Friends of Marymoor Park

January 27th, 2011 Meeting Summary

-- see also the November 18, 2010 meeting summary

these notes are woefully late and...
these notes are more incomplete and sketchy than usual. 
My apologies        - Michael

  1. 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 President), SODA

  2. 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 January.

    FOMP will have to complete the state Vendor registration in order to be issued checks.

  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. CIP/Project Updates:
    1. 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.]
    2. 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).
    3. Boathouse project - utilities have been hooked up.
    4. New KC Parks Crafts Supervisor - John Kane - manager with responsibility over trades like electricians, carpentry, plumbing, etc.
    5. 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.
    6. MAR/C now has a 5-year CPG as well.

    Next Meeting:  THURSDAY March 24, 2011, 7:00 9:00pm. Marymoor Art Barn.  

    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 Hobbs at, and he will endeavor to correct them.


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