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Hold the date - This year's FHA AGM will take place on Wednesday, April 22nd at the Tyee Yacht Club. Much more information to follow!

January Board Meeting Minutes - The minutes of the January FHA Board Meeting have been posted to the FHA website. You can view them here

FHA Supporters - the FHA website is funded by advertising. Our sponsors include realtors, insurance agents, and banks who all specialize in the floating homes market. You can see who they are if you go to the website's Resources tab and choose a category from the dropdown. We would love to include more vendors who have provided services to floating homeowners - roofers, window replacements, kitchen remodels etc. If you have used a vendor and been pleased with the experience, please let me know. As well as looking for sponsors, we would love to build up a useful resource bank for the community.

Sad News - Colleen Wagner, co-founder of The Center for Wooden Boats, passed away on January 2, 2020. The wife of Dick Wagner, she was a long term floating home resident and continued to live on the Old Boathouse after Dick passed away in 2017.  It was Colleen who encouraged her husband Dick to start the wooden sailboat livery in The Old Boathouse. Colleen and her husband received a number of awards for their contributions to the preservation of wooden boats and heritage building skills. There will be a tribute event at the Center for Wooden Boats in early March. In the meantime, if you would like to make a gift to CWB in Colleen’s honor, please visit their donation page and type “Thank You Colleen” in the comment box with your gift.

Eastlake Community Council “Meet the Board” community meeting — Tuesday, February 11th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. TOPS Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave E. (originally scheduled for Jan. 15, when Seattle Schools had to be closed on account of weather).  Board President Detra Segar will share information about various community issues, board initiatives, and volunteer opportunities. In addition to looking for help on committees addressing land use, transit, shoreline preservation, trees, and public safety which are high on our list of priorities, we are also recruiting volunteers to join us as we continue our work on special events, membership, fundraising, and the Eastlake News. If you are unable to attend, please send your list of priorities to us at or post on our Facebook page. ECC Board of Directors: Detra Segar, Margaret Sanders, Joyce Lane, Ben Wildman, Steve Dunphy, Allison Peryea, Isaiah Berg, Judy Smith

Fairview Ave North Bridge Replacement - The following activities are planned for the next two weeks:
  • Complete temporary work trestle (bridge) construction
  • Continue demolition of a portion of the eastern bridge 
Last week crews continued installing helical piles and the temporary work bridge, moving from south to north. Crews also began demolition of a portion of the eastern bridge. To maintain the project construction schedule, crews plan to work Saturdays for at least the next five weeks. Construction activities will be a continuation of weekday work, including installation of helical piles and construction of the temporary work bridge. Work hours on Saturdays will be 9 AM to 5 PM. During the upcoming two weeks February 1 – 15, crews will continue to: 
  • Install helical piles and construct the temporary work bridge, moving from south to north 
  • Receive intermittent construction material deliveries
  • Remove the sidewalk and railings on the eastern half of the old Fairview Bridge
  • Sawcut and remove a portion of the east bridge deck
Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, 6 AM to 6 PM. Crews can continue work activity until 10 PM. We will provide regular updates throughout construction. If you have any questions, please contact us at or at (206) 775-8715. Thank you, Fairview Outreach Team |

Useful Contacts:

  • Harbor Patrol ~ 206 684-4071 or VHF 16
  • Police non-emergency ~ 206 625-5011
  • SPU Water/Sewer Emergency ~ 206 386-1800
  • PSE Gas/Electric Emergency ~ 888 225-5773
  • SPD Office of Emergency Management ~ 206 223-5076
That's all for now, let me know if you have questions, comments or suggestions!
All the best,
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