January 27th, 2011 Meeting Summary
-- see also the
November 18, 2010 meeting summary
DUE TO COMPUTER PROBLEMS
these notes are woefully late and...
these notes are more incomplete and sketchy than usual.
My apologies - Michael
- Welcome and Introductions
Jack MacKinnon and Christina Merten (FOMP Board), Marymoor
Community Gardeners Association; Norah Gaynor, King County
Parks; Herb Bone (FOMP Board) and Jack Fiscus; MAR/C; Michael
Hobbs (FOMP Secretary), Eastside Audubon; Greg Helland (FOMP
- Tree Survey Update
Ella reported via email that the tree inventory has been
finished, and report writing will begin in February. All work
must be completed by the end of June, and all payments must be
completed by that date.
Greg gave a mid-term report to the granting organization in
FOMP will have to complete the state Vendor registration in
order to be issued checks.
- Washington State Combined Fund Drive
Christina has registered FOMP with the State Combined Fund
Drive, which will allow state employees to designate FOMP as a
charity. This could be a small source of funding for FOMP.
Norah says King County has a similar fund system.
- Interpretive Lot (Lot G) Improvement Ideas
Parks is planning to move the brush piles over to the new
maintenance shed area. Long-term, they'd also like to reconfigure the parking lot, and
possibly pave it. Paving would reduce maintenance, but would
require a large capital investment up-front. Design for a paved
lot would require drainage and catch-basins.
Norah is interested in any ideas people have for the dirt pile
area or for the parking lot. Ideas can be emailed, or you can
bring your ideas to our February meeting.
- CIP/Project Updates:
- BirdLoop - New signs along Marymoor Way point to
the kiosk. Eastside Audubon planted where the rubber mix
was. [Norah did find a company to accept the ground rubber
/ sand mixture that had been stored there for no fee.]
- Community Gardens - MCGA made a donation back to
FOMP of $1000 in recognition of the support and grants that
FOMP made which allowed MCGA to progress to solvency.
MCGA can now fund their Food Bank plots themselves. Over
the last seven years, MCGA has donated 32,519 lbs. of
produce to the HopeLink food banks with 5,902 lbs. in 2010).
- Boathouse project - utilities have been hooked
- New KC Parks Crafts Supervisor - John Kane - manager
with responsibility over trades like electricians,
carpentry, plumbing, etc.
- In 2005, SODA signed a 5-year CPG stewardship agreement
with King County Parks. This was renewed for another 5
years at the end of 2010.
- MAR/C now has a 5-year CPG as well.
THURSDAY March 24, 2011, 7:00 – 9:00pm. Marymoor Art Barn.
These notes were made by
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