Newsletter - SPRING - 2023
  • Clean Up Day
  • New Sport Court Gate Code
  • Upcoming Project: Hunts Point Lane Culvert Replacement
  • Gil Nets in Lake Washington
  • 2023 Boating Season Reminders
  • Please Pickup After Your Pup
  • Run for an Elected Position
Clean Up Day
Mark your calendars! Hunts Point's annual Clean Up Day is back this year and will be held on Sunday May 21st. This event is a time to connect with old friends and meet new neighbors. Everyone and all ages are welcome!

Clean Up Day starts at Hunts Point Town Hall at 8:30 am with coffee and a continental breakfast. Work party leaders will recruit neighbors to gather tools and follow them to the work areas.
The work parties break at 12:30 for a catered BBQ lunch at Town Hall. All residents, families and kids are encouraged to attend the lunch, even if you were not part of a work party. There will be kids games, music and more socializing.

Residents are encouraged to bring extra hand tools, cutting sheers, rakes, wheelbarrows, and gloves. Personal tools should be labeled with resident’s name. A large yard waste dumpster will be placed on Hunts Point Lane for all foliage, tree trimmings, weeds and other yard waste produced by the workers. Residents with pick-up trucks or hauling trailers are encouraged to come to Town Hall and be dispatched to pick up brush piles produced around the town.

More information coming soon. Please reach out to a committee member if you would like to help.

--The Hunts Point Clean Up Day Committee:
Emily Roberts, Danica Eakman, Alane Moran, Georgina Frantz, Penny O’Bryne, Molly and Fred McConkey, Laurie Finnelly, Sarah and Nelson Adams, and Dan Temkin
New Sport Court Gate Code
A new gate code for the sport courts will go into effect on Monday May 22nd. Send an email with your name and address to [email protected] to receive the new code. Please be mindful of your fellow neighbors and remember that the courts are for the enjoyment of Hunts Point residents and their accompanied guests.

Medina Public Works will be cleaning the courts in the upcoming weeks. No exact date has been selected.
Upcoming Project: Hunts Pt Ln Culvert Replacement
This summer, the Town will be replacing the deteriorating corrugated metal culvert under Hunts Point Lane with a new concrete box culvert. This project will also include critical roadway restoration work and improvements to the upstream and downstream riparian corridor. When completed, the new culvert will greatly reduce the need for costly ongoing maintenance of the culvert, improve stream function and fish passage, enhance water quality, and ensure the future integrity of Hunts Point Lane for residents.

Work is anticipated to start in late July. During the project, traffic will be condensed to a single lane adjacent to the work zone. Flaggers will be onsite during the project but there could be some traffic delays. More information, plans and future project updates can be found on the Town's website.
Gill Nets in Lake Washington
Mercer Island Marine Patrol recently informed the Town that the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe was granted a permit to gill net in Lake Washington again this year. They have four vessels that will be placing 24 gill nets throughout the lake. Their goal is to remove the invasive predatory fish that are threatening the salmon population in the lake (ex: Shad, Pike, and Walleye).

The tribe has already started in the in the East Channel and will be working their way south from the I-90 Bridge towards Renton and then will move north once they finish the south end of the lake. The tribe expects to be in Lake Washington until approximately June 15th. They are aware of the concerns of residents along the shoreline and will mark their nets to make sure no one gets tangled in them, and that they don’t block access to docks and marinas.

Please contact Sergeant Chad Schumacher (Mercer Island Marine Patrol) with any questions, concerns, or comments: [email protected] or call 206-275-7953.
2023 Boating Season Reminders 
Boating season is here! The Mercer Island Marine Patrol Department has put together a comprehensive list of boating safety reminders to keep in mind while you're enjoying the water this season which you can review here.

Boating Reminders:
  • Wear lifejackets;
  • Review and check your equipment;
  • Refresh your knowledge on navigation rules; and
  • Check that your vessel registration is current – ALL vessel registrations expire on June 30.

Washington Boater Education Card:
Required if born after January 1st, 1955, operating a vessel with a 15-horsepower (or greater) motor, or 12 years of age or older. Must have it with you while boating.

Human-Powered Watercraft: Canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards
Users are required to have a lifejacket for everyone onboard. Approximately 50% of Washington State drownings are attributed to users of a human-powered watercraft not wearing a life jacket.

Questions or to request an Adventures in Boating Handbook:
Please reach out to Sgt. Schumacher at [email protected] or call 206-275-7953.
Please Pick Up After Your Pup! 
Just a friendly reminder to please pick up and properly dispose of your pet’s waste. The Town has three poop bag stations (two near Town hall and one by the play structure) if you forget or run out of bags while on your walk. Please use the Town provided trash bins for waste and not private residential cans.
Run for an Elected Position
Candidate filing week is fast approaching. Positions on the ballot for this year's general election include Council Position 2 and Council Position 4. Online filing for these positions will open on May 15, 2023 at 9am and close on May 19, 2023 at 4pm. Interested residents are encouraged to speak with Mayor Sabey or any of the current Councilmembers (email Town staff for contact information).

For more candidate resources and information on filing visit the King County Election website.
PARKING: Residential parking is allowed along town right-of-way between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Commercial parking is allowed along town right-of-way immediately in front of the serviced residence between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and between 9.00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Saturday. 

CONSTRUCTION: activities causing noise exceeding 55 decibels are permitted only during the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. No construction is allowed on federal holidays.

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