January 2021 Meeting Summary and Video

We’ll began our regular year with a meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2021! Our guests were Bob Leonard and Cory Rettenmier from Everett Parks to speak about the trees on Colby from 10th to 19th, which are scheduled for maintenance and some for removal. Thanks for those who showed up to discuss ideas and learn more about the SYCAMORE trees, of which there are 76 and they were planted in 1972!

There was a robust discussion and perhaps more people happy to see the trees managed or removed due to some known issues. For example, one is Sycamore anthracnose, a fungal disease that can cause leaf drop, twig dieback, cankers and the sudden death of more than 90% of a tree’s new shoot growth.

Parks is looking to replace trees that are removed and will be discussing that at their February 3, 2021 meeting at 4:45pm.

Sycamore Trees on Colby
Sycamore Trees in the Colby Median of north Everett

We also heard from Star Nayea who left the notes on your porches if you had holiday lights. She has an inspired idea to support our community with light. Her next steps will be to talk with Laura Zorick from the Snohomish County PUD to acquire LED lights.

Scott Murphy, our neighborhood council liaison, provided a summary of items from the Everett City Council inlcuding the following 8 topics:

  • Everett Transit
  • Public Facilities District – Angel of the Winds update
  • 2021 Budget Process update
  • Police Department Study in 2021
  • Fire Department
  • Senior Center
  • Utility Rates
  • Lodging Tax update

Lastly, we talked about projects for 2021 that will be supported by the City of Everett Matching Grant Program. Likely the list will include the following:

  • Drew Nielsen Park Cleanup and Planting
  • Modified Easter Egg Hunt
  • Fall Bike Ride to Whittier
  • Holiday Lights at Drew Nielsen – Photo opp, caroling and cocoa!
  • Adopt a Drain / Mutt Mitt stations
  • Neighborhood Cleanup / Leaf Day

Treasurer’s Report by Russ – $6100 in the bank.

Celebration of Wendy McClure

On June 18, 2020, we utilized our Zoom Meeting space during our typical meeting slot to honor a great person, Wendy McClure. Wendy has left the City of Everett. She was a constant and supportive resource for citizens and neighbors across the city. We will miss her!!

Here’s a report from Councilmember Scott Murphy for June 2020.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HcUkuEIWZx5x_4CPPliq9TNG86vEW8YR?usp=sharing

Tonight the community of neighbors showed up for Wendy McClure because she has authentically shown up for us. We wish her the absolute best as she takes another step in her journey.Peace, health, good wishes and be well, Wendy!Love your Everett neighbors. <3A Celebration of Wendy McClure

Posted by Northwest Neighborhood (North Everett) on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Video from May 21 Meeting

Guest: David Simpson, Port of Everett Commissioner

Additional Commentary: Scott Murphy and Paul Roberts, Everett City Councilmembers

Moderator/Host: Kari Quaas, Chair

Here is the video from our meeting this evening. I apologize for some profanities early on through due to Zoom bombers! I do hope you watch and learn something or feel a bit more connected.My gratitude to David Simpson, Port of Everett Commissioner, Cat Soper with PoE, Scott Murphy and Paul Roberts, City Councilmembers, and our other attendees. It's nice to see smiling faces and cats! Take care and stay safe, all!- Kari Quaas, Chair

Posted by Northwest Neighborhood (North Everett) on Thursday, May 21, 2020
Meeting Video from Thursday, May 21, 2020

Also, Scott Murphy provided his notes as our Neighborhood Liaison from the Everett City Council.

May Meeting, Minutes and Photos

  • 32 people attended
  • The police reported and took questions
  • Michael Brick from the City was our guest speaker – traffic, parking, speed bumps, narrow streets were discussed and many issues were noted that he will research and get back to those people.
  • JAMAF – Japanese program at EvCC was presented by Miki Aspree of the Nippon Business Institute
  • They are still seeking host families for students in July.
  • C-Vines at Zippy’s on 15th Rucker talked about what’s going, wine tasting, classes and entertainment.  Nice venue within our neighborhood.

Thanks to Robin for the summarized notes!

April Meeting, Minutes and Summary

First off, congratulations and gratitude for our 2019/2020 Neighborhood Leadership Team!

Chair: Kari Quaas
Vice Chair: Holly James
Secretary: Stephanie Prothero
Treasurer: Russ Kasselman 
Council of Neighborhood Reps:
Robin Rigdon and John Sweeney

Thanks for stepping up to lead our awesome neighborhood! And huge thanks to Kristina Perry for her three years of service as Secretary! And, also big thanks to Joni and MaryVee, and Jeff for being the welcoming committee. Our Steering Committee rocks!

Second, we had a bevy of speakers this evening. Thanks to Officer Baumgartner of the 11th Beat. Thanks to Council Members Scott Bader (official liaison) and Paul Roberts for greater city and regional updates. Thanks to Lori Cummings and Bob Leonard from Everett Parks and Community Services for the discussion of our neighborhood parks, particularly Drew Nielsen. Thanks to Megan Dunn from Everett Districts Nowfor more information about the commission to decide Everett’s future district boundaries. And, huge thanks to Tim Knopf for his rousing history of our park namesake and early neighborhood leader, Drew Nielsen.

I’ve attached some photos of tonight’s meeting and will separately post videos of Parks and Tim’s Who’s Drew?

Thanks for an awesome two years so far! I look forward to building more community in the year to come. ♥️

— Kari

View Meeting Minutes here.

March Meeting Summary, Minutes and Photos

Download the minutes as a PDF.

Download David’s summary of our zoning thoughts from the March 21st meeting as a PDF.

Really great discussion was had around planning what we want our neighborhood/our city to be. Grateful for all of the comments, points of view and conversation around where we live, its accessibility, affordability, and our future. Thanks to our guests David Stalheim (City of Everett, WA – Govt) and Mike Gaffney (Providence). 

Jeff, Mike from Providence, MaryVee and Joni
David Stalheim addressing the group.
Our new Officer Baumgardner.
Attendees.
More Attendees.
Our Neighborhood with the description of land use currently.

October Meeting Summary, Photos and Minutes

Thank you to our guest speakers:

  • Police Officer Brandon Hoelzel
  • Pam Kepford, 350.org / Reusable Bag Ordinance – EverettRBO@gmail.com
  • Judy Tuohy, Everett City Council Liaison
  • Eileen Hinckley – Everett Code Enforcement
  • Holly James and Shelley Sutton – NWN Block Watch
  • Kari Quaas – facilitator

Here are the Northwest Neighborhood Meeting Minutes October 18 2018 thanks to our secretary, Kristina Perry.

Google Drive of NW Meeting Minutes

Here are some website links for help for seniors from Eileen Hinckley with Code Enforcement:

And, here is her brief presentation:

Code Enforcement Info

Photos:

September Meeting Summary, Photos and Minutes

Thanks for Leland Dart from My Everett News for joining us to speak about what it’s like to be a local online/breaking news reporter. His photos really do say 1000 words.

You can find the meeting’s minutes done by our secretary, Kristina, here. Thanks to her!

June Meeting Summary, Presentations and Minutes

Here’s a quick look at what Bill Sayer and the Cadman team including the below members presented.

  • John Dick, Land Manager
  • Rob Johnson, VP Operations (Concrete)
  • Bill Sayer, VP Land Development
  • Joerg Nixdorf, VP GM

20180621 NWNA Presentation Cadman (Final)

Here’s the slide deck from the presentation about the Snohomish PUD Substation by (NW neighbor) Tom Hovde.

POE__PGS NNA__062118__pdf

Here are our meeting minutes by Kristina Perry.

June minutes

Sorry for our lack of photos. We got a few and promise to share them soon. We hope that the presentations will be useful and we are grateful to our guests!

— Kari Quaas, Chair/Facilitator