At last night’s meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council it was announced that our request for funding a communications HUB to be established in Victory Heights Park was approved by the city! Similar to HUBS that already exist at the Fred Meyers in Lake City and Maple Leaf Park (though smaller to begin with), this volunteer-run emergency HUB will allow neighbors to organize after a disaster (most likely an earthquake), trade information and resources, and communicate with the outside world. It will be based in Victory Heights Park.
Anticipating the HUB, a tabletop emergency preparedness exercise will be held this Saturday, November 19th between 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM at the Northgate Library. One was held last week (see photo) and really helped streamline procedures and problems we might encounter during an actual emergency.
Other bits of news: the annual Christmas Caroling event will be Sunday, December 18th starting at 5 PM. Let us know if you will be participating or if you’d like us to visit your house and sing a few songs that evening.
The Victory Heights Community Survey is still going on. Take a moment and fill it out so the community council can know how they can better serve you.
A natural gas main will be installed along 19th Avenue NE between NE 107th Street and Northgate Way between November 28-30.
Next month’s speakers on December 20th will include a Crime Prevention Coordinator and a community police team officer talking about “Crime Prevention & Response.”