The last two items from the MoCA meeting minutes were left off in the previous Bulletin, they are:
Minutes Morgan Community Association Quarterly Meeting
October 20, 2010 – The Kenney
Board Officer Elections – Deb Barker
Due to life changes, MoCA has vacancies in both the Secretary and Treasurer positions, so a special election was held. Nominated were Kate Gill de la Garza for Secretary and Eldon Olson for Treasurer. It was moved, seconded and passed to elect the nominees to the positions stated.
From the floor
Tamsen Spengler made a motion that MoCA make a contribution to the West Seattle Food Bank, given the serious economic conditions for our community. After discussion, the amount of $200 was moved, seconded and passed to be donated. Donation will occur after the new treasurer has access to the account.
Myrtle Reservoir Park status, as of Nov 17.
From the Parks Dept website
“We are making steady progress towards completion of the new park at Myrtle Reservoir. Construction of our new park is almost complete and we are eager to open this site to the public as soon as possible.
The lawn areas have been recently seeded and we want to protect these areas from foot traffic, but we also understand the community’s desire to have access to this new park. In the next several days we will be testing and commissioning our irrigation system and doing final cleanup work.
We also will be installing temporary protective fencing and signs within the park to direct people away from the newly seeded lawn and to protect SPU facilities. We are working closely with SPU to install fencing as soon as possible.
Once these things are done we will selectively remove construction fencing at the entry pathways, opening the park pathways and play area to the public. Our goal is to provide public access to the new park before the Thanksgiving weekend.
Parks is planning on this “soft opening” soon after the above work is complete. An official public opening celebration, yet to be scheduled, will follow the “soft opening.”
The design incorporates recreational elements and ideas suggested by the community members, Parks staff, Seattle Public Utilities and the Seattle Design Commission. The design includes an open grass field on top of the lidded reservoir for informal play with a pathway circling the field and ADA accessible pathways.
The children's play area will feature open toy structures to enhance visibility and provide for better security. A viewing plaza north of the lid will include an interpretive element indicating High Point's elevation as well as that of other prominent hills on the Seattle skyline. The slopes of the reservoir will be seeded with erosion tolerant Ecoturf which includes a mix of grasses and flowers.”http://www.seattle.gov/parks/proparks/projects/myrtle.htm