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Minutes for July 23, 2019 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday July 23, 2019, Hearthstone

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Rob ZisetteEllen HewittGayle GarmanJeff HowardRichard FlemingGina HarmonKaren SchurrBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Rob Z chaired the meeting.

RZ began with a recap of our FOGL-Suggested projects for Parks Improvements/Additions.
RZ will engage in a discussion with David Graves/SP&R, to be accompanied by Brian DeLuca and others as a joint meeting, date TBD. JH offered to attend/assist.
RZ’s top three topics on FOGL’s list are:

  • The East Shore Turtle Log Viewing Platform, about 150 yards North of the Small Crafts Center.
  • The Bio-Enhancing floating gardens, as several may be located around the lake.
  • The Paved Path Location Markers, to enable park patrons to advise first responders on their location of need, when calling 911 for immediate assistance, e.g. injury, accident, Police etc.

Mentioned was eliciting support of Local Area Volunteer organizations to support FOGL and the work of Seattle City Government’s Parks District Board.
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Minutes for May 28, 2019 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday May 28, 2019, Hearthstone

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Rob ZisetteAlice PoggiDavid GravesEllen HewittGayle GarmanMonica HinkleyMarciaMellingerBrian DeLucaRichard FlemingSally AbellaLaura EidelsonKaren SchurrCarl WebsterAlan Byars

Following around the table introductions, Rob Z chaired the meeting.

DG discussed updates/modifications to the Small Crafts Center on the Southwest corner of Green Lake. Details may be found at:
http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/green-lake-small-craft-center-redevelopment >

Discussion began about the FOGL/Parks Department use of charitable donations the Hinkley family has received on behalf on their Son Taiga’s accident on the lake. Taiga’s Parents, Peter and Monica, graciously assigned any privately received funds to be put in to a general fund of FOGL.
FOGL will strive to do what meets the family’s desires for a fitting use of those funds.
The current leading Family and FOGL use is to develop the West Shore Turtle Log viewing platform. FOGL has tentative draft designs available, which must be coordinated with Parks and Recreation. Read More »

Minutes for March 26, 2019 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday March 26, 2019, Hearthstone

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Rob ZisetteBruce EidelsonAlice PoggiRebecca RingerGayle GarmanJeff HowardAnita Gras BryantDon TorcasoRichard FlemingMonica HinkleyGina HarmonEllen HewittKaren SchurrPete HinkleyRuth BaetzBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Rob Z chaired the meeting.

KS began with discussion of modifications underway to improve facilities and access to the West beach bathhouse, to include updates to bathrooms and showers. She presented graphic plans to show the nature of the work being done. Needed exterior lighting, e.g. light poles intend to follow original architectural standard of the Olmsted Project designs.

RZ began discussion with a progress report on FOGL’s proposition to install paved path safety/location marker plaques. BD will provide written information and assistance to the Hearthstone Residents Committee, engaging their support to demonstrate park patron desire for such a project to be completed. This will include a letter describing the proposed project and a petition to proceed, for Hearthstone resident signatures. FOGL steering committee comprises: RZ, BD, AP, KS and EH. AP will coordinate with Parks Department and Department of Neighborhoods, to arrange a meeting for AP and BD to meet with them and develop a plan forward to successful completion. This will include discussion of the financial grant processes and coordination with needed city officials and their project planners.
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Minutes for January 22, 2019 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday January 22, 2019, Hearthstone

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Rob ZisetteClarke GrayJohn PeeplesRichard FlemingKate MartinGayle GarmanMartin MullerJeff HowardLionel WangBrian DeLucaAlice PoggiDick EitelGene WilliamsMonica HinkleyKaren SchurrEllen HewittRuth BaetzPete Hinkley

Following around the table introductions, Rob Z chaired the meeting. The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed.
RZ began discussion with a progress report on FOGL’s proposition to install paved path safety/location marker plaques, all technical descriptions and FOGL’s formal proposals to Seattle Parks Department previously provided. SPD has responded with a request for additional information. FOGL suggests a special meeting to invite SPD personnel to discuss a path to success on getting the markers installed, in that the concept has support of First Responders, i.e. Police, EMT/Fire, and similar agencies. EH suggested that we elicit public press/radio support to more broadly describe to the using community about the concept.
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Minutes for November 27, 2018 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday November 27, 2018, Hearthstone

Convened at 7:00 PM

Guest speakers:
Debra BouchardDana WestJohn Abdalkhani
Attendees:
Rob ZisettePaul KostekBrian DeLucaRichard FlemingJeff HowardRuth BaetzGayle GarmanLiz Graf-BrennanKaren SchurrAlice Poggi

Following around the table introductions, Rob Z chaired the meeting. The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed.

KS discussed Lessons Learned at a 13 October Robert’s Rules of Order training session. See < https://jurassicparliament.com/roberts-rules-of-order/ >.

King County representatives Dana W, John A, and Debra B provided a comprehensive discussion regarding King County’s University Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Project. They proved flyers describing the essence of the project whose information can be seen at: < www.kingcounty.gov/protectingourwaters >. Topics of interest to the immediate FOGL area are the surface runoff and subsurface water movement coming Easterly from Phinney Ridge and the effects of East shore area major construction projects. JA highlighted construction and installation of water absorbing structures along parking strips. He noted that standard unaltered lawns are generally not good absorbers of heavy rain events. RZ noted the heavy outflow from the lake’s Densmore during recent heavy rain events. JA acknowledged the high local interest in lake water quality, citing Seattle Public Utilities as the best source of information. GG would like information on how the different soil geologies around the lake affect deep ground water movement. RZ queried on the level of monitoring of effects of the Link Light Rail tunnel to North Gate.
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Minutes for September 25, 2018 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday September 25, 2018, Hearthstone

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Rob ZisetteKaren SchurrMadalyn MincksAlice PoggiGail SandersonJeff HowardJosephine JardineDon DeibertMonica HinkleyTom SchubertEllen HewittBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Rob Z chaired the meeting. The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed.

KS provided the Treasurer’s Report, noting that to date account was $5,836.40 with a contribution of $275 from the Taiga Hinkley memorial source, as noted by KS and MH.

MH commented that any work to memorialize Taiga should have a practical benefit to patrons of the park. JJ suggested a planting of a tree or similar act would be appreciated. MH suggested the webpage story about any memorial to Taiga might include a photo of him kayaking – one of his favorite activities.
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Minutes for July 31, 2018 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday July 31, 2018, Hearthstone

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Rob ZisetteMike McDowellAlice PoggiGayle GarmanClarke GrayDon DeibertRichard FlemingJan CollverPaul KostekKaren SchurrDon TorcasoTom SchubertEllen HewittBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Rob Z chaired the meeting.

Noted first was that fees for the FOGL website and USPS PO Box have been paid and up to date.

Rob also noted providing necessary IRS Schedule A Form information for TY2017.

The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed.

Noted was that the Taiga Hinkley donation fund (~$8g) was passed on to FOGL funding as intended by the fund, in accordance with his Mother Monica’s instructions. Clarke Gray provided a bio-sketch of Taiga’s several years of good work at his Green Lake Boat Rental business. FOGL thanks Taiga for his contribution to making the Park a great place to visit/be!
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Minutes for May 22, 2018 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday May 22, 2018, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Rob ZisetteKaren SchurrGayle GarmanEllen HewittRichard FlemingMariann DruckerJeff HowardThomas WhittemoreRuth BaetzBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Rob Z chaired the meeting.

Noted first was that fees for the FOGL website and USPS PO Box have been paid and up to date.

The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed.

Acknowledgement of and information about the good work of Green Lake Stewards was discussed.

Discussion of Green Lake Secchi Disk readings plus lake water temperature readings at the Community Center T-Dock were discussed.
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Minutes for March 27, 2018 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday March 27, 2018, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGaret MungerGayle GarmanBrian DeLucaRob ZisetteJeff HowardRuth Baetz

Following around the table introductions, Rob Z chaired the meeting.

The primary topic of the meeting was to determine FOGL’s path forward and intended tasks for 2018. There was initial discussion and display of updates to the FOGL website and suggestions offered about additional forms of communication with the public at large, e.g. using the several social media websites which discuss lake/park issues.
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Minutes for January 23, 2018 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday January 23, 2018, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanBrian DeLucaKaren SchurrTom SchubertRob ZisetteAndre GoodrichEllen HewittJill JaquesJeff HowardAlice Speers

Following around the table introductions, Karen S chaired the meeting.

Gayle G described the initial purpose/inception of FOGL, as primarily a grass-roots initiative to promote proactive repair of the water quality of the lake as a consequence of several years of severe algae blooms and resultant Seattle Parks Department closure of the lake to human activity.

Discussion continued with whether or not FOGL should continue or disband. If disbanding, FOGL should follow its 501-c3 requirements and properly disperse its treasury as directed by regulations. Further discussion followed.
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