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QACC Public Safety meeting on Monday hosts Seattle Fire Department Battalion Chief

April 25th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

Halloween 14 QA Fire main

Future SFD Queen Anne Firefighter

The newly formed Queen Anne Community Council (QACC) Public Safety Committee will host a meeting this Monday, April 27th from 7pm to 8pm, at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St).

The meeting is the second for the new committee that focuses on community safety issues, and this month Seattle Fire Department Battalion Chief Geoff Wall will be the special guest. Wall oversees SFD for Queen Anne, Magnolia, Interbay, and Fremont. He’ll discuss the fire and rescue capabilities of SFD as well as any Queen Anne-specific issues.

The meeting is open to all, so if you’re interested in how SFD helps keep Queen Anne safe, join in the discussion on Monday night.

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Queen Anne Community Council meets Wednesday

March 31st, 2015 by Laura Fonda

QA sign smallThis month’s Queen Anne Community Council meeting will be on Wednesday, April 1st, at 7pm. Same time (7pm), same place (Queen Anne Manor, 100 Crockett St) as usual – but this month’s meeting has a fairly short agenda. SDOT was slated to present, but they’ve deferred to May’s meeting.

Here’s this Wednesday’s agenda:

  • 7:30 – Adoption of Agenda, Approval of minutes, Treasurer’s Report
  • 7:35 – Open Forum for community comments
  • 7:45 – Neighborhood Street and Park Fund update
  • 8:00- Committee Reports: LURC/Planning, Transportation, Parks, Public Safety, District Council, NAC, Communications, Queen Anne Neighborhood Alliance
  • 9:00 – New Business
  • 9:19 -Adjournment

All are welcome to attend.

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Queen Anne Community Council reviews two new multi-story Uptown developments tonight

March 16th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

The Queen Anne Community Council Land Use committee (LURC) meets tonight, March 16th, at 7pm at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). This particular Land Use meeting will focus on two Uptown developments, so if you’re interested in Uptown’s rapid growth, this is the meeting for you.

One project is a 6-story mixed use building at Denny Way and Warren Ave N, the other is a 5-story apartment complex at 19 W Harrison. Representatives will provide presentations and answer questions from the QACC and people in attendance.

Here’s the agenda with brief descriptions of the two new developments:

124 Denny Way7:00pm – 8:00pm: 124 Denny Way  (NW corner of Denny Way and Warren Ave N)
John Teutsch

Land Use Application to allow a 6-story structure containing 75 residential units over 2,550 sq. ft. of commercial and six live/work units. Parking for 50 vehicles to be provided. Existing structures to be demolished. A preliminary design package is available online. 

19 W Harrison8:00pm – 9:00pm 19 West Harrison  (SE corner of 1st Ave W and Harrison)
Maria Barrientos

Land Use Application to allow a 5-story structure with 71 residential units above 685 sq. ft. of retail space. Project also includes 4 live/work units and parking for 45 vehicles to be provided below grade. Existing structure to be demolished. A preliminary design package is available online.

The QACC meeting is open to all, so if you want to see what’s on tap for Uptown in the near future, or have comments/questions, plan on attending tonight’s meeting.

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Learn about the Queen Anne Neighborhood Alliance at the QACC meeting on Wednesday

March 2nd, 2015 by Laura Fonda

QA sign smallThe Queen Anne Community Council meets this Wednesday, March 4th at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St) at 7:30pm. The regular committee reports will include a review from the new Public Safety committee, which focuses on crime and traffic safety.

In addition to the committee reports and an open forum, the QACC meeting features Barcy Fisher from the Queen Anne Neighborhood Alliance (QANA). Barcy will provide information on a “variety of ways neighbors can get involved, connect, learn and have fun while helping to build community.”

QANA is always looking for interested neighbors to help and have fun with community events like the annual Queen Anne Days, the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market tent, and advocacy groups that support local businesses.

Here’s the full agenda:

  • 7:30 – Adoption of Agenda, Approval of minutes, Treasurer’s Report
  • 7:35 – Open Forum
  • 7:45 – Queen Anne Neighborhood Alliance, Barcy Fisher
  • 8:15 – Committee Reports – Transportation, LURC/Planning, Parks, Public Safety, District Council, NAC, Communications
  • 9:15 – New Business
  • 9:30 – Adjournment

If you’d like to get involved with QANA or help out with fun events like Queen Anne Days, you can meet Barcy at Wednesday’s QACC meeting or email her for more info.

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Inaugural QACC Public Safety meeting this Monday focuses on crime prevention

February 21st, 2015 by Laura Fonda

QA Crime WatchThe Queen Anne Community Council has a new committee focused on public safety, including crime prevention and traffic safety. It’s kicking off its first monthly meeting this Monday, February 23rd, at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). The meeting runs from 7pm to 8:30pm and all residents are welcome to attend.

The kickoff meeting will focus on SPD’s Block Watch Program. Going forward, the Public Safety Committee will meet the fourth Thursday of each month. If you’re interested in preventing crime or keeping our streets safe, attend Monday’s meeting to find out more.

Here’s the agenda for Monday:

7:00pm – Sign in and introductions

7:05pm – 2014 Queen Anne crime and traffic safety review by SPD Officer Dave Larrabee

7:30pm – Block Watch Program overview by Terrie Johnston, SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator

8:00pm – Block Watch Captains’ Roundtable – lessons learned and best practices

8:30pm – Adjourn

If you’re interested in learning more about this new QACC committee, the SPD Block Watch Program, or crime prevention tips, mark your calendar for this Monday night.

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Queen Anne Community Council meets Wednesday with Port of Seattle update

February 2nd, 2015 by Laura Fonda

Queen Anne signThe Queen Anne Community Council monthly meeting is this Wednesday, February 4th, at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). All residents and business owners are welcome to attend.

Here’s the agenda:

7:30 – Adoption of Agenda, Approval of minutes, Treasurer’s Report

7:35 – Open Forum-comments

7:45 – Commissioner Bill Bryant-Port of Seattle Update

8:15 – Committee Reports: Transportation, LURC/Planning, Parks, Public Safety, District Council, NAC, Communications

9:15-New Business

9:30-Adjournment

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QACC seeks community-minded residents for board member positions

November 26th, 2014 by Laura Fonda

QA sign smallAre you looking for a way to have an impact in the community? The Queen Anne Community Council currently has 3 open board positions, one 2-year position and two one-year positions. Current board members will vote on candidates for new board members in a special election at the December 3rd QACC meeting. 

All Queen Anne residents, as well as owners or employees of Queen Anne businesses, are welcome to submit their candidacy for a board member position.

What’s required of a QACC board member? You must attend the monthly 2-hour board meeting held the first Wednesday of the month. Board members must also attend one committee meeting a month – committees include Transportation, Parks, and Land Use Review, and Emergency Preparedness/Public Safety.  Monthly committee  meetings last about 1-2 hours.

If you’d like to run for a position on the QACC board, all you need to do is contact Ellen Monrad via email with a 50-word or less statement about why you’d like to be considered.

The December 3rd meeting takes place at Queen Anne Manor, located at 1st N and Crockett, at 7:30pm. Even if you’re not running for a position on the QACC board, you can still attend the meeting to stay in tune with information that impacts Queen Anne.

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Registration for QuickStart Tennis program open now

June 8th, 2014 by Laura Fonda

quickstart pictureThe QuickStart Tennis program for kids ages 7-10 is open now for registration. The classes are run through Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Queen Anne Community Center and are taught at the David Rogers Park tennis courts.

The summer program is for beginners ages 7-10 years – smaller rackets and low pressure/foam balls are used on smaller courts designed for younger players. Kids learn via fun drills and games. The program runs from June 23rd though August 13th with practices held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7pm for 7-8 year olds and 7-8pm for 9-10 year olds.

Starting in July the kids will get to play in local matches against other community center teams. The program costs $35 per player and all equipment is provided.

If you’d like to sign up your future phenoms, contact the QACC 206-386-4240 or stop by to sign up directly. (There is no online registration available.) You can also contact Jeannie Shek via email or at 206-684-4764 if you have any questions or to register.

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The (egg) hunt is on at Queen Anne Community Center Saturday

April 18th, 2014 by Laura Fonda

2013 Egg HuntThis Sunday is Easter, and so far, we only have one Egg Hunt to report – the Queen Anne Community Center will host a Spring Egg Hunt tomorrow, Saturday, April 19.

The search begins at 10am and the festivities are free and designed for kids 10 and under. Bring the kids and something to gather up the eggs in (basket, reusable grocery bag, etc.), and meet the Easter Bunny too.

If you know of another Egg Hunt, let us know. Last year there was one at Rodgers Park, but no word on a repeat this year.

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Queen Anne Community Council meets Wednesday, grain silo public art on the agenda

April 1st, 2014 by Laura Fonda

The Queen Anne Community Council meets at 7:30pm Wednesday, April 2 at Queen Anne Manor (100 Crockett St). In addition to the usual committee reports, Betty Winfield will speak about a public art proposal for the Pier 86 grain silos. For an example of public art on grain silos, check out San Francisco’s Pier 92.

Here’s tomorrow’s agenda:

  • 7:30-Adoption of Agenda
  • 7:35- Open Forum- Comments
  • 7:45 -Mercer  Corridor Update-SDOT
  • 8:10-Pier 86 Silos, A public Art Proposal- Betty Winfield
  • 8:45 Committee Reports
  • 9:20- New Business
  • 9:30- Adjournment

The meeting is open to all, if you’re interested in any of the topics or want to learn more about the proposed Pier 86 grain silo art, join the meeting at 7:30pm

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Queen Anne Community Council committee meeting tonight – SPU lights on the agenda

November 18th, 2013 by Laura Fonda

The Queen Anne Community Council’s Land Use and Planning Committee (LURC) meets tonight at 7pm. Tonight’s meeting has one agenda item, proposed new lighting to Seattle Pacific University’s Wallace Field.

The meeting will be held at Queen Anne Manor, 100 Crockett St. Details on the SPU lighting are as follows:

SPU Wallace FieldSeattle Pacific University
Site Address: 3414 3rd Ave W

Land Use Application to install six 60 ft. tall light poles at Seattle Pacific University’s athletic field (Wallace Field). Pedestrian lighting included on 3 poles located at the north end of the field. Review includes request for minor amendment to Major Institution Master Plan.

Permit No.  3015956

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Queen Anne Community Council election nominations due this Wednesday

September 8th, 2013 by Laura Fonda

Are you interested in having a voice in our community? The Queen Anne Community Council is holding annual elections and they’re open to “citizens for Queen Anne, including: renters, retirees, students, homeowners, and condo owners.”

As you may know from our monthly posts, the QACC meets the first Wednesday of every month for approximately two hours. The QACC board represents Queen Anne in meetings with the city, county, Port Commission, and other political groups.  Sub-committees make up the QACC; they focus on parks, transportation, neighborhood land use, public safety, planning, and social needs.

At its core, the QACC is “a sounding board for community concerns and priorities” – they’re looking out for the neighborhood, and you can have a voice in their efforts, either by attending the monthly meetings or submitting your candidacy in the annual elections.

What is the QACC looking for? “Friendly, motivated candidates interested in the betterment of Queen Anne.” Pretty straightforward requirements and all you need to do to throw your hat in the ring is submit a 50-word statement/essay on why you’d like to run for a QACC spot.

Submit your 50-word essay to Gavin Smith via email by this Wednesday, September 11th.

The annual executive board election will be held at 7:30pm Wednesday, September 18th at Queen Anne Manor.  All Queen Anne residents and business owners are encouraged to run for the board, come to the meeting, and vote for the new QACC board members – it could be you!

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