Council OKs Tree Farm design contract
October 2, 2008 · Updated 2:20 PM
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
Adopted a resolution that creates new personnel policies
for city staff.