Parks Department Repairs Fence

fence2After many months of cajoling, last weekend the Seattle Parks Department finally repaired the fence alongside Victory Heights Park that was damaged last year.

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The news was announced at last night’s outdoor meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council that was held by the picnic tables not too far from the newly repaired fence.

Read the complete minutes from last night’s meeting.

The guest speaker this month was Debbie Goetz from the city’s Office of Emergency Management who spoke about SNAP and the neighborhood HUBs that have been organized in case of an emergency. Attendees received a number of informative flyers as well as two cool gadgets: a keychain whistle, and a miniature wind-up light.

Next month’s meeting (on July 21st, also in the park) will be the planning session for the Neighborhood Night Out on August 4th. We need as many people as possible to attend so we can hand out packets of flyers that will be distributed to every house in the neighborhood in late July. Please come and participate and help make this family event great for a third straight year.

Community Council Going al Fresco Tuesday Night

Park 2015The June meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council on Tuesday, June 16th will be held al fresco on the lawn in Victory Heights Park starting at 7 PM. Partially this is to take advantage of the beautiful weather we have been having lately, but also because we don’t have access to the pre-school building during the summer. So bring your lawn chairs out. (In the off chance it rains, we have a nearby house to retreat to.)

The speaker this month will be Debbie Goetz from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management. She will speak about emergency planning, and how we as a community can best be prepared if the worst should happen. We’ll also get an update on August’s Neighborhood Night Out party that will be held next to the park on August 4th. Hope to see you this Tuesday!

Work Begins on Lake City Way, 24th Avenue Closed This Weekend

24thAs part of the Lake City Traffic Safety Project, the Seattle Department of Transportation will be closing 24th Avenue NE between Lake City Way and NE Northgate Way this weekend between 4 PM Friday June 5th until 7 PM Sunday June 7th. As work on nearby sewer and water lines begins this week, the bus stop along Lake City Way that was just north of the intersection was moved south just before NE 104th Place. When finished, the intersection of 24th Avenue and Lake City Way will feature a new sidewalk, curb bulb on the SW corner of 104th Place, crosswalk improvements and sewer work. All this is part of the greater Improvement Project along the entire length of Lake City Way from I-5 up to 145th Street.