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.)
Looking for some ways to join in the holiday spirit around West Seattle this month? There are many inexpensive local events that are sure to delight guests or help nudge family members to get into the holiday spirit!
Visit the West Seattle Blog events page for ongoing updates to local events.
12/04/2011 From West Seattle Blog
Our partners at the Seattle Times report today that the city Parks Department has chosen a new (not-yet-identified) operator for Seacrest Boathouse. The owners of Alki Crab and Fishhave been the official operators for a decade, the length of the city contract that expired last June; this past fall, the city put out a Request for Proposals for operating the food/drink concession at the boathouse/pier (see the RFP here, including the city’s terms and conditions).
A document on the city website includes Q/A with the city in response to an unidentified “interested proposer” (see it here). As that document notes, Alki Kayak Tours is a subcontractor to the restaurant operator. We asked its proprietor Greg Whittaker, who has offered tours as well as rentals (not just kayaks, but skates, bikes, and standup paddleboards, among other things) for 7 years, how this would affect his operation. His reply: “I am not really sure how this all will turn out. We have worked really hard to develop this business and hope to negotiate a solution with Seattle Parks and Recreation.” Alki Crab and Fish’s owner told the Times he plans to send the city a protest letter.
The reported plan to turn Seacrest over to a new operator requires City Council approval, with a vote expected early next year. We’ll be following up with Parks tomorrow.
Join ACC council members and residents as we discuss local issues and hear updates from our Landslide Committee, Metro Transit route changes and reports on numerous local projects. Meetings are free and open to everyone. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Please join us!