2018 Halloween Decorating Winners

Best Daytime Display:

1501 Colby

For Honorable Mention, we liked 1817 Hoyt. Kudos to the skeleton in the hammock. Nice touch!

Best Nighttime Display:

1622 Oakes

For Honorable Mention, we also liked 824 Colby.

Best Overall Decorated:

The 1700 Block of Oakes

It’s Halloween time! Go check out the 1700 block of Oakes. These neighbors have done an awesome job again! 🎃👻

Posted by Northwest Neighborhood (North Everett) on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Each winner will receive a prize. Plus, a NW Neighborhood custom-designed yard sign will be displayed in the proud winners’ yards.

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:

Naval Station Everett Upgrades Outdoor Speaker System – mid-summer 2018

View online at the Navy Homeport Northwest blog <https://homeportnorthwest.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/naval-station-everett-upgrades-outdoor-speaker-system/>

Naval Station Everett Upgrades Outdoor Speaker System

EVERETT, Wash. – Naval Station Everett’s outdoor speaker system, which is used for important base announcements and emergency notification, is being upgraded this summer. The work will include a retrofit of the existing wireless system, installation of new speakers, and sound testing. The project was contracted to SSC Pacific and starts this week.

The system will be retrofitted with newer electronic equipment. The new equipment will project audio signals directly to all speakers in the system at once, resulting in fewer signal delays between speakers and a more unified sound. Older speaker towers will be removed at the main base, reducing the number of speakers from 10 to six. In addition, new outdoor speakers will be added to the Navy Family Support Complex in Smokey Point and Naval Radio Station Jim Creek in Arlington.

Brief testing of the new system’s audio function will occur throughout the project as work is completed. Final sound testing of the whole system is scheduled to occur between July 31 and Aug 2. The system testing will be conducted during the work week between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

During testing, the sounds heard at intervals may include voice announcements, audio recordings, white noise, and sirens. Sounds may range from low growls, static noise, single tones, and extended tones. Volumes will vary from low to high, with brief high volume sounds. Sound levels will be monitored to ensure it meets Navy and FEMA standards for emergency notifications and design specifications.

The outdoor speakers are part of the U.S. Navy’s Mass Warning and Notification System (Wide Area Alert Network). They are required to communicate emergency alerts with Navy personnel and those within earshot who are not able to receive other means of notification. In addition to emergency notification, all Navy installations are mandated to play the national anthem and observe daily hoisting and lowering of the national ensign at 8 a.m. and again at sunset.

Naval Station Everett intends to reduce the impact of this system upgrade to neighboring communities where possible, while maintaining the ability to meet mass warning notification system requirements. We thank the community for their continued support and understanding.

-USN-

May Meeting Summary, Presentation and Minutes

May 17, 2018 – Port of Everett Focused Meeting! Click to view meeting minutes.

Our guest was the Port’s Chief Finance Officer John Carter. Around 33 people came with their questions about the many projects happening on the waterfront. John provided a little history, a good description of what the port does, and where they’re going in their 100th year.

Here is John’s presentation for those who missed it. Click the image or the link below.

NW Neighborhood_Port_of_Everett_JC_5.17.18

Thanks for being there!

Easter Egg Hunt A Fun Time For All Ages

The weather played along and at least 200 children came out with their parents for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Darling bunnies, including a large one, and lots of cute kids had a great time collecting eggs and prizes.

Thanks go to Shelley Sutton, Holly James, Vicky Marler and her Girl Scout Troop, for all of the efforts to make it happen. Also, thanks to the City of Everett Matching Grant Fund for helping us support this annual event. And, thanks to our neighbors who donate to the association. All of everyone’s time, talent and treasure make this possible!

There are so many photos from the day that Kari Quaas, Chair / Photographer, posted them onto her Flickr page. You can view the photos here –

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kariquaas/albums/72157665346350017

And they’re off!

See you in 2019 on April 20th!

 

February Meeting Summary and Discussion

We had a super meeting on February 15th with about 40 in attendance. Our special guests were Cathy Reines and Joshua Scott from Koz Development, and Tyler Rourke from Everett Non-Motorized Transportation Association / Everett Bike Walk.  We discussed the potential student housing building near Everett Community College, and options for biking and walking more than driving. Also, Pat Sisneros from Everett Community College was there to answer questions from the college’s perspective. 

Thanks to our new Everett City Council Liaison Judy Tuohy for joining us!

Thanks to Officer Roberto and Sergeant Braley for representing Everett Police.

More details in the minutes that Kristina took here. Tell her thanks next time you see her. 🙂