We are in touch with the City of Bellevue Park Department and are waiting to hear about the first meeting with the design team from Berger & Associates. The MBNA will have a seat at the table when this process starts.
Demolition of the two older duplexes on the site should start soon. Engineers and surveyors should be on the site soon as well.
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The annual Meydenbauer Bay Milfoil Treatment program is about to get underway with a scheduled start date of July 17th, which is the earliest it can be accomplished. This program, which is under the MBNA Permit, brings together treatment of the shoreline in front of the Yacht Club, the condos fronting the bay, the city docks, the park, and also individual homeowners who live on the Bay.
The MBNA Treatment Coordinator is Betty Mastropaolo, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost for single family homeowners is $350. The material used is DIQUAT which is approved by the EPA and DOE and is not harmful to humans or pets. Treatment is highly recommended this year as the hot weather in May gave these weeds an early start.
SAFETY AND WATER SAFETY IN MEYDENBAUER BAY:
This summer brings an increase in paddle boards, kayaks, swimmers and others using the bay. Be alert and remember to follow the speed and wake rules and the noise ordinances. The Mercer Island Marine Patrol will be a frequent sight in the bay where they will be checking boat registration, operator permits, and safety equipment. Do not be a violator!!!
There are other levels of security ashore in the park, with the park Rangers (425-452-7225) and the Bellevue Police 911. Please lock your car and boat and keep your valuables out of sight.
DO NOT FEED THE GEESE OR OTHER WATERFOWL:
We have had several closures of the Meydenbauer Park swim beach due to high levels of E Coli bacteria. One of the contributing factors of this is goose poop. Feeding geese and other waterfowl makes this problem worse.
BELLEVUE CITY COUNCIL ELECTION, FALL 2023:
This fall, there are four City Council seats available with eight people running. Two are incumbents with six challengers. The MBNA will be sponsoring a Candidate Forum to be held on October 12, 2023, at the Overlake Golf Club. There will be more information sent out on this as we get closer to the events.
SEA LION IN THE BAY:
Several weeks ago, a large California Sea Lion was seen in the Bay by at least two people at two different times. This situation has been reported to the proper wildlife agencies and the police. The Sea Lion was no doubt in the lake after salmon and appears to have moved on. If sighted, it should be avoided, but reported to the MBNA at 425-785-9000.
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