Minutes – July 23, 2007

FNC Board Meeting – 7/23/2007

Proposed Agenda:

7:00        Welcome

Introductions

Announcements

Select Minute-taker & pass Attendance sheet

7:05        Jim Bennett, Woodland Park Zoo (http://www.zoo.org/), will talk about the planned zoo parking garage and present the position of the zoo on this debate.

7:25        Review & Approve past Minutes

7:30        Committee Reports

Treasurer:                              April Thanos

Affordable Housing:           April Thanos

LUDC:                                   Dic Selin

Land use:                              Toby Thaler

Parks/Open Space:

Communications:                               Alan Younker

Public Safety:                       Sheridan Hammond

Zoo:                                       Jenny Eichwald

Membership:                        Vafa Ghazi

Liquor Issues:                       Vafa Ghazi

RPZ:                                       Vafa Ghazi

7:50        Yann Buchanan, Fremont resident, would like to discuss the introduction of a commercial spray painting operation abutting their residential neighborhood at 6th Ave. and NW 45th St. and seek FNC advice on this issue.

8:00        Ryan Thurston, FRIENDS (www.seattlefriends.org), represents a grassroots effort to eliminate suicides from the Aurora Bridge in Fremont. His organization has been working vigilantly with the city and state, to raise awareness and speak with local representatives regarding installing a suicide barrier on the bridge. He’d like to meet members of the council, help educate FNC on this issue and get its support toward the goals and mission of FRIENDS.

8:10        Irene Wall, Phinney Ridge Community Council (http://www.phinneyecovillage.net/prcc), will talk about the planned zoo parking garage and present the position of PRCC on this debate.

8:30        Old Business

–          Discussion on sub-committee recommended guidelines on how to better use and spend the funds available to FNC

 

8:40        New Business

–          Extension of Burke-Gilman Trail Closure to summer 2008

–          Ernst Park “Water Mover” sculpture

9:00        Adjourn