North Delridge Neighborhood Council: Looking back & ahead

September 11, 2012 9:53 pm
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A last-minute location change for the North Delridge Neighborhood Council on Monday night led to a gathering at a nearby playground’s picnic shelter. Five council members discussed topics including:

DELRIDGE DAY RECAP: Last month’s festival (WSB coverage here) was a success, both in attendance and in fundraising – about $1300 – for program scholarships at Delridge Community Center. Amanda Leonard is ready to pass the chairperson’s baton for next year – “it’s a sizable commitment, but it’s very rewarding,” she said. They also will need marketing and graphics help.

PARK OPPORTUNITY FUND APPLICATIONS: NDNC has been working on two possible projects to submit for Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund money – and with the application next Monday, they needed to make a decision. They say the city didn’t signal much support was likely for a proposal involving the site holding the vacant brick-red house by the north edge of Delridge, so they’re focusing instead on another project – to put a small bandstand/pavilion type of facility in Greg Davis Park, to create a place where the community could enjoy outdoor performances.

GREENWAYS: Jake Vanderplas, who’s been closely tracking the issue, says it doesn’t look like the city is going to meet its goal of seven miles of greenways before year’s end – they’ve put two projects (neither in West Seattle) into place so far. Vanderplas says that arterial crossings and connections are two things that are vitally important when the 26th SW greenway finally gets going – in the arterial department, the crossing at 26th/Genesee in particular. Leonard pointed out that more signage will be vital to stress that bicycles have right-of-way.

ADVERTISING ON NDNC WEBSITE? The council has received an inquiry about whether they might consider selling advertising on their website. It might be a way to cover some of their expenses, attendees agreed, but they want to wait a month to collect comments from other NDNC and community members before making a decision.

CIDER PRESS: NDNC is planning to bring back the neighborhood cider-press event, borrowing a press from the nearby West Seattle Tool Library, and inviting people to bring their apples and have fun. The date will be chosen later – sometime on a weekend in mid-to-late October.

North Delridge Neighborhood Council meets on the second Monday of the month, 6:30 pm, and has booked its traditional indoor location, Delridge Library, for the rest of the year.

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