Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Movie Nights at Highland Park Improvement Club

Movie Night Series starts this month!

Friday, February 18. Doors open at 6:30pm, movie at 7pm

Free admission

We tested the system last month and discovered that the Hall was made for movies! The sound and picture are great and now we’re on to our next big adventure. We are rolling out the Movie Nights series this Friday and continuing every third Friday of each month.

This series is family friendly and admission is free. We will be selling
snacks (including freshly popped popcorn!) and non-alcoholic drinks, and adults can bring their beverages of choice. There will be folding chairs for seating. Feel free to bring blankets and pillows or nonfloor-scratching chairs.

Our movie copyright license does not allow us to advertise the movie title so here’s a hint:
Classic 1982 kid and adult friendly sci-fi blockbuster starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore.

Please tell your friends and family. We hope to see you all there!

HPIC Address: 1116 SW Holden - on the corner of SW Holden and 12th Ave. SW
HPIC URL: www.hpic1919.org

Neighborhood Projects Fund 2011

Is there an improvement you think the city should make in your neighborhood? Now is the time to ask! There is about $1.2 Million for 2012 that is set aside for neighborhood improvements to streets and parks. These funds are unique because Neighborhood Project Fund (NPF) projects are proposed by the community.

This money can be used for small-scale (up to $90K per project) street or parks improvements, such as sidewalk repair, traffic circles and traffic calming, sidewalks, school zone speed limit signs, playground improvements, etc. NPF projects are required to meet the following criteria:

- Projects funded by the Cumulative Reserve Subfund (approx. $1 Million total) can only be used for maintenance or repairs, projects which address safety issues, or upgrades related to the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) like wheelchair access improvements; and must relate to the implementation of an existing Neighborhood Plan. View Neighborhood Plans online.
- Projects funded by the Neighborhood Street Fund (approx. $200K total) must be transportation-related. These projects may include new construction and do not have to relate to Neighborhood Plans, but there is less money to go around in this fund.

Visit the Neighborhood Projects Fund website for more information, or download the 2011 Fact Sheet and the 2011 Application

The Delridge District Council will be vetting proposals from this district over the next few months.  Drop in to a meeting or contact a councilmember to be sure your idea is heard. 

Delridge District Council meeting Feb 16

General Public is Encouraged to Attend and Participate

Delridge Neighborhoods District Council
Strategic Delridge Community Conversations
DNDC Monthly Meeting
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW
Wednesday, February 16th 2011
6pm to 9pm
(not the DC Retreat this Saturday)

6pm  Introductions

6:05  Delridge Neighborhoods District Council Retreat – Creating a Vision For Delridge: Overview/Report/Follow ups

6:30  Building A Stronger Relationships with Local Government:
Engage Seattle Initiative – Sol Villarreal, Mayor’s Office
Community Organizing Training, Commissions, and other Volunteer Opportunities

7pm  Neighborhood Reports/Community Announcements
Emerging Issues


7:15 Sustainable Seattle

7:30 West Seattle Be Prepared Network – Cindy Barker

7:45 Camp Long Update

8pm City Neighborhood Council Updates – Mat McBride

8:15 Department of Neighborhoods Updates - Ron Angeles
- Neighborhood Matching Fund – Reminder: City Review Team Representative and District Council Review Team identified by March 11th , Small and Simple Deadline by May 9th
- Neighborhood Projects Fund – Taking applications NOW for street and parks improvement projects!
- South Region Neighborhood District Coordinators - Steve Louie, Yun Pitre, Ed Pottharst
- Mayor’s Neighborhood Visit – Westwood: March 6th

8:30 Other Business

Monday, February 14, 2011

Funds for Small Scale Parks and Street Improvements

The Neighborhood Projects Fund is often used to fund traffic circles, sidewalks, and small scale parks improvements like benches, trails.  Approximately $90,000 is used to fund projects in the Delridge District.  Get your project ideas in now.




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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Challenge Course Needs You

Hi all Camp Long Supporters,

In January we sent an announcement about the public meeting to review our challenge course plans. The meeting went really well and the course was well supported. Check out the article in the West Seattle Blog: http://westseattleblog.com/2011/01/a-long-time-coming-camp-long-challenge-course-meeting

Now we are soliciting help with clearing the areas where the elements will be located. The first work party is February 19 from 10 am to 1 pm. We’ll be working primarily on removing logs and an old fire circle near cabin 2. The element to be installed is called: Stumpus to Islands.

If you are interested in coming to help out, please call Jason at 206-423-0762 to let him know you are coming.

We’ll be sending out more opportunities at a later date. If your group is interested in helping clear pads, please contact Sheila at 206-684-7415.

Sheila Brown
Camp Long Supervisor
ELC Partnership Development
5200 35th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

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