Category Archive: Minutes

Minutes for May 23, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday May 23, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Elizabeth Riggs, guest speaker
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiBob MartinKaren SchurrRob ZisetteMarcia NormanTim RoodEllen HewittGina HarmonPeter NestingenAnita Gras BryantGene WilliamsLynn BurnettBev LarsonJim BeckerDon DeibertCarl WesterBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Karen S chaired the meeting.

There was initial discussion about Seattle Parks & Recreation (SP&R) focus on tree trimming/pruning. The first priority is to prune/remove branches/limbs/trees which present an immediate safety hazard to park patrons. Concern noted that excessive time elapses between a tree falling on open green belt space and SP&R managing its removal, thereby allowing a safety hazard/attractive nuisance to linger on park grounds.
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Minutes for April 25, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday April 25, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Guest Speakers:
Jason FriskMike StanleyDavid Graves

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiKaren SchurrPeter NestingenRob ZisetteDon DeibertEllen HewittBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Ellen H chaired the meeting.
The first presentation was by Jason Friske of the Green Lake Small Craft Center (GLSCC).
Jason provided hard copies of the Center’s comprehensive brochure, with its detail available on their website. Review the brochure for the numerous programs offered by the GLSCC.
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Minutes for February 21, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday May 23, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingAlice PoggiGayle GarmanGina HarmonKaren SchurrKent NarumEllen HewittBrian DeLuca

This was called as a Special Meeting to discuss our FOGL input to:
Your Voice – Your Choice, Seattle City activity:
Help Decide How to Spend $2 Million of the City’s Budget.
Details are found at: http://frontporch.seattle.gov/2017/02/06/your-voice-your-choice/
Questions about how to get involved in any of the phases, please contact Jenny Frankl at 206.233.2044 or Jenny.Frankl@seattle.gov. Karen will contact her to discuss FOGL’s input.

Gayle described the nature of this program and how FOGL became involved, when asked by Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) to provide inputs. This meeting was a winnowing of the larger list we previously submitted, to focus on those items we thought most needed.
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Minutes for January 24, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 24 Jan 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanKaren SchurrEllen HewittMarsha NormanAlice PoggiRob ZisetteMichael CuadraBrian DeLuca

Introductions and initial comments by Richard, then first order of business:

Ellen began discussion of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s (SPR) response to our “To Do” list for suggestions on Green Lake/Upper Woodland Parks’ general improvements and budget use. Karen assisted by operating the slide show which covered the “To Do” topics.
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Minutes for November 22, 2016 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 22 Nov 16, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGaret MungerBrian DeLucaGayle GarmanEllen HewittKaren SchurrDon DeibertMickey SchurrGene Williams

Introductions and initial comments by Richard, then first order of business:

Richard:

  • Summarized the current Herrara Inc report (Rob Zisette work) which documents the results of the most recent Spring 2016 alum treatment.
  • Richard presented photos of the new Densmore Drain during recent heavy outflows, including light accumulation of leaves in the output grids.
  • Discussed installing new anchors for the crew/canoe race lane cables.

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Minutes for June 28, 2016 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 28 Jun 16, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingKaren SchurrGayle GarmanGaret MungerEllen HewittBrian DeLucaMarcia Norman

Introductions and initial comments by Richard, then first order of business:

Richard provided on the display screen:

  • an aerial photo of the park area, to show the treatment pattern of the alum delivery barge.
  • photos of a persistent, illicit, illegal campground established on Green Lake Park grounds.

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Minutes for April 26, 2016 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 26 April 16, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingPeter NestingenGayle GarmanBrian DeLucaKaren SchurrEllen HewittMike McDowell

Introductions and initial comments by Richard, then first order of business:

Richard provided:

  • update on the alum treatment activities and process, including slide show of the equipment used to apply the alum to the lake water.
  • described activities by Seattle Parks Department (SPD) to repair/replace/ modify the Densmore Drain box at the North tip of the lake. Difficulties encountered trying to reset the box at its original location. Consideration now to extent the inflow pipe further in to the lake and fabricating and installing new terminal box.

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Minutes for March 22, 2016 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 22 March 16, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingBrian DeLucaRob ZisetteKaren SchurrEllen HewittGina HarmonMark JordanMartin MullerAlice PoggiPeter NestingenClaudia DeibertDon DeibertMarcia Norman

Initial comments by Richard, then first order of business:

Rob Zisette provided update on forthcoming alum treatment for Green Lake waters. The contract has been awarded to HAB Aquatic Solutions, Lincoln NE (habaquatics.com). Permits are expected on or after 1 April. Additional work to be performed by his company Herrera (herrerainc.com):
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Minutes for September 22, 2015 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 22 September 15, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Reed Blanchard, SPU Engineer and our Guest Speaker
Richard FlemingColleen Hackett*Don DeibertBrian DeLucaEllen HewittKaren SchurrGayle GarmanCatherine Weatbrook
  *new attendee

Introductions – around the table for current and new attendees.

Initial comments by Richard.

First order of business, Guest Speaker:
Reed Blanchard PE, Engineering & Technical Services, Seattle Public Utilities.
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Minutes for June 23, 2015 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 23 June 15, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanEllen HewittAri Gilmore*Kevin StoopsKaren SchurrGreg Rubstello*Brian DeLuca
  *new attendee

Introductions – around the table for current and new attendees.

Initial comments by Richard, then on to first order of business:

Guest speaker Kevin Stoops, now retired from Seattle Parks Department and longtime friend of FOGL delivered an interesting and informative history on the progressive development of Green Lake and Woodland Parks. Topics/Highlights included:
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