a) Reconfiguration of dirt piles near Lot G: Dump pile
reconfiguration started, but may be frequently interrupted by rain. Norah
believes there is a boy scout who will do the split-rail fence once
reconfiguration is done. Eastside Audubon will supply a seed mix of
grass/wildflowers to be used on the dump pile ramp. Half will be
hydro-seeded this spring, the other half in the fall. Cleaner dirt has been
set aside to spread over the pile, with the idea that weed seeds will be
buried under the clean top dressing.
b) Community Gardens: Food bank plot will be getting going
this weekend by MCGA. Tomatoes are going to be planted along the wall for
the Pet Memorial Garden. They'll be doing a lot of invasive plant removal
(i.e. buttercups) MCGA will be making a 20' demonstration flower garden
between the Dog Area and the Pea Patch along the south edge of Pea Patch
road. That will also be going in this weekend.
MCGA also expressed concern about portapotty use by non-gardeners.
They're asking for a 2nd portapotty. Norah says Parks can provide a 2nd one,
at least during the warm weather months. MCGA might be able to provide some
money for it, but Norah said Parks will cover it at least for now.
c) Boathouse Project: 2nd floor has been installed, and outer
walls are being roughed in. See
http://sammamishrowing.org/newboathouse. The old, broken
chain-link fence along West Lake Sammamish Parkway will be removed in the
next couple of weeks. There is no reason for the fencing to remain,
and Redmond Police have asked that it be removed to allow better visibility
of activity in the parking lot. This might cut down on car break-ins.
Some bollards with reflectors may go in at several points to delineate road
edge and entrances. Previously, Barbara Dickson has complained about
headlights from cars exiting the parking lot shining into the neighborhood.
Norah said she may consider a tiny bit of hedging of this problem continues,
but nothing that would prevent visibility into the parking lot area.
d) Lot G Improvements: Lot G and Lot D, have also
experienced several car break-ins. These are happening during the day, and
are usually smash-and-dash. They'll break a window and take things. To
help maintain visibility of cars, some blackberries have been removed from
the Snag Row area along the north edge of Lot G.
e) North Playground Upgrades: North Playground improvements
delayed because of funding complications, but it might begin in May. Should
only take 2-3 weeks for construction.