July 23rd, 2008 Meeting Summary
-- see also the
June 25, 2008 meeting summary
In attendance: Norah Gaynor, King County Parks; Herb Bone, Marymoor R/C
Club, Christina Merten & Jack MacKinnon, Marymoor Community Gardeners
Association; Barbara Dickson, neighbor
- Norah has not heard from Frana. Current status is not known.
Marymoor Connector Trail
- Swathe has been cut through park already. They are ahead of
schedule, and are hoping to be paving during August
- Mitigation (i.e. for trees that have been removed) will be combined
with mitigation for the ballfields project, enhancing the river
vegetation in the northwest corner of the park.
- R/C field realignment is complete, including banners and sighting
poles. Sprinkler system has been debugged and is now working. Some
areas will need more grass seeds to cover bare spots, but otherwise
things are complete.
Ballfields 1& 2 Multi-use Project
- Work started last Monday. Construction scheduled to be completed by
- Barbara reported that she had heard of environmental concerns raised
in relation to a field conversion in Bainbridge Island, and asked if
- Fixtures have been delivered and are being installed this week. The
fixtures do not mimic period hardware, but are modern, low-profile,
energy efficient ones that use compact fluorescents.
- Black mesh fencing will be installed along the south edge to keep
dogs in the off-leash area
- Gates will be installed at both the south and north end of the west
wall, which will keep dogs who visit the Pet Garden out of the Community
- Norah asked if the MCGA would be willing to plant something to climb
the trellis at the entrance to the Pet Garden. Jack said he'd talk with
- Kiosk information needs to be developed and posted. Jack mentioned
that he though he saw someone spread ashes on the lawn in the Pet
Garden. The kiosk should clearly state such actions are prohibited.
- Information brochures will be distributed to local veterinarians
- Grand Opening scheduled for Saturday, August 2nd.
- The trail around the east edge of the East Meadow has been mowed.
- Materials and supplies for extending the boardwalk will be barged
from Marymoor West on August 1st to the northwest end of the boardwalk.
- Kiosk at the Interpretive Lot has display boards installed with
- Norah says that the Corps of Engineers will be cutting (or has cut)
the willows along the slough downstream of the weir.
- Barbara Dickson said she'd been told that that area would not be
cleared anymore - something to do with regional storm-water quality
- Michael asked if both sides of the slough were to be cleared.
He remembered something about a plan in which alternating sides of
the slough would be cleared on different years.
- FOLLOW-UP: The area was mowed prior to the meeting.
It appears that only the east side of the slough was mowed.
Timing was unfortunate, as birds were still nesting in the mowed
- Barbara stated objections to the on-going scheduling of concerts at
the park. New concerts have been added to the schedule throughout the
summer. This makes it impossible for the neighbors to plan parties,
etc., at their homes without the risk of conflicting with a newly added
- Barbara also raised concerns about one concert which featured lyrics
which were best suited for mature audiences. Concerts at Marymoor are
supposed to be suitable for families. Parks has reiterated with the
concert promoter that this rule is important and needs to be enforced.
- Michael gave a bird update, relating successful nesting of Green
Herons, Cooper's Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, Ospreys, etc.
meeting, Wednesday, August 27, 2008.
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Michael Hobbs, and they do not constitute an official record of the
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