Kirkland Library Meeting Room
Laura Lee Pritt called the meeting to order. Laura Lee mentioned a few items that might be of interest to neighborhood residents. The City of Kirkland is seeking applicants to fill five to seven individual terms of varying length on the newly created Cultural Council, which has five current members. The Council will ultimately consist of no less than seven, and no more than fifteen members. For more information, check the City's web site: http://www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/depart/commissions/cultural_council.htm
The city also has a "Neighborhood Toolkit" -- a resource for resolving problems such as loud parties or abandoned boats that might occur in our area. http://www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/depart/neighborhood/toolindex.htm
The city has implemented an "Interim Tree Ordinance", which limits the number of trees that can be removed per year from 5 to 2, and bans the cutting of any trees within 10 feet of the property line for new developments.
Laura Lee suggested that the association buy a stone paver with our name on it to help renovate the 1922 historic church on the Waverly site. Leslie Keller made the motion, Eric Ruff seconded it, and the association voted to proceed with buying it. "Moss Bay Neighborhood Assoc. Est. 1997" was the suggested inscription.
It was suggested and approved that we change the day of our meeting to the third Monday on the odd numbered months.
The association has received a gift of the services of a graphic designer to create a logo. If you have ideas as to what it should look like, email Laura Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or send them her at 715 - 2nd St. Kirkland, WA 98033
At our January meeting, we will be electing new officers.
We need ideas for matching grant money for projects like picnics, newsletters, welcome packets, neighborhood kiosk or park improvements.
Kari Page gave a Powerpoint presentation concerning the Neighborhood Connections Program and how we will spend our $25,000. Watch this space for an online version of the information. About ten top suggestions have been selected so far, including a new walkway or lights at Brink Park, money for art, or bump outs on the the sidewalks of State Street.
The meeting was adjourned and our next meeting will be Monday, January 20, 7PM, at the Kirkland Teen Center.