a) Birdloop: Asphalt Trail and Boardwalk
repairs: Likely for 2015-16 budgeting cycle. Probably will be done in
phases. Michael suggested that, in the interim, EAS might use some of the
countyís gravel to patch some of the bigger holes in the asphalt. Norah
suggested that EAS and one of the maintenance guys work with EAS on the
repairs, which would occur on the first Saturday in August.
Norah inspected the Poison Hemlock problem with the
lead from the King County noxious weed team. They are getting a good handle
on the problem, and hopefully there will not need to be any widescale
treatments in the future. EAS may therefore be able to put in some new
b) Garden Loosestrife Control Project: Purple
and Garden Loosestrife treatments performed last week by Parks vegetation
management crew. They are concentrating on the slough to prevent further
c) Community Gardens: ADA ramp construction
d) Interpretive Lot (Lot G) improvements:
Looking to the 2017-18 funding to do more major work. Most of the small
items have been completed, but Norah would like drainage solutions that
would reduce the need for grading, as well as a more formalized parking
situation with parking stops and drainage ditches.
e) MacNair Field lighting: Installation of
three lights on hold, due to archeological reasons. Charred rock was found
only about 18Ē down, that might indicate campfire use. However, itís
beginning to look like the char layer was caused by something like a brush
fire or a volcanic event instead. However, it will take an appeal of the
archeological determination to
f) Lot B Drainage: See last monthís notes for
design details. Work is underway.
g) Sammamish River Transition Zone: Next
meeting of the Shareholder Advisory Committee, September 11
h) Clise Mansion repairs: There is some funding
in the 2015-2016 funding cycle for the Clise Mansion. Window repairs may
take first priority, so there may or may not be money available to upgrade
the kitchen. Glenn posed the question as to whether itís worth maintaining
Clise Mansion. Norah noted that itís a Historic Landmark building, and we
had a good discussion of the situation. The kitchen improvements should make
it easier to find a management company willing to handle hall rental and
i) Concert Venue: Roof renovation design
concept going to the Landmarks commission. The existing tent roof would be
replaced by a slanted shed roof (low in the back), similar in look to the
WashSpot building next door. The roof structure would require replacement of
the corner vertical girders. The existing ones are surface mounted. The
replacements would be piles anchored in the ground.
Here are Norah's sketches of the proposal:
Michael complained about there being no access to
the restroom that is inside the concert venue on days without concerts.
Previously, there would be temporary fencing which allowed the gates to
be open, allowing people to use the restroom, but this year that isn't
happening. Norah said something could probably be done.
Michael stressed the importance of this, as there are only three real
restrooms in the park, so to close one for the entirety of the busy
summer season seems unreasonable.
Laura and others complained about portapotty conditions.
This is apparently an ongoing issue, and Parks is quite interested in
reports of bad situations as they work on sanitary contracts.