May 28th, 2008 Meeting Summary
-- see also the
April 23, 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; Greg Helland, SODA; Michael
Hobbs, East Lake Washington Audubon Society; Frana Milan, KC Parks;
Matt Stevenson, GIS mapping guru
2) Marymoor Map - Project Update
Matt and Frana presented the draft map. If you'd like to
review the draft map, you can probably visit Norah in the
Marymoor Park Office (which you could find if you had a map :)
Comments should be sent to Frana, who will compile them for
Frana discussed the idea of the reverse side of the map. The
sample showed columns of text and photos calling out some of the
highlights of the park. However she introduced some other
ideas. One would have been to have an oblique aerial photo with
highlights called out. Highlighted areas would be i.e. Historic
District, Natural Areas, Events, Dog Area, Sports. Greg pointed
out that some of these (i.e. the sports fields) are distributed
around the park, and thus would be difficult to call out on a
photo. Also, Greg wanted the oblique photo to be oriented with
north at the top. Matt suggested having a small
version of the map in the middle with six balloon-like callout
circles for the items of interest. That might work better.
Matt and Frana are seeking photos to use, both on the map and
on other King County publicity/education items (web site, etc.).
If you have photos that you would be willing to donate to the
county - for them to use as they wish - email them to Frana.
For the map, they would need to be at least 1200x900 pixels
after cropping. Larger files are better to work from, even
if the final usage needs less.
3) Project Updates
R/C field realignment and sprinkler pretty much done. Sighting
poles still to come.
Norah did not know if a construction contract had been awarded
yet for the trail construction, be she believed it would happen
Estimated Construction August 1, 2008 - January 2009
Still dealing with parts issues, as some custom parts were damaged
Should be completely done and open by end of June
that the pile of dirt was unfortunately plowed over the patch of
comfrey that the Community Gardeners were just about to try to dig
up and remove...
Greg brought to our attention a proposed Open Space Amendment to the
King County Charter. The OSA would provide additional protection
for over 100,000 acres of open space land owned by the county.
www.kingcounty.gov/exec/charter/issues/openspace. There will
be a Townhall Meeting, Monday, June 16, at the Federal Way Community
Center to discuss the OSA.
meeting, Wednesday, June 25, 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
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