June 7, 2012 at 7:00pm
WHERE: OnSilverLake Activity Center, 11525 19th Ave. SE
Rein Attemann from Peole For Puget Sound will present helpful info on toxics in the Everett area and toxics in our daily lives.
The Silver Lake Action Committee serves an area as large as Mill Creek and includes areas in both Snohomish County and Everett, informing citizens and businesses on local issues and activities.
Meetings are regularly scheduled 7:00pm on the first Thursday of the month. Special meetings are called as events dictate. While we try to meet most months, we do not meet in July and December, when it is challenging to schedule guest speakers.
SLAC Chair: David Chrisman, email@example.com
VP: Patrick Franssen
Sec: Open position
Treas: Ben Zarlingo
Everett Office of Neighborhoods liasons: Patrick, Al Kaminski, David (alt.)
Everett Office of Neighborhoods Director: Wendy McClure
May 2012: Flowerize the nieghborhood project
April 2012: Red Cross on Disaster Preparedness
March 2012: Orca Network from Whidbey Island
Feb 2012: Bob Larsen and David Koenig, Everett Planning
Jan 2012: Kevin Fagerstrom, Everett Code Enforcement
Nov 2011: Potluck Potlatch, planning party for 2012
Oct 2011: Ray Stephanson, Everett Mayor
Sept 2011: Everett Community College
Aug 2011: National Night Out, event at Hauge Homestead Park
June 2011: Paul Kaftanski, Everett Parks Director
May 2011: Red Cross on Disaster Preparedness
April 2011: Troy McClelland, new CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County
March 2011: Cathy Anderson, SNOPUD conservation program
Jan 2011: David Dilgard, Everett Library History Specialist
November 2010: Fall potluck at 6pm; guuest speaker Bill Dolan from Paine Field at 7pm
October 2010: Carl Gipson Everett Senior Center program
September 2010: Walk & Talk around lake with Everett Mayor, Ray Stephanson
August 3, 2010: Night Out Against Crime; Hauge Homestead Park
July 2010: No meeting
June 2010: Paul Kaftanski, Everett Parks Director
May 2010: Yina Moe-Lange, Winter Olympic alpine ski racer athlete/
also held Flowerize Silver Lake event on Saturday, May 2
April 2010: Gary Cohen, Everett School District Superintendent
March 2010: Eric Owl, neighborhood gardens
February 2010: Everett Crime Prevention/Silver Lk Elementary Choir
January 2010: Everett Traffic Eng. Dongho Chang
December 2009: Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson
November 2009: Kevin Fagerstrom,
Everett Code Compliance
October 2009: Cedar Grove composting; Hazardous Waste Disposal
September 2009: Allen Giffen,
Everett Planning Dept.
July-August 2009: no meetings or
June 2009: Shannon Affolter, Everett
May 2009: Aaron Reardon, Snohomish
County Executive/EPD K-9 Unit
April 2009: Christina Robertson,
Everett Tilth, community gardening
March 2009: David Dilgard, Silver
Lake Yesterday slide presentation
February 2009: Disaster Preparation
for Home & Business
January 2009: Rick Robinson, Asst
Fire Marshall, Everett Fire Dept.
November 2008: Everett Mayor Ray
October 2008: Eileen Simmons, Everett
Public Library Director
August 2008: Karen McGhghy, Everett Senior Ctr. Director
July 2008: Potluck Picnic at Hauge Homestead park 1-4pm
June 2008: Special planning meeting for picnic and future
May 2008: Alan Clark (ARCA Architects) reviewed plans for
new Silver Lake Center at the north end of the lake, including
8-story condos, restaurant, new Safeway, and commercial space.
April 2008: Shannon Affholter, Everett City Council; and
developer proposal for "Eastmont Station" at former
Home Base with Tony Kastens from Real Capital.
March 2008: Hal Gausman, Everett Parks RE: Silver Lake
Trail prelim. plans
Look for Everett Parks and Recreation events and activities.
Guest speakers share information useful to residents and businesses in the Silver Lake area. New businesses to the area let neighbors know what services they have added.
Police and fire departments regularly attend monthly meetings to update neighbors on hot issues. Art has been spotted in Sullivan Park/City Beach.
Family recreation programs icluding boating, kayaking, and canoeing are available at Silver Lake thru Everett Parks & Recreation. No public boat launch is currently available.
Friends and neighbors picnic at the shelter in Hauge Homestead Park at south end of the lake, just like they did 100 years ago. Nearby property previously included a ball field, beach cabins and waterslides known as Silver Beach Resort.
Summer days bring out the families and daycares to weekly scheduled activities.
TO NOMINATE LOCAL LANDMARK:
Bothne House on Silver Lake
HANS BOTHNE was born in Botnen, Norway in
1878. He emigrated to the United States and became a citizen
in 1906. Initially he was drawn to Alaska in search of gold,
returning to Washington State with enough money to acquire the
beachfront property at Silver Lake in 1913 with his business
partner Nels Peters. They opened a beach resort just south of
the present city beach.
Bothne married a North Dakota woman of Norwegian ancestry and
initially they resided in a little houseboat on the lake. His
bride narrowly survived the flu epidemic of 1918 and gave birth
to a daughter in the cabin-on-a-raft early in 1919.
Hans bought more land and when Everett's YMCA burned in the spring
of 1920, he bought the salvage rights and moved the building,
board by board, to the western shore of Silver Lake. The lumber,
portico columns, railings, windows, doors, lockers, pipes, even
the nails, were reclaimed and resurrected into two houses and
a pair of cabins. For some reason the Palladian windows in the
east and west gable ends of the old YMCA were saved but never
installed. Of the four buildings constructed from YMCA salvage,
only the Bothne residence survives (see photo top left). Hans'
son Donald was born in the house on February 15, 1921.
Historic Everett preservation group is set to nominate the historic
family homestead as an icon of lakeside life. It hopes to work
with the Everett Parks Dept and Silver Lake neighbors to ensure
it's place as an interpretive center connected to the Sullivan
Article courtesy Historic
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Learn more at
Office of Neighborhoods
Everett Graffiti: 425-257-8748
Code Enforcement: 425-257-8560 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Everett Roads: 425-257-8800
Sno-County Roads: 425-388-7500 or Contact.PWRM@Snoco.org
Night Out Against Crime
This was the second year we have invited the public to come out from 5-8pm for some hot dogs and popsicles and learn about home and personal safety form the Everett Police and EMS Fire and First Aid. We had the Balloon Artist and face painting with the local Kiwanis. The event was held at Hauge Homestead Park at the south end of Silver Lake.
Flowerize Silver Lake Neighborhood Celebrates 3rd Year
Neighbors and property owners along 19th Avenue help add yellow flowers and bedding plants to improve the streetscape. Volunteers are needed to fill planters from 9am to noon. Tools and refreshments provided by Everett Parks.
Special thanks to hosts:
Solid Rock Coffee Cafe
10025 19th Ave. SE, Everett WA
Thanks to sponsors and donors:
Silver Lake Kiwanis
Silver Lake Center/Skotdal Real Estate
Seattle Outboard Racing: Mini-Hydros
Cedar Grove Compost
Everett Parks & Recreation
Everett Office of Neighborhoods
Solid Rock Cafe
OnSilverLake.net activity rental hall
Highlights/Issues from Neighborhood meetings
Silver Lake Shopping Center: This is Alan Clark’s large 6-story condo/retail mixed use development northeast of the lake behind the Safeway store and on the geodesic house property. Some permits are in place but "no develop- ment is likely in the near term until financing is available", according to Clark.
Fountain Place (Alan Clark’s smaller development at the SE corner of Hwy 527 and 116th St. SE): Site is for sale and will likely not be developed soon. Some accumulation of trash on the site and Alan has been contacted by Everett's Code Enforcement--for both propeties.
Green Lantern Park on peninsula of land at northeast side of lake: Development of this city property as a real park is part of the proposed mitigation actions for the planned development of Silver Lake Shopping Center and Fountain place. Perhaps nothing will happen until these other developments are underway.
Trail and boardwalk around lake: Awaiting better financial times for Everett. Likely several years away and could be developed in stages. Many new projects will be on hold until economy improves.
Annexation of areas north and east of Silver Lake by Everett: On hold. City leaders indicate the annexed areas would not bring in as much tax revenue as they would require in funding to provide city services. Several Everett council members do not want to annex any areas that "would be a net loss" at this time. There are some current Everett neighborhoods which do lose revenue.
Where do you live?
Do you know your Silver Lake Neighborhood boundaries?
North- 100th Place SE
East- Lowell-Larimer Rd/Seattle Hill Rd
South- 132nd Street SE
West- Interstate 5
The Silver Lake Action Committee is a non-profit neighborhood organization with volunteers working together with the Everett Office of Neighborhoods and Snohomish County.
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3312 115TH PL SE
EVERETT, WA 98208