November 18th, 2010 Meeting Summary
-- see also the
October 28, 2010 meeting summary
Norah Gaynor (King County Parks), Jack MacKinnon (Marymoor
Community Gardener's Association), Michael Hobbs
(Eastside Audubon, FOMP Secretary)
Dog Services Rule Proposal - Until now, professional dog walking
services and "doggie daycare" services have been able to do business
within Marymoor Park without a requirement of licensing or fees to
Marymoor Park. Parks has proposed new rules and regulations for
Over half of the formal complaints concerning the
Marymoor Off-leash Dog Area, over 50% were complaints against dog
walking services; this is one of the reasons behind the new rules.
Information about the rules can be found at
see the alert near the top right of that page. There are links to
a summary and the proposed rule, etc.
From the summary:
Permit requirements are:
• Payment of an $800 permit fee to King County Parks Division each
calendar year.The annual fee will be prorated at a rate of $70 per month
for remaining months in a year, for permits issued after February.
• Proof of valid insurance with endorsement, naming King County as
additional insured, at coverage levels indicated in the terms and
conditions provided with permit documents.
• Current Washington State Business License.
• Adherence to the “Rules of Conduct for Professional Dog Services
Concession Permit Holder”, provided with permit documents.
• Thirty-two (32) documented hours of participation in Serve Our Dog
Areas (S.O.D.A.) Stewardship events per year. Stewardship hours
requirement will be prorated at a rate of three (3) hours per month for
remaining months in a year, for permits issued after February.
Norah will be holding a public meeting about the rule, tentatively
scheduled for Wednesday, December 8th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Art Barn, but
she said she may have to reschedule due to an expected large attendance.
She also was entertaining the possibility of providing a two-tier fee
structure, where small companies might have limited access to the park
with a smaller fee.. While her goal is to have the new rule
implemented by Feb. 1, 2011, she may delay that by a month to
accommodate some adjustments to the rule.
3. East Lake Sammamish Trail Update - Sometime during
the work-window of April-November 2011, the Redmond section of the trail
will be paved. In August, 2011-April 2012, the Issaquah South
section will be paved. The largest section, the Sammamish section,
will go through the planning process during 2011. Final work on
the whole trail may not be completed until 2018.
CIP / Project Updates:
Eastside Audubon will be planting an area at the north end of the East
Meadow where some fill was removed, leaving a large bare area. The
goal will be to prevent weed infestation.
Art Barn Renovation: Painting continues.
c NE Marymoor Way Paving Work: work order in for
Topping Urban Forest
Habitat Trees: See last month's notes. Topping work
will probably be done this winter. In the meantime, the snags are
being monitored to make sure there is no immanent danger.
Community Gardens Projects: MCGA planted shrubs to block
the openings in the wall of the Pet Memorial Garden, though there is still
an open gap at the southern end of the wall. They are concerned about
watering the plants next summer.
Project Update: We are hoping to have someone from Sammamish Rowing come
to a FOMP meeting in early spring.
g. Stage Seating Area: The hardened center corridor
and enhanced chair carts were a success, so there are no plans to expand the
Evergreen Gala - Saturday, April 30.
Two tournaments scheduled for Memorial Day weekend - Triple Crown
Baseball and a rugby tournament.
Community Gardens Hopelink Project:
Donations from the Community Gardens to HopeLink will probably top
5800 lbs. Great crop of potatoes. HopeLink will sponsor the
project again next year.
THURSDAY January 27, 2011, 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
complaints about the content of these notes, they should direct them to Michael
Hobbs at email@example.com, and he will endeavor to