Category Archive: Minutes

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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Minutes for October 24, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday October 24, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiKaren SchurrRob ZisetteMarcia NormanKathleen ConnerRuth BaetzTom SchubertGaret MungerBernhard WeiplDon DeibertS. Jo PalmBrian DeLucaColleen Hackett

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

Richard F and Kathleen Conner provided general comments regarding the FOGL provided “To Do” list, as previously recorded and described in earlier FOGL minutes and records. They described the activity of the FOGL meeting with Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) for a walk around the lake to discuss ideas and details of FOGL suggestions.
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Minutes for July 25, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday July 25, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiKaren SchurrRob ZisetteMarcia NormanEllen HewittGina HarmonPeter NestingenGaret MungerGene WilliamsKate McNaughtonBrian DeLuca

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

Rob Z began with discussion of his study to install, in a vandalism resistant manner, a float gauge to monitor and report lake levels over time. This would be at the Meridian Avenue N drain box along the North shoreline. The gauge and its associated equipment would measure and record data over time to assess seasonal weather effect and also the impacts of major constructions sites near the park, as their underground portions alter the natural water table’s input to the lake. Much of the water at those sites, formerly migrating to the lake, is now shunted to municipal drainage as a condition of construction. Financial resources to buy, install, maintain, and analyze the output have not been established. Rob noted if it were Seattle City funds, they would likely be under Seattle Public Utilities budget. Related suggestions discussed were: Read More »

Minutes for May 23, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday May 23, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Elizabeth Riggs, guest speaker
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiBob MartinKaren SchurrRob ZisetteMarcia NormanTim RoodEllen HewittGina HarmonPeter NestingenAnita Gras BryantGene WilliamsLynn BurnettBev LarsonJim BeckerDon DeibertCarl WesterBrian DeLuca

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

There was initial discussion about Seattle Parks & Recreation (SP&R) focus on tree trimming/pruning. The first priority is to prune/remove branches/limbs/trees which present an immediate safety hazard to park patrons. Concern noted that excessive time elapses between a tree falling on open green belt space and SP&R managing its removal, thereby allowing a safety hazard/attractive nuisance to linger on park grounds.
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Minutes for April 25, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday April 25, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Guest Speakers:
Jason FriskMike StanleyDavid Graves

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiKaren SchurrPeter NestingenRob ZisetteDon DeibertEllen HewittBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Ellen H chaired the meeting.
The first presentation was by Jason Friske of the Green Lake Small Craft Center (GLSCC).
Jason provided hard copies of the Center’s comprehensive brochure, with its detail available on their website. Review the brochure for the numerous programs offered by the GLSCC.
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Minutes for February 21, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday May 23, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingAlice PoggiGayle GarmanGina HarmonKaren SchurrKent NarumEllen HewittBrian DeLuca

This was called as a Special Meeting to discuss our FOGL input to:
Your Voice – Your Choice, Seattle City activity:
Help Decide How to Spend $2 Million of the City’s Budget.
Details are found at: http://frontporch.seattle.gov/2017/02/06/your-voice-your-choice/
Questions about how to get involved in any of the phases, please contact Jenny Frankl at 206.233.2044 or Jenny.Frankl@seattle.gov. Karen will contact her to discuss FOGL’s input.

Gayle described the nature of this program and how FOGL became involved, when asked by Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) to provide inputs. This meeting was a winnowing of the larger list we previously submitted, to focus on those items we thought most needed.
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