Thanks to Lake City Live blog for this post:
Lake City Community Center staff is working with the University YMCA to begin offering programming at the center this summer.
To kick it off, the Y is hosting a “Y Showcase Event” on Saturday June 1st, 1-4 pm at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE.
This free drop-in event will offer sample Zumba, Yoga, Barre, and Salsa classes with concurrent free childcare.
There will also be a drop-in hip-hop production studio for teens.
WHEN: Thursday, May 30, 2013 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
WHERE: Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Avenue Northeast
Come to Lake City Community Center after school and have your picture taken with a parrot. Your photo, a craft project and a snack will be provided FREE!Donations are always accepted to help local parrots find homes through local rescue organizations, Zazu’s House and Macaw Rescue and Sanctuary.
Afterwards, remind your parents to come to the Pinehurst Community Council meeting at 6:30, at Amante Pizza at 12319 Roosevelt Way NE.
Sound Transit is holding a meeting regarding the Northgate Station design and pedestrian and bicycle access on Thursday, 6PM at Olympic View Elementary.
See the details on their web site.
Seattle’s dogs and cats generate about 50,000 pounds of pet waste each day. It is one of the leading causes of bacterial contamination in our streams. Some bacteria in waste can remain in our yards for up to 4 years; children and gardeners are at the most risk of infection.
The rules about scooping poop in Seattle are:
- Waste must be removed immediately from public property or property not owned by the pet owner. Failure to scoop is a civil infraction, $54.00 fine. Not having equipment to scoop poop when you’re in a park or walking a dog in the neighborhood is also a civil infraction, $54.00 fine.
- Waste must be scooped every 24 hours from the pet owner’s property. Not doing so is a civil infraction, $109.00 fine.
For dogs, scoop the poop, put it in a bag, put it in the trash, and wash your hands.
Bag cat litter and put in the trash; it should not be put in the toilet.
If you see a pet owner not scooping the pet’s waste and have the address or license plate information of the pet owner, Seattle Animal Control officers will investigate. Call 386-PETS (7387). But as suggested in earlier posts, if it is your neighbor’s dog pooping on your lawn, it is neighborly to let them know and ask them to solve the problem before going to authorities. If you don’t know whose dog is pooping on your property, you can post a sign if you want to try to get the message across. Animal Control has a printable one here, or you can pick one up at the Seattle Animal Shelter. It’s a bit in-your-face….
Since there’s no leash law for cats, cats can poop in your yard without their owners being there to scoop it (and some may be feral, meaning they are homeless), and it is often impossible to tell whose cat is doing the deed. There is a long list compiled by Seattle Tilth of ways to keep cats out of your garden here. If you like cats, you may prefer the chicken wire idea; if not so fond of them, you might like the suggestion to put six-inch bamboo skewers, pointy side up, all through the garden (ouch). Seattle Animal Control recommends that cats be kept indoors.
Back in February we mentioned NE 125th Street would be repaved this year. This update is thanks to Lake City Live blog, from which I quote:
“Beginning in June, the Seattle Dept of Transportation (SDOT) will repave 125th from I-5 east to Sand Point Way, continuing south to NE 77th. During construction, expect the following:
- one lane traffic in each direction during construction
- full closure of I-5 north bound off-ramp for two nights
- full closure of the intersection at NE125th St and Lake City Way for two nights
- temporary parking loss
- temporary sidewalk and driveway closures
- construction noise and dust
While the project is mainly to repave the roadway, a few other improvements will be included. New handicap access ramps will be added to several intersections to help facilitate pedestrian crossing along 125th.
SDOT will also install what’s called a “pedestrian refuge island” at 20th Ave NE.
Lane striping and roadway configuration (ie, the bike lanes and road lanes) will remain largely the same, with the addition of a right hand turn lane westbound towards 28th Ave. This turn lane is to help facilitate access to the Lake City Library and Lake City Community Center.”
After 9/11 the City started covering over the water reservoirs in Seattle, or more accurately, moving them underground. It’s been working on the one in Maple Leaf for a couple years. Maple Leaf residents helped design the park on top of the cover and got a Department of Neighborhoods matching fund award to help pay for it. Now the new children’s play area is ready to go. The reservoir will be finished Fall 2013.
The play area dedication is Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. – noon; it’s located at 1020 NE 82nd St. The park features a zip line, climbing rocks, and a children’s garden. Check it out!
A ‘shady dude’ ditched a sweet blue Italian bike in a Pinehurst neighbor’s flower bed. The neighbor called SPD but they wouldn’t take it because it hasn’t been reported stolen.
It has a word lock that is still wrapped around the frame, and a tire kit. If you think it’s yours send the word that unlocks it to firstname.lastname@example.org to start the process of getting it back.
Sure hope we can reunite this beauty with its owner.
We’ll have a lot more details coming soon! The next Pinehurst Community Council meeting is on Thursday, May 30th at 6:30 pm!
The location and agenda are still being finalized. But we know we’ll be planning for this year’s Pinehurstfest!
This month’s speaker was Honorable Edward McKenna from Seattle Municipal Court. Municipal Court handles misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, such as DUI, domestic violence, parking tickets, burglar false alarms, etc.
It contains four specialty courts:
1 – Veteran’s Treatment – voluntary court-monitored long-term therapeutic treatment program.
2 – Mental Health – voluntary services if mental illness is related to or a cause of the offend’er’s criminal activity.
3 – Domestic Violence – for handling domestic violence cases.
4 – Community Court – community service and social services linkages for low-level, non-violent misdemeanor offenders.
See minutes on that topic and other public safety news from the North Precinct here.
Here is a limited picture of Pinehurst property crime for March 2013. You can see ALL the types of crime at http://web5.seattle.gov/mnm/policereports.aspx. Choose North neighborhood and dates April 1 – 30.