Thanks to the efforts of the Victory Heights Community Council (especially President Ann Forrest), the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has awarded a matching grant of $4,157.25 for various signs and expenses to be used around the neighborhood.
This money is in exchange for volunteer hours we have pledged including maintaining the traffic circles around Victory Heights. The funds include purchasing “Welcome To Victory Heights” signs from the city to be placed on arterials, banners, copying flyers, and buying ice cream for the social on Tuesday July 18th.
In other business at the Community Council meeting, we heard from David Johnson of Sustainable NE Seattle. These great folks organize urban farms, school gardens, the NE Tool Library (which is awesome!), the emergency preparedness HUB in Wedgwood, skills fairs, and garden tours.
Despite a fancy display shown to the Council last year, the Northgate pedestrian/bike bridge has been radically redesigned to be narrower, shorter, and more importantly, cheaper than the initial design.
The next meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council will be Tuesday, June 20th at 7 PM at the co-op preschool building and will feature a speaker from Seattle Parks about the renovation project in our park.