Archive for September, 2014

New Park District Community Oversight Committee may need YOU!

This just in:  “Council and Mayor Seek Candidates for Seattle Park District Community Oversight Committee”–respond by Oct. 20 to be considered.  Here’s the press release: From Mayor Ed Murray, Councilmember Jean Godden, Councilmember Sally Bagshaw FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2014 SEATTLE – The City Council<> and Mayor Ed Murray are seeking candidates to fill […]

Free Dental, Vision, Medical Clinic and Healthfest Oct 23-26

Seattle’s Clinic and Healthfest offers free flu shots and lots of information about physical and financial wellness in this event. The Department of Neighborhoods says: By now you may be familiar with the giant clinic that will provide FREE dental, vision and medical services for people in need.  The Clinic will take place over four […]

Budget Proposal for 2015 includes more money for Neighborhoods

Have a project you’d like to see happen in Fremont?  The Mayor’s funding proposal for 2015-16 includes more money that Fremont might find helpful for community projects. P-Patches will get more support, the PACE program, in which our own Ralph Weathers has participated will get staffing support, and small projects through the Neighborhood Park and […]

Councilmember O’Brien’s staff and DPD to address Micro-Housing and other density issues at FNC meeting Monday

Fremont Neighborhood Council Meeting – AGENDA  Monday, September 22, 2014, 7-8:30pm, Doric Temple, 619 N. 36th St. 7:05 pm    Introductions
{Real start time!} 7:10    Announcements about Fremont related events coming up 7:15    Seattle City Councilman Mike O’Brien’s Office (Esther Handy) and DPD (Geoffrey Wentlandt) Mike O’Brien is chair of the Council’s land use committee. His staff Esther […]

Micro Housing increasingly concerns Fremont Residents

Fremont Neighborhood Council has been hearing a lot from residents about micro housing projects planned for the neighborhood. Concerns include: Congestion and safety Parking impacts Utility capacity of our water, sewer and electrical delivery systems Inadequate transit capacity Garbage service, access and mitigation Social impacts of potential high turnover Open space and park provisions for […]

As utility bills rise, Financial Assistance Available for Utility Bills

From the Department of Neighborhoods, information on eligibility requirements for help with utility bills:   Financial Assistance Available for Utility Bills Fall is just around the corner, and for many that means a choice between higher utility bills or colder homes. However, the City is working hard to make sure that families will not have […]

IS your traffic circle well-designed?

Recently a driver in Fremont expressed real concern about overgrown traffic circle vegetation. He said that if he hadn’t been driving really slowly and cautiously around one of the circles, he’d have hit a pedestrian who was fully hidden by the rampant growth on the Difficult of years the primatene mist on incredibly, if on […]

New pedestrian-activated light at Stone Way and N 41st. Taking the pictures, photographer counted FIVE cars ignoring ped light, several even after one stopped in  opposite lane.

Pedestrian Safety an ongoing issue

With Friday’s accident at N 40th and Wallingford Avenue, resulting in injury to a 12-year-old on his way to Hamilton Middle School, parents in Wallingford and Fremont are once again deeply concerned about the safety of pedestrians in the Hamilton/ BF Day neighborhood. FNC has been working to increase pedestrian safety between the pedestrian bridge […]

Join the fun…look for PARK(ing) Day parks

SDOT has invited Seattle to pop up parks for a day–look for them in Fremont and think about yours for next year: What can you do in a parking space? Well, for one thing, you can create a park for a day on September 19, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.! PARK(ing) Day happens […]

FNC Honorees

Over the years, FNC has honored residents for service to the neighborhood and to FNC. FNC members have been honored by others in the neighborhood as well.