On Sunday, May 20th the
Town celebrates its 92nd Annual Clean Up Day. Since 1920,
Hunts Point residents have gathered together to "Spring
Clean" the streets, right of ways, parks, and common areas. With
most of the Town now under professional landscape management, Clean Up
Day has evolved into more of a community event for socializing,
eating, and having fun. This is a great time to meet your neighbors and
participate in Town activities.
The Block Watch Map Your Neighborhood
parties are also designed to build community spirit, while educating
our residents on crime prevention and emergency preparedness. See
this newsletter and the Town's website for more details.
We invite all
residents, especially the new ones, to join us for Clean Up Day
Sunday, May 20th. Attend some, or all of the Clean
Up Day activities, and enjoy a day with your neighbors
With the increased
use of the internet and email, the Town is no longer showing
personal contact information in an electronic format, such as the name
or address for the Clean Up Day Cocktail Party. All Block Watch
lists are confidential information and will only be distributed in hard
copy, and only to the neighbors of that Block Watch zone.
has mailed hard copy information regarding Clean Up Day to
residents, which has the name and address of the Cocktail Party
included on it. If you are a resident, but did not get this invitation,
please call Town Hall at 425-455-1834.
MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD (MYN)
The Town is
rolling out the Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) program to
all Hunts Point residents. This program is similar to Block Watch
(BW). Block Watch is a neighborhood watch program that focuses on
preventing and reporting burglaries. MYN is a neighborhood program
that focuses on emergency preparedness. The main
emergency potential threat in this region is a major
earthquake. But, a big storm with extended loss of
electricity would use provisions of the MYN plan as well.
Last week, 14
Block Watch captains attended a training session for MYN, on Emergency
Preparedness. These Block Captains will be hosting neighborhood
gatherings to share the MYN information through a one hour DVD
training program. They will update contact information
and discuss methods for preventing crime.
The 9 steps taught in the MYN DVD
Take care of loved ones.
Protect your head, hands, and feet (bike helmet, leather gloves, and
Check for natural gas or propane leaks outside and inside your home.
Shut off water at the house main.
Place HELP, or OK signs.
Put fire extinguisher on the sidewalk (if not being used).
Gather at Town Hall.
Form teams at Town Hall for first aid, search and rescue.
Care for the elderly and children at a "safe house".
This program will
be taught through the MYN DVD, facilitated by your Block Watch
Captain. This is also a great time to meet your neighbors and exchange
personal contact information to be used in an emergency. The BW
Captain will be contacting you. The Hunts Point Emergency Plan is a
federal requirement and will make our neighborhood safer. Thanks in
advance for your participation.
19th 9AM - Noon
On Saturday, May 19th the
Planning Commission will lead the Emergency Practice Session at
Town Hall. The drill will focus on:
Hand held radio use
Search and rescue for the elderly, children, and those injured
How to turn off natural gas and water
Help cards and first aid.
invited and encouraged to attend the Emergency Practice Day on May 19th. Please
don't wait until we have a true emergency for this to become important
information to you. If you have a Hunts Point issued hand held radio,
please bring it, fully charged, to this practice drill.
The entire MYN
program and DVD content is posted on our new and improved Town website
at: www.huntspoint-wa.gov, click
"Community", then click "Emergency Preparedness",
go to the MYN link.
The entire Block
Watch program is also available on the Town website, at: www.huntspoint-wa.gov, click
"community", then click "Block Watch".
The four priorities of Block
Lock all doors and windows, all of the time.
Set burglar alarms, all of the time.
Park cars in a locked garage. If parked outside, lock the car and
garage door opener from the car.
Use a locking mailbox.
Report any suspicious activity,
immediately, to 911. The Medina Police will respond quickly.
follow these suggestions will reduce their chances of having their
property burglarized by 80%.
SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PLAN (SMP)
The Hunts Point SMP update
is nearly completed. We have one more round
of negotiations with the DOE before finalizing and
submitting the plan. We owe a great deal of gratitude to the SMP
committee that has reviewed and negotiated this document in
detail for the last six months. The SMP Committee is comprised of
Peter Powell, Rod Olson, Dan Temkin, Ted Frantz, and Fred McConkey.
The SMP update is
a complex document. A working draft version of the SMP Executive
Summary, The Plan, and all Appendices is available on the website: www.huntspoint-wa.gov, click "Hot
Topics", then click "Shoreline Master Plan Update".
Once the SMP is
accepted by DOE, the Town will post the final version and will prepare
an Executive Summary. The main take away for waterfront
residents is to maintain and preserve your current shoreline
improvements, such as docks, piers, bulkheads, and near shore
impervious improvements. It will be more restrictive in the future to
replace these improvements.
The Town has
invested an additional $75,000 since January 1, 2012 to upgrade and
replace our security cameras, servers, and software. We are now on par
with Medina's state of the art system, and are essentially an
extension of their system.
The Town went
five years (2006-2011), without a home invasion burglary.
Since October 2011, we have had four home invasion burglaries and
one stolen car. Crime is increasing all around us. We have upgraded our
system to read, sort, and display license plate numbers for the police.This new system has helped speed
up their access to this recorded information.
Please follow the
four Block Watch recommendations listed above. Don't wait for your home
to be burglarized before it becomes a priority.
CLEAN UP DAY
We invite all
residents to attend the 92nd Annual Clean Up Day. The major
"clean up" project for this year is to remove the
bushes, weeds and blackberries between Town Hall and the play structure
at the park. Bring your leather gloves and pitch in to help out.
At noon, we break
for hamburgers, hot dogs, and a community picnic on the Town Hall lawn.
Bring the kids, as we have organized games and activities.
Kids under six eat free, all others are $5 each. Get the kids to
Town Hall by 9:30 so they can ride in the pop truck, a Hunts Point
One of our newest
neighbors is hosting the cocktail party at their beautiful home, toward
the north end of Hunts Point Road, on the east side. Dress is business
casual. The cost is $20 each, and please bring an appetizer to share.
This is a fun event. We look forward to seeing you there. An invitation
with the details was mailed to your home. Please stop by Town Hall if
you need more information, or if you did not receive information in the
Hunts Point Clean Up Day
A neighborhood tradition for 92 years...
Sunday, May 20th
Schedule of Events
- Continental Breakfast at Town Hall
Message from the Mayor
Citizen of the Year Award
Tree City USA Award
am - Work Parties Begin
pm - 2:00 pm - Lunch at Town Hall
Hot Dogs/Burgers - $5
Kids under six eat free
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Kids' Games and
Questions? Call Town Hall 425-455-1834
If you would like to be more involved, please visit
Hunts Point Town Hall for more information.
After a day of fun, sun and work
Please join your neighbors and friends at the
Clean Up Day Cocktail Party
Sunday evening, May 20th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
the far north end of Hunts Point Road
your mailed invitation for address)
per person, please bring an appetizer to share