January Meeting Summary, Minutes and Photos

What an awesome turnout for our lead meeting of the year with our special guest, Mayor Cassie Franklin. Kari recorded her presentation and question and answer session. You can view it below. Also, Kristina took wonderful minutes.

THANKS so much for engaging with her and our neighborhood!

We also remembered our long-time neighbor and volunteer, GeorgaDee MacLeod. You can view her obituary and she her photo here.

Our dear GeorgaDee MacLeod

Remembering GeorgaDee MacLeod

GeorgaDee MacLeod(1938 – 2018)

GeorgaDee MacLeod passed away unexpectedly on November 10, 2018 at Providence Hospice. Born GeorgaDee Martin on May 30, 1938 in Canonsburg, PA, her family settled in Everett, WA, in the 1940’s. GeorgaDee graduated from Everett High School in 1955 where she was active in sports, clubs, and other activities. She attended the University of Puget Sound where she majored in Theater Arts and graduated in 1959. GeorgaDee returned to Everett after college where she met her husband of 55 years. John MacLeod. They were active in local theater and enjoyed boating and camping. She was a stepmother for several years until they had their two daughters, WendiLee MacLeod and MeganJo MacLeod. GeorgaDee worked at GTE, then Johnson Printing in Everett for 26 years. GeorgaDee was passionate about reading and learning and this flowed over into all aspects of her life. She volunteered in her children and grandchildren’s schools, she volunteered as a literacy teacher at EvCC, she supported the Everett Public Library and Little Libraries. She turned holidays and family events into works of art with her creativity. In contrast, and as importantly, she made quiet moments extra-ordinary, every single day: flashlight walks at night; green noodles on St. Patrick’s Day, storm watching (and splashing!); a note in a lunch box; a favorite meal on just the right night. She never hesitated to wake up the children to show them a shooting star or see a full moon at its finest. She was a nationally recognized Needlework Arts instructor. She was actively involved in the American Needlepoint Guild (ANG) and local needlepoint groups as both a member and a nationally recognized instructor. In 1995 she was selected by ANG to represent the State of Washington by designing, stitching, and finishing a needlepoint stocking for the White House Christmas Tree. After retirement, GeorgaDee remained active in the Everett Community. She served on the Council of Neighborhoods in various positions including Chair-person. She was a participant on the City Streets Commission and other committees. When the Providence Regional Medical Center was expanding in Everett’s Northwest Neigh-borhood she served on the design advisory committee. Many people recognized her from her daily walks in North Everett; she loved to change her route to see new sights, and walked rain or shine. After losing her husband of 55 years, GeorgaDee sold their home on Rucker Avenue where she lived for over 45 years and moved to Washington Oakes Retirement Community. She instantly made friends there, and enjoyed her morning walk with “The Boys”. GeorgaDee leaves behind her daughters, WendiLee MacLeod (Ben) and MeganJo MacLeod (Jeff); her three grandchildren, (WendiLee) SamFranklin Smith, KaturahLee Smith, and OnikaRose Smith; her big sister, MaryVee Westlund; niece, AmyBeth Cook; nephew, Dennis Clark (Michelle); stepchildren, Julie Watkins, Debbie MacLeod, and Scott MacLeod. She is preceded in death by her husband, John MacLeod; her parents, George Sample Martin and Gertrude (Judy) Painter Martin; sister, CarolLee Martin; brother, Jay Martin; stepchildren, Michael MacLeod and Roxanne Monlux. Per her request there will be no services. Please make memorial donations in her name to ANG’s memorial fund (https://www.needlepoint.org/donations/)or to Panda International (https://www.pandasinternational.org/).

2018 Holiday Decorating Winners

Congratulations to this year’s winners! And, really, there are honorable mentions all around for each and every house that participated. The neighborhood looks awesome! Bring on the light.

Best Decorated – 1009 Rucker – Joe!

Best Decorated – 203 Skyline Drive

Best Daytime Decorated – 1824 Oakes

Best Daytime Decorated – 1505 Rockefeller

Best Small House – 1404 Hoyt

Honorable Mention – 1312 Colby

Special Category – 1616 Wetmore

THANKS ALL!! Merry Christmas!

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!