Meeting Minutes for Madison Valley Community Council Community Meeting June 18, 2019
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by President Pene Karovsky.
Election of Officers. In accordance with the bylaws an election for new officers was conducted. A paper ballot was offered but there were no objections to a voice vote. The following officers and board members were elected by affirmation:
Diane Zahn President, Linda Becker Vice-President, Pene Karovsky Treasurer, Sally Van Over Secretary, Board members: Sarah Tretheway, Sarah Blankinship, Ronald Flynn, Daisy Clark, Mark McDermott.
Pene Karovsky presented the annual financial report.
Domain name renewal $13.16
Bank Fees $33
Donations from Board Members $200
The Council was able to save $300 this year by using a less expensive web site platform. Fund raising and donations will be needed in the future however in order to hold fun events. Plans for a neighborhood plant sale were discussed.
Diane Zahn reviewed Council activities for the past year regarding Emergency Preparedness. This past year SNAP training was offered by the council, Steve Smith provided a neighborhood mapping training and several blocks have been canvassed to survey community members about preparedness and distribute Be Prepared Kits. This year we are focused on canvassing more blocks and finding volunteer block captains to help neighbors prepare for the unexpected.
Ron Flynn reported that FAME community center board is willing to meet with MVCC to discuss ways to work on emergency preparedness jointly and other ways we can work together like supporting the garden in the parking lot.
Sally Van Over suggested we have an hour long CPR training at a community meeting and is in contact with the Seattle Fire Department to see how we can make this happen.
Laura Jenkins is our new Community Engagement Coordinator replacing Karen Ko who retired this year. Laura offered to help us liaison with the City Office of Emergency Management. She also distributed City of Seattle Information Guides.
Linda Becker presented information about the Harrison Green Belt. Newly planted native plants are being hand watered while they get established. Watering will be especially important this summer.
Linda offered to take anyone interested on a walk through the Green Belt after the meeting.
Meeting adjourned 8:15 PM.
Minutes submitted by Diane Zahn