Whispers



The Whispers neighborhood newsletter is published 3 times a year by the WHCCA board of directors and is distributed by volunteers to all homes in the neighborhood. Past editors include Lin Sanford, Kim Kooney, Will Hargreaves, and currently Janet Fleck.

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Reminder: Living with Wildlife — Coyotes

In October 2018,  the Cougar Mountain Neighborhood attended a presentation by Matt Stevens, US Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, held at Cougar Ridge Elementary. 
Since coyote parents teach their adolescent coyotes to hunt in autumn, this is a reminder about our wild life predator residents.  

Reports of Our Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

The WHCCA is reconstituted!

At the November 7, 2019 annual meeting, the association attracted additional board members and volunteers at large to ensure that WHCCA remains active and effective.

Among the 2020 plans we are continuing the normal family events like the Easter Egg Hunt, “America’s Birthday”July 4th Celebration, and the August Ice Cream Social.

Other events and programs attendees suggested were Neighborhood Clean Up, a Community Garage Sale, Garden Club, Block Centered Gourmet Clubs, Walking Clubs, and Welcome Wagons in each Block.

Neighborhood public art project coming to Lattawood

The city of Bellevue has selected Lattawood Park as the site of the next Public Art Project! As part of Bellevue’s Public Art Program, The Bellevue’s Arts Commission reviews numerous proposed sites for public art and Lattawood Park was selected along with one other in Lake Hills.

Artwork

Shaloch

Answering the question, where is Shaloch?  Shaloch is located at the end of SE 45th Street, a small enclave of seven houses.

Shaloch

WHCCA Board Pickle or Apocalypse?

Yes, your board is in quite a pickle (a sour one). Here’s the deal, no one has expressed an interest in joining the board in 2015. Additionally, we have no one to serve as Board President in 2015. Not to mention that several current board members are approaching the end of their respective 3 year terms (or have already gone well beyond their term). If our association cannot successfully identify neighbors willing to serve on our board, and existing board members are unable to continue or extend their service, the board will face a very difficult decision regarding its future.

Wally Larson

Memorial services for Wally Larson will be held on Saturday April 4th.

Center of Urban Horticulture - UW Arboritum
3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105
Saturday April 4th
14:00 (2:00 pm)

Shrubbery on/over the Sidewalks – Who is responsible?

The question sometimes arises regarding who is responsible for trimming low tree
branches and vegetation encroaching onto/over the sidewalks in our community, so that
pedestrians are not endangered. Generally, it is the responsibility of the adjacent property
owner. In some cases, the City of Bellevue may take action if, for example, the vegetation
in question is posing a hazard, such as a sight distance problem that endangers traffic.
However, if the City is notified and determines that the encroaching vegetation is not