Capitol Hill Community Council
General Meeting Minutes: April 16, 2009
In Attendance: 11 community members including officers (Justin Carder, Charlette LeFevre & Hong Chhuor)
Call to Order/Introduction
Dennis Saxman: Neighborhood District Council Update
Michele Gomes: proposal to create bird habitat conservation group on Cap Hill.
March Minutes Reviewed
CHCC General Account Balance $1622.88
Open Space Committee Balance $179.31
Open Space Committee Report
Dept of Neighborhoods – Neighbordhood Matching Fund: large grant application submitted on Monday, April 13th. Hong Chhuor announces Guitar Hero Showdown date & time; directed interested community members to blog at www.unpavingparadise.blogspot.com.
Arts & Events Committee Report
Arts & Events meetings are now the 2nd Sunday of each month, location announced on CHCC website. Next meeting is at the SGN building.
Technology Committee Report
Justin Carder reports that we’ve had over 820 visitors to website for March vs. 360 in Feb.
Number of Individuals Sign-Up to Receive Email Updates: 44
Number of Individuals Who Are Members of Facebook Group 108
Guest Speaker – Betsy Hunter & Michael Seiwerath, Capitol Hill Housing (in place of Kate Stineback)
Betsy provided information on three things:
1. Capitol Hill Housing
2. The 12th Avenue Initiative
3. East Precinct Development Project & project at 12th & Jefferson.
Also mentioned was the planned extension of the Seattle Streetcar program to link Capitol Hill with the International District. Funding is in place, but route is yet to be determined.
CHH’s next annual meeting will be held at the NW Film Forum on Wednesday, April 22nd. 5-6pm reception and 6-6:30pm presentation.
Capitol Hill Pride Festival Update
Planning continues – Charlette LeFevre is working with city to define the area that will be cordoned off for the festival; announces that Mark “Mom” Finley will be serve as the MC for the event. Mark is in attendance at the meeting and shares his experiences and motivations for volunteering his services.
Charlette announces that the Arts & Events committee has submitted a NMF grant application asking for $15k and states that the committee has decided not to accept any funding from large alcohol or tobacco manufacturers. The committee hopes that Lambert House and PKSK could take over volunteer recruitment and coordination. Meanwhile, they are looking for volunteers willing to pledge hours towards the NMF match for volunteer hours at a rate of $15/hour.
Bylaws Final Review & Approval Process
Becki Frestedt, chair of the Bylaws committee presided. Revisions were made to articles 1-3 of the final draft and the rest of the document was approved via a motion to approve the remaining articles. Motion was seconded and approved by majority vote. New CHCC bylaws will be posted to the CHCC website by Becki in her final act as chair of the Bylaws committee, which will be dissolved pending the posting of the new bylaws.