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November 2018 Meeting Notes

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SPNA November 13 2018

Food: pupusas from nuevo amanecer

Introductions: about 20 people here/who we are and what makes us smile about SP

Quick announcements: Arrowhead Gardens is having 6th annual craft fair Saturday November 17 10-3

Lisa from Duwamish Valley Safe Streets: Bikeworks is giving bikes to 2-8 years olds. You must fill out an app by December 1. Please go to for info and applications. More info at SP Library.

DRCC environmental justice youth forum sat Nov 17 10-1 at South Park Community Center. Please come support local youth who have produced and will facilitate the programming.

DRCC attended the first Roundtable convening. More info on fb page

Arts Under 100 on Dec 8 at Seattle Design Center in Georgetown.

PTA and Amigos de Seattle are co-hosting an event at Concord Dec 1 4-7 all are welcome

Resistencia will be hosting an artist workshop wed Nov 29 6-9 pm

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center is trying to fund a crosswalk and sidewalks. Neighborhood Street End Fund. Will SPNA support this proposal? All in favor? Unanimously in favor.

At SP Library Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am ESL classes; kids’ welcome. Also, library Lab every Wednesday at 4 pm all ages. Nov 24 international games day 11-5 all ages welcome.

Crime Report: Officer Mazzuca has not been called to SP very much lately which is good. He wants to look at the data in different ways each month. Calls have been low. Car prowls and burglaries continue. Residential burglaries typically occur between the hours of 10 and 5 pm. SPD did an RV remediation from near the bus lot. They are moving down to 8th and Kenyon. There have been reports of people purchasing RVs at auction and parking them in Georgetown and renting to homeless folks.

Boeing Duwamish Clean-Up, Brian Anderson: Boeing dredged. Recent sampling shows significant decrease in contaminants and chemicals since pre-dredging. Did work in Slip 4, T-117. Q: is slip 4 not receiving new contaminants? A: the real issue is source control. Boeing has water treatment facilities that cleans all their water. Other sources, such as I-5, are not cleaned. Q: street ends are big sources of contamination A: SP has made a lot of rain gardens and this helps. Another stormwater system was built at Site 2. Working on stormwater systems for other Boeing properties. Boeing wants to protect the investment of early action by working on source control. It’s not necessarily dumping—could be paint “weathering” off a wall into the stormwater. What’s next? Construct the design of the of cleanup of the upper waterway. Boeing constructed a wildlife habitat and it is doing well.

South Park Marina Clean-Up: The Port, SP Marina, Seattle City Light will work on cleaning it up. Agreed order = between people doing work and Ecology to figure out what is the damage. The Marina will do the “remedial investigation” to come up with a legal document or binding order to do the work. It will come out in December for public comments. If no one comments by January, the work will go forward. If there are comments the parties will consider whether a change is needed. The property itself will be cleaned. Ecology has data showing that there is some contamination. You can sign up for a mailing list and the link to public comments will be posted on the fb page. Amy White from Ecology has moved on. More information will be coming.

SR99 underpass improvements: the Underpass is unsafe. WashDOT and City Light and SDOT are all somewhat responsible. Jackie from Dept of Neighborhoods called meeting with city departments who are all stakeholders. One person from Pavement to Parks project will now be responsible to take feedback from everyone involved (City Departments). There will be a design released soon.

Seattle Neighborhood Group/8th Avenue Trail, updates since August meeting:

Friends of 8th Ave Trail group sent a request to WSDOT that the trail be added to their regular maintenance list. Waiting on their response now.

Seattle City Light has upgraded to new LED lights on the trail.

Trail cleanup on 11/03 left it looking great.

A property owner said that he has plans to “build and develop Concord St with sidewalks and storm drains down to the trail”. Waiting on more info.

Henderson trailhead entrance has new pathway and landscape features.

OPCD tour showed lots of interest in collaboration on trail improvements.


IMPORTANT NEXT MEETING TOPIC Come out on December 11th at 7pm

What do you think future of the South Park Neighborhood Center should look like? (8201 10th Ave s)  – A Community Discussion Facilitated by the White Center Community Development Association