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:

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!

Everett Police Newsflash – Malicious Mischief on July 3rd.

Everett Police is investigating the malicious mischief incident that occurred on July 3rd in the 1600 – 1900 blocks of Lombard Ave.

https://everettwa.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=1274

Just after 10 p.m. on July 3rd, officers responded to the 1700 block of Lombard Ave on the report of a female damaging a vehicle. Officers found the damaged vehicle and witnesses pointed out a 35 year-old female walking away. During the following investigation, officers found over 30 parked vehicles in the 1600 – 1900 blocks of Lombard Ave with damage. Each vehicle had a varied amount of damage and many will need repair. The woman was arrested and booked for malicious mischief.

Property Crimes detectives are canvassing the area and looking to identify all victims of this incident. If you were victimized, or have information about this incident, please contact Captain Jeraud Irving (425-754-2130).

We encourage you to share this information with your neighbors.

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-

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