Monthly Archive: May 2017

Minutes for May 23, 2017 Meeting

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

Convened at 7:00 PM

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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Agenda for FOGL Meeting May 23, 2017

Join us Tues. May 23, 7 p.m.

in the Hearthstone Board Room, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N


  • Introductions
  • Current tree cutting and trimming in the Park
  • Privatization of Evans Pool and Community Center – Ellen Hewitt
  • Michael O’Brien’s outreach to FOGL
  • GPS/emergency path marker system – Karen Schurr
  • Crosswalk striping near the rowing facility and elsewhere in the Park
  • Safety for cross-lake swimmers
  • Park projects submitted: Review and Response by Parks’ Dept*
  • Future meeting dates (July 25?)
  • Candidates sought for President, Vice-President, and Treasurer
  • AdjournThanks to the Hearthstone for sharing their meeting room.

*The To Do List was drawn up by the Friends of Green Lake and submitted to Seattle Parks and Recreation Department in July.  It includes 24 items such as Improving Path Safety, Remodeling West Beach Changing Rooms, and Removing Trees in Shoreline Wall.  For the complete list visit