State S./Central Neighborhood Association
September 2, 1999 Houghton Fire Station
SSCNA Meeting Minutes
September 2, 1999
Reports: Kari Page discussed upcoming events, Harley night, Taste of Kirkland, 10K race.
David Ramsey, Kirkland City Manager was our special guest. He was very informative on city activities to date. Among the items discussed were: Totem Lake Study, NE 8th Corridor, Downtown Strategic Plan, Community Character Elements, Annexation of Finn Hill/Juanita, Juanita Village Project, Rail with Trail project, Kirkland Teen Center, Schools as Parks, Big White Ship, Christian Science Church. Special Thanks went to Kari for her invaluable help thus far in working closely with the neighborhoods and for helping to organize a Neighborhood Conference and Web Pages seminars. There was also brief discussion of Initiative 695 which if passed will have a huge negative impact on transpiration funds in particular traffic projects.
Mr. Ramsey also commented on our upcoming appeal regarding the Kirkland Vista Plaza project. He outlined the procedure for the evening, three speakers per side, three minutes for each speaker, no duplication of comments. He encouraged us to work with Jeremy and Iris as we prepare for the upcoming hearing for the appeal on October 19, 7:30, Council Chambers.
Ellen McMahon will be our Downtown Strategic Plan representative. The first meeting is coming up Sept. 21. Their first task is looking at Kirkland...where are the first places you would take a first time visitor, where are the eye sores. More expected as the task force moves forward.
Givhan will be attending the upcoming KAN meeting and report to the group. Thank you Givhan. Also, a reminder that all time and dollars spent by members on the picnic should be reported to Givhan since the picnic was funded by a matching city grant.
There was a discussion of speed bumps. Ellen McMahon has gotten the ball rolling for lower 7th Ave S. (the section south of State Street). A motion was made and approved to authorize Kari to start the speed bump process for upper 7th Ave S., 6th Ave S. and 5th Ave S. with Tony Mazella. Ellen commented and many agreed that the 10th Ave S speed bumps are a good example of what we’d like to see on these streets.
Next meeting, 10/7.