Annual meeting on May 27th

**Updated 5/23: We’re pleased to announce Maria Koengeter, Transit Strategy Advisor in the Policy and Planning Division of the Seattle Dept. of Transportation will be speaking at our annual meeting.  The City is considering building and operating an electric powered bus on Madison, with a dedicated lane from downtown to 20th. Would we want this extended to serve Madision Park as well?  Please join us this Wednesday to give your feedback.

On Wednesday, May 27th we’ll be having the annual meeting of the Madison Park Community Council at Park Shore (in the Chapel) at 7 pm.  Park Shore is located at 1630 43rd Ave E.  Agenda items include:

  • Election of new Board members and re-election of members up for a second term
  • Discussion of Community Council Response to Changes in #11 Bus Route
  • Proposal to Purchase Supplies for Madison Park Emergency HUB

Hope to see you there!

May 4th Board Meeting Minutes

We’ve posted the minutes from our May board meeting which included a presentation from King Country Metro on the proposed changes to the Number 11 bus route along Madison St.  A summary of feedback from the audience on the proposed changes is included.  Please be sure to check Metro’s site on May 11th for the official announcement on changes.  Their site will include a survey to allow you to provide feedback directly to Metro.  Huge thanks to Deanna Martin from King Country Metro for coming out to talk with us and listen to our feedback!

There was a motion passed to hold the MPCC’s annual meeting at Park Shore on May 27th.  Stay tuned for more details.

May 4th Board Meeting

Please join us this coming Monday for the May board meeting of the Madison Park Community Council.  This month’s meeting will be at Park Shore (in the Chapel, address: 1630 43rd Ave E)  and the agenda will include:

  • Metro representatives will discuss future plans for the #11 bus service to Madison Park
  • Monthly Business Meeting will follow.

We are looking for new board members to start in May.  If you are interested in serving, come to the meeting or send an email to MPCC.Prez@gmail.com.  We hope to see you there!

Extraordinary Neighbors Program: Chris Burrows

Please join us this Wednesday, April 29th at 7:30 pm at Park Shore Retirement Community (1630 43rd Ave E) as we host another installment of the Extraordinary Neighbors Program, this time featuring mountain climber extraordinaire Chris Burrows.

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Chris Burrows is a Seattle native. Born and raised in Madison Park he went McGilvra Elementary, attended Seattle Preparatory and graduated from Washington State University. An accomplished athlete, Chris ran countless marathons and managed to win seven national squash championships before he turned 40.

In the 90’s Chris climbed Mt. Rainier for the first time. Inspired, he trained to climb the highest mountains of each of the seven continents, referred to as the Seven Summits. He did it.

Come meet him, hear his stories, and ask him your questions!

April 6th Council Meeting

Be sure to come out for the March Board meeting of the Madison Park Community Council.  Some topics for discussion:

  • Proposed cancellation of #11 bus service
  • Madison/McGilvra intersection safety improvement
  • Landscape Renewal of Prospect Ave Street End
  • Add-ons to the City’s  design for the Arboretum “multi-use” trail
  • Emergency Preparedness HUB container
  • Plans for Extraordinary Neighbor Talks

Also, we are looking for new board members to start in May.  If you are interested in serving, come to the meeting or send an email to MPCC.Prez@gmail.com.

Feedback and suggestions from the community are important so please join us on Monday!  Our meetings are held at 7 pm at the Bath House in Madison Park (located at 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112).

March 2nd Council Meeting

Be sure to come out for the March Board meeting of the Madison Park Community Council.  Some topics for discussion:

  • Emergency Preparedness HUB Planning
  • Redevelopment of Prospect Ave Water- front Street End
  • Upcoming Extraordinary Neighbor Talks
  • Much More!

Feedback and suggestions from the community are important so please join us on Monday!  Our meetings are held at 7 pm at the Bath House in Madison Park (located at 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112).

February 2nd Council Meeting

Please join us for February’s Board meeting of the Madison Park Community Council.  We appreciate your feedback and any suggestions you have for the neighborhood, so we hope to see you there!  Some highlights of what will be discussed include:

  • 520 Final Design
  • Redevelopment of Prospect Ave Water- front Street End
  • Safe crosswalks –  $90K Grant Approval for Madison & McGilvra Design Study
  • Much more!

As usual the meeting will be at 7 pm at the Bath House in Madison Park (located at 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112).

January 5th Council Meeting

Please be sure to join us on Monday, January 5th at 7 pm at the Bath House in Madison Park (located at 1900 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112) for the January meeting of the Madison Park Community Council.

Among the items being discussed will be:

  • Neighborhood Grant Applications for Madison & McGilvra safe intersection
  • Dorffel Drive speed mitigation plan
  • Proposed environmental program
  • City Council candidate forum
  • Safe crosswalks & safety flags

Your attendance and input is always greatly appreciated, so we hope to see you there!

Agenda for December 8th Board Meeting

We’ve posted the minutes from  November’s Board meeting.

Here’s the agenda for our Board meeting on Monday.  We hope to see you there!

7:00pm Call to Order
Setting Expectations: MPCC Role in the community Maurice
November Minutes & Treasurer’s Report (5 min)
Maurice and Doug
Welcome to guests, Wells Fargo and BeachHouse Bar & Grill

7:10pm Christmas Ships Update (10 min)
Al Olson and Carol Loe

7:20pm Snow Brigade/Emergency Preparedness (10 min)

7:30pm Safe Crosswalks Update (5 min)

7:35pm Maurice Updates (15 min)
South side of the Bath House
Madison/McGilvra intersection update
City of Seattle Office of Economic Development

7:50pm Safety in the Neighborhood (10-15 min)
Led by John Madrid and Maurice

8:05pm Environmental Program for the Neighborhood (5 min)
Gene Brandzel

8:10pm Traffic Calming Efforts in Denny Blaine (15 min total)
Update from Bob Edmiston (5 min)
Discussion (10 min)

8:25pm New business
8:30pm Adjourn Meeting

Save the Date for the 2014 Holiday Bash

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Be sure to keep December 20th free on your calendars so you can attend the 2014 Madison Park Holiday Bash and Christmas Ships!  It’s your chance to celebrate the holiday season with live jazz music, refreshments, a bonfire, and the Christmas Ships that have been a Seattle tradition for more than 60 years.  It’s also a great chance to meet and socialize with some of your neighbors, so come on down.  The bash starts at 3:30 pm on December 20th in the Madison Park Bathhouse.  Christmas Ships will arrive at 4:40 pm.