West Seattle Tuesday: Election Day; Night Out; ‘Fill the Boot’…

(Summer flowers, photographed by Flickr member old desolate, shared via the WSB group pool)

VOTE! As noted in our reminder earlier this morning, drive your ballot up to the West Seattle “drop-off van” till 8 or get it to a Post Office by tonight. We’ll see one round of results around 8:15 pm, and then the counting will continue, as usual, in the days ahead.

TWO TRAFFIC ALERTS: Till about 3:30 this afternoon, a westbound lane closure is scheduled on the West Seattle Bridge for what SDOT calls a “routine inspection” – here’s the alert; then tonight, the westbound Spokane Street Viaduct is scheduled to close again, 10 pm-5 am (meaning no West Seattle Bridge access from I-5 or Beacon Hill).

TRASH/RECYCLING NOTE: We’re checking into what seems to be a case of mixed messages for Monday customers regarding Waste Management saying it’s back to regularly scheduled pickups, but Seattle Public Utilities reportedly advising in robocalls to put out ALL your carts, whether it’s recycling day or not. As a result, many in north West Seattle put out recycling yesterday and didn’t get it picked up; that may be the result today in the Tuesday neighborhoods – we’re seeing what we can find out from SPU.

FIRST CHANCE TO ‘FILL THE BOOT’: 2-6 pm, at five West Seattle intersections (previewed here) and one in South Park (previewed on partner site The South Park News) among other places around the city, Seattle firefighters will collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. (Tomorrow too!)

NIGHT OUT: Dozens of street parties are in the works all over West Seattle, 6-9 pm, to celebrate neighborhood strength and safety, as part of the every-year national event. STILL not too late to register yours with SPD if you see this before noon – just go here. Meantime, thanks to everyone who answered our annual call for parties that wouldn’t mind us possibly stopping by for a photo – we also appreciate a photo from YOU, so we can include your party in our coverage – editor@westseattleblog.com, or share it via the WSB Facebook page or WSB Twitter feed.

TWO CANCER-FIGHTING FUNDRAISERS: 6:30 tonight at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), a fundraiser for the Pete Gross Housedetails in the calendar listing … Also tonight, a Trivia Night fundraiser at The Wing Dome in The Junction, 8 pm, to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE: 9 am-3 pm, you can drop off school-supplies donations at Mars Hill Church in West Seattle, which is collecting five days a week (details here) through August 22nd for distribution later this month.

Lots more for today/tonight and far beyond, on the calendar!

7 Replies to "West Seattle Tuesday: Election Day; Night Out; 'Fill the Boot'..."

  • April August 7, 2012 (10:22 am)

    We’re on Alki, and put out our recycle bins yesterday (Monday is our regular day) and they did not get emptied.

    • WSB August 7, 2012 (10:29 am)

      Everybody remember to keep reporting missed pickups – the online form is a click away from the link in the item at the top left of the SPU home page:

  • MargeC August 7, 2012 (10:36 am)

    Just received an email from SPU @10:24am:
    “RE: 4551 – Report Mised Collection [note misspelling]

    Your recycling will be p/u on your next regular p/u day Monday 13th August. Please be sure to p/u cart by 7am”

    So it looks like it’s going to be another week.
    Our cart is full to the top, so we’ll have to keep anything new in the garage.

  • Mark August 7, 2012 (11:42 am)

    A routine inspection? If it was routine, couldn’t it be done while the bridge is/was closed every night…. Just seems like more bridge torture….

  • J August 7, 2012 (11:51 am)

    We are Monday pick up but yesterday was our off day for recycle. So we are going on three weeks+ with no recycle. Also got our bill yesterday and called the city about adjusting our bill $. I was told the city is planning on fining WM and once that money is collected our bills will be adjusted. No specifics.
    I’m not holding my breath.

  • David August 7, 2012 (12:04 pm)

    I reported through the link and got a response that recycling (we were due last Monday) won’t be picked up until our next scheduled day. That means we have to go a month without pickup. They’ll collect extra, but the problem is I don’t have a container to hold it all.

  • Jtk August 7, 2012 (1:27 pm)

    I love on 50th ave near edmunds. My garbage and recycle was missed last week, but BOTH were collected on my scheduled day (recycle was scheduled) this week (monday)…….. PLUS my extra dog bed! :) Done and Done :) We might be some of the lucky ones…

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