November 16, 2016 Meeting
-- see also the
October 26, 2016 meeting summary
Norah Robinson, King County Parks Marymoor Park
lead; Greg Helland, FOMP President and SODA rep;
Michael Hobbs, Eastside Audubon, FOMP Secretary and
Hall, Marymoor Community Gardener's Association, FOMP Board;
Marceil Whitney, TOPS;
Travis Roach, TOPS; Shane Berry, AEG Live;
Glenn Eades, Eastside Audubon, neighbor; Ollie Oliver,
2) Trailhead Access Survey
As part of its commitment to address crowded parking lots
at many of its most-popular backcountry trail access points,
King County Parks is launching an online survey to find out
how trail users get to these recreation areas and how
access could be improved. The data gathered will help King
County Parks, in partnership with King County Metro, explore
new ways to access trailheads along the I-90 corridor and
reduce the use of personal vehicles.
The survey can be found at
http://i90trailheads.questionpro.com and will be
available until December 3.
3) CIP/Project/Facilities Updates
The 2017/18 King County Budget is in final negotiations,
and is expected before Thanksgiving. Several items on the
CIP/P/F are in limbo until the budget is passed.
a) Birdloop Next phase requested for 2017-18
budget. EAS had a very successful planting in Snag Row two
Saturdays ago, in the rain. Many new shrubs planted to fill
in under the young trees to try and shade out blackberries.
b) Community Gardens Full again in 2016. Very
little damage no sign of problems from concert goers.
Still looking for added use of accessible plots. Bees doing
well with 3-4 hives. Food Bank donations may have set a new
record in 2016, despite focusing less on heavy zucchinis and
other squash. Pathway work will begin soon, using funds from
a grant. They will be using hogs fuel, with a weed barrier.
c) Venue Seating area flooring Latest proposal
d) Dudley Carter Sculptures Scope of work being
finalized for procurement
e) TOPs Tennis Facility Traffic study has been
completed and is being analyzed. TOPs will be reaching out
to elementary schools in areas with many low-income
students. They have a van or two, and are working with the
school district to investigate additional transportation
possibilities. They have also worked with the Boys & Girls
Clubs. Many, many of these students get full scholarships.
Water supply issues are still to be solved.
f) Security Cameras in Park proposal Requested
in proposed 2017-18 budget.
Cirque du Soleil Luzia - A Waking Dream of Mexico.
Pre-sale tickets for March 30 April 30 available now to Cirque
- Bear Creek Coffee Coming Soon to Lot D. January
1 Grand Opening. Soft opening sooner? Debbie Goodrich is
- FOMP has received some funds from the Estate of Carol
West. The final amount is still being calculated, but we
should know by January. It will be less than the $50K
Next meeting: Wednesday, January 25, 2017,
in 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.