November 18th, 2009 Meeting Summary
-- see also the
October 28, 2009 meeting summary
Anne Lipe (King County Parks), Michael Hobbs (Eastside Audubon, FOMP Secretary), Barbara
Dickson (neighbor), Herb Bone (MAR/C,
Greg Helland (FOMP President, SODA), Christina Merten (Marymoor Community
Gardener's Association, FOMP Board)
Status Reports - Anne put together a great "HIGHLIGHT
REEL" <<<Click to view of some of the recent
accomplishments at Marymoor.
- OLA Salmon Fencing - removed today from dog
- Velodrome Cracks Need Repair - South turn is
still settling and need patching. Have 2 bids and 3rd is pending.
- Electrical work - (See previous summaries).
Done. Moved 6 parking machines and converted 4 from solar to AC.
Added lights to those, and a security light at the entrance to soccer fields
- Picnic Shelters - roof repairs north shelter
half done. South shelter partly done. Weather has slowed it
- Concert Area Electrical Upgrades - being
investigated. The electrical board for the food area is a "temporary"
one, with above-ground wiring. It also is at/over capacity.
Possible upgrade to a permanent board of higher capacity with buried cables.
The permanent board would be less obtrusive than the current one, but
digging for cables could require archeological review.
- SRA Boathouse - Permitting ongoing, but they
expect to break ground May 1.
- Garden Loosestrife Control Project - Frana
Milan and Norah have applied for a WA State Dept. of Ecology 3-yr matching
grant for control along the river and lakeshore. Grants will be
awarded mid-January. Loosestrife control is state mandated, as Garden
Loosestrife is a noxious weed.
- Tree Inventory and Plan - See previous
summaries. If FOMP wants to proceed with this plan, around
$8,000-10,000 new money will need to be found. Christina is still
trying to complete the final work to have FOMP approved for the state
employees donation system. Michael asked about adding a "Donate" page
to the website, and there was agreement that that could proceed as soon as
Christina checks FOMP's state charitable organizational paper work.
Greg reiterated that the small donations that could come in from these and
similar ideas would not be likely to amount to much. Grant(s) will be
needed. He will ask EarthCorps if they have ideas. Any
other grant sources will need to be considered. Brainstorms???
Unfortunately, the money is needed for the inventory and planning process -
these are not terribly "glamorous" items, but they are necessary. It
should be much, much easier to get funding/volunteers for the annual
plantings that will be guided by the inventory and tree plan.
FOMP does have cash that could be used to match a grant. Greg was
concerned that some grants require matching volunteer hours, not just
dollars. Michael suggested that maybe some knowledgeable volunteers
could work with EarthCorps on the inventory, easing grant applications.
Wednesday January 27, 2010, 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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