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North City Neighborhood Association Happy Hour

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When
Thursday, August 12,
Where
Monka Brewing
17211 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

Join us Thursday, August 12 for a casual meetup outdoors at the Monka Brewing Co. There's no formal agenda – we simply want to meet with neighbors and catch up.

The North City Neighborhood Association has been using the COVID lockdown period as a time to re-focus our efforts. We've created a board structure, shored up our legal standing, and are looking forward to building a vibrant organization that can help build community in our growing neighborhood.

Stop by to say hello, support a local business, and learn about some of our plans for 2021 and beyond!

PS: The need for food remains great in our City, and Hopelink is serving more people than ever. The City of Shoreline is coordinating food drive efforts with a Can Castle Contest. We will accept any donations at the meetup event and bring them to the Food Drive at City Hall.


Weeding Help Needed

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There used to be a fair amount of horsetail (equisetum) growing in the Gateway planters. Since we've replanted them, it doesn’t want to go away without a fight.

Horsetail
Horsetail

Digging or pulling the horsetail out is not practical. It is impossible to get all the roots — any bits left will continue to grow. The best approach is to keep snipping of any shoots it sends up. That depletes the roots of energy, eventually doing them in.

If you happen to be by the planter and see some horsetail, help us out and cut off any shoots!

Horsetail hiding under some grasses
Horsetail hiding under some grasses

Also, remember that we can use help watering, too!


Watering Help Needed!

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Please help us water the new plantings at the North City Gateway (NE 175th and 15th NE)! They need to be watered twice a day through the summer hot season.

To volunteer to water the plants, sign up here.

Gateway plantings


Instructions & Notes

There are 2 high planter boxes as well as the lower area beneath the North City sign.

Water jugs Please bring your own water, 5 gallons at the minimum. Gallon jugs with caps work well. A watering can or a bucket in a box will prevent it from toppling over in your car.

As long as the Animal Medical Center parking lot is not full, we have permission to park there while watering since watering won't take much time.

Thank you!


Gateway Planting Project

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The neighborhood association has started has been working to revamp/replant the landscaping in the North City Gateway planters at the corner of 15th and 170th. Gateway planting

Thanks to the efforts of many, but especially Karen Benson and Yoshiko Saheki new plantings are now in! Thanks also to Kevin Atkinson and the Ken and Victoria Adams family (as well as whoever else I've left out) for weeding and cleanup in preparation for the planting.

Gateway planting As the Summer heat continues, we will be seeking volunteers to help with watering. Stay tuned for more on that.


2021-06 NCNA Public Zoom meeting

Posted on to Events (Updated )

When
Tuesday, June 1,
On-line
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86403779756?pwd=dGd4RFRRQ2xIWGo5cEVMWHRyL3M5dz09

Zoom meeting graphic It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other! The last public event hosted by the NCNA was a social meetup at Monka Brewing in late Feb 2020, right on the eve of the pandemic. We’ve been quiet but not resting. Please join us in a public zoom meeting as we share current info and our plans for the future of the neighborhood association. We want to hear what you'd like to see in North City!

The link to the Zoom meeting is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86403779756?pwd=dGd4RFRRQ2xIWGo5cEVMWHRyL3M5dz09.

The meeting should not require a password. Just in case it does, here it is zoom meeting password.

Check back here, or check the Facebook event page for the meeting for more details.


Proposition 1: Shoreline Parks Bond

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On January 25, Shoreline City Council voted to place a bond measure on the April 27, 2021, special election ballot. If approved by Shoreline voters, this proposition authorizes improvements to City parks, including the acquisition of new park land.

The City will be providing Factual Community Presentation on the proposition via Zoom at the following times:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 2 at 12:00 p.m.

Here is the Zoom link for the meeting. Further details may be found on the City's Prop 1 webpage.

Details

Significant improvements will be made at Brugger’s Bog, Hillwood, Richmond Highlands, Briarcrest (Hamlin East), and James Keough Parks. These improvements, depending on the location, may include playgrounds, splash-pads, multi-sports courts, walking trails, picnic shelters, off-leash dog areas, and a fully accessible play area for people of all physical abilities.

Concept plan for “Ridgecrest Park” (Hamlin East)

Park land acquisitions and improvements will expand Paramount Open Space, Brugger’s Bog, and Rotary Park, and will include additional park land acquisitions.

Cost

If approved, Proposition 1 will authorize the City to issue up to $38,500,000 in general obligation bonds to finance and refinance these projects and set excess property taxes to repay those bonds. The bonds would mature within 20 years. Although the exact amount of property taxes per household necessary to repay the bonds will depend on interest rates and property values, the City estimates the annual property tax paid by the owner of a median-valued home ($517,000) would be approximately $112 per year or $9 per month. This is roughly a 50% increase over the cost of the expiring $18.5 million 2006 park improvement bond.

References

Here is the City’s webpage on Proposition 1.


5th Ave NE Sidewalks Project

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When
Tuesday, February 2,
On-line
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84838844064

The City of Shoreline has started designing new sidewalks for 5th Avenue NE, from NE 175th Street to near NE 182nd Court. An online webinar will be held via Zoom on February 2, 2021 from 12–1pm to provide residents with the opportunity to learn more about the project and ask questions.

5th Ave NE Sidewalk Project Map Timeline

  • Complete Design: Summer 2021
  • Permitting: Spring 2021 – Fall 2021
  • Out to Bid: Winter 20201
  • Construction: Spring 2022

Some Details

The sidewalks will be built on both sides of the street and will connect to other new sidewalks that are under construction on 5th Avenue NE, north of 182nd Court, as part of Sound Transit’s 185th Street Link Light Rail Station.

The project is part of a voter-approved effort to build and repair sidewalks throughout Shoreline.