1) Michelle Allison, Legislative Aide for Councilman Joe McDermott’s office will be giving us some background on data being gathered for the WS Water Taxi Shuttle. The KC Water Taxi District is also reviewing this past year’s statistics. This should help inform our response as Metro looks at route modifications for next year.
2) WS Transportation Coalition has sent a letter to local officials urging them to take a comprehensive look at transportation on the peninsula. ACC will be informed of follow-up meetings and activities where we can work together.
3) The 2414 55th Ave Rowhouse Development has received DPD approval for moving forward. The 3008 Alki Ave rowhouse comment period ends 18th Oct. It would be good to get a formal vote on whether this type of development is appropriate for Alki.
4) “Alki Girls” statue location has been selected (just north of Salty’s). Review of past projects (Weatherwatch Park, Cormorant Park, Constellation Park, Alki Founders Monument, Statue of Liberty, Bathouse Renovation, Sealsitters Statue) may help us understand how to respond to any future requests for support.
1) Report by SPD SW Precinct on Alki public safety this past summer.
2) Board discussion of topics to be addressed this fall and winter, e.g.: status of 501(c)3 application; residential parking zone; emergency preparedness; landslide mitigation; Water Taxi shuttle; DPD Building Code issues; flood insurance; Statue of Liberty Plaza MOA; ACC Webpage.
Review of housing developments in our neighborhood including 2414 55th Ave SW.
Alki Point Lighthouse Centennial Year Presentation given by our local Coast Guard Auxiliary Member
We were unable to get a Metro representative to discuss upcoming route changes. Please continue to fill out the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MetroFutureFunding . In the meantime, our meeting this Thursday will just be a Board meeting. Visitors are welcome.
We will again be updating our website with Meeting information.
Please note due to severe snow conditions the regular monthly meeting tomorrow night will be canceled. We hope you will join us again at our February general meeting set for Thursday, Feb. 16th at 7 p.m.
Unless you are keeping your tree up through the Epiphany – or oh, say, the Super Bowl – it’s go-time. So here are some reminders about tree-cycling, if you haven’t accomplished it already. Via the city – this is your second and final week to tree-cycle for free. (From Seattle Public Utilities:
(Curbside residential pickup:) Trees must be trimmed to 6 feet or shorter. Trim branches to less than four feet to fit into the collection trucks. Bundle each section with sisal string or twine (not plastic). Decorated, flocked and plastic trees are not recyclable and will be charged as extra garbage.
At Apartments – One tree may be placed next to each food/yard waste cart at no extra charge each collection day.
At Recycling & Disposal Stations – Clean trees can be taken for free (see hours and locations). Trees should not exceed eight feet in length and must be free of decoration. Trunks should not exceed four inches in diameter. The stations will accept up to three trees per vehicle.
The station closest to West Seattle is the South Transfer Station in South Park.
One more option – a local nonprofit youth group has a tree-cycling event next weekend: The West Seattle Rainbow Girls will hold their fifth annual Christmas tree recycle fundraiser Saturday (January 7) at the Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th SW, 10 am-2 pm. Suggested donation $5. No flocked trees. For more information, contact Jan Hunter at 206-849-7906. (The Rainbow Girls are also one of two groups with tree-cycling fundraisers in Burien next weekend; if you’re interested in that info, it’s in our White Center Now tree-cycling roundup.)