Photos from the Sabin general meeting on May 12, 2014 (courtesy of Cristin Norine)
On January 8, the Sabin Land Use & Transportation Committee will be considering plans to divide several lots in our neighborhood.
The owner of the corner lot at the SW corner of 16th and Failing (3835 NE 16th) would like to partition the lot into two smaller lots. A demolition permit has already been issued for the existing house on the lot. The Sabin Community Association is entitled to comment on the owner’s proposal to divide the lot before the City makes a decision.
The owner of two lots on 14th between Fremont and Beech would like to subdivide them to make a total of four smaller lots. We understand that he intends to build two duplexes on the lots. He wants to talk to the Sabin Community Association about his plans. The Sabin Community Association will be entitled to comment on his proposal when he eventually submits it to the City.
The Sabin Land Use & Transportation Committee will be meeting on January 8, at 7:00 pm in the upstairs conference room at the Whole Foods on 15th & Fremont. Everyone is invited to come and participate in the discussion.
The committee’s regularly scheduled meeting on January 1 has been cancelled. Happy New Year to everyone!
This year, instead of holding our fall General Meeting at Sabin School, we decided to organize a family-friendly community potluck at Clay and Endre's home. Many newcomers joined long-time residents on November 11 to share a delicious meal and get to know each other. Some of the memorable dishes included Josh's roast chicken over Brussels sprouts and Clay's African-style lentil stew. The potluck was such a success that we're thinking about making it an annual event, possibly hosted at a different home each year. If you missed it this year, we hope you can make it next year!
In 2008, my husband and I moved to the neighborhood expecting our first child. We moved here because of the great location, school and homes. However, soon after moving here I realized that the people and the strong community we create are what I love most about Sabin. I joined the Sabin Community Association because I wanted to work with enthusiastic neighbors to continue creating a terrific place to live.
Over the past five years, my primary contribution has been editing the Sabin Community Association Newsletter (SCAN). In addition, I have served on the Communications Committee, helped organize our twice-yearly neighborhood meetings, chaired the Nominating Committee to recruit new board members, and
offered elbow grease to our annual Sabin Clean-Up.
Just this June, I took on the chair position of the Sabin Community Association. I am excited to work with a fun, talented group of people and to continue important work of the SCA. I also hope to grow some of our existing sustainability initiatives into a strategic, local response to climate change, joining other local movements around the globe.
Watching my eldest daughter (I have two girls, 5 and 2-1/2 years old) finding her way as a kindergartner at Sabin School, I reflect on the new beginnings that so many of us are starting as fall settles in. I wish you well in your transitions. I hope to connect with you at the SCA potluck, at International Walk + Bike to School Day, at the Sustainability Committee formation meetings, or in another capacity in the months ahead.
Meeting will be held in the upstairs meeting room at Whole Foods on NE 15th and Fremont. Here's the draft agenda...
Welcome / Introductions / Review Agenda - Hector
April Minutes - Cara (vote)
MLK Dream Run, N/NE Business Association - Lamar Tillman
Treasurer's Report - Naomi
Committee Work: Q&A from emailed reports - All
Bee Tour (bee sting exclusion from insurance) - Diane
Review of upcoming summer activities and volunteer needs - Clay
The Sabin Community Association spring general meeting starts at 6:30 pm on Monday, May 13 at the Sabin School Auditorium. The meeting will highlight the Sabin Triangle project, the transformation of the concrete space at the southwest corner of NE 15th Ave & Prescott into a community gathering space. Board member elections will also take place at the meeting.
Come and meet your new board members and find out what the community association is working on!
This is a great opportunity to get rid of junk that may be cluttering up your home or yard, and help the Sabin Community Association raise funds.