Spring 2022 Community Quarterly Meeting Highlights

  Community Interest

by Devin Chicras

West Hill Community Associationโ€™s Spring 2022 Community Quarterly Meeting touched on Skyway Park improvements, new transit options, new faces and events, sewer pipe replacements, and more on April 19. Watch the full video below, or read on for highlights.

Live Tweet Thread

First report: Bong Sto Domingo, King County Local Services:

๐Ÿšง Skyway Park construction happening in May/June
๐Ÿ•’ Our “office hours” at Skyway Library reopen in May – Mondays and Wednesdays
โœ‰๏ธ [email protected]

Bong Sto Domingo from King County Local Services

Community Van:

2โƒฃ Two trips in March – airport & eye doctor
โœ’๏ธ New volunteer driver has signed up
๐Ÿ‘‹ Upcoming trip to Skyway Resource Center on Fri, get in touch w Kahdijah if you need a ride
๐Ÿ™ Need a volunteer driver for Alajawan’s Hands event 4/29
โœ‰๏ธ [email protected]

Cynthia Lamothe, GM of Skyway Water & Sewer

๐Ÿšจ Late fees, liens, and shutting off utilities are back
โ€ผ๏ธ But we have possible resources for you – contact us! Planning to get more utility assistance for customers in May

๐Ÿ’ฒCustomer rates pay for 100% of SW&S expenses (no taxes).
โซ Rates will finally be raised after COVID pause
๐Ÿ†• 6k lineal feet of asbestos pipe in Bryn Mawr area being replaced by June

.@SkywayFire Chief Eric Hicks:

๐Ÿค— Thanks for helping pass levy lid lift
๐ŸŠ We now have five rescue swimmers, we can now jump in water without waiting for other support
๐Ÿ”ฅ Our last house fire was in November – great fire safety work, community!!
โœ‰๏ธ [email protected]

@SkywayFire Chief Eric Hicks:

โฌ†๏ธ 15% rise in call volume
๐Ÿ’– Firefighters raised $8k for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
๐Ÿ“š Currently have firefighter academy happening now, along with Eastside Fire & Rescue. A lot of hiring going on.
๐ŸŽˆ Health and Safety Fair coming back in August.

@KingCoSheriff Major Mark Konoske is returning to our precinct after 13 years, 30+ year police veteran.

๐Ÿ“Š A data hub will soon be available on the KCSO website.
โœ‰๏ธ [email protected]

Randy Matheson, Renton School District:

โœ… We’re in test season right now!
๐Ÿ’‰ COVID vax clinics & adult booster shots available at 6 schools
๐ŸŽญ Renton HS drama students present Clue, April 21-23 at Renton Highโ€™s Ikea Performing Arts Center, 400 S 2nd St.

Randy Matheson, @Renton_Schools

๐Ÿงช Science classrooms are getting upgrades
๐Ÿ’– Partnership with @SoundDiscipline is helping students with social/emotional work, & training 5th graders to teach 1st graders
๐Ÿ’ @SeattleKraken visited Dimmitt MS w touring Black hockey history museum

Valerie Kendall, King County:

๐Ÿ“œ Anti-Displacement report features 10 strategies + ways to evaluate work
๐Ÿ˜๏ธ $5m RFP for Skyway affordable housing projects
๐Ÿ’ฌ Meetings in June to design community preference program for new affordable dev – % of units set aside for local folks.

Tina Vlasaty, Local Initiative Support Corporation:

๐Ÿ’ฐ We have $125k dedicated to support seed projects in Skyway, hope to work with groups like WHCA, Urban Food Pact, & Skyway Coalition to work on economic development projects. [email protected]

Ayanna Brown, Alajawan’s Hands:

๐Ÿ’– Annual Alajawan’s Hands Community Family Reunion Friday, 4/29 12-7 p.m.
๐ŸŽถ DJ, raffle, giveaways, resources, vaccinations
๐Ÿ™ Moment of silence at 6:01 p.m. to honor Alajawan’s memory

Margie Lindberg, Skyway VFW:

๐Ÿ“… Upcoming events include hamburger night, Wii bowling, waffle bar breakfast, county western dance, pirate themed night dinner and dancing
๐Ÿฅณ May 21 is the Post’s 75th Anniversary!

7421 S 126th St. Seattle, 206-772-9982

Friends of Skyway Library (Kathleen Sidwell)

๐Ÿ“š We run ongoing book sale shelf & big annual sale (pre-COVID!) to help support programming at library
๐Ÿ™Œ Want better representation in group to help decide future programming!
โžก๏ธ Join the meeting on May 24 6:30 p.m. at Skyway Library

Originally tweeted by MyWestHill (@WestHillTweets) on April 20, 2022.

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