To help us prepare for the meeting, please submit your questions and comments in advance about your neighborhood online at www.kirklandwa.gov/neighborhoods by March 31.
During its March 17th study session, the Kirkland City Council voted unanimously to reject Juanita Beach Park as a site for the ARC center. The current site of the North Kirkland Community Center on NE 124th is still being considered as either the site for the ARC or as a potential bargaining chip in a land swap deal.
The next Juanita Neighborhood Association general meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 11th, 2015 at Juanita Elementary School at 7 p.m.
This will be an important meeting since we hold our annual elections at the May general meeting. It will also be our last general meeting until September. The board continues to meet each month through the summer.
The general meeting is open to the residents and businesses of the Juanita community. Share your thoughts and contribute to your neighborhood! Please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a topic that you would like discussed at the meeting.
Please consider joining our board and helping your community grow stronger. There are lots of opportunities available for people who wish to contribute. Every little bit helps!
Volunteers are needed to pull weeds and plant natives at Weaver's Pond on 109th Ave. NE near NE 134th Street in north Juanita. Four work parties are scheduled, each on the first Saturday at 10 am until noon in the months of March, April, May and June. April 4th is the next work party, where we will continue pulling and digging up 45 years of overgrown non-native blackberry bushes, ivy and other weeds. We will be using no chemicals, just shovels and clippers. Bring your gloves, clippers, a shovel and a friend or two. We'll have some extra shovels and clippers available. Rain or shine.
For more information please check out our flyer on the JNA website at http://juanitaneighborhood.weebly.com/weavers-pond.html.
The fourth annual Edith Moulton Park work party will be Saturday April 11 starting at 10 am for about two hours. We'll be doing a bit of weeding, trimming, painting over graffiti and putting gravel on muddy trail areas. All ages invited. Children should bring a small bucket to carry gravel. We'll provide some tools, but if you could bring a wheelbarrow that would be appreciated. See you there!
Finally an answer to a question we've all been asking for quite some time. The old Albertsons on NE 132nd will become a Goodwill store. Donations will be accepted there beginning February 20th and the store will open on May 21st.
Kirkland is considering relocating Fire Station 24 from Finn Hill to North Juanita and is looking at 2 possible sites near the intersection of 100th Ave NE and NE 132nd St. This will allow for the eventual move of Fire Station 27 to the east side of I-405 to fill a service gap in that area. This issue will be discussed by the city council during their November 18th study session. you can find more information on the fire department's website here.