October 28th, 2009 Meeting Summary
-- see also the
September 23, 2009 meeting summary
(Loss of battery power caused me
to lose the last 2/3 of the notes.
I have attempted to reconstruct them, but my memory may have failed here or
Norah Gaynor (King County Parks), Michael Hobbs (Eastside Audubon, FOMP Secretary), Barbara
Dickson (neighbor), Herb Bone (MAR/C),
Greg Helland (FOMP President, SODA)
- Park Tree Inventory and Tree Master Plan -
Greg asked for discussion of the merits of the plan, and ideas about how to
fund it. Some money may be coming to FOMP from a group at Microsoft.
The quoted cost of the project is about $6000 more than the current FOMP
Herb expressed general support.
Barbara voiced concern about the cost, and she asked if there was any other
organization who could give a competitive bid. Greg has long thought
that it would be a great project for a university program, but he has had no
success in finding a school or professor willing to take it on.
Michael made the point that this project is especially suited to FOMP, and
that FOMP has not done a large project for several years.
In terms of funding sources, the question of grants came up. It may be
possible to find some, and Greg was willing to approach some past partners.
However, FOMP is not terribly tapped into the grant network. If
anyone can assist with leads or ideas...
- East Entrance Safety - (see previous notes for
a description of the issue). Barbara contacted the City of Redmond to
see about getting a stop sign at the problem intersection. City of
Redmond data does not show that there have been any significant accidents at
the site that would justify action. Norah, acting on recommendations,
has had the speed bump at the east entrance repainted, and will have SLOW
- CIP/Project Updates:
- BirdLoop - The 10/23/09 Microsoft
volunteer day was dampened by the weather. About 30 hardy
volunteers did show up, however, to help in a revegetation project.
- Maintenance & Art Barn Roof Replacement -
Work scheduled to be finished 11/4. Work was slower than expected,
due to the labor--intensive installation required by the product.
There was also a fair amount of carpentry work necessary to replace
rotted fascia, etc. Norah reported that the barns will be
repainted, hopefully in 2010. She is coordinating with the
Landmarks Commission to decide on colors. Also pending are
weatherization of the windows, possibly including the addition of storm
windows. They are also looking at a solution to the double
problems of safety and security with the existing garage doors on the
maintenance barn, and are investigating the possibility of installing a
rolling steel door inside the existing garage doors.
- NE Marymoor Paving Work - Done.
Norah has requested that the center striping be extended over the
eastern half of the park road. Barbara suggested that they might
paint SLOW at the entrance at the same time.
- Community Garden - The new kiosk has been
installed, though there are still some work items.
- Electrical work - (See previous summaries).
- Garden Loosestrife Control Project - About
one acre was treated with pesticides this fall. Application will
need to be repeated next year. Frana is in the process for
applying for a grant that might expand the program for next year.
- Picnic Shelter Roof Replacement - underway
Wednesday November 18, 2009 NOTE -
THIRD WEDNESDAY - 7:00 – 9:00pm. Marymoor Art Barn.
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
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