Community Council Minutes

The following are summarized accounts of this month's community council meetings. Items have been edited for content and space.

The Neighbors of Bush School reported that the school will begin 15 months of construction on June 13. Parking issues were addressed.

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School principal Barry Dorsey said the school district will decide on Feb. 4 whether the school will start a proposed Montessori program, which is designed to increase enrollment. The council is supporting the program.

The school will install a new sign along East Harrison Street, and a new kiosk may go up near the Bailey-Boushay House.

City Councilmember Richard Conlin discussed various neighborhood traffic issues, including the possibility of speed bumps on Harrison Street.

A group is trying to renovate five soccer fields across Seattle, including the one in the Washington Park Arboretum.

The Greater Madison Valley Community Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month, except July and August, at 7 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, 3201 E. Republican St., in the school portable. The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 16. For more information, call 328-0058.

The council is supporting the nonprofit School Kids Come First organization.

City Councilmember Richard Conlin informed the council about development that is taking place at East Madison Street and 23rd Avenue East, which would impact traffic in the area.

A trash can was proposed for the bus stop at 34th Avenue and East Marion Street, where garbage quickly accumulates; the council will approach Metro Transit with the idea.

The Madrona Community Council meets on the first Tuesday of each month (September through June) at 7:15 p.m. at the Madrona Park Shelterhouse, on 34th Avenue East and East Spring Street. The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 1. For more information, visit the council's website:[[In-content Ad]]