Minutes of Morgan Community Association Meeting

June 14, 2005 (7:00 pm, Kenney Home Community Room)

  • Meeting called to order by Pres.of MoCA, Steve Sindiong (7:00)

  • Announcements

 

 


1. West Seattle Garden Club tour – July 17 (9:00 to 5:00) – contact Arts West for tickets and/or information, 206 938-0339.

2. Port of Seattle Firefighters Salmon Derby / Fun Run – Sunday, Aug. 14,

Jack Block Shoreline Park (8:00 am to 3:00 pm). For more information and/or registration for Derby or 5K Run, call 206 789-6838 or www.nwburn.org.

3. Orchard Street Ravine Pro-Park money will be released in the 3rd quarter of 2005. Public discussions will soon be announced regarding this.

4. The MoCA website is again updated, thanks to Paul Sureddin, www.morganjunction.org

  • Ferry System 10 Year - Gary Dawson of the Fauntleroy Neighborhood Assn. is Chair of the Ferry Advisory Committee. A 10 year community planning process was mandated by the Legislature last year. That Plan is now available for community comment and input. A public meeting will be held June 30, 6:00 pm re. the “triangle route” (Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth). For a draft of the plan, download from: wsdot.gov/ferries/your_wsf/corporate_communications/longrangeplan.htm

  • Monorail update – Brad Shinn announced that the Contract Plan will be presented to the Board next week. That plan calls for 16 station, 14 miles. 2 previously planned stations (including the Avalon site) have been deferred for later development. Information is available at www.elevated.org or 206 382-1220.

    There will be a public hearing on Contract and Design proposals, July 7, 6:30 pm at the West Seattle High School. Public review and comment can be made until July 11.

  • Neighborhood Business District Strategy – Steve Sindiong and Cindi Barker reported on meeting of the Seattle Dept. of Planning and Development zoning change proposals (held June 2) We submitted a document: “Neighborhood Business District Strategy Key Recommendations: Impact to the Morgan Junction Neighborhood Plan Goals and Policies – May, 2005” (available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) which compares the recommendations with the Morgan Junction Neighborhood Plan previously adopted by MoCA. A “Summary Discussion of Proposed Neighborhood Business Strategy (NBDS) and How It Relates to the Morgan Junction Neighborhood Plan” is also available at that site.

    We are particularly concerned with how the NBDS could affect increased population density, the integrity of the business district, building codes, parking, and pedestrian issues. There is also concern about how these issues are coordinated with the development of the Monorail. The Seattle PI is planning a feature story on these issues.

Moved, carried, that MoCA Secretary be instructed to write a letter to the City Council to request that:

1. action on the proposed changes of the Land Use Code be delayed until community groups are able to provide feedback and comments at public venues,

2. city reopen and update the Morgan Junction Neighborhood Plan, establishing a schedule, staff support, and funding for such activity, before any code changes take effect within the areas covered by the Morgan Junction Neighborhood Plan.

  • Loman Beach Murray Pump Station Project – no reported recent developments

  • Morgan Junction Design Guidelines – Draft of proposed guidelines is now available on the City of Seattle web-site. Because there may be some potential conflicts with the Neighborhood Business District Strategy (NBDS) Guidelines, we have asked the City of Seattle to delay the adoption of the plan until the NBDS issues are resolved.

  • P-Patch – Sandy Lennon is the new site-coordinator. Monthly meetings of members is assuring greater involvement. S. Seattle Community College is developing a class project to assist with long range planning and site development. Work parties continue each Saturday at 9:30 am.

  • CRF Projects for Morgan Junction – The funding cycle for CRF projects is coming up. Concern raised re. traffic on Fauntleroy south of California – speed, volume, etc.

We will study a request for some rumble-strips, more specific painted lane-striping, some speed-limit signage, etc.

  • Proposed Names for Lincoln Park Annex: Suggested names:

    Contemplation Park, Constellation Park, Lincoln Park Meadows, Fauntleroy Meadows, Landslide Park, Landslide Meadows, Solstice Park, Secret Gardens, Lincoln Park Annex, Whittaker/Solstace Park, or Whittaket Park

    A straw vote of those present asked the Secretary to submit the suggestions of Whittaker Park, Solstice Park, or Landslide Park to the Parks Dept.

Eldon L. Olsen, Secretary

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