a) Miscellaneous maintenance work:
Nets for Soccer 1-4 replaced. South Picnic Shelter
being reworked to fix shifting concrete pads. Concert
venue is being readied for the series; work is needed to
provide for safety barriers.
b) Birdloop - No progress at this time, though the
repaving the trail, and installation of irrigation at the
Viewing Mound are in the 2015-16 capital budget.
c) Community Gardens FOMP Grant of $1000 sent to
MCGA by check. The grant will allow replacement of five
aging (and irreparable) wheel-barrows, some worn-out coolers (keeps the produce
fresh between deliveries), and will help defray the cost of
amendments to the soil used to increase its fertility and
d) Sammamish Rowing Association Boathouse -
Michael requested that SRA keep the area south of the new
boathouse free of junk so the birdwatchers can walk the
fence and view the wetland. Norah said she would
e) East Lake Sammamish Trail construction - The
North Sammamish section of the trail has been paved and is
opened. This means you can go from Marymoor south to
at least the Sammamish Landing Park.
f) Park Drainage Lot B - A meeting was
held on the Monday, June 1st, at which Michael described in
more detail his vision for resculpting the gravel that was
spread over the grass parking lot following the Cavalia
shows. A seasonal wetland was covered up by
gravel. The hope now is to increase the drainage slope
of the west side of the parking lot so that rain water will
drain to the north side, where there is room to scrape/mow
an area just north of the parking lot to accept the water.
This will hopefully replace the destroyed wetland.
Similar regrading on the eastern portion of the lot could
allow better drainage by diverting run-off to a designated
area east of the lot. It's possible that a low area
could be constructed in the southeast corner that would
collect run-off from the parking lot, as well as draining
the soccer fields better in that area. Once some
design work is completed, grading would take a couple of
g) Sammamish River Transition Zone The
County/consultant team have wrapped up their work on the
alternatives analysis report. County staff are meeting
with various municipalities, tribes, and regulatory agencies
to discuss the alternatives in-depth. These meetings and
discussions will help to guide the County in the selection
of a preferred alternative for the project. The meetings
will likely extend through May and into June. King
County is also going through an in-depth internal
engineering/technical review to take another look at the
details of each alternative. This will also help to inform
the preferred alternative decision. After all of the
meetings and analysis have been completed, there will be a
final SAC meeting likely late June or early July.
h) Clise Mansion - Puttying of windows proceeding.
Kitchen target is fall. Heat pump replacement new
priority. Looking into grants for new pumps trying
for efficiency improvements.
i) Concert Venue Stage roof renovation complete.
The new roof cover has been installed. First concert June
14. Norah will get me a schedule for when the restroom will
be and wont be accessible.
j) Parkour Course - A redesign is in the
works, to try and make a less expensive version,
since they did not receive CPG money at the level they were asking for.
Possibly moving from concrete to wood.