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

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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. 🙂

Meeting with Mayor Cassie Franklin Was Terrific!

Thank you for so many people who turned out for the meeting with our new mayor Cassie Franklin. Like I shared at the meeting, a good meeting for us is around 20-25 people. A really good meeting is around 40 people. We exceeded 80! What a great feeling to see connections being made in our neighborhood and across our city. Thanks a bunch! – Kari Quaas, Chair

Meeting Minutes from January 18, 2018

Thanks to Ashley Bolden for taking some photos at the meeting!

 

January Meeting Reminder and 2018 Calendar of Events

January 2018 – Cassie Franklin Mayor

Upcoming Neighborhood Events:
(All monthly meeting, unless otherwise noted, are held at
Everett Community College, Whitehorse Hall, Room 105 from 6:30 to 8:00pm)
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Monthly Meeting featuring Mayor Cassie Franklin
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Monthly Meeting featuring Koz Construction
 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Monthly Meeting
 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Easter Egg Hunt at Drew Nielsen Park
2017 Easter Egg Hunt
 
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Monthly Meeting
 
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Monthly Meeting (og Syttende Mai!)
 
May / June TBD, 2018
NW Neighborhood Clean-Up
Drew Nielsen Park Clean-Up
 
2017 Cleanup at EvCC
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Monthly Meeting (and Happy Solstice!)
 
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Mother of All Garage Sales (M.O.A.G.S.)
 
MOAGS Banner
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Fall Picnic at Drew Nielsen Park
 
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Monthly Meeting
 
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Monthly Meeting
 
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Monthly Meeting
 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
NW Neighborhood Party at Legion Golf Course
 
2017 Holiday Party

2017 Christmas Holiday Decorating Contest Winners

We have more signs to give out for the Christmas Holidays and could have still given out more! Well done, neighbors! Thanks for helping to beautify our corner of the city.

Best Small House – 808 Wetmore

Best Decorated – 819 Hoyt

Best Decorated – 1802 Lombard

Best Daytime Decorated – 1304 – 10th St.

Best Daytime Decorated – 1102 Colby

Honorable Mention – 2309 – 8th St.

Special Category – All of the homes in a row on the east side of 17th and Oakes

https://www.facebook.com/northwestneighborhood/videos/1770031039735999/

THANKS ALL!! Merry Christmas!

5th Grade Camp Wreath Fundraiser

Tis’ the season to Deck the Halls and raise money for 5th grade camp!  Our neighborhood school, Whittier Elementary is selling holiday wreaths, poinsettias, garlands and swags from our local Stadium Flowers to send next year’s 5th graders to Camp Kiloqua.   The attached order form and payment can be dropped off at Dotti Fickel’s mail slot at 1705 Hoyt Ave.  Wreaths will be delivered on December 1st to your door unless otherwise arranged.  Please contact Karen Zulinke at 425-293-1019 with any questions. Please consider purchasing some holiday decor and supporting 5th grade camp!