August 28th, 2008 Meeting Summary
-- see also the
July 23, 2008 meeting summary
In attendance: Norah Gaynor, King County Parks; Herb Bone, Marymoor
R/C Club, Jack MacKinnon, Marymoor Community Gardeners
Association; Barbara Dickson, neighbor, Frana Milan, King County Parks; Greg
Helland, S.O.D.A; Michael Hobbs, Eastside Audubon
Frana Milan brought the latest draft of new Marymoor map, in the size
that it would actually appear. The draft status was obvious in things
like the routing of the Marymoor Connector Trail, but most of it was
pretty close to final.
The group made lots of small comments, which were provided to Frana, but
mostly things looked good. Frana said she will have Matt make a
smallish PDF so that people who aren't the meeting can comment on the map.
When the PDF is available, I will post it to this website
Marymoor Connector Trail: Paving scheduled for week of September
Ballfields 1& 2 Multi-use Project: Some drainage issues are
slowing things down, but things are still on schedule
Clise Electrical: Reordered fixtures turned out to be unworkable,
so new ones will have to be acquired
Pet Garden: First cremains will be interred soon, and the new
gates will be installed this fall
Birdloop: Grand Opening (August 2nd) went very well with a couple
of hundred people taking tours, and everyone showing a lot of interest in
informational booths, etc. The boardwalk extension work has been
delayed because the decking material that was delivered was found not to be
ADA-compliant, and will have to be replaced.
SRA Boathouse: There was a lot of discussion about the status of
the proposed new boathouse, and unfortunately, few actual facts were known.
A status report would be appreciated.
- Barbara reiterated her disgust with some of the "potty-mouth" music that
has been part of the concert series this year, feeling that it is
inappropriate for the park.
- Norah gave us a heads-up about the Day of Caring projects scheduled for
September 12th at the Community Gardens and BirdLoop. Volunteers from
area businesses will be arriving en-masse to help out those days
- She also warned that Saturday, September 13th, will be an especially
busy day at the park
- Norah will be out of town next month - Karl Kostal will be taking her
meeting, Wednesday, September 24, 2008.
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
complaints about the content of these notes, they should direct them to Michael
Hobbs at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he will endeavor to