Friends of Marymoor Park
May 26th, 2010 Meeting Summary
a. BirdLoop: Still waiting on the bicycle rack installation.
b. Park signs: The blue slat signs will be updated with arrows on each slat. The “Interpretive Trail” sign will be changed to “Audubon Bird Loop Trail”
c. Maintenance and Art Barn Renovation – exterior painting underway
d. NE Marymoor Way Paving Work – Work order in for extension of center line east, and updating the yellow paint on the speed bumps.
e. Community Garden - The replumbing project of the gardens will require an archeological survey of the trench locations. This will greatly increase the cost, and will delay the project. Jack reported that a few of the faucets are leaking. They will flag them, and asked Norah to request repairs. MCGA will contact Anne Lipe when the flagging is complete. MCGA is investigating possible plants to plant in the gaps in the Pet Garden wall. Nootka Rose is one possibility, but other thorn bushes are also in consideration. MCGA will plant in the fall.
f. Electrical Work – Project to upgrade food court at the concert venue – in progress, but very close to done.
g. Garden Loosestrife Control Project – access paths are being cut to allow access for spraying. Spraying with Triclopyr will commence immediately after Cirque. EarthCorps will be doing studies of the effectiveness of the spraying technique. Norah will be talking with Eastside Audubon about placement of signs (one permanent, several temporary) discussing loosestrife and the spray project. Michael suggested that there is one sign, at the east end of the boardwalk, from the original interpretive signs, that is both illegible and mostly duplicated by a new sign. That post is in a good location for a permanent loosestrife sign. (See http://your.kingcounty.gov/dnrp/library/water-and-land/weeds/BMPs/Garden-Loosestrife-Control.pdf for more information on Garden Loosestrife and its control)
h. Tennis Court Repairs – Project is funded, and work will run July 5-15, weather permitting. All courts will be closed
i. Sammamish Rowing Association boat house – Project cannot proceed until the County and the City of Redmond finish a land transfer related to the expansion of West Lake Sammamish Parkway. The first phase of boathouse construction includes a new turn lane for the parking lot, and then the utility work and path widening towards the construction site can begin. All work in the sensitive areas must be completed between mid-July and the end of September.
In an amazing coincidence, Michael and Allison discovered they attended the same small liberal arts college in Massachusetts at the same time, and may well have lived in the same small dorm simultaneously for one semester. And Jack's grandparents also lived in that town. Now that's a small world.
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