Advanced Metering Utility Pole Upgrades Planned for February 2017

In February 2017, Seattle City Light will continue supporting Advanced Metering services throughout the utility’s service territory by replacing existing utility poles with taller poles, which will host wireless utility data collection equipment. The new poles will be 70 feet tall, which is about 20 feet taller than the existing poles.

Rendering of wireless utility data equipment on a utility pole.

This project is part of the communications network to support Advanced Metering, which will automate meter reading and enable enhanced services.

Throughout the month of February, City Light crews will be replacing poles in the following areas:

  • Lake City / North Seattle (NE 125th Street)
  • South Lake Union (Pontius Avenue N)
  • Othello Park (43rd Avenue S)
  • West Seattle / Junction (SW Edmunds Street)

View the February 2017 Utility Pole Upgrade maps for approximate construction work areas. Additional maps will be added on the Utility Pole Upgrade website as the project progresses into other areas within City Light’s service territory.

There are no maintenance power outages planned for this work. Some traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate work areas. Crews will be careful to maintain access to driveways.

Daily work hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In most instances, the work to transfer existing equipment and install the data collection equipment can be completed in one day.

Customers can contact JoAnna Perley, Advanced Metering Deployment Manager at (206) 733-9648 or JoAnna.Perley@seattle.gov.


Visit the following websites for more information:

Seattle City Light’s “At Work in Your Neighborhood” website
www.seattle.gov/light/atwork

Seattle City Light’s Advanced Metering Program website
www.seattle.gov/light/meters

Seattle Parks and Recreation participates in Othello Park International Music & Arts Festival

Come say hello and provide input on new play area!

Seattle Parks and Recreation is happy to participate in the free Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015.  Seattle Parks and Recreation invites families, neighbors and friends of Othello Park to stop by our booth between 1 – 3 p.m. to learn about the play area improvements and provide input on play features. Othello Park is located at 4351 S. Othello St.

The neighborhood is encouraged to provide input on which play equipment and design features work best at Othello Park. Seattle Parks and Recreation staff and Maggie Johnson from Johnson and Southerland will gather input about the play area and community preferences for youth play equipment. This input will inform the final design.

The project is a community-initiated project funded by the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund.  For more information please visit  http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/othello/ or contact Kelly Goold, Project Manager, at Kelly.goold@seattle.gov or 206-684-0586.

For more information about the noon – 6 p.m. Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival visit http://othellopark.org/2015-festival.

 

 

Seattle Parks and Recreation seeks input for Othello Park play area renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites families, neighbors and friends of Othello Park to participate in workshops for the Othello Park play area renovation on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both input workshops sessions will take place at Othello Park located at 4351 S. Othello St.

The neighborhood is encouraged to attend and provide input on which play equipment and design features work best at Othello Park. At the workshops, Seattle Parks and Recreation staff and Maggie Johnson from Johnson and Southerland will gather input about the play area and community preferences for youth play equipment. This input will inform the final design.

The project is a community-initiated project funded by the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund.  For more information please visit  http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/othello/ or contact Kelly Goold, Project Manager, at kelly.goold@seattle.gov or 206-684-0586.

Rainier Beach Youth Come Together to Plan Othello Park Concert

Between July 31 and Sept. 4, 19 youth ranging in age from 11-17 met each Thursday at Rainier Beach Community Center to plan a community concert at Othello Park. The concert took place on Saturday, Sept. 6. The Othello Youth Concert was one program among many selected by Mayor Ed Murray’s office to address community concerns about public safety.

Seattle Parks and Recreation program staff designed the program to meet essential youth developmental needs as well as to provide each participant with job-readiness skills and leadership development opportunities. While staff co-facilitated meetings and provided support, the youth participants made decisions about each facet of the concert’s design, including its themes of multi-culturalism and audience participation. The youth were also responsible for promoting the concert, keeping its costs within their allotted budget and acting as emcees, stage managers, barbecue cooks, basketball coaches and performers on the day of the event.

Participants enjoyed celebrating after the concert and staff praised their efforts. Staff were proud of the participants for making difficult decisions about the concert performance lineup and food plan.

Because attendance remained consistent throughout the program, all participants were able to learn planning and organizing skills, practice team-building and communication and recruit their family, neighbors and peers to support their hard work. They translated this experience into a resume entry that they will be able to use in the future.

Participants also shared feedback through conversation and surveys. Many comments revealed how their experiences were challenging and beneficial.  For example, participants were challenged to communicate with people at different age levels and therefore were able to meet a new community of peers.

One participant commented that the program improved her self-confidence. “I felt really happy that I had actually planned a concert for the public — I felt proud of myself,” she wrote.

Participants received a stipend at the end of the program as part of their learning experience.