May 25, 2016 Meeting
-- see also the
April 27, 2016 meeting summary
1) Introductions – Norah Robinson, King
County Parks; Greg Helland, S.O.D.A, FOMP President; Michael Hobbs, Eastside
Audubon, FOMP Secretary; Shane Berry, AEG Live (Marymoor
Concerts); Glenn Eades, neighbor
AEG Open House
Shane gave details on the AEG Open House set for May
Michael read some comments and questions emailed by
Barbara Dickson about noise issues. Shane responded with
some technical details about how they are combating noise:
they have new speakers that will cancel some of the
back-splash of bass sounds, and they have moved one of the
noisiest bands to another location. Shane also reiterated
that the rules have been explained to the performers, and
some decided on different venues rather than abide by the
strict Marymoor rules.
3) Dudley Carter Sculptures
Dudley Carter was a famous, local, Native American
Marymoor has four Dudley Carter sculptures, three of
which are on display (one along the west entrance, two in
the Pet Memorial Garden), and one that needs repairs and is
currently in storage. There is another sculpture in storage
in Renton. The two in the Garden need to be mounted
differently, on pedestals to keep the wooden sculptures
separated from the ground. Parks will be investigating the
cost of restoration. King County Parks is working with
4Culture to see that
these works are properly maintained and preserved. Parks may
approach FOMP for grant money, and Greg indicated FOMP would
probably respond favorably.
4) CIP/Project/Facilities Updates:
a) Birdloop – Parks Maintenance will remove
the crumbled pavement south of the East Footbridge and
replace it with crushed gravel, but the work will have to
wait for now. Probably in July or later.
b) Noxious weeds - Weed crew completed the spring
2016 treatment of the Canada Thistle around the bird loop.
Troy Lester has transferred to a different assignment with
the county, his replacement is TBA. Several clumps of
Poison Hemlock have been found in the off-leash area.
S.O.D.A. has been grubbing them out and disposing of all
plant material in the garbage.
c) Marymoor West boathouse project – Starting in
late June and continuing into July, they will be grade and
then lay an asphalt apron in front of the boathouse.
They will also be removing junk, and moving the construction
office trailer off of the site. Then they will be
rehabilitating the trailer space.
d) Willowmoor Floodplain Restoration Project –
Announcement that the King County Flood Control District
Executive Committee would be hosting a meeting in Bellevue
on June 6th at which they would be briefed on the design
alternatives developed through the public stakeholder
e) Concert Venue Seating – Concrete walkway
completed. New seating pad will be installed in
f) Art Barn – Approval was being sought for a new
door to the Art Barn that would allow access to the central
hall without having to walk through the front room.
This would make the front room much more useful, and would
also allow that room to be locked independently from the
rest of the building.
Next Meeting: July 27, 2016,
7:00 p.m. at the Art Barn
These notes 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 email@example.com,
and he will endeavor to correct them.