July 26th, 2006 Meeting Summary
-- see also the
June 28, 2006 meeting summary
Attendees: Greg Helland, Jack MacKinnon, Christina Merten, Norah
1) Welcome and introductions - Greg Helland
2) Capital Projects Update - Norah
- All-weather soccer fields. The contractor expects to meet the
8/21 completion schedule. Norah hopes to start use of the fields by
9/15. The fields are largely booked already. The price for use has
increased for both youth and adult, consistent with City of Redmond
- New Utility Shop. Waiting for final wiring to be completed. Plan to
start moving in on 8/1.
- Reflexology Path. The assembly is completed. Parks Division is
waiting for explanation signs before opening the facility.
- Birdloop. Work is on-going, but progressing.
- Sammamish River Trail – East to West Connection. No news to report.
King Co. will probably start seriously looking at options this fall.
The topic of the East/West connection raised a question regarding the
King Co. budget process and the priority list developed by FOMP.
Specifically, one of the items on the list involved re-paving the access
road through the park. FOMP suggested adding striping for a bike lane,
which would hopefully have the added benefit of slowing traffic. Norah
indicated that this option was one of the capital improvement projects
identified as a priority by FOMP.
On the topic of the budget process, another priority item, a tree
replacement program, was discussed. Norah reminded the group that the
forestry conference was scheduled at Marymoor for September 29th. The
group will plant a limited number of trees (planting technique
demonstration), remove selected problem trees (to be identified by Terry
Brady with Michael’s input) and “remodel” some of the snags to provide
for better structure.
Greg commented that the forestry conference seems to present an
excellent opportunity to initiate a tree replacement planning program
for Marymoor. Additional research will be performed regarding the
expected attendees to determine if possible contacts could be made to
support the effort.
3) Event Updates. No notable changes from the list offered in June. The
Marymoor Community Garden Association (MCGA) will host a booth and sell
water as a fund raising effort.
4) Other. The food bank plots planted and maintained by the MCGA have
generated 402 pounds of fresh produce for the food bank, an increase of
200 pounds when compared to the same period last year. The MCGA is
compiling the costs expended for the facility improvements, and will
provide an itemized summary to FOMP for reimbursement under the grant
awarded by FOMP.
Next meeting, Wednesday,
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