May 1, 2013
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Hunts Point Newsletter

 

 

 

 

Hunts Point Clean Up Day

A neighborhood tradition for 93 years...

 

 

Sunday, May 19th

Schedule of Events

 

9:00am

Continental Breakfast at Town Hall

Mayor's announcements

Citizen of the year award

Tree City USA Award

 

9:30AM

Work Parties Begin

 

 

 

12:00PM - 2:00PM

Lunch at Town Hall

Hot Dogs/Burgers - $5      Kids under six eat free

 

 

12:00PM - 2:00PM

Kids' Games and Activities

 

 After a day of fun, sun and work

Please join your neighbors and friends at the cocktail party

 

 

5:30PM - 7:30PM

Clean Up Day Cocktail Party

3600 Hunts Point Road (Check your mailbox for invitation)

 

Would you like to help or do you have Questions?

Call Town Hall 425-455-1834

      

 

        power tool                               

wine glass

 

    boy playing


 
 

 

                                                                                                                                              

CLEAN UP DAY

 

Clean Up Day began on Hunts Point in 1920. Ever since that day, we have celebrated Clean Up Day, now for 93 years.

 

With all of the professional landscapers, there isn't as much to clean up on Hunts Point these days, so we focus on a two and a half hour clean up, followed by food,  fun and cocktail parties.

 

We rent power tools, and clean up the Park, tennis courts, and Traffic Circle. We also trim bushes and trees along the shoulders of the road to improve visibility. The clean up portion of the day is from 9:30 AM to Noon.

 

We still need more volunteers for the various jobs. Please call Town Hall at 425-455-1834, or email Mayor Fred McConkey at Mayor@huntspoint.wa.gov if you are in town and can help out.

 

 

SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PLAN (SMP)

 

The Town of Hunts Point submitted its version of the SMP to the DOE in December 2012. The public comment period ran from April 1, 2013 to May 2, 2013. At the end of this time period, DOE will either accept the plan or recommend changes. The Town's SMP is available on the DOE website at www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/shorelines/smp/mycomments/huntspoint.html.

The main take away is to maintain your docks and bulkheads, as it will be more difficult to replace the same size docks in the future.

 

HUNTS POINT CIRCLE

ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS

 

In April 2013, the Planning Commission held a public meeting to discuss street improvements to Hunts Point Circle. Some residents want to see walking paths to the school bus stop, and better parking areas to get parked cars off the road. The Maker's, Inc. architect group was brought in to facilitate the discussion, and provided several options for the Planning Commission to review. There will be another public meeting later this fall for the Planning Commission to present its findings to the residents. 

CAR PROWLS

 

We haven't had any home invasion burglaries this year, but we have had four car prowls. Three of the cars burglarized were parked outside in the driveway and were unlocked. One car prowled was parked inside an unlocked garage. Car prowls are an even bigger problem in Bellevue and in the other Points Communities. Be sure to remove any valuables from your car and lock it if you must park outside. Parking in a locked garage is the safest bet.

 

 

EMERGENCY PRACTICE DRILL

 

On Saturday, May 18th, we will have an Emergency Practice Drill from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Town Hall. This is open to all residents, to practice protocol for an emergency. We will also review the Town's new first aid packages, and will learn how to use them.

 

We invite all residents to attend this short meeting, especially if you are on the Emergency Team, and bring your charged radio.

 

 

TREE CITY USA

 

The Town of Hunts Point has been awarded the Tree City USA for the past 22 years. The Town has a Tree Code that protects larger trees. The Town has a 60% tree canopy coverage, and our goal is to maintain it at 60% for the long term. We are proud of our trees, and do our best to protect them. Below is a press release from the Arbor Day Foundation.

 

Hunts Point, WA was named a 2012 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 22nd year Hunts Point has earned the national designation.

 

Hunts Point achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

 

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

 

"Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Hunts Point make smart investments in urban forests," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits."

 

Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.

 

More information on the program is available at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.

 

Please join us at Clean Up Day for the Tree City USA award, 9AM at Town Hall.

 

 

MAYOR'S MESSAGE 

 

Dear Residents:

 

Clean Up Day is our Town's biggest community event. It is a great time to get to know your neighbors and pitch in on the various jobs. We are planning to have a bouncy toy for the young kids at lunch time. The cocktail party will be at a beautiful new home at 3600 Hunts Point Road. We hope you can join us there. Have a great spring and summer.

  

Sincerely,

Fred McConkey

Mayor

 

    

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