June 25th, 2008 Meeting Summary
-- see also the
May 28, 2008 meeting summary
1) In attendance
Norah Gaynor, KC Parks; Herb Bone,
Marymoor R/C Club; Jack MacKinnon, Community Gardens; Greg Helland, SODA; Michael
Hobbs, East Lake Washington Audubon Society
2) Marymoor Map - Project Update
Matt has not presented a new draft...
3) Project Updates
Ahead of schedule - The notice to proceed was issued on June
23rd. Materials are being staged in the middle of the park.
Mowing out to the east edge of the park is beginning. Paving
may be as early as September.
The company with the contract has done this kind of work before,
and done it very well according to reports.
- Ballfields 1 & 2 / Multiuse
Fields will close July 21st, but work will begin July 8th with
survey work and wetland mitigation. Work is scheduled to be
complete January 2009. If the fields themselves are completed
early, they may be open for soccer in November/December.
Baseball fields are shifting to using artificial, removable
pitching mounds instead of dirt mounds.
Still dealing with parts issues, as some custom parts were damaged
in shipping. The contractor is working with a local builder to
try and remanufacture the parts.
Fire alarms are now up to code.
A security system will be in place soon.
Should be completely done and open by end of June, other than the
barriers to "close" the breaks in the wall between the Pet Garden
and the Community Garden. A gate will be installed at the
access road at the northeast corner of the pet garden.
Opening Day - August 2.
Weed pulls are ongoing, interpretive signs
will be going up, etc.
Bike racks will be installed at each kiosk. Norah passed
around a photo of a bike rack designed by the artist that will be
designing the racks for here (though not the design that will be
used in the park). Greg mentioned that the rack didn't even
look like a bike rack, and that maybe BIKE RACK should be embossed
in the concrete mounting pad (or something).
Work rules have been clarified; ELWAS can use hand tools and
light power tools including weed eaters. This will allow the
Audubon Society to maintain the trail better.
The boardwalk extension is scheduled to be completed before
August 2nd. Prebuilt boardwalk sections will be ferried from
the Rowing Club across the slough.
meeting, Wednesday, July 23, 2008.
These notes were made by
Michael Hobbs, and they do not constitute an official record of the
meeting. They may have inaccuracies and omissions. If anyone has any
complaints about the content of these notes, they should direct them to Michael
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