a) Birdloop – Trail asphalt repair: Phase 1
to the bridge)complete. Glenn mentioned that much of the new
pavement isn’t crowned and puddles water already. He did
mention that the new crushed gravel surface running south of
the kiosk seems to be a good improvement.
Michael mentioned that the surface character of the paving
doesn’t appear to be very good quality, with lots of surface
issues. Michael also suggested that the square of the
parking lot immediately east of the ADA parking space should
probably be indicated (with the rocks or bollards?) to keep
cars from parking there, where they could interfere with the
ADA slot. He also suggested installing some “Head in parking
only” signs on the split-rail fence along the east edge of
Lot G. This would help organize the parking situation there,
in a low-cost manner.
Trail Phase 2: Norah thinks a boardwalk might be better
than pavement for the remainder. The contractor found it
quite difficult working on the unstable ground on Phase 1,
and the remainder of the trail is on even less stable
ground. This would push Phase 2 to the 2017-2018 budget
cycle. Michael raised concerns that the condition of the
Phase 2 pavement is getting really bad. Norah suggested that
possibly some sections of pavement could be removed by Parks
Maintenance and replaced with compacted crushed gravel.
Michael estimated that there might be 40-50 yards of trail
that is really bad. Glenn suggested that gravel patches
might be better for ADA accessibility, but suggested that
someone who knew about ADA accessibility might want to come
out and make suggestions.
b) Noxious Weeds - Weed crew sprayed Canada Thistles in
the East Meadow two weeks ago. Troy suggested a
meeting in early 2016 to strategise phase 2. Crew also
sprayed new growth of Poison Hemlock found at base of the
Viewing Mound. Note to all - a very invasive weed
called Sulfur Cinquefoil has been spotted in new plantings
just east of Marymoor. Troy and crew are working to
eradicate it as soon as possible, and wanted folks to become
familiar with it in case it shows up in Marymoor Park.
This weed travels by seed, and can be spread by infected
items such as boots and tools. See link for more
b) Community Gardens – The Marymoor Community
Gardeners Association elected a new board this month, for
two-year terms. The new board will be: President (and
Volunteer Coordinator): Gia Parsons VP: Laura Hall
Secretary: Bev MacKinzie Treasurer: Tiffany Gray At-Large
Members: Mary Lou Colwell, Michelle Raymond (Food Bank
Manager and mentor), Hannah, Bronwyn, Robin, Amanda
The Apiary is going well. Apparently a jar of honey
(quart size?) was donated to the Food Bank this year.
Significant progress is happening with the Plumbing and
Pathway grant. Michelle Raymond, Gia, and Laura are the MCGA
board contacts for CJ. They send big thanks to
Norah for her help with this project.
Finally, an update on Jack MacKinnon (who has attended
many FOMP meetings over the last decade), who is doing
better after his back surgery! He has a strong-willed, and
caring, physical therapist who is keeping him on-task and
focused on getting stronger. He says, 'Hello,' in his great
Boston accent, and hopes that you all are doing well.
c) East Lake Sammamish Trail – King
County has appealed 19 permit conditions required by the
City of Sammamish. The City would like the trail
reduced in width in places, mostly to preserve trees.
King County has already reduced the number of trees that
they are asking to be removed significantly. The
appeals process may delay the start of construction on this
first of 2 City of Sammamish segments.
d) Shop yard fencing - Proposal to extend
fencing around outdoor storage areas north and east of the
Art Barn. Fencing would be dark forest green or black
slats inside chain link. Proposal was approved by the
Design Committee, and was up for review at Landmarks on