The notes from the March 12, 2019 Central Houghton Neighborhood Association meeting are available below. If you have any questions or comments or ideas for future agenda topics, please contact us at: email@example.com
The agenda for CHNA's March 12, 2019 has been revised and is available below. The revisions are shown in italics. You can also download it using the file link.
The primary focus of the meeting will be on transit service changes that will affect south Kirkland in the near future and over the next several years. We will be hearing from KC Metro on upcoming changes to Kirkland bus routes affected by eliminating buses from the downtown Seattle transit tunnel due to the increase in light rail in the region. Changes to bus service on route 255 and other routes due to construction on SR 520 at Montlake also will be provided. Sound Transit will provide us the latest information on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project for I-405, including concepts for the Kirkland station at NE 85th Street/I-405. City of Kirkland staff will then present city plans and projects for improving transit service within south Kirkland, including the recently completed Kirkland Transit Implementation Plan (KTIP).
We also will provide updates the Neighborhood Safety Program, the Neighborhood Matching Grant project application, the ongoing update to the City's Tree Code, and the latest schedule for the Northwest University Master Plan.
Please come and join us and share in the discussions.
Houghton residents interested in serving on the Houghton Community Council have until 4 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2019 to apply to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of (now) City Councilmember Kelli Curtis.
Applications are available on the City of Kirkland website.To be considered for appointment, applicants must have resided within the territorial boundaries of the former Town of Houghton as of the date of its consolidation with the City of Kirkland (August 1968) for at least one year as of November 5, 2019 and be registered to vote. The individual that is selected will serve on the Community Council through the certification of the November 2021 general election. Any individual appointed may also file to retain the seat in that election.
Interviews will be conducted at a special meeting prior to the regular Houghton Community Council meeting on March 25, 2019 and the candidate that is selected will be seated at the Council’s April meeting.
The Houghton Community Council is the elected council for the Houghton Community Municipal Corporation. The Community Municipal Corporation was created pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 35.14 RCW. Information about the Council’s jurisdiction, powers and authority can be found in Kirkland Municipal Code (KMC) Chapter 2.12.
Questions about process or the requirements of serving on the Council can be directed to Kathi Anderson, Kirkland City Clerk, at KAnderson@kirklandwa.gov or 425-587-3197. Questions and information regarding serving as a Houghton Community Councilmember may be directed to Council Chair Rick Whitney at (425) 829-2680.
Come help us celebrate 50 years of being a part of Kirkland. Bring your old photos (we'll have a scanner) and help us record Houghton's history. If you are new to Houghton, learn a little local history and meet your neighbors. This family friendly event will have games and of course, CAKE! The celebration will be held on Thursday July 12 from 6:00-9:00 PM at Fire Station 22 (6602 108th Avenue NE).
Please share this invite with your friends and neighbors.
The notes from the March 13, 2018 Central Houghton Neighborhood Meeting are available below.
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The notes from the December 14 2017 Central Houghton Neighborhood Meeting are available below followed by the slides from the City's Housing Strategy Workshop (December 2) and the Northwest University's presentation at the November 14 CHNA meeting.
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The agenda for the November 14 CHNA meeting is provided below. In addition to topics related to the Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center and 6th Street Corridor study, We will have a presentation and discussion with a representative from Northwest University on their proposed Master Plan.
The CHNA Board also is proposing revisions to the Bylaws, which can be accessed in the files below. The files include a summary of the proposed changes which basically revise the Bylaws into how the organization currently operates (without dues and the structure for officers). The current Bylaws require changes to the Bylaws to be approved by the membership (i.e. those in attendance at the meeting). The proposed revisions will allow 3/4 majority of the Board to revise the Bylaws.
On November 7 residents of Houghton will be asked to weigh-in on several issues and candidates, including Proposition 1 regarding the continued existence of the Houghton Community Council (HCC). I urge Houghton residents to vote “Yes” for the continuation of this community municipal corporation.
The Houghton Community Council was formed in 1968 when the cities of Kirkland and Houghton merged. A key aspect of the merger was that the HCC would have veto power over land use regulations within the boundaries of the former city of Houghton. Every four years, Houghton residents vote whether the HCC should continue to exist.
Over the last 20 years, my wife and I have been involved in various aspects of our community including the Lakeview Elementary School PTSA and the Central Houghton Neighborhood Association. During those years, the HCC board members have added value and insight into land use decisions made by the Kirkland City Council.
In my role as a former president and current role as vice president of the Central Houghton Neighborhood Association, I know the HCC has been in tune with and sensitive to the opinions and desires expressed by Houghton residents in open forums. The HCC board has helped shape our community into the very desirable place it is to live today through thoughtful deliberation and keen insights.
For these reasons, I urge Houghton residents to vote Yes for Proposition No. 1 for the continuation of the Houghton Community Council.
The notes from the October 10 2017 Central Houghton Neighborhood Meeting are available below.
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Thanks and please VOTE
The next meeting of the CHNA will be held:
April 9, 2019
(Special Meeting - Northwest University Master Plan)
*Please note that the default day for meetings is the second Tuesday of the months of September, November, January, March, and May. To be timely, we may call special meetings to discuss topics of major neighborhood interest.
Also note, CHNA does not typically meet during July and August, unless there is a specific immediate topic to share.