Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance Annual Meeting – Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance Annual Meeting – Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Dear Finn Hill neighbors and friends: The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance is holding its annual members’ meeting next Wednesday, November 6, at 7pm in the Finn Hill Middle School cafeteria. (8040 Northeast 132nd Street Kirkland, WA 98034.) This is a public meeting and all Finn Hill residents are encouraged to attend.

We have some important official business to address and then we’ll cover several local government initiatives that will significantly affect us on Finn Hill. Agenda items include:

  • Election of FHNA directors:  The terms for 5 seats on our 11 person board of directors expire this year, so members will be asked to vote on candidates to fill these positions. Three of our current directors whose terms expire seek re-election:  Connie Winter, Francesca Lyman, and Jeanette Leach. Two directors whose terms expire have decided that they do not wish to continue on the board: Ellen Haas and Meg Tally.

We are soliciting nominations for candidates to fill the seats to be voted on. If you wish to serve or would like to recommend a candidate, please contact me by email as soon as possible:

  • Annual Report:  We’ll give you a brief overview of what FHNA did over the past 12 months, including how much money it raised through donations and how it spent those funds.
  • Juanita Drive Corridor Study:  If you have been to one of our last few meetings, you heard about the City’s study to improve safety on this arterial; you may even have commented on some suggested improvements (roundabouts, medians, sidewalks, and crosswalks). The study phase is just about to conclude, and the City’s consultants will provide a status report on which recommendations will be submitted to the City Council for approval. You’ll have an opportunity to comment and ask questions.
  • Designation of $185,000 for Improvements  to Finn Hill Parks:  The Finn Hill Park and Recreation District (FHPRD) is transferring  a reserve fund of $185,000 to the City for projects that will benefit City-maintained parks in Finn Hill. We’ll send out a separate email on this item with more details.

Here’s the bottom line: The FHPRD commissioners plan to recommend that the money be spent on irrigation and a new shelter at O.O. Denny Park, but they are open to alternative proposals from Finn Hill residents. Some of the commissioners will be available at the November 6 meeting to answers questions and hear your ideas. Since the commissioners want to finalize their recommendations on November 7, this is a final opportunity for you to make an impact on how the FHPRD’s reserve fund will be spent.

 As you can see, the November 6 meeting will not only feature some timely reports but will also give you a chance to offer your own views. Please join us on the 6th!

Scott Morris

Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance – President

(formerly Denny Creek Neighborhood Alliance)| 206-972-9493

PO Box 682, Kirkland WA 98083



3 Responses to “Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance Annual Meeting – Wednesday, November 6, 2013”

  1. Warren Raven says:

    Bridge cross walks over Juanita Drive would help. I sent a link with one, but a spiral flat walk up design would be good for bikes and wheelchairs.

  2. Warren Raven says:

    If you put cross walk bridges up and guardrails to protect bikers and widen Juanita drive to have a center turn lane all the way through. Plus make 116th 5 lanes up to 405. You can put the speed limit back to 40 mph like it was all the time up until the 1980’s. Keep the traffic moving.

  3. Lonnie Wright says:

    As a multiple dog owner, I would like to suggest that a small portion of the park be designated and enclosed for a dog park. With a third or more of the households having a dog, it would be so appreciated by the dogs and their owners to have a place where the dogs can be off leash and allowed to run free. There is one park by Fred Meyer in Totem Lake and and one at Marymoor park. We could certainly use more free-roaming spaces for our pets. Please consider this as a option as you ponder the best usage of this money. Thank you for your consideration!