Friends of Marymoor Park

September 24th, 2008 Meeting Summary

-- see also the August 28, 2008 meeting summary

Sorry for the delay in posting, and for the minimal notes.  There were some website problems that delayed things, and then etc.

In attendance:  Greg Helland, Herb Bone, Michael Hobbs, Karl Kostal, Jack MacKinnon

The meeting began with an impromptu Board Meeting.  With Michael, Herb, and Greg, there was a bare quorum.  The Board approved reimbursement for the Marymoor Community Gardeners Association of $308.41, in accordance with the previously authorized expenditures by MCGA for the purposes of enhancing the Food Bank plot.  Jack MacKinnon supplied receipts and an inventory of expenses.

Marymoor Connector Trail:  Paving on the connector trail is nearly complete. There is still quite a bit of work before the trail is complete, however, such as the gravel edging to the trail, plantings, etc.  The road crossing for the trail, at the model airplane field parking area, will be an enhanced crosswalk, with the crossing on concrete, and rumble strips, etc.  There will also be stopsigns for road traffic at the crosswalk, and hopefully that will keep that crossing safe.  They're hoping that special signage will protect the locations where the trail crosses entrances to parking lots. Karl was quite impressed with the quality of the work by the contractor.

Ballfields 1&2 - construction a little behind.  The project manager is the same person as worked on the other soccer field work, and Karl says he's making sure that the job will be done right and according to contract.

Pet Garden:  Still need a gate on the north-side roadway, and wrought-iron closures on the gaps in the wall, and some new fencing on the south edge. Otherwise, the project is complete.  Parks has created some nice brochures to generate interest.  The garden will require a fair amount of ongoing maintenance by Parks staff, between mowing and tending the plantings.

Marymoor Map:  Greg has emailed Matt, the contractor working on the map, to remind him that if more money is necessary from FOMP, that we would entertain supply. Several people noted that they have submitted comments on the map.

- Breast cancer 3-day drew 3200 walkers, and generated a lot of money in donations.
- Cyclecross drew over 500 competitors, but weather may have cut down on the spectator draw

- 3-day adult softball tournament this weekend on 5 fields
- Boomerang tournament Sunday on 7-8-9
- Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association in full swing weeknights and Saturdays in the park.  Expect heavy traffic.

Next meeting, Wednesday, October 22, 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, and he will endeavor to correct them.


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