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Sharps (Needles) Pick-up Training, Wednesday September 26 & Tuesday October 2

Training for the Community

Have you been finding syringes on the ground when you walk your dog, walk yourself, walk your child? Before you pick it up, come learn how to do so safely.

Wednesday September 26, 11:15-11:45 AM
Boys & Girls Club on N 45th Street

Tuesday October 2, 6:00-6:30 PM
B.F. Day Elementary School, in the Library
Childcare provided (in the Gym)

Come learn from the staff at Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) how to safely pick-up and dispose of used needles, a.k.a. ‘sharps’. Safely for you; Safely for the garbage collector.

Alison Steinbacher of SPU will also cover how to safely clean up trash associated with illegal camping, and how to safely clean up human waste.

To learn more about sharps disposal, please visit:

If you find a syringe, report it to:

Sponsored by the Wallingford Community Council and the Fremont Neighborhood Council. Special thanks to the Boys & Girls Club, to the B.F. Day staff and PTSA, and to SPU.

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Nickelsville 10th Anniversary Party, Saturday September 22

Nickelsville Northlake Tiny House Village
3814 4th Ave NE

On September 22, 2008, homeless people and their supporters started an encampment on a piece of city-owned land. Following years of perseverance, Nickelsville remains as a safe, organized, proudly self-governed community. It would not have been possible without the support of our friends. Please come celebrate with us.


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Nickelsville Gravel Project, Saturday September 8

Co-sponsored by the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) and the University Sunrise Rotary Club.

Volunteers needed!

This community work project is to help the residents lay new gravel walkways at the Nickelsville Northlake Tiny House Village in Wallingford and we need your help!

Currently sharp stones and concrete make it very difficult to walk from the little houses to other facilities. The new gravel pathways will make getting around much easier for residents. This is a big project, and we need a lot of volunteers!

Bring a rake, shovel, wheelbarrow or just yourself and come join the WCC, Rotarians, and Nickelsville residents in making this project a success!

The Rotary Club will be providing coffee starting at 8:30 AM, and we will begin working at 9:00 AM. There will be a hot dog lunch at Noon. The Nickelsville Northlake Tiny House Village is at 3814 4th Ave NE (north of Ivar’s Salmon House).
1st Shift: 9 AM to 12 PM (Noon).
2nd Shift: 1 PM to 4 PM.

Click here to volunteer. Let us know you’re coming and what equipment you can bring! Or email Karen Dalton at karen.dalton@gmail.com.

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Monthly Meeting, Wednesday September 5

Time: 7 PM
Location: Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.


Welcome / Call to Order.

A Navigation Team Representative from the City will address safety concerns about illegal encampments, garbage, and hazardous waste (needles, human feces). What the police can do. What residents can do.

Phil Reichel of Save N40th will present on why they oppose the Seattle Department of Transportation plan to remove parking on N/NE 40th Street in order to add bicycle lanes.

Committee reports.


  • The next Monthly Meeting will be Wednesday October 3, 2018, 7 PM.
  • City Councilmember Rob Johnson has released a new Tree Ordinance that replaces tree protections in favor of tree removal and mitigation. The Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance is meeting Saturday September 1, 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM at the Green Lake Public Library. The Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee is holding a Public Hearing on Wednesday September 5, 9:30 AM in City Council Chambers.
  • Volunteers needed to help construct gravel walkways at the Nickelsville Northlake Tiny House Village on Saturday September 8 (see below).
  • Wallingford Historic Homes Fair on Saturday October 6 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Good Shepherd Center.

Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up).


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Green Lake & Wallingford Paving Project, July 21, 24, & 28

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is planning major lane configuration changes when paving N/NE 40th Street, N/NE 50th Street, Green Lake Way N, E Green Lake Way N, E Green Lake Drive N, and Green Lake Drive N in 2019. This would provide new Protected Bicycle Lane facilities.

The Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements project team is holding meetings for the public to learn more about the project and to provide feedback. Kids’ activities and light refreshments are provided:

Saturday July 21 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Lower Level

Tuesday July 24 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Saturday July 28 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Green Lake Library, 7364 E Green Lake Dr N

Concerns for residents, small businesses, cyclists, and pedestrians are:

  • Removal of all street parking on N/NE 40th Street from Wallingford Ave N to 7th Ave NE.
  • Removal of one side of street parking on N/NE 40th Street from Stone Way N to Wallingford Ave N, on Stone Way N from N 45th Street to N 50th Street, and on Green Lake Way N from N 50th Street to N 52nd Street.
  • Safe transtition of bicycle traffic from a two-way Protected Bicycle Lane to two one-way Protected Bicycle Lanes at Green Lake Way N and N 52nd Street.
  • More cut-through traffic on residential streets due to congestion from new signals at Green Lake Way N and W Green Lake Way N (Pitch &  Putt), and at Green Lake Way N and N 52nd Street.
  • No traffic improvements to the low-performance intersection of Stone Way N, N 50th Street, and Green Lake Way N.
  • Lulling casual cyclists into false sense of safety with an uphill Protected Bicycle Lane on N/NE 40th Street which transforms into high-speed sharrows in traffic on the downhill sections.

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Design Review Meeting for 3524 Stone Way N, Monday July 16

July 16, 2018, 8:00 PM
Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Room 202

3524 Stone Way N
(Stone Way Cafe to Hashtag Cannabis)
Design Review Early Design Guidance for a 5-story building with office and retail. Parking for 110 vehicles proposed. Existing buildings to be demolished. A Living Building Pilot project.

Project Number 3032146:
Design Proposal.
Design Review Meeting.
Master Use Permit.

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Your Voice, Your Choice; vote by Monday July 16

Vote for your favorite park and street improvements! Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets is a participatory budgeting initiative in which Seattle residents decide how to spend a portion of the City’s budget on small-scale park and street improvements.

Each voter may cast one ballot per City Council district, and may choose up to three (3) projects per district. (Voters are verified by a text message to a cell-phone, or by an exchange of email messages.)

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Wallingford Family Parade, Saturday July 14

Saturday July 14, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
From Meridian Park on Bagley Ave N to N 45th Street, then on N 45th Street to Interlake Ave N

Be French for a Day! Celebrate Bastille Day! Join the Wallingford neighborhood for the 69th Family Parade. Details for viewing, marching, and volunteering are at Celebrate Wallingford.

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Wallingford Playfield Equipment, Tuesday July 10

Tuesday July 10, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Wallingford Boys & Girls Club
1310 N 45th Street

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation’s staff at a community meeting to review options for new play equipment types and styles. Children welcome. Light snacks and activities will be available.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is installing new play equipment at the Wallingford Play Area, located at the northeast corner of Wallingford Playfield. Play area equipment is being replaced due to insect infestation in the old equipment. Access improvements will be made to the play area, if needed, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Offer your input by taking the Play Area Renovation Project Survey online.

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Monthly & General Membership Meeting, Wednesday June 6

Monthly Meeting
Followed by General Membership Meeting
Wednesday June 6, 7 PM

Location: Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.

Monthly Meeting Agenda:
7:00 PM – Welcome / Call to Order.
Introduction of new Board of Directors.
Special Guests:

  • TreePAC: Advocacy for an effective tree ordinance. Meeting the City’s goal to increase the tree canopy to 30% includes protecting existing trees and Seattle’s urban forests.
  • Seattle Department of Transportation: Green Lake Area Paving & Safety Projects. Project briefing by Christa Dumpys on bicycle lane and parking changes for Stone Way N, Green Lake Way N, N 50th Street, and N 40th Street.

Committee reports.
Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up).

Adjourn Monthly Meeting.

General Membership Meeting:
~8:00 PM – Discussion of outreach, inclusion, and potential Bylaw changes. A vote by the Membership is necessary to amend the Bylaws.

9:00 PM – Adjourn General Meeting.

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