April 23rd, 2008 Meeting Summary
-- see also the
March 26, 2008 meeting summary
1) In attendance
Norah Gaynor, KC Parks; Herb Bone, Marymoor
R/C Club; Barbara Dickson, neighbor and salmon watcher; Jack MacKinnon,
Community Gardens; Christina Merten, Community Gardens; Brain Vander
Stoop, Marymoor Velodrome Association; Greg Helland, SODA; Michael
Hobbs, East Lake Washington Audubon Society
2) Sammamish Rowing Association - Project Update
Steve Isaac did not show, but Norah gave a
bit of an update. Apparently, Redmond is likely to go along with SRA's
arborist's recommendations, reducing the number of trees that would
Redmond has decided, however, that all
wetland mitigation must be within the City of Redmond; thus the portion
of Marymoor that is east of the Sammamish Slough cannot be used for
mitigation. All mitigation within the park will be within Marymoor
3) Project Updates
Marymoor Connector Trail - work is underway
to realign the MAR/C runway to avoid conflicts with the trail. The
trail construction contract pre-bid meeting was today; bids are due May
5th. Estimated construction period will be August 1, with completion
Ballfields 1&2 Multi-use Project -
Construction contract pre-bid meeting will be next week.. Estimated construction August 1, 2008 - January
Clise Electrical - still waiting for some
electrical fixtures are still on order. Also, the fire marshal is
requiring some changes, so the project is not yet finished.
Pet Garden - They're working on the wall
cap, but it's not finished yet.
Birdloop - A Grand Opening Celebration is in
the planning stages, with a possible date of July 19th. This would
include booths, tours, speeches, etc.
Velodrome building - nearing completion; one
container has already been cleared off-site. Season opens Friday, May
6) Event/Activities Updates
Cirque du Soleil - set-up begins March 31.
Runs April 24-May 25 (possibly through June 1)
Dress Rehearsal, Wednesday, April 23,
Parking is $15/car (but free for
Marymoor Seasonal Pass holders)
Schedule: No shows Mondays; Tuesdays and
Wednesdays: 1 show at 8 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays:
shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays: shows at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Some concert dates have been announced.
See the Events calendar. Concert-series parking fee will be $5/car
(new for 2008). Again, Marymoor Seasonal Pass holders park for free.
meeting, Wednesday, May 28, 2008.
These notes were made by
Michael Hobbs, and they 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