Morgan Community Association, Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 7:00 pm - The Kenney, Courtyard Room
Convened, Welcome: Phil Tavel, Vice-Chair, Presiding (7:25)- 17 persons attending
Introductions: Yun Pitre, Dept. of Neighborhoods
City Council Candidates (5 minutes):
- Position 8: Hisam Goueli – concerns regarding senior citizen issues, homelessness, and quality of life in neighborhoods impacted by HALA.
- Position 9: Pat Murakami, rep. by sister, Paula Harris. – concerns regarding voice of neighborhoods, especially re. zoning changes, affordable housing.
Morgan Minute Updates:
SW Precinct Advisory Group, Phil Tavel, reporting. Concerns re. recent late-night issues at Solstice Park. A representative of SW Precinct police will attend our October meeting.
Movies in the Park at the Church of the Nazarene (4201 SW Juneau) Free community outdoor movies and refreshments monthly during Summer: July 28 and August 18 (sundown).
Morgan Junction Family Cleanup –August 6, (begin at 9:00 am), led by local group. Check West Seattle Blog for details.
Morgan Park Expansion Planning Group: Next Meeting August 21, venue TBA.
Orchard Street Ravine Natural Area – adjacent land on steep slope is now for sale. Consult Seattle Parks Dept. for possible sale.
Part II: Morgan Junction Comprehensive Plan Amendment – We have asked for an expanded Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan amendment process. The response from the OPCD (Office of Planning and Community Development) indicates that they will create and submit amendments to the Neighborhood Plan within the next year. Question: Can we challenge the process? Answer: A decision will be made by the City Council in 2018 concerning the integrity of the public input. We’ll participate in the docketing process for that.
Lowman Beach Seawall timeline – Seawall and Beach restoration are in process. Watch for a Site-walk with neighbors on July 31. Check the web-page of the Parks Department for more information.
Morgan Junction Mural Project – MoCA is planning to contribute to mural restoration project that is underway. The artist will submit plans and estimates for fund-raising.
Morgan Junction Festival was held on June 17 with excellent weather, good crowds, especially for music and children’s activities. We suspended the Bark of Morgan activity this year due to lack of volunteer to assume leadership. This annual (13th year) event continues to need greater volunteer help. Thanks to the continuing generosity of the Morgan neighborhood business community for their support of this annual event. Morgan Community Association will need new Treasurer and Vice-President for 2018, as well as volunteers for the Festival Planning committee.
Meeting concluded – 8:15
Eldon Olson, Sec. Pro temp