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.
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.