Street Painting Meeting

Sunday, April 26th 4:30pm, at Uptown Espresso on Delridge we’ll be talking about the street painting design. Hope you can make it!

April Neighborhood Meeting Notes

The neighborhood meeting last night was very good! 14 people attended, which is among the higher numbers for events that don’t include food. :)

Here’s what we discussed, and what you might want to know:springcleaning

April 25th: Spring Clean. 10am @ the “West Duwamish Greenbelt Walking Trails” sign at 20th & Genesee — Also known as our Emergency Hub location. Bring clippers and a garbage bag. Coffee provided.

cropped-WSBP-website-masthead-2013_2May 9th, 5pm-10pm : There will be a Citywide Emergency Communication Drill. You can participate by going to Ercolini Park or Hiawatha Park during this time. It is great to prepare yourself by participating in this. No experience needed. Wade Harper is our new Pigeon Point Emergency Hub leader. Our Emergency Hub location is at 20th & Genesee. More info here: http://westseattlebeprepared.org/

June 8th: Our next meeting, at Pathfinder again, will be a City Council Position 1 Candidate Forum. We’ve got 7 city council hopefuls scheduled to come speak to us at this meeting. We’re inviting all of W.Seattle to this. Other neighborhood councils are in the process of doing the same. We will need questions from our neighborhood to the candidates. We’ll be asking you for those ahead of time.

downloadJuly 18th: Street Painting–We’ve formed a painting committee (sounds so official), and we have an artist (or 3) who will be working to design the thing. July 18th is the day the city will shut down the intersection of 21st and Genesee so we can paint it. We will need many hands to come paint on that day — so save the date!

potluckAugust 4th: City Night Out — This is an annual event that happens throughout the city. We shut the street down and have a potluck and bbq. Kids play, either the police or the firemen come and let the kids check out their car. It is a nice time, and usually very well attended.  If you would like to help plan some kids activities, or bring a toy to share, that would be appreciated. If you would like to lead an activity, that would be great. Please bring seating, food, and your own dishes.

Outreach: We discussed why more people don’t attend the meetings, and how we could make it more welcoming. We speculated that some may feel like the “Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council” is an organization that they don’t have access to, or can’t be a part of. This is so very untrue! Neighborhoods all over have “councils” — they are just a group of people who show up and help make their neighborhood more liveable. They can work together to make their neighborhood’s concern known to the city and its governing institutions. These meetings are a way to check in with upcoming events, hopes for our neighborhood, worries about our neighborhood. They are a place to ask for help and offer suggestions. And it is really, really good to know what your neighbors look like, and to have a few conversations under your belt. It makes this place home!

In an effort to help improve our attendance, we are planning to have a Survey Box at the City Night Out that asks something along the lines of: 1)Why don’t you show up for [more] meetings? 2)What are some solutions to this?

Spring Clean 2015

springcleaningTime for the annual Spring Clean!

When: April 25th, 10am.

Where: Genesee & 20th, then the stairways

Why: Trash & Brambles need removing. Working together is good for the neighborhood!

Bring your blackberry clippers, some tough gloves, and a bag or more for garbage. We’re meeting at the park sign at Genesee & 20th at 10am. There will be coffee! Feel free to bring treats, kids, music or whatever helps. We’ll be working on Genesee stairs, and probably the Andover stairs. We may even get to the back stairs down to W.Marginal Way.

April Meeting Date Changed

meeting iconThe next meeting will be April 20th, from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Pathfinder K-8 Library. This is a week later than planned, due to the building being shut down for spring break.  Normally, you can expect the meeting to be on the second Monday of every other month. The exception to the rule is in August, when we have a City Night Out evening bbq in the street.

The following meeting will be on June 8th. We’ll have special guests at this one.
Hope to see you at a meeting!

Crosswalk Added

Some diy neighbors helped us all this weekend with some clandestine crosswalk painting across Genesee at 20th. Thank you!

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Street Calming with Paint

Yesterday a small group of community members, both Pathfinder and Neighbors, met to discuss street painting on the hill. Here’s the gist of what happened, and will be happening:

We will be painting something at the intersection of Genesee and 21st. WE will be anyone who wants to participate in a lovely community-building event. That means it can easily be you who helps design, paint, or feed us. :)

Please watch the Pigeon Point Facebook and Newsgroup pages for more info.

The end result will be two crosswalks going East-West at that intersection, and a lovely, eye-catching mural in the center, approximately 32 ft in diameter.

Please Save the Date of July 18th for the actual painting. We’ll be doing it all in one day!

February Meeting Notes

Thank you to the 10 people who attended the meeting this month. We had one guest speaker from Pathfinder. Thank you all for participating! The next meeting is April 13, 7pm in the Pathfinder library.

Crosswalks! A neighbor and a Pathfinder parent have both submitted applications to the city for sidewalks to be put along Genesee. We believe the chances are pretty pretty good! They would likely be put across Genesee at 20th and 21st. There may also be improvements to the one from the Genesee stairs to the park/school.

Spring Clean is April 25th! We’ll be meeting at the Neighborhood Emergency Hub at 9:30am. Please bring gloves, garbage bags, and pruners. We will be climbing the local stairs, cleaning up and pruning as we go. Treats would be welcome. There will be coffee.

Street Painting! Street murals have been shown to slow traffic. A Pathfinder parent is looking into the permitting process that would allow us to paint the street at 21st and Genesee . We will need helpers if we are to do this. Please leave a message here, on Facebook, or in the Google group if you would like to be kept in the loop about this.

May 9th is Garage Sale Day! The more registered garage sales we have, the better chances we have of traffic. Talk to your neighbors and see if you can list a “multi-family garage sale” with some juicy descriptions to draw in the buyers. It would be a good day for lemonade and cookie stands too! Keep tabs on the garage sales here: https://westseattlegaragesale.wordpress.com/