Friends of Marymoor Park
October 26th, 2005 Meeting Summary
Greg Helland opened the meeting with the usual introductions.
The following were the topics off discussion and comments:
1. Skiforall Bicycle Rental Concession proposal. Two members of the Skiforall group were there. The group proposed operating a temporary bike rental concession at Marymoor. The proposal was well received. There are to be two trailer loads of bicycles. Some of the bicycles are especially designed to allow people with disabilities ride and enjoy the area in Marymoor Park area. At this time, the anticipated rental rates are: 1/2 day $20.00, 24 hrs for $40.00. They will be available from late May to mid- September. It is proposed to have the bikes available Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The schedule should be set by the middle of spring.
Skiforall is evaluating this opportunity, and believes Marymoor would serve as a preferred base of operations. However, other park facilities are being considered, as is the pricing structure and schedule. Several details remain unresolved, but the general acceptance by FOMP was considered a first step towards operations at Marymoor.
King Co. Parks Division will subject the proposal to the “lite” version of the development criteria evaluation. A copy will be forwarded to FOMP for review.
2. Pet Garden Opening Ceremony. The Pet Garden discussion was led by Bobbi Wallace. The opening ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday November 1, at 10:30 AM. Bobbi was the one that worked to get this all in action. She said that there was to be a couple of tents to stand under in the case of rain. She passed out little well designed greeting type cards which will be used as introductions out to all interested parties. It looks like this will be well received by pet owners.
3. Concert Venue. There are outstanding issues with the Landmarks Commission related to the concert venue in the Marymoor historic district. Norah provided a timeline for the process to evaluate and resolve the issues. In early November, the Parks Division intends to submit a concert venue report related to 2005 Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) to Landmarks Commission. The report will outline concert venue locations/costs, and economic hardships for maintaining existing venue site with current restrictions. The current Landmarks restrictions include removing all banners and portions of the interior and perimeter fencing (~1200 linear feet) between concerts. The costs for compliance with these restrictions has represented a hardship to the Parks Division, particularly given the reduced number of concerts the past two summers.
The Parks Division will meet with the Landmarks Commission to discuss the report. An application for a 2006 COA will be submitted in late November. Discussion of the 2006 application is tentatively scheduled for the December 8th Landmarks meeting. Barbara inquired whether there will be public notice for the meeting, or the opportunity for public comment at the meeting. Norah was uncertain.
4. Current Capital Projects: Presented By Norah Gaynor
5. Event Updates 2005. Not much said on this except what was presented previously. Gardening seminars, as part of the Pet Garden project, are being scheduled.
6. Other. Two items:
Next meeting: Wednesday, November 16, 2005
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