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NAC mInutes from May 2010

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Terminal 91 Neighbors Advisory Committee

May 19, 2010


c/o Marie Fritz

Cruise & Dock Services


Port of Seattle

P.O. Box 1209

• Magnolia Community Club

Seattle, WA 98111

• Queen Anne Community Council

Wk 728-3529, Fax 728-3280

• Port of Seattle


Magnolia Community Club:

Queen Anne Community Council

Gene Hoglund

Jim Smith

Nancy Rogers

Kirk Robbins

Fred Rapaport

Don Harper

Kevin Patrick (Alternate)

Steve Erickson (Alternate)


Bruce Laing


Marie Fritz, Cruise and Industrial Properties

Rosie Courtney, Public Affairs

Pam Xander, Xander & Associates (Consultant to POS)

City of Seattle:

Christa Dumpys, Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods

The regular meeting of the Terminal 91 Neighbors Advisory Committee (NAC) convened at 4:33 p.m. on

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at Port of Seattle offices. Call to order.


Bruce announced that the NAC Annual Report to the Commission will be presented at their meeting on June 8th at



March 17, 2010 meeting minutes: Don moved, Kevin 2nd. Meeting summary passed.


Nancy told the group that she intends to meet with Marni Heffron about the Transportation Cruise Traffic Analysis

to discuss issues she has with the traffic projections. However, she and Bruce agree that the traffic analysis is a 2010

issue and will be reported in the next annual report. Bruce is just presenting issues pertinent to 2009 in this report.

Bruce asked the group to clarify what the issue is with Nickerson from NAC’s perspective. Kirk and other members

provided clarification. Gene also told the group that Magnolia Community Club and Queen Anne Community

Council have signed on to the 15th Avenue W. Transportation Coalition and he shared a letter to that effect. He

asked that a copy of the letter go to all Commissioners and the Port CEO. Don suggested that the letter should go to

the Commissioners directly from the neighborhood groups rather than through NAC. Nancy said she also received a

letter from the Manufacturing Industrial Council about the issue.


Don read in the Puget Sound Business Journal that the waterfront will be used as the freight corridor and was

surprised that the shipping people want to use the waterfront. He asked Gene if he knew anything about this. Gene

explained that some freight can’t use the tunnel because of hazardous materials and suggested that the letter from

the 15th Ave W Transportation Coalition letter would provide more information. There was general discussion of the

reasons why vehicles will or will not use the tunnel.

Jim brought up the issue of Nickerson and bikes. He said there is a bike path running parallel to Nickerson but it

is incomplete. He noticed another ¼ mile is now paved so it extends beyond Foss. Don explained that Burlington/


Northern RR could move their tracks and the path would tie together different parks areas and neighborhoods.

Don asked Nancy to share what she learns from Marni Heffron about the cruise traffic issues with the other NAC

members and Nancy agreed.

Marie gave an update to NAC about the T-91 Tank Farm that Kathy Bahnick from Port staff described to the group

in February. NAC asked to be kept updated. Dept. of Ecology (DOE) received one letter on the project and it was

from People for Puget Sound. She handed out a copy of the letter to the NAC members along with the response from


Don asked Marie if there would be fewer cruise ships next year. Marie said that in 2011, two of the ships would

be sailing out of Europe instead of sailing to Alaska. That could change the schedule so there will only be one ship

on Fridays and one ship every other Monday but Marie believes these vacancies will be filled by 2012. She said

the reason for the change is due to a combination of things including the popularity of the European market and

the increased difficulty and expense in conducting business in Alaska because of environmental rules and fees.

The group asked if any of the ships that is moving to Europe had “plug in” capability to use shore power in Seattle.

Marie said that one of the ships going to Europe did.

Gene asked about the Heffron traffic studies and whether they provided information on what percent of traffic is

on the viaduct vs. streets. Don explained that the traffic study stopped at Mercer Place so that information is not

available in those reports.


Motion to adjourn the meeting and seconded. The meeting adjourned at 5:00 PM.

2010 Meeting Schedule

June 16, 2010

September 15, 2010

July 21, 2010

October 20, 2009

August 18, 2010

November 17, 2010

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