreline, youth participation is low. Students from SYA  explained how youth get information and how they communicate with friends. 33% use some form of social networking, while only 2.8% use email. Stefanie also reported on announcements not in the written report, which included information on Fall Work Parties throughout the city and a new Smartphone application “SeeClickFix” being used by the city that gives residents the ability to report non-emergency problems to CRT.

• Web-site Report
Diane reported that she had experienced recent problems with text not being  recognized in the correct format. That has been fixed by working with Bluehost support.

• 2011 Mini-Grant Report/Bulletin Board at Paramount School Park
Patty Hale: Final project proposal for the Mini-Grant of the neighborhood Bulletin Board at Paramount School Park (with installation on the east wall of the restroom) was presented to the Parks Board at their September 22nd meeting.  She and Joy Cunningham made the presentation, which was enthusiastically accepted. Next step is for the proposal to go to City Council October, 24th consent calendar for approval.  Patty H., Stefanie G. and Dick Nicholson will attend on behalf of RNA.  Once the City Council has approved the grant, the bulletin board will be ordered.  Expected installation is to be sometime before the end of the year.  The work party at the park, which is part of the match, will be scheduled for sometime in early spring 2012. Work to be done by Ridgecrest volunteers includes litter pick up, weeding and barking of landscape beds and   putting wood chips around the base of the trees. RNA members will be informed of the work party time, date and place via email, business posting and an announcement posted on the new bulletin board.

Event Planning

• Shoreline Candidates Forum
Stefanie and Patty, along with Gretchen Atkinson from Meridian Park, Nan Skinner from North City and Diane Hettrick from Echo Lake where on the planning committee. Planning has been completed for the Thursday, October 13th Shoreline Candidates Forum. The Forum will be held at Meridian Park Elementary School begins a 6:30 PM. All candidates in all Shoreline races will be in attendance. The following people at the Board meeting volunteered to help with event staging:  Dick Nicholson, Joy Cunningham, Diane Christensen and Mary Kay Doyle.

• Hamlin Haunt/Friday, October 21st, 6:00-8:30PM at Hamlin Park
Stefanie G. reported that she has been in contact with Pam Barrett from Parks and Melanie Matway from North City coordinating event planning for the 2 neighborhoods. Last year, North City provided hot cider, Ridgecrest did coffee and Parks supplied cups, napkins and treat bags. There was no left-over cider, but a lot of coffee got dumped. Discussion centered on how the 2 neighborhoods could better work together to host the beverage tent this year.  Parks will supply bags. City will print out Book marks with contact info for all neighborhoods. Stefanie G. moved that RNA jointly serve cider with North City for Hamlin Haunt, share the expenses (not to exceed $100 for Ridgecrest),  split the donations and buy cups, napkins and bulk candy.  Second was made by Patty, motion carried.  Stefanie asked Patty if she would take the lead on coordinating with Parks and North City since she would be out of town.

Old Business

• Holiday Food Drive
At-large Board member and Hope Link volunteer Joy Cunningham reported that Hopelink would appreciate help in raising awareness of the need for donations in all areas during the holiday season. They will need food, clothing and gifts. Patty contacted Kris Betker with Hope Link to see if there was something we could put on the RNA website. Kris will work to create something suitable and send copy to RNA webmaster to go on our website. Discussion continued about ways we could we could do a Holiday Food Drive.

We came up with an interesting partnership opportunity for Cafe’ Aroma. We would like to have Cafe’ Aroma be a drop-off site in Ridgecrest for Hope Link donations in November and December. The Ridgecrest Board would get the word out using email, website, and posters. We would also take care of getting the donations to HopeLink – picking up every couple of days if need be. We talked about using the Police             Neighborhood Center as a drop-off site, but that was problematic because of odd, inconsistent hours of operation. Cafe Aroma would be a great donation site due to regular business hours and that fact that people could just drive up to drop off a donation. Patty will contact the Café Aroma owner to see if something can be worked out. We would like to kick off the Holiday Food Drive on November 1st and would want             to start working with Hope Link soon to get something workable put together.

• North City Tree Lighting
Dick Nicholson attended the North City Tree Lighting planning meeting tonight at 6PM. The date has been officially set for Saturday, December 3rd beginning at 6:15PM at the Les Schwab parking lot on 15th Ave NE.  They would like help from Ridgecrest with one of the following: direct traffic or coffee and cookie table. Volunteers would need to be there at 6:00PM. Diane C. moved that we support the North City Tree Lighting event, second by Phyllis, motion carried. The following volunteered:  Patty, Joy and Phyllis. Patty will contact event organizers to see what we can do to help, and if RNA can handout RNA information and possibly hang a banner this year.

New Business

• Facebook Page for RNA – Discussion item
There was a lot of discussion centered on the value of Facebook and how it could be used as a tool to reach out to younger folks in the neighborhood. Stefanie G. reminded us of the report form the Shoreline Youth Ambassadors that said the most common way   for youth to communicate with friends and get information was 33% through social net-working. Since Diane C. is the Webmaster, it was thought that she would be the logical person to do Facebook for the neighborhood. She suggested Stefanie, since she seemed to be more in tune with Facebook. Stefanie suggested that Board members check out the Meridian Park Neighborhood’s new Facebook page. It was agreed that we need to do further research and continue this discussion.

The lack of an email address for communication was also discussed.  Diane C. will look     into getting board members email addresses through our website host, ie;          chair@ridgecrestneighborhood.info , treasurer@ridgecrestneighborhood.info , etc.

• 2012 Event and Agenda Planning
Stefanie G. announced that event planning is starting Youth Jam 2012 – it will be held sometime in March/April. Ridgecrest was very involved last year as an event sponsor and helped to make Youth Jam a city-wide event. Scott Becker from Richmond Beach will again be the lead. Further discussion for long range event planning will continue next month.

• Mini-Grant and Environmental-Grant project ideas for 2012
No one had any new ideas at this time for Grant project possibilities for next year.  Dick N. suggested that to get the ideas flowing, all board members should take advantage of     asking friends and neighbors about project possibilities.

Discussion
• 10th Ave NE – ideas about tree planting and sidewalks
Dick spoke with a representative of the 10th Ave NE group. There were only a small number of people are interested in getting new sidewalks or planting trees.  Stefanie G. mentioned the City of Shoreline’s Sidewalk Priority List can be accessed through the City website, and that the City’s main focus at this time is safe walking around schools. Dick N. suggested that there needs to be consensus between 10th Ave NE neighbors about wanting to plant trees within a specific area.  The board can then help them take it to the next level as a possible Environmental or Neighborhood Mini-Grant.  They need to get a bit more organized and present a project concept to us. ie; site area, how many trees possible and that the surrounding neighbors agree on the idea in general.

Upcoming Events and Activities:
10/11/11 – Sound Transit North Corridor Public Scoping Meeting, City Hall, 6:00PM
10/11/11 – Disaster Preparedness for Families, North City Education Center, 7:30PM
10/12/11 – Coming Home –Understanding Military Culture, City Hall, 4:30PM
10/13/11 – Shoreline Candidates Forum, Meridian Park Elem. School Cafeteria, 6:30 PM
10/14-16/11 – Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Annual Sale, 10:00AM-3:00PM
10/21/11 – Hamlin Halloween Haunt, Free at Hamlin Park, 6:00PM
10/23/11 – Public Weed & Clean the Interurban between the Bridges, 11:00AM
10/29/11 – National Pharmaceuticals Take-Back Day, Shoreline Police Precinct, 10:00AM-4:00PM
11/02/11 – Council of Neighborhoods, City Hall, 7:00PM
11/08/11 – VOTE – General Election – VOTE
11/08/11 – Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board, Eastside Police Center, 7:00PM
11/11/11 – Shoreline Veteran’s Day Event, City Hall, 2:00PM

Meeting Adjourned: Motion to adjourn by Diane C., second by Phyllis M., meeting adjourned at 8:44PM.

Next Meeting:
7:00PM Tuesday,
November 8th, 2011
Eastside Police Neighborhood Center
521 NE 165thShoreline, WA  98155

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
September 13, 2011
Called to order at 7:04 PM

In attendance
Board Members – Stefanie Gendreau, Patty Hale, Joy Cunningham, Phyllis Moll
Absent Board Members – Excused Diane Christensen (MacBook class), Dick Nicholson  (Scotland for daughter’s wedding), Jesse Salomon (Richmond Beach Community Meeting on Point Wells).
Public in attendance – Jan Stewart and Marguerite King with SWEL Time Bank, Frank Moll, Mary Kay Doyle, Keith Scully, Sarah Cohen

Approval of Minutes of the August 9, 2011 Meeting
Treasurer Phyllis Moll asked that correction be made from $.06 to $.03 on first page of Aug 9, 2011 minutes in “Other Reports: Swingin’ Summer Eve and Book Sale”, line 2. Moved by Joy C. to approve the minutes of the August 9, 2011 meeting as amended, second by Phyllis M., motion carried.

Approval of Agenda
Patty H. asked that 2 additional items be added to the agenda under New Business:  Ridgecrest Elementary Back to School Night and Bethel Lutheran Church Community Input. Moved by Phyllis M. to approve the agenda as amended, second by Joy C., motion carried.

Public Comment
Jan Stewart and Marguerite King (both Ridgecrest residents) made a presentation about SWEL (Shoreline, Woodway, Edmonds and Lake Forest Park) – Time Bank.  A group of Shoreline residents has been meeting for a year to put this concept together.  They are now ready to introduce the program to Shoreline residents.

The program, in part sponsored by Senior Services of King County, is a system of banking time for services.  There is no bartering for value, an hour is worth an hour, no matter what the service is.  You could trade gardening for pet sitting for housecleaning, etc.  Organizations as well as individuals can be involved.  SWEL is an all volunteer, non-taxable organization with no money exchanged.  It is hoped that this new program will help build community through generational networking, while stretching dollars through providing services.  The first official public introduction of the program will be at a Pot-luck on Wednesday, November 9th, from 6:30-8:30PM at the Shoreline Library on NE 175th.  The computerized networking system does have annual membership dues of $45.00 and a background check is required.

Reports
Treasurer’s Report
Phyllis M. reported that checks have been delivered to Neighborhood Representatives for the Swingin’ Summer Eve Book Sale.  Treasury has a balance of $1618.11, with $437.31 in deposits from the Ice Cream Social.  Event expenses are still pending. Moved by Joy C. to approve the Treasurer’s report, second by Patty H., motion carried.

Council of Neighborhoods
Stefanie Gendreau reported that SWEL made a presentation. See above: Public Comment for details about SWEL – the presentation at C of N was similar.  Also presenting was Dan Eernissee, Economic Development Program Manager for the City of Shoreline. Mr. Eernissee gave a very general overview, with no mention of specific upcoming developments .

CON members were debriefed about events that took place over the summer, including participation in the Shoreline Parade and Carnival at Ridgecrest Elementary School.  A Task Force was formed to look at the viability of continuing with a Book Sale at Swingin’ Summer Eve as way to generation funds for participating neighborhoods.

Also announced
Program from Seattle City Light that will replace all streetlights in Shoreline with LED lights over the next 3 months.
Interurban Trail clean-up dates.

Mini Grant Report/Update
Patty H. reported that she had met with Park Maintenance Superintendent Kirk Peterson on September 8th to discuss what type, size and placement of bulletin board would be appropriate.  Also discussed where options for work that needed to be done at the park and could be accomplished through a neighborhood work party as a match for the Mini-Grant.  Work party will include, weeding, and barking of landscape beds, litter pick up, and mulching around the base of trees in the park.  Patty H. is now finalizing the report that will be presented to the Parks Board on Thursday, September 22.  The project proposal needs to be approved by the Park Board before it can be submitted to City Council for funding approval.  Joy C. volunteered to attend the Parks Board meeting with Patty to make the presentation.

Website Report
Diane C. not in attendance

Point Wells Meeting Report
Frank and Phyllis Moll reported a full house at City Hall.  Most in attendance seemed to be from Richmond Beach and of the general opinion that the City Council was letting them down.

Options on the issue of future development at Point Wells include:
1.  The entire issue could be turned over to the Snohomish County Council to decide.
2.  All parties could hire attorneys, and a judge would make a decision.
3.  City of Shoreline could negotiate with the developer (facts to be determined by a judge).

Many at the meeting felt that the third option was: give up and give away.  The impact on the road through Richmond Beach was the big issue.  City has released a letter of intent –

Frank M. reminded us of the possibility of a very lengthy process if the issue goes to court.  It could be very expensive and the outcome may not be the decision that is best for the City.

Old Business
• Ice Cream Social Wrap-up
Patty H. reported that the August 18th event at Paramount School Park was a huge success. 50 volunteers helped to serve the nearly 1,300 who attended.  Donations from area businesses were similar to previous years, allowing RNA to continue to host the event as “Free” evening.  Close to 300 pounds of non-perishables were donated for Hope Link – up almost 100 pounds from last year.  Post event coverage at Patch and Shoreline Area News (on-line news blogs) was excellent.

New Business
Candidates Forum
Thursday October 13th 6:30-9:00

As previously decided, Ridgecrest, Echo Lake, Meridian Park and North City Neighborhoods will jointly host the Forum.  Representatives from the 4 neighborhoods have met and are working on refining details.  An email invite has been sent out to all candidates running in Shoreline races.  Each Neighborhood will be assisting in as many ways possible to get out the word to the public about the Forum via newsletters, emails, public postings, etc.  (See announcement: Shoreline Candidates Forum, at the end of the minutes.)  Each of the hosting neighborhoods needs to line up volunteers to help with set-up and take-down for the event.

Hamlin Haunt
October 21st : What do we want to do?

Discussion centered around the lack of enthusiasm about serving hot coffee.  Last year’s event ended with a lot of un-drunk coffee being dumped, while the hot cider served by the North City Neighborhood was a big hit.  It was agreed that we would like to help with the event again this year, but not sure what the needs are that we can fill.  Stefanie G. offered to contact Parks Event Coordinator, Pam Barrett to see what things RNA could do for this year’s event.

• Holiday Food Drive
The RNA Board agreed to help get the word out about the need for donations at Hope Link over the holiday season.  At-large Board member Joy C., who is also a Hope Link volunteer, will find out if there are specific donations that are especially needed at that time of year.  Patty H. agreed to coordinate with Hope Link and the RNA webmaster, to get information on the neighborhood website about the kind of donations Hope Link needs.

• Ridgecrest Elementary Back to School Night
Patty H. was notified by Ridgecrest PTA about the Open House/Curriculum Night Information Fair at Ridgecrest Elementary to be held on Tuesday, September 20, 5:45-7:15PM.  In past years, the RNA has sent 1-2 people to host an information table about the neighborhood at the event.  Patty H. volunteered to go as the RNA rep. this year.  She will take Neighborhood News sign-up sheets, RNA information tri-fold, photo albums, banner and Candidate Forum handouts, etc.

• Bethel Lutheran Church community input
Patty H. reported that she was contacted by Karen Anschell from Bethel Lutheran Church, which is in the Ridgecrest Neighborhood, about the need for a representative to serve on a re-structuring committee for the church.  The church is re-defining how they might better serve the immediate community.  Patty H. will contact the Director to get more information about committee work and time commitment.

Topics to keep in mind
IDEA: “Community Service Awards” for next year’s Election Meeting –

Upcoming Events and Activities
09/17/11 – Sunset party at Sunset School Property 10-2pm
09/20/11 – Richmond Highlands Candidates Forum
09/22/11 – Parks Board Meeting 7pm
09/25/11 – Trail Clean-up 11-12:30 – Meet at Aurora Denny’s
10/05/11 – Council of Neighborhoods 7pm
10/11/11 – Ridgecrest Board Meeting
10/11/11 – Richmond Beach Candidates Forum 1
10/13/11 – Echo Lake, Meridian Park, North City, Ridgecrest Candidate Forum 6:30
10/20/11 – Richmond Beach Candidates Forum 2 (?)
10/21/11 – Hamlin Haunt 6pm
10/23/11 – Trail Clean-up 11-12:30 – Meet at Aurora Denny’s
10/29/11 – Richmond Beach Halloween Carnival 3-7pm
11/09/11 – SWEL Timebank Potluck/Info Meeting at Shoreline Library 6:30-9:30
11/13/11 – Trail Clean-up 11-12:30 – Meet at Aurora Denny’s

Meeting Adjourned
Motion to adjourn by Phyllis M., second Joy C., motion carried, meeting adjourned at 8:30PM.

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
August 9, 2011
Called to order at 7:03 PM

In attendance:
Board Members –Phyllis Moll, Dick Nicholson, Patty Hale, Diane Christensen, Stefanie Gendreau, Jesse Salomon & Joy Cunningham
Absent Board Members – none
Public in attendance – Megan Kogut, Frank Moll & Mary Kay Doyle

Approval of Minutes of the July 12, 2011 Meeting
It was noted by Stefanie G. that her name was misspelled in several places. The Secretary agreed to make the necessary changes. Phyllis M. moved approve the minutes as amended, second by Stefanie G., motion approved.

Approval of Agenda
Stefanie G. moved to approve the agenda as submitted, second by Diane C., motion approved.

Public Comment
Megan Kogut. Megan is a new Block Watch Captain on 10th Ave NE between NE 155 & NE 165th.  She said that her Block Watch is interested in planting new street trees on the west side of 10th Ave NE.  They would like to explore the possibility of doing the project through the Neighborhood Mini-Grant process.   The discussion that followed included the possibility of applying for an Environmental Grant.  Dick N. & Patty H. agreed to contact Megan this fall to explore possibilities.  It was noted that the time-line for 2011 Mini-Grant applications has expired and that the next funding period would begin after the 1st if the year for 2011 projects.

ReportsTreasurer’s Report
Phyllis M. reported that the current account balance is $1998.51. This amount includes the total gross proceeds of the Council of Neighborhoods Swingin’ Summer Eve Book Sale. Diane C. moved to approve Treasurer’s Report, second by Stefanie G., motion approved.

Other Reports
• Swingin’ Summer Eve and Book Sale
Stefanie G. reported total gross proceeds of: $667.41 with 7 neighborhoods participating and each receiving a full share of $95.34. Ridgecrest to receive the remaining .03 cents to go towards administrative costs. Stefanie felt the event was well attended, there seemed to be less books than the previous year, and that the resale value for unsold books from ½ Price books was less then in previous year.  There was an effort to better track volunteer hours and number of books donated per  neighborhood,  however, not every one checked in and book donations were estimated so all numbers were not accurate. RNA will be issuing checks to the participating neighborhoods through Stefanie G. at the September Council of Neighborhoods meeting. By unanimous decision of the RNA Board there will be a limit of 60 Days to cash checks. “Void after 60 days” to be noted in memo line.

• Public comment
Book Sale: Frank M. suggested that perhaps by roping off the area prior to  advertised start time, early sales could be avoided

• Environmental Mini Grant
Dick N. asked for volunteers to help water the 7 new trees planted this spring. A Ridgecrest resident has donated the use of his truck for this purpose. Mary Kay volunteered to help and Stefanie G. & Diane C. will each donate 4 plastic buckets to help haul water.  Watering date set:  3PM on 8/11.

• Department Of Health Lab
Dick N. reported that the committee is still active. The new addition to the Health Lab was completed 2 months ahead of schedule.  An invitation only dedication was held & was attended by several. The State spokesperson thanked the volunteer citizen committee for it’s involvement. Dick N. volunteered for the Technical Procedure Oversight group.

• Night Out Against Crime Events – group reporting
Dick N. attended all 5 events on Tuesday, August 2nd in the Ridgecrest Neighborhood. Stefanie attended 2. Block Watch Captains Joy C. & Patty H. each held their own Block Watch event. Mary Kay attended the Block Watch party for her neighborhood.  One of the Block Watch parties that Stefanie G. attended was held at Paramount School Park. She met a woman there that has a copy of the original Charter for the Ridgecrest Neighborhood . She will get a copy for our archives.

• Council of Neighborhoods / Celebrate Shoreline
Celebrate Shoreline Council of Neighborhoods FLOAT volunteering, Saturday, August 20:Stefanie G., as CON Rep reported that her husband matt will be driving his antique Swedish Army truck in the parade as part of the CON entry. Stefanie will not be able to participate, as she has been selected as one of 5 judges for the parade.  She asked for volunteers to represent Ridgecrest.  Patty H. volunteered herself and her husband to walk in the parade for Ridgecrest.

• Celebrate Shoreline CON Carnival Booth volunteering, Saturday, August 20
Stefanie G. reported that the CON Carnival Booth will be named by teens this year.  CON needs adults to do neighborhood outreach. Patty H. agreed to contact Nora to volunteer.

• Celebrate Shoreline Skate Board Park Competition Event, Friday August 19
Patty H. & Stefanie G. will attend.

Website Report
Webmaster Diane C. said she continues to learn more about features available.

Old Business

• Ice Cream Social Planning
Patty reported that all donation contacts had been made and confirmed.  All time slots for volunteer jobs had been filled.  Group discussion included logistics for picking up Ice Cream Donations, arrival time and duties of Board members at the event.  Joy C. spoke with Hope Link to find out what would be a good single item nonperishable food donation to request.  They asked for Tuna fish.  Diane C. & Stefanie G. will work the request into the printed material for mailing and advertising of the event.

• Neighborhood Mini-Grant, Kiosk
Patty H. reported that the application has been turned in to Nora Smith.

New Business

• Election forum planning
Dick Nicholson reported that Ridgecrest participated in a Candidate Forum 2 years ago with Meridian Park, Echo Lake and North City Neighborhoods, and that Briarcrest held their own Forum. He wanted to know if there was value and interest in joining with other neighborhoods again this year to host a forum.  Stefanie G. agreed to make initial contacts with other neighborhoods to find out if they were interested in holding a jointly sponsored forum.  The following are the local races:
3 City Council positions
3 School Board positions
2 positions for Fire Department
1 Sewer Commissioner position
1 Water Commissioner position

Mini grant idea from 10th Ave neighborhood Group –See Public comment

Mural
Phyllis M. reported having seen an article in the Edmonds newspaper about mural artist. She wanted to know if the RNA was still interested in re-doing the mural next to 7-11.  Patty H. verified that the      application deadline for Mini-Grants in 2011 was expired.  The response this spring at a public meeting about the mural was poor, only one person attended. The Board then decided to focus on an application for an Information
• Kiosk at Paramount School Park.Shoreline, Edmonds, LFP groups is organizing a Time Bank -Stefanie G. reported on a group organizing a Time Bank.  The concept: one could perform a service, the time spent would be banked to trade for other services.  She will report back as she learns more.
• Day of Caring
Dick N. reported that he had volunteered in previous years and thought it might be something to consider as  a possible project for the neighborhood. Patty H. asked for a report with more details, including expenses, amount of time needed to be donated and how project supplies were paid for.
–IDEA: “Community Service Awards” for next year’s Election Meeting–Short group discussion about how RNA could give annual recognition to a someone for outstanding or notable service to the Ridgecrest Community.  Discussion will be continued.
– Holiday Food Drive tabled until next meeting

Upcoming Events and Activities
•National Night Out, Tuesday August 2nd
•RNA Board Meeting, Tuesday August 9th, 7pm @ EPNC
•Ridgecrest Ice Cream Social @ Paramount Park, Thursday August 18th
•Youth/Teen Skate Competition@ Paramount Park, Friday August 19th Noon to 5pm
• Parade, Saturday August 20th Noon, Festival @ Ridgecrest Elementary11am-5pm

Meeting Adjourned
Motion to adjourn by Diane C., second by Phyllis M.,
Meeting adjourned at 9:12 PM
Next meeting Tuesday, September 13 at 7PM

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
July 12, 2011
Called  to order by Patty Hale at 7:03.

 

Call Meeting to Order and Attendance
Called to order at 7:01 PM by Vice-Chair Gendreau

In attendance
Board Members –Phyllis Moll, Joy Cunningham, Patty Hale & Stefanie Gendreau
Absent Board Members – Jesse Salomon, Diane Christensen, Dick Nicholson
Public in attendance – Mary Kay Doyle, Matt Hudson

 

Approval of Minutes of the June 14, 2011 Meeting
Joy Cunningham moved to approve minutes as written, second by Phyllis M., motion approved.

 

 

Approval of Agenda
Patty Hale move to approve agenda as submitted, second by Phyllis M., motion approved.

 

 

Public Comment
Matt Hudson, Ridgecrest resident had City of Shoreline form to be signed for Street Closure Permit waiver for his Block Party.  Form was signed.

Reports
Treasurer’s Report
Phyllis M. reported that the current account balance is $1331.10 and there is no outstanding debt.
Stefanie G. moved to approve Treasurer’s Report, second by Patty H., motion approved.

Other Reports

• Council of Neighborhoods
Leadership Potluck @ Boeing Creek Park, July 14, 6-8pm
Stefanie G. announced that all RNA Board members were invited to attend this year’s Leadership Potluck.  The invitation was also extended to other leadership team members.  Stefanie G., Joy C., Patty H. and Mary Kay D. stated they plan to attend.  Patty H. offered to contact Chair Nicholson with information about the event and offered to carpool with Mary Kay D.
• Environmental Mini Grant Report
No report.  Chair Dick Nicholson – Environmental Grant coordinator for RNA was not in attendance.It      was noted by Patty H. that new trees need to be watered.  Stefanie G. offered her husband Matt’s      assistance to help Dick N. get it done.
• Website Report
No report. Webmaster, Diane Christensen not in attendance.

 

 

 

Old Business

• Swingin’ Summer Eve Book Sale
Stefanie G. is this year’s event organizer. She and Patty H., last year’s event organizer, will be at Cromwell Park on Wednesday, July 20th at 4:00 PM for set up.  Phyllis M., Joy C. and Mary Kay D. volunteered to arrive at 4:00 PM for book sorting. RNA had more than the 150 book minimuneeded to receive a full share of the Book Sale proceeds.
• Ice Cream Social (Thursday August 18th) To Do

Reports from everyone on donation requests
Diane Christensen – Secured donation from both Home Depots and Costco.
Joy C. – Waiting for confirmation of 8 buckets of Ice Cream from QFC and donation from Walgreen’s & 7-11.
Mary Kay D. – Tops Foods: 12 buckets of Ice Cream, Central Market: $30 in-store credit
Phyllis M. – Jim Adams Auto Clinic: 5 buckets Ice Cream, Images: still to be contacted
Stefanie G. – North City Safeway: 8 buckets Ice Cream, Café Aroma: will bring cart to do Latte’s and coffee at event
Patty H. – Fred Meyer: $50 in-store credit, Albertson’s LFP: $50 in-store credit, Sam’s Club: $50 in-store credit, North Seattle Albertson’ & Safeway at 155: waiting for confirmation.

• Report on 2 new volunteer recruits + contact info
Patty H. requested Board members to supply her with the names and contact information of 2 new people who could help at the Ice Cream Social.  Info needed by end of the week.
Assignment/reporting of other chores for Ice Cream Social
All board members will be needed to help with set-up of event. Final details will be reviewed at the next Board meeting August 9.
Ice Cream Social Food Drive Decision
Joy C. spoke with Leslie at Hope Link to find out what the need was for a targeted nonperishable food item. She was told they could always use tuna fish. Included on the postcard invitation to the Ice Cream Social, will be a suggested donation of cans of tuna fish.
Ice Cream Social Postcard – mailer
Diane C. has agreed to do the mailer. Patty H. will work with her for specific design.

 

Neighborhood Mini-Grant (Kiosk)
Patty H. spoke with Kirk Peterson, Park Maintenance Superintendent. He felt that  installation of a public information kiosk or bulletin board at Paramount School Park was viable. Patty will fill out the Mini-grant application and submit it to Nora Smith, Office of  Neighborhoods Coordinator.

 

New Business

• IDEA: “Community Service Awards” for next year’s Election Meeting
Board members present felt this item should have full Board participation. Since 3 members were absent, item was set aside to be discussed at a later date.
• Holiday Food DriveThe Board brainstormed ideas about how to facilitate information about ways people could donate to existing food drives during the holidays. Suggestions included: Sending out pre-holiday info through email; posting information on our website; do a Fall/Winter newsletter which included information about need and opportunities to give.

 

 

Upcoming Events and Activities
• Leadership Potluck @ Boeing Creek Park, July 14, 6-8pm
• Swingin’ Summer Eve & Book Sale @ Cromwell Park, Wednesday July 20 5:30 to 8:30pm
• National Night Out, Tuesday August 2
• RNA Board Meeting @ EPNC, Tuesday August 9, 7pm
• Ridgecrest Ice Cream Social @ Paramount School Park, Thursday August 18 6pm – dusk
• Youth/Teen Skate Competition @ Paramount Park, Friday August 19 Noon to 5pm
• Parade, Saturday August 20 Noon
• Festival @ Ridgecrest Elementary, Saturday August 20 11am-5pm

Meeting Adjourned
Motion to adjourn by Patty H., second by Phyllis M., meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM

 

 

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
June 14, 2011
Called to order at 7:05 PM by Dick Nicholson.

In attendance
Board Members –Dick Nicholson, Diane Christensen, Stefanie Gendreau, Phyllis Moll, Joy Cunningham, Jesse Salomon (7:30)
Absent Board Members – Patty Hale
Public in attendance – Frank Moll, Mary Kay Doyle, Nora Smith (7:25)

 

Approval of Agenda
Diane C. moved to approve agenda as amended, second by Phyllis M., motion approved.

Public Comment
None.

Treasurer’s Report
Phyllis Moll, Acting Treasurer, reports that there is currently $1281.10 in the account. Mary Kay D. passed along items from absent board member Patty H. including a $50 check from Patty Hale which is in exchange for the $50 donated gift card from Home Depot. Diane C. moved to approve Treasurers Report, second by Joy C., motion approved.

Other Reports
Election and Family Dance Recap –

It was reported that the slate of proposed candidates were elected. The Board Members for the 2011/2012 year are; Chair – Dick Nicholson, Vice Chair – Stefanie Gendreau, Treasurer – Phyllis Moll, Secretary – Patty Hale. The amendments to the RNA Bi-Laws were also approved. Unfortunately, only two people, other than Board Members and The Peterka Family Band attended the meeting. The fact that we need a way to motivate neighbors to attend was discussed. Stefanie G. mentioned that she had discussed the option of combining the Election with the Garden meeting with Patty Hale. Following Board discussion, Stefanie G. moved that we combine the election with the annual garden meeting and move them to the first week of May, seconded by Dick N., motion approved.

Council of Neighborhoods, June Meeting
Stefanie G. reported about a presentation given at the June CON meeting by CRT. Statistic documents showing neighborhood response issues were circulated for review. Also discussed at CON was the annual Swingin’ Summer Eve & Book Sale Wednesday July 20th 5:30 to 8:30pm. Each neighborhood will be required to contribute 7 boxes of books and 5 hours of volunteer service to receive a full share of the book sale proceeds. Dick N. and Diane C. told Nora at the meeting what shift they would like to work, the rest have been asked to e-mail Nora if available. All income from the sale will again be run through the RNA and then distributed via check to the other participating neighborhoods. This year, however, uncashed checks will revert to the RNA after 90 days.

Environmental Mini Grant
Dick N. reports that a tree planting has been scheduled for Saturday June 18th, 9am to noon. Volunteers will be meeting at EPNC. More volunteers are needed to assist. A few RNA Board members will be helping and Nora will spread the word via her existing connections.

Garage Sale Day
Stefanie G. reported the event was a huge success. Over 45 individual homes in Ridgecrest, Briarcrest & North City registered to participate plus an estimated 15-20 additional “un-registered” sales taking place. The Meridian Park Neighborhood has expressed interest in becoming part of the Neighborhood Sale Day next year. We may recruit Lake Forest Park as well. The date will remain the first Saturday in June.

Upcoming Events and Activities
RNA Board Meeting, Tuesday July 12, 7pm @ EPNC
Swingin’ Summer Eve & Book Sale Wednesday July 20th 5:30 to 8:30pm.

Old Business
Ice Cream Social (Thursday August 18th)
Donation Letters Status Report
Stefanie read notes from Patty H. regarding donation status and what needs to be done. Everyone is asked to report to Patty via e-mail or by phone regarding status of their assignment. Diane C. will design the postcard using copy provided by Stefanie G. The final design must be to Nora by the 3rd week of July for printing. Nora has said it would be okay to do ½ sheet size as opposed to the standard ¼ sheet size we usually do.

Ice Cream Social Food Drive
Stefanie G. presented an idea to the board that the traditional food drive held as part of the Annual Ice Cream Social be more of a focus this year. It was suggested that the Board decide on one or two specific items (i.e. peanut butter, macaroni & cheese or some other high need item) and make it a larger part of the postcard/invitation. The board asked Joy C. to speak with Hopelink personnel for a short list of their most staple and critical needs. The board will decide on an item at the July meeting.

• Neighborhood Mini-Grant

• Mural
Jesse S. reported that the person on probation he had been looking into would not be appropriate to paint the mural at this time. Joy C. presented a Ballard Newspaper article about a local muralist that may be willing to do a mural for free.

• Kiosk
Patty H. submitted a written report regarding a plan to submit a proposal for purchasing and installing a public information kiosk at Paramount Park. After board discussion Stefanie G. moved to move forward with submitting a proposal by the end of June, second by Diane C., vote 5 in favor (Stefanie G., Joy C., Diane C., Phyllis M., Dick N.) and 1 against (Jesse S.), motion approved.

New Business
National Night Out August 2nd
Dick N. asked all board members to make a point of visiting Night Out events in our neighborhood and actively recruit persons to get involved and possibly become board members. It was agreed that the Chair (Dick N.) should be the one to sign insurance waivers for street closure requests.

IDEA: “Community Service Awards” for next year’s Election Meeting
After discussion, everyone on the board was very interested in instituting a Ridgecrest Community Service Award. It was suggested that we meet apart from the regular board meeting to discuss how we would want to structure such a program.

Celebrate Shoreline

Ice Cream Social @ Paramount Park –  Thursday August 18th

Youth/Teen Skate Competition@ Paramount Park – Friday August 19th Noon to 5pm

Parade – Saturday August 20th Noon

Festival @ Ridgecrest Elementary – Saturday August 20th 11am-5pm
Volunteers from RNA are needed to network with Ridgecrest neighbors at this event. Contact is Nora Smith.

Holiday Food Drive
Stefanie G. asked everyone to bring an idea of how we can involve our neighborhood in some kind of holiday benefit to the July meeting.

At Large Board Members
Jesse Salomon, Joy Cunningham & Diane Christensen have volunteered to serve again in the at-large positions. Stefanie G. moved to reappoint the above members for the 2011/2012 term, second by Phyllis M., motion approved. Phyllis M. moved to reappoint Stefanie G. & Jesse S. as representatives to Council of Neighborhoods for the 2011/2012 term, second by Joy C., motion approved.

Meeting Adjourned
Motion to adjourn by Phyllis M., second by Diane C., meeting adjourned at 9pm.

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
May 10, 2011
Called to order at 7:12 PM by Phyllis Moll.

In attendance
Board Members – Stefanie Gendreau, Dick Nicholson, Jessie Salomon, Phyllis Moll
Absent Board Members – Patty Hale, Diane Christensen, Joy Cunningham
Public in attendance – Frank Moll, Mary Kay Doyle

Approval of Minutes of the April 12, 2011 Meeting
Dick N. moved to approved minutes, second by Jessie S., motion approved.

Approval of Agenda
Dick N. moved to approve agenda as stated, second by Stefanie G., motion approved.

Public Comment
Tony Dondero of Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Patch news website addressed the board about the news site and how it can work for the neighborhood.

Public Comment
None.

Treasurer’s Report
Phyllis M. (acting treasurer) reported a balance of  $1220.82 after a check was written to reimburse for Diane C. for cookies she purchased for the Garden Meeting. Income from the Garden Meeting was $60.28 a combination of donations and proceeds of the Native Plant Sale. Once the amount is deposited, we will have a balance of $1281.10.

Other Reports
• Spring Garden Meeting
Stefanie G. reported that the Garden Meeting was much more successful than the previous year. About 30 people attended and thoroughly enjoyed the speaker from the Seattle Tilth. Everyone also enjoyed speaking with the different organizations on-hand. Proceeds from the Native Plant Sale and miscellaneous donations totaled $60.28.

• Council of Neighborhoods, May Meeting
Jesse S. reported that Miranda Redinger, Associate Planner was the guest speaker from the City. She discussed the efforts the City is making towards sustainability in all aspects of operations both internal and around the community. Also, Richard Wells from Sustainable Works presented a contest to enlist the help of each neighborhood in signing up homes for their energy audits. Elections of CON Officers took place for 2011-2012.

• Environmental Mini Grant
Dick N. reported that he filed the application with the City for 8 trees to replace ones near the library and the apartment house on 165th.

• Garage Sale Day
Stefanie G. reported that 15 households have signed up so far. There are additional posters for all Board Members to take and post. Stefanie asked that each Board Member let their immediate neighbors know about the sale.

Upcoming Events and Activities
• Council of Neighborhoods, Wed. June 1, 7pm @ City HallRNA
• Board Meeting, Tuesday June 14, 7pm @ EPNC

Old Business
• Planning for May Election Meeting Agenda
• Discussed plans for April RHA event. Stefanie will stop by school in the afternoon to be sure someone will be there to unlock the doors. Board Members should be there at 5:45 for set up.
• Ice Cream Social: Donation Letters Status Report
• Ice Cream Social: Volunteer Sign-up:
Need 2 people to take around volunteer sign-up sheet at the Election/Dance/Dessert RNA April meeting

New Business
• National Night Out, August 2nd
• Jesse reported that he may have a possible candidate for doing a graffiti style mural. He will look into it further.
• IDEA: “Community Service Awards” for next year’s Election Meeting.

Meeting Adjourned
Motion to adjourn by Stefanie G, second by Dick N., meeting adjourned 8:10pm.

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
April 12, 2011

Called to order at 7:05 PM by Patty Hale.

In attendance
Board Members – Stefanie Gendreau, Dick Nicholson, Patty Hale, Joy Cunningham, Jessie Salomon, Diane Christensen, Phyllis Moll
Public in attendance – Frank Moll, Mary Kay Doyle, Tony Dondero

Approval of Minutes of the March 8, 2011 Meeting
Dick N. moved to approved minutes as amended, second by Phyllis M., motion approved.

Approval of Agenda
Dick N. moved to approve agenda as stated, second by Phyllis Moll., motion approved.

Public Comment
Tony Dondero of Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Patch news website addressed the board about the news site and how it can work for the neighborhood.

Treasurer’s Report
Phyllis M. (acting treasuer) reported that B of A made an error, charging RNA a fee for not having any funds in the new checking account even though we had already deposited the entire amount of our previous account. Patty H. spoke with the bank. The fee was reversed, however they cannot seem to find the funds that were deposited. In the mean time, they are floating us the amount until they can locate the money.

The current balance of the account is $1372.28. Two checks need to be written; $100 reimburse to Stefanie G. for Youth Jam contribution and $25 to reimburse Patty H. for donation to Shoreline Fire on behalf of Ridgecrest neighbor, Bob Cox.

Other Reports
Council of Neighborhoods, March Meeting
Stefanie G. reported that CIP Manager Tricia Junke gave a presentation at the CON meeting regarding construction projects in the City over the next 2 years. There was also information from Rob Beem about Shoreline Earth Day events including “Recyclefest” and “Shoreline Walks 4 Health”.  In addition, a nominating committee was formed for CON Board elections.

Environmental Mini Grant
Dick N. met with Rica regarding our idea letter to replant dead trees in our area. He is now waiting for permission to submit our proposal.

Mural Meeting
Patty H. reported that only one person came to the meeting. At this point, with little interest, we will not have an organized plan to present to the city for a mini-grant. We will table this topic and revisit it later.

Garage Sale Day
Stefanie G. reported that the 2nd annual sale will include both the North City and Briarcrest neighborhoods. Each association will collect participant information from their own neighborhood, submit to Stefanie and she will do all of the general advertising. Some flyers were passed out to the group to hand out near their homes.

Seattle City Light Tree Information Meeting
Patty H. reported the details of the meeting about the tree removal along 8th Ave NE from 145th to 185th. The meeting was very well attended, mostly by 8th Ave residents.  At the time of the meeting, there were nearly 70 trees scheduled for removal. The project is now out for bid and will begin in May.

155th Sidewalk Meeting
Jesse S. reported that there will be some sidewalk repair done in the Ridgecrest neighborhood on 15th & 155th, SW side of 15th specifically. The area has some severely buckled sidewalk panels from overgrown tree roots.

Department of Heath Meeting
Dick N. attended a tour of the expansion at his last meeting and will now act as a lay person involved in monitoring the procedures in the rat/mouse laboratory.

Upcoming Events and Activities
Email/Mailer of Upcoming Events
Stefanie G. continues to produce all mailers and Patty H. continues to do follow up e-mails supporting the mailers for all Ridgecrest events.
• Mahalo Volunteers Soiree – Wed. April 13, 5:30pm @ City Hall
• Council of Neighborhoods, Wed. May 4, 7pm @ City Hall
• Shoreline Walks 4 Health, Sat. May 7, 10am Interurban Trail• RNA Board Meeting, Tuesday May 10, 7pm @ EPNC

Old Business
• Planning for Spring Garden Meeting – All
• Discussed logistics for meeting and who will do what. Joy will continue to seek donations for door prizes. Stefanie will make signs for plants that are for sale. All board members need to arrive by 5:30 for set up.
• Discussion of May Election Meeting Agenda
• Election and business meeting with be accompanied by a dessert exchange and family dance band. Music will be provided by Ridgecrest group “Kattywompus”.  Event will run 7-8:30 on May 11th at Ridgecrest Elementary School.
• Finalize Proposed By-Law Changes
• Discussed final changes. Diane C., moved to approve final document as amended, second by Joy C., motion approved. Document will be submitted to the general membership at the May 11th meeting.
• Slate of Candidates for 2011-12 RNA Election

Discussion about who would be interested in filling each position. The list below was agreed upon to submit for election.

Chair – Dick Nicholson
Vice Chair – Stefanie Gendreau
Secretary – Patty Hale
Treasurer – Phyllis Moll

• Ice Cream Social Donation Letters
Patty circulated donation request letters for distribution.

New Business
• Neighborhood Mini Grant Information Kiosk
Dick N. agreed to investigate the kiosk/board with Nora at the City.

June Neighborhood meeting and agenda
Phyllis is interested in having the neighborhood association host an informational meeting on emergency preparedness. Someone will need to look into possible presenters.

Meeting Adjourned:
Meeting adjourned at 9:07 by Patty H.

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
March 8, 2011

Called to order at 7:04 PM by Patty Hale.

In attendance
Board Members – Stefanie Gendreau, Dick Nicholson, Patty Hale, Joy Cunningham, Jessie Salomon, Diane Christensen, Phyllis Moll
Public in attendance – Frank Moll, Mary Kay Doyle

Approval of Minutes of the February 8, 2011 Meeting
Dick N. moved to approved minutes as amended, second by Phyllis M., motion approved.

Approval of Agenda
Dick N. moved to approve agenda as stated, second by Phyllis Moll., motion approved.

Public Comment
None.

Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis Moll, Acting Treasurer
Phyllis M. reports $1348.28 plus $24 to be deposited for a total of $1372.28.  Patty H. reported that we will be opening a new bank account at Bank of America. The account will be fee free with 500 checks free.  Patty passed around a signature sheet that each Board Member needs to sign to open the account. Dick N. moved to approved treasurers report, second by Diane C., motion approved.

Other Reports
Youth Jam
Stefanie G. reported a hugely successful event with an attendance of nearly 200. A total of 9 acts performed filling the evening with a great variety of music.  The YJ Committee with get together and discuss ideas for next year.

Council of Neighborhoods, February Meeting
Jesse S. reported the about the main speakers for the evening; Julie Underwood and KC Councilman Bob Ferguson. Julie introduced herself to the council and talked a bit about her style and her plans for the direction of the City. Bob Ferguson discussed current county issues including budget issues, metro service and current bills in the House & Senate regarding the Point Wells issue.

Gardens at Ridgecrest Elementary
Patty H. reported about the PTA project to install raised beds on the school grounds.  They have the first work party scheduled for this Saturday & Sunday 10-2, both days.

Environmental Mini Grant
Dick N. reported he has yet to receive a response regarding our submission.  He attempted to contact Rika today but she was out. He has begun mapping out areas where trees need to be replaced in anticipation of the approval of our application.

Upcoming Events and Activities
Email/Mailer of Upcoming Events
Patty H. has created and sent a list to our 300+ e-mail list and Stefanie G. has created a Spring Newsletter to be sent to our 700+ mailing list.

Community Mural Info Meeting – Thurs. March 10, 7 pm @ ESPNC
This meeting will be open to anyone interested in working a plan to replace the mural.

8th Ave Community Information Meeting w/Seattle City Light – Tuesday March 15th, 6:30pm
This meeting will be at Bethel Lutheran Church on 175th & 8th Ave NE to discuss the planned tree removals along 8th where the high-tension power lines run, from 145th to 185th.

Council of Neighborhoods – Wed. April 6, 7pm @ City Hall

RNA Board Meeting – Tuesday April 12, 7pm

Volunteer Appreciation – Wed. April 13, 5:30 pm @ City Hall

Old Business
Planning for Spring Garden Meeting – All
Plant exchange 6-7pm, Seattle Tilth “Raised Beds” 7-8:30
Stefanie G. invited Brian Peterka to represent his garden group “Diggin’ Shoreline” in addition to Backyard Habitat, WA Non-Toxic and Seattle Tilth groups that have been invited. Joy C. has been seeking donations for door prizes. She has secured a $30 GC from Central Market and has a commitment from Home Depot. Dick N. reported that he has acquired 7 different native plants to sell at the event. Board members need to arrive by 5:30 to do set up.

Discussion of May Election Meeting
The group discussed possible companion topics in addition to the election.  It was mentioned that the Sustainable Works group may be a good organization to invite to present.  Stefanie G. will do some research on the group.

It was brought up that Jesse S. has declared his candidacy for Shoreline City Council. The group discussed whether there was any conflict of interest while he is running for the position or if he should be elected. Jesse S. said he would like to stay on the RNA Board while campaigning for the position. The group agreed they couldn’t see any issue with conflict of interest, especially based on the fact there have been two other Board Members that have run for office while serving.

Patty H. asked all Board Members to state interest in running for the 4 Executive positions. A nominating committee may be formed.

Banking: Accountability and signatures. As discussed above.

Discussion of Proposed By-Law Changes

Patty H. passed out amended by-laws to discuss proposed changes with the group. Additional changes were recommended to the document prior to presenting a final draft at the annual election meeting.

Mural Meeting
As discussed above.

New Business
Seattle City Light Tree Information Meeting
As discussed above.

Board Member, running for political office
As discussed above.

Nominating Committee for 2011-12 Officers
As discussed above.

Ice Cream Social Donations in April
Patty will be printing the donation request letters to begin distributing in April.

Other
Diane C. moved to donate $25 to the Shoreline Fire Department in lieu of flowers on behalf of the Bob Cox, long-time Ridgecrest resident and volunteer, second by Phyllis M., motion approved.

Meeting Adjourned
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 by Patty H.

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
February 8, 2011

Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
Called to order at 7:04 PM by Patty Hale.
Call Meeting to Order and Attendance

In attendance
Board Members – Stefanie Gendreau, Dick Nicholson, Patty Hale, Joy Cunningham, Jessie Salomon
Absent Board Members – Diane Christensen, Phyllis Moll
Public in attendance – None

Approval of Minutes of the January 11, 2011 Meeting
Dick N. moved to approved minutes as amended, second by Joy C., motion approved.

Approval of Agenda
Dick N. moved to approve agenda as stated, second by Stefanie G., motion approved.

Public Comment
None.

Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis Moll, Acting Treasurer
Report on New Bank Account
Patty H. reported the new bank account at BECU has yet to be opened due to new information requirements that we were unaware of. We need to supply articles of incorporation, UBI #, Bi-laws, Fed Tax ID #. Patty H & Phyllis M will return to open the account once all of the information is collected, in the next few days.

Other Reports
• Gardens at Ridgecrest Elementary
Patty H. reported about RNA efforts to publicize a meeting that happened on 1/26/2011, with an e-mail to the RNA e-mail list. The plan is to create a vegetable garden on the south side of the property. The items from the garden will supplement school lunches at the school and will attempt to involve both the neighbors, parents and students. Their group mentioned they would like to see if RNA could help financially. It was suggested to have their group seek an environmental mini-grant from the City to help with costs.

• Council of Neighborhoods February Meeting
Jesse S. reported about the CON meeting which included a presentation about the public art in Shoreline.

• Youth Jam
Stefanie G. reported a meeting with SCC today to discuss details including layout, set-up, sound system specifications, volunteers and parking issues.  She requested a commitment from RNA to help with selling tickets, directing participants and guests. There will be a table available should RNA want to have an information area and a place to hang the banner. Dick N. moved to donate $100 towards the costs of Youth Jam, second by Jesse S., motion approved.

• Trails Committee
Dick N. reported that the Hamlin Park bicycle route has been determined. It is currently being designed and will then be put out for bid.  The committee has now been dismissed.

• Environmental Mini Grant
Dick N. reported the RNA grant request has been filed with the City.

Upcoming Events and Activities
• Email of Upcoming Events
Patty H. reported on al l of the upcoming events. Stefanie G. offered to create a Spring Newsletter mailing to advertise all of the events.
–  Council of Neighborhoods, Wednesday March 2, 7pm
– Grant Writing Workshop @ City Hall March 16, 6:30pm
– RNA Board Meeting, Tuesday March 8, 7pm

Old Business
• Planning for Spring Garden MeetingPostcard design is done. Patty H. will contact each member individually to assign tasks for the meeting.
• Discussion of May Election Meeting. Ideas will be submitted by each member to Patty H.

New Business
• Discussion of Proposed By-Law Changes
Jesse S. & Patty H. have been working on changes to the current by-laws. Jesse S. reported that he has gone to a friend that works on this type of project and has been researching the Richmond Beach by-laws as reference. Jesse’s question involved the possible need to have an indemnification article that covers costs for lawyers fees built into the new document as does the RBCA. We will need to research what is covered through the City of Shoreline then decide on what kind of wording we need to include.

Patty H. submitted a list of proposed changes thus far, which the board reviewed. Final changes will need to be approved by the board and submitted to the general membership at the May meeting and election.

• Brainstorm Ideas for 2011 Mini-Grant
• Garage Sale Day Info and Event Planning

Stefanie G. reported the selection of Saturday June 4th as RNA Garage Sale Day 2011. Promotion will begin immediately by adding to our website, creating a “press release” for online news sites, adding the date to any postcard mailings and e-mails from here forward.  New door hangers and flyers for posting will need to be created soon. Also, contact needs to be made with the Ridgecrest churches to see if they would like to have their sales coincide.  Stefanie G. made an offer to the North City and Briarcrest neighborhoods for inclusion in the advertising if they would like to involve their neighborhood.

Meeting Adjourned
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 by Patty H.

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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
January 11, 2011

Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Meeting
Called to order at 7:06 PM by Patty Hale.
Call Meeting to Order and Attendance

In attendance
Board Members – Phyllis Moll, Stefanie Gendreau, Dick Nicholson, Patty Hale, Joy Cunningham.
Absent Board Members – Diane Christensen, Jessie Salomon
Public in attendance – Frank Moll

Approval of Minutes of the December 14, 2010 Meeting
Dick N. moved to approved minutes as amended, second by Phyllis M., motion approved.

Approval of Agenda
Dick N. moved to approve agenda as amended, second by Stefanie G., motion approved.
Public Comment
None.

Treasurer’s Report – Phyllis Moll, Acting Treasurer
Transfer of paper work and records. Decide on new account signees. Diane C. delivered financial books and a check for the full amount of the account to Patty who has passed them on to Phyllis M. She also delivered the box of various supplies to Phyllis M.  who will be acting Treasurer until May elections. Diane C. also included a personal check of $12 for reimbursement of a fee that was imposed on the account due to a delay in closing the current account. Patty H. & Phyllis M. will go to BECU in Safeway to open the new (fee free) account, order checks and will become signers on the account. Discussion was had regarding who may be interested in the Treasurers position in May.

Other Reports
Gardens at RidgecrestPTA
Patty H. reported that Jeff Sacket, a member of Ridgecrest PTA contacted Patty to determine RNA interest in getting involved in creating a community garden at Ridgecrest Elementary. The ultimate goal would be to grow food to improve and supplement the school lunch program at the school. Patty H. suggested that the RNA act as a conduit of information by using our promotional avenues including the website, e-mail list and existing mailings.

Council of Neighborhoods January Meeting
Stefanie G. reported about the CON meeting held on 1/5/2010. Paul Cohen, City of Shoreline Senior Planner, presented the Town Center Subarea Plan to the group. The plan will be presented to the public at an open house on 1/12/2010 at 6:30pm.

There was more discussion about Hopelink and how CON should get involved. Regardless of their decision, it was suggested that Ridgecrest use their largest event (Ice Cream Social) to focus on collecting some sort of items for Hopelink.

• Youth Jam
Stefanie G. reported that publicity is moving along very well and the committee is actively seeking donations.  Each board member was asked to take a poster to post at a family/kid oriented location in Ridgecrest. Dick N. mentioned there was a problem with paid parking being required on campus at night. He is meeting with the Assistant Administrator in 2 weeks to try to get a suspension of those fees for an Around the Sound Neighborhood Band event coming up. He agreed to include the Youth Jam event in the request.

• Trails Committee
Dick N. reported that at the next meeting, they will be discussing the bike trail route options for redirection through Hamlin Park, which will eventually connect with the Burke-Gilman Trail.

• Environmental Grant
Dick N. will be submitting paperwork in the next few days requesting $1500.00 for street tree replacement in the Ridgecrest Neighborhood. Joy C. moved that the amount of the Environmental Mini-Grant request for street tree replacement should be in the amount of $1500.00, second by Phyllis M., motion approved. Patty H. suggested Dick N. submit a request for volunteers to Shorecrest HS to assist in planting. It was also mentioned by Dick N. & Joy C. to source local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Campfire Organizations.

Upcoming Events and Activities
• Council of Neighborhoods, Wednesday February 2nd, 7pm
• RNA Board Meeting, Tuesday February 8th, 7pm

Old Business
Mural Mini-Grant Sub Committee – Patty Hale
Each member reported on their progress on obtaining volunteers to serve on this committee. There have been no commitments thus far. Each member will continue to try and find people interested in serving on a committee to decide the process.

Planning for Spring Garden Meeting – All
Patty H. asked Stefanie G. to research potential dates with the following criteria: middle to end of April on a T, W or Th. Patty H. contacted Seattle Tilth about what programs are available. It was agreed that a focus on edible gardens has the most interest at this time and would be a good topic for the meeting/plant exchange.

New Business
Social MediaRNA Web site:  http://www.ridgecrestneighborhood.info/
City Calendar:  http://www.cityofshoreline.com/index.aspx?page=25
Shoreline Area News:  http://www.shorelineareanews.com/

Ice Cream Social
Phyllis M. moved that RNA request that Around the Sound Neighborhood Band be invited to perform again this year, second by Patty H., motion approved. Dick N. will take the official request to the next band planning meeting.

Garage Sale Day
Stefanie G. reported she will begin researching a date for this year’s neighborhood garage sale day.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20pm by Patty H.