October 26, 2016 Meeting
-- see also the
September 28, 2016 meeting summary
Thanks to Greg Helland for these notes!
Norah Robinson, King County Parks – Marymoor Park
lead; Greg Helland, FOMP President and SODA rep;
Chick Hodge, TOPS; Marceil Whitney, TOPS;
Travis Roach, TOPS; Shane Berry, AEG Live;
Glenn Eades, Eastside Audubon, neighbor; Ollie Oliver,
2. TOPS Update
Parking study results expected in about a week. Potable
water remains an issue that needs to be resolved, including
water for fire suppression.
Summary of Junior Program for 2016 provided (served over
1800 unique youth during the year). Listed programs and
consistency with KC equity and Social Justice Initiative.
Country contributes land, preliminary studies and funding
for preliminary design. TOPS funds the construction.
Email comments from Laura Hall reiterate MCGA position on
the proposed facility, as stated in the July 27, 2016
meeting minutes. Comments from FOMP participants at the
table are that the organization and its’ mission are
commendable. The objection remains against a large building
in the last remaining open area in the active recreation
area of Marymoor.
3. Cameras in Park
Proposal Norah has submitted a request for a series of
security camera within the park. The most frequent issue is
the car prowls. Multiple reports are issued to the police
each week. The pattern is consistent. Surveillance cameras
have proven to be a deterrent, although it doesn’t eliminate
the incidents. For some areas, poles would have to be
installed to support the camera. Plan to include the
cottage, maintenance yard and mansion. Still researching
whether there is a monitoring or data management center in
KC that could be used to centrally manage the surveillance
4. Project/Facility Updates
- Birdloop – replanting work party scheduled for Nov 5.
Ollie reports “a few” trees are leaning over the boardwalk,
and need to be trimmed. Cub scouts are planning to assist
- Noxious weeks – Dave Sizemore gave kudos to Eastside
Audubon for the effort to control noxious weeks.
- Venue seating proposal under review by various entities.
- Dudley Carter Sculptures – Capital Improvements group
developing scope for procurement process.
Cirque du Soleil still TBA, but sign up on web site to
- Bear Creek Coffee – coming to D lot near the Wash Spot.
Cultural resources, utilities, etc. all addressed. Expected
to be operating in early Nov.
- South Marymoor Subarea rezone (business park east of
Marymoor) – community meeting Nov. 1 at Redmond City Hall.
- Tree removal last week: Parks arborist reviewed trees of
concern identified by maintenance staff. Arborist
recommended removing 16 poplars (mostly along Marymoor Way)
and 2 vine maples. Contractor became available, so took
opportunity to have the marked trees removed. Don’t plan to
directly replace poplars at the removal locations because
extensive 2009 plantings are filling in the areas, but other
areas are targeted for the replacements.
Next Meeting: October 26, 2016,
7:00 p.m. at the Art Barn
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