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Minutes – January 22, 2007

FNC Board Meeting – 1/22/2007

Proposed Agenda:

6:30        Nancy Orr (general manager) and James Weimann (co-owner), Ballroom in Fremont, will bring in a sampling of their new menu and want to let everyone know that they value them as neighbors

7:00        Welcome


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7:10        Councilmember David Della, Seattle City Council (, will talk about the recent issues he has been working on at the City Council. Followed by Q&A

7:40        Julien Loh, Community Outreach Assistant, Mayor Nickels Office, will brief the Fremont Neighborhood Council on the nightlife premises ordinance.

7:50        Gloria Connors, Connors & Company Inc., will be looking for approval by FNC to allow Red Bull Soap Box Race to take place in Fremont. There will be 25-30k spectators, to benefit local organizations, will work with Police, Metro, Transportation and Community to come up with transportation and emergency plans. Event is Saturday, Sept 29th 12-4pm approx.

8:00        Carol Tobin, Fremont resident, will talk about writing a Neighborhood Grant to conduct a survey of the neighborhood. She is asking FNC to be the sponsor and potentially the financial agent for this project.

8:10        Committee Reports

Treasurer:                              April Thanos

Affordable Housing:           April Thanos

LUDC:                                   April Thanos

Land use:                              Toby Thaler

Parks/Open Space:              Chip Nevins

Communications:                               Alan Younker

Public Safety:                       Sheridan Hammond

Zoo:                                       Jenny Eichwald

Membership:                        Vafa Ghazi

Liquor Issues:                       Vafa Ghazi

RPZ:                                       Vafa Ghazi

8:30        New Business

–          Fremont Chamber of Commerce is planning a joint event with the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of the bridge. Discussion on the involvement of FNC in this effort

–          Fremont Abbey and its relationship with FNC

–          Discussion on whether FNC should continue or give up the Adopt-a-Street sponsorship of Fremont Ave

8:55        Old Business

–          Ways to promote and sell the book “Seattle’s Fremont”, funded partly by FNC

–          Guidelines on how to better use and spend the funds available to FNC

9:00        Adjourn

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