October 2, 2012
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Hunts Point Newsletter





           The Hunts Point Circle of Bellevue LifeSpring
      (formerly Overlake Service League)


        Cordially invites you to attend our annual


Fall Feast Cocktail Party and Fundraiser



Sunday, October 7, 2012


5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


        3645 Hunts Point Road





Our annual Hunts Point Fall Feast Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, October 7 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM at 3645 Hunts Point Road.  Invitations have been mailed out to all residents of Hunts Point.  This is a fun evening of wine, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and socializing with all your Hunts Point neighbors.  Adults only please.  This is the largest fundraiser for Hunts Point Circle of Bellevue LifeSpring.  All proceeds benefit children and families in need within the Bellevue School District.  We hope you will plan to attend this wonderful evening.




Hunts Point Pumpkin Carving Party

Sunday, October 28th

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hunts Point Town Hall


Join your neighbors for what is sure to be the first annual Hunts Point Pumpkin Carving Event!  Visit with friends, enjoy some hot cider and treats while you carve a pumpkin that will be used as part of the display on the Hunts Point Circle circle.  Please bring your own hollowed out, ready to carve pumpkin and carving tools to create a masterpiece to be viewed and admired. ALL ages welcome!  Please rsvp to debi@giannolas.com.


       Pumpkin 2             Pumpkin kid               Pumpkin 1



Peter Powell won the Good Neighbor, or Citizen of the Year Award, at Clean Up Day this year, for his diligent work on the new Shoreline Management Plan (SMP).  Peter took the lead in researching and editing this complex document.  The Town will soon be submitting the revised SMP draft to the Department of Ecology.  The SMP Committee negotiated many changes and improvements from prior drafts.  Once the SMP is adopted, the Town will issue an executive summary, so everyone can understand the new shoreline rules.  The final public hearing for the public to comment on the SMP draft is at the December 3rd Council meeting at 7:00 pm.


                                         Peter Powell  






Rhoady Lee

Mr. Rhoady Lee passed away in August 2012.  Rhoady was a forty year resident of Hunts Point. He was very involved in the Town, and helped to get Hunts Point Road reconstructed in 2005. He was the owner of Lakeside Paving, and gave generously to the local Catholic schools as well as other charities. Most long term residents knew Rhoady Lee. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Jeanne Marie and family.




The SR520 construction project continues along at a fast pace. The storm water detention pond at the end of Fairweather Basin will be completed this fall, and all of the eastside improvements will be done by year end 2013. Construction has started on the new floating bridge, and the second set of pontoons will be floated into place later this fall. The Mayor and Town Council continues to monitor and review the detailed drawings.


The Town has negotiated for additional landscaping to screen the new power panel on the lid, and for more landscaping at the detention pond.




Kevin Hughes has retired from the Council after seven years of service to the Town. Kevin worked closely with the Medina Police to improve security in the Town.  We appreciate his service to our community.


Heather Smith has been appointed to the Council. Heather is involved in Block Watch, the Emergency Plan, Clean Up Day, and social activities for kids.


Lloyd Embry has retired from the Planning Commission.  If anyone would like to volunteer to serve on the Planning Commission, please contact Fred McConkey at Mayor@HuntsPoint-wa.gov.




We have had two robberies in 2012, and oddly enough at the same home on 80th Ave. NE.  The new security camera on 80th Ave. NE helped to identify and prosecute the vandals, who were responsible for 67 crimes in Bellevue and Redmond.  The cameras helped the Medina Police make a positive ID, which lead to the arrests.  



During September and October, we are holding Block Watch meetings, by zone throughout Hunts Point. For those that couldn't attend the meetings, the information is being mailed out to all residents.  The Block Watch, and Map Your Neighborhood programs are also posted on the Town's website.  Please read this information, as it will tell you how the Town and its residents work together to fight crime, and to mobilize during emergencies.




Dear Residents:


The Town continues to monitor the SR520 project. We have succeeded in negotiating for more trees and plants to screen the various walls and structures.  The eastside improvements will be done by year end 2013, and the new bridge will be done in 2015.


The Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) is being submitted to DOE.  We have come a long way in negotiating the SMP into a document we can live with. Thanks to the SMP Committee for all of their efforts.


We look forward to seeing everyone at the Fall Feast on October 7th, and at the Pumpkin Carving Party on October 28th.



Fred McConkey




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