May 23, 2018 Meeting
-- see also the
April 25, 2018 meeting summary
Norah Robinson, King County Parks – Marymoor Park
lead; Michael Hobbs, FOMP Secretary, webmaster; Laura Hall, Marymoor Community Gardeners
Association, FOMP Board; Glenn Eades, Eastside Audubon, neighbor;
Shane Berry – now with Seattle Event Solutions
(alcohol vendor that serves at the concerts and other events
at Marymoor); Amy Dunn,
AEG Live, replacing Shane as Assistant General
2) CIP/Project/Facilities Updates
a) Birdloop – Mulching snag row in preparation for
planting in fall. Glenn mentioned they are happy that the rugby
people have improved their storage box along snag row. They are
also pleased with their new gator, which Parks helped them
acquire. Michael requested that EAS install a Barn Owl nest box
in one in the conifer next to their sheds in the East Meadow.
b) Community Gardens -
- Happy with cleanup of Snag Row.
- New apiary space reserved, but they are waiting on
getting a new colony. The old site, at the NW corner of the
Pet Memorial Garden, was too shady. They will move the bees
to the SE corner of the garden.
- Currently, they are trying to control invasive
buttercups in the garden, and would like Parks to mow the
buttercups in the Pet Memorial Gardens.
- Quite excited by the idea of trying to make a
sub-organization to run the Hope Link plots as a
c) Maintenance Items –
- New split rail is going up along north edge of Snag Row
along the south edge of Fields 7-8-9
- The Rugby storage box should be fixed by 6/6, or will be
- Playground almost done; worrying about how to get grass
grown around the site
d) Cultural Resources at Marymoor – Norah reiterated
the need to get assessment in advance of any digging projects.
Sound Transit – FOMP was previously allowed to vote for wall
patterns for the concrete walls associated with the Light Rail
project. Unfortunately, FOMP’s favorite pattern turns out not
to be available. Likely options are now the pattern used on
SR-520, or a pattern used in Redmond.
f) Cut-through traffic –
- We had a discussion, with general support for being
pretty tough on cut-through traffic. Norah explained again
her notion of “Visitor Validation”, where not only do you
need to pay $1 or have a pass, but that you would also need
to get a validation ticket from a machine that one would
have to walk to.
- Norah also has the idea of asking Redmond to change the
morning light timing to give more preference to WLSP traffic
over those wanting to turn left out of the park. This would
have the dual effect of improving through traffic on WLSP
while delaying those trying to use Marymoor Way for illegal
g) New parking fee collection machines –
Spring Summer 2018
h) Dudley Carter Sculptures – Should have vendor
chosen by next meeting. Need input on locations for Condor
and for Thunderbirds
There will be NO JUNE MEETING. Our
July meeting will be on Wednesday,
July 25th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in CLISE MANSION
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 email@example.com,
and he will endeavor to correct them.