Friends of Marymoor Park

October 24th, 2012 Meeting Summary

-- see also the September 26, 2012  meeting summary 

1.    Welcome and Introductions: 

Anne Lipe – King County;  Michael Hobbs – FOMP Secretary and Eastside Audubon; Greg Helland - FOMP President and SODA representative; Glenn Eades, Eastside Audubon; Herb Bone, FOMP Board Member and MAR/C representative; Christina Merten, FOMP Board Member and Marymoor Community Gardeners representative

2.  Sammamish River Work

Without Greg Helland present at the meeting, we couldn’t discuss this much. Michael expressed continued disbelief that all of the work they have been performing would not ever require permits.

3.  CIP/Project/Facility Updates:  Norah Gaynor

a) BirdLoop:  Eastside Audubon is hopeful they can acquire a large number of native plants from a plant salvage, scheduled soon, with the idea these plants can go around the viewing mound.

b) Garden Loosestrife Control Project:  Norah said she would try to get us a status update

c) Community Gardens:  All-but-final 2012 donations to the food bank: 6507 pounds! Sam remains president of MCGA. Fall clean-up party last weekend went well. A new gate was installed at the off-leash entrance to the Memorial Pet Garden, which should allow better access to the Pet Garden from the dog area, while also providing better loose dog exclosure. Parks is pricing wrought iron to go in the gaps in the stone wall that separates the Pet Garden from the Community Gardens.

d) Sammamish Rowing Association Boathouse: Building is almost ready for "hibernation", with windows and doors installed, and with complete Tyvek cover.  See

e) Lighting Projects:  Slowed only by shortage of electricians:  Cottage driveway - Repair two.  MacNair Field - Install three.  North athletic fields - proposed between Subway and soccer complex.  Tennis Court - pole damaged 2012/10/07, repairs underway.

f) Clise Mansion: New management company has been contracted to take over rentals of the mansion. A section of the floor has needed leveling, and that work will be done November 5-9, using leveling jacks. Some windows will temporarily be removed to prevent cracking.

g) Velodrome Restroom Pump: On the blink. Will be repaired before Cirque du Soleil in December.

h) ADA Parking: Evaluation of need has been expanded to additional parks, and may take a while. Within Marymoor, they have boosted maintenance, cleaning, and marking of existing spots, including on gravel parking lots.

4.  Events

Next Meeting: Wednesday November 28, 2012, 7pm Marymoor Art Barn

These notes 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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