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Board Meeting Minutes - You can view the minutes of the FHA's November and December board meetings on our website here. Talking of the board, we are looking to recruit new members. We will have more information about posts available after our next board meeting at the beginning of February (the board meets once a month the first Wednesday of each month), in the meantime, if you are interested in serving the community, please don't hesitate to reach out to our president, John Leness.

Alex Pedersen - the City Council member who represents Seattle's District 4 (which includes Eastlake) will be holding a Town Hall meeting on January 30 beginning at 6:30 pm in the lunchroom at TOPS Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave E.

Floating Homes Tour  - The next floating homes tour will take place on Sunday, September 13th, 2020 from noon to 5 p.m. and will feature homes on Eastlake and Westlake. If you are a floating homeowner who would like your house to be included in the tour or would like to join the committee that organizes the tour (it's lots of fun and a great way to get to know other floating homeowners), please contact Courtney Cooper or Sharon Morken.

Rental Sought - Marnie Hogue is currently renting a houseboat in Eastlake but her lease is up at the end of April. She is looking for a two-bedroom houseboat. Please reach out to her at mnhogue@gmail.com.

Drifting Kayak - Are you missing a kayak? A drifting kayak was found on the morning of Friday, January 17th in the channel between Fairview Moorings and DOX. If you know who it belongs to., please contact Jan Sandstrom.

New development at 2335 Boylston Ave. E -  Sandra Lee Mulhair of Calhoun Property Management reached out to let us know they have a survey open here. They welcome your thoughts and comments. You can reach Sandra on 206-310-5706 or sandra@apodment.com.

Fairview Ave N Bridge Replacement – Monthly construction progress meeting. You are invited to the Fairview Ave N Bridge Replacement Project monthly stakeholder meeting. As a reminder, the meeting will take place at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (1100 Fairview Ave N) from 3 PM to 4 PM in the Yale Building (room J1-102). Click here to see the campus map. Please note: This is a different location than our previous meeting. There are 25 visitor parking spots in front of the Thomas building, and paid parking until 5 PM next to the Fairview building. Outreach Team fairviewbridge@seattle.gov | www.seattle.gov/transportation/fairviewbridge.htm  | (206) 775-8715

Chittenden Locks - the large chamber closes February 12, small lock will be available. The large chamber will close to all vessel traffic 5:30 a.m., February 12, for the second of four scheduled extended closures to replace the chamber’s filling culvert valves. It will remain closed for up to 53 days, with a scheduled reopening April 4. The small chamber will remain open during this time and vessels up to 28-feet wide by 123-feet long are able to use it. The Seattle District website has a Locks Closure page that includes emergency, scheduled and projected outages. It is still under construction but does have information about the Stoney Gate Valve project scheduled closures populated on it and will continue to be updated. You can reach the page here https://go.usa.gov/xVtwc
If you have any questions or need information please email (preferred) or call:
Stoney Gate Valve Project Manager Peter Gibson at peter.d.gibson@usace.army.mil or 206-764-3785
Operations Project Manager Jon Hofstra at jonathan.c.hofstra@usace.army.mil  or 206-297-9737
Public Affairs Office at or 206-764-3750.
 
Most machinery and equipment, including gates and valves, are original to the 100-year-old facility. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns and operates the Chittenden Locks. The busiest in the nation, nearly 50,000 vessels lock through each year. For updates and more information about the Chittenden Locks, follow on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/chittendenlocks and www.twitter.com/chittendenlocks.

Dock Security - Some of the docks that do not have gates have noticed random people walking on their docks. If you have a situation that is not an actual emergency, the Seattle PD has a non-emergency number you can call - 206-625-5011

ECC’s “Meet the Board” community meeting — Tuesday, February 11 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 info@eastlakeseattle.org 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.

That's all for now. If you have anything you want to share with other members of the community, please let me know. Can I also ask that you forward this email to any new members on your dock and ask them to email contact@seattlefloatinnghomes.org if they would like to be added to our mailing list?

All the best
Sarah
 

 

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