Council OKs Tree Farm design contract

SNOQUALMIE — On Monday night, the Snoqualmie

City Council approved a contract with the landscape architecture

firm Bruce Dees and Associates of Tacoma to perform design

work and provide construction management services for the

city's Christmas Tree Farm Community Park.

The contract totals $182,650, and design work will include

site furnishings, such as an entrance gate, park benches and

picnic tables, paving, field equipment, subdrainage for the soccer

and softball fields, irrigation and planting, among other items.

The construction budget for the park is $1.83 million, and the ball

fields are expected to be built this year, said Jeff Mumma,

Snoqualmie parks superintendent.

The Christmas Tree Farm Community Park would sit

next to Snoqualmie Elementary School and would include three

softball/Little League fields, a football/soccer field, a restroom and

concession building, a children's play area, picnic shelter and a trail

that loops around the site.

In other business, the council approved the conveyance of

the North Well Field area, near Tokul Road, from Weyerhaeuser

Real Estate Co. to the city, which operates two wells and a raw

water transmission pipeline at the site. Also at Monday's meeting,

council members introduced an ordinance to annex the North

Well Field, bringing it within city limits.

Councilmembers granted approval to Snoqualmie Ridge

preliminary Plat 8, subject to the City Council's finding and

conclusions. Director of Planning and Parks Nancy Tucker said the

plat includes Parcel W of Snoqualmie Ridge, which has 142 lots on

50 acres clustered mostly between TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge's

holes 1 and 18.

Further down the Snoqualmie Parkway, the council OK'd

the building site improvement plan for the Habitat for Humanity

of East King County project on Parcel Y1 that will include 50

single-family houses and a community center. The approval is subject

to findings and conditions.

The council also:

• Granted a special-event permit for Double Tee

Promotions Inc. of Portland, Ore., to hold five to 12 concerts this summer

at Snoqualmie Point Park, with attendance for the concerts

expected to be between 1,000 and 8,000. Parking will be

at Meadowbrook Farm, and buses will shuttle concertgoers to

the park.

• Adopted a resolution that creates new personnel policies

for city staff.

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