Community Meeting for a New Waterfront Park

A new two acre waterfront park will be situated on the Hughes Property site located on the west side of Angle Lake. 
Aerial View of the Site
The City of SeaTac will host an informational meeting for the public and Angle Lake Community to learn more about the upcoming park system expansion project and an opportunity to view the planned designs. 
Wednesday, March 29, 6:00- 8:00 PM 
City Hall Council Chambers

Barker Landscape Architects, is contracted to design a new community park that will provide opportunities to walk and enjoy the beautiful shoreline setting on the south west shore of Angle Lake via an eight-foot wide trail connecting the existing Angle Lake public park to the new waterfront park location. 

Overview of New Park, Walkway, and Hotels
For more information please call Lawrence Ellis, Director of Parks, Community Programs and services at 206.973.4681

The Docktor is In!

Is your dock in need of repair or are you thinking about replacing or adding a dock? If so, you are in luck. 
Starting in April and over the course of the following few months a contractor specializing in dock construction, repair, and piling replacement will be visiting our lake. If you are in need of any dock related services please contact: Lonnie Goulet @ (206) 948-2009 for additional information.

A boat dock is a valuable part of any property and must be maintained or repaired to retain that value. Maintenance is often the more cost-effective solution and should be carried out on a regular, dependable basis.
Boat docks are constantly exposed to moisture, changes in temperature, sunlight, and inclement weather, all of which can have long-term consequences when it comes to their aesthetic appeal, safety, and functionality. Maintenance can require time and energy; repairs are considerably costlier. In either case, dock owners have many components to consider when caring for their investment.

Components that May Need Repair
Many people do not realize how many components go into dock construction beyond the obvious boards that make up the decking. Although these certainly require care, other elements, such as the rope and barrels underneath a floating dock, are less accessible and may require more technical repairs. Repairing a float, for example, costs between $170 and $190. For posts, metal pipes and other sub-structural components, repairs are generally more costly, ranging from $300 to $400, conservatively. 

Reasons for Repair
As mentioned above, docks can require repairs for a number of reasons, most of them having to do with environmental conditions. The overall average cost for repairing a permanent dock is $180 to $220. Portions of nearly all dock types are continuously exposed to water, which can be hard on wood, metal and concrete alike. Storm damage is another common, weather-related issue, especially winter storms where the water may freeze and thaw. Framing repairs generally cost around $200 to $215. Dry rot can also cause damage to wood decking and posts with repairs costing about $200. 

Maintenance to Minimize Repairs
What can be done to reduce the necessity of costly repairs?
The answer is simple: maintenance.

One important way to maintain a dock is through sealing the wood regularly. This process applies a protective coating that can significantly reduce weather-damage. However, costs are extremely variable, depending on the product used. Similarly, building a deck from treated lumber and replacing any wooden pieces with treated lumber is a good investment, although treated lumber tends to cost somewhat more. A regular pressure washing between applications of sealant can remove mildew or other harmful substances. To have a dock professionally pressure washed, the cost generally runs $1 per square-foot.

For metal parts, making a regular check of their condition is advisable in order to spot rust, corrosion, or other issues as soon as possible. Screws, nuts, and bolts, for instance, can work themselves loose and may require tightening. Sometimes hinges or other moving parts may require lubrication to last longer. Rust protection may also be an option for those who prefer bright screws and hardware. 

2017 ALSC Spring Newsletter

We’re excited to announce that the 2017 edition of the Angle Lake Shore Club Spring Newsletter has been sent to all active members.

Going to an all electronic delivery of our newsletter allows the club to keep production and distribution costs to zero while presenting to you, the member, a more media rich, visually pleasing design offering more photos and color graphics and dynamic formatting than a print edition allows. Our Spring Newsletter is packed with information regarding club activities and announcements you won’t want to miss, so check your inbox to confirm receipt of your copy.

If you have not received a copy of the newsletter already, any one or more reasons might be the cause: 
  • You have not yet renewed your membership in the ALSC.
  • The club no longer has your current or correct email address on file.
  • The email sent to you containing the newsletter may have landed in your spam folder!
If you'd like to verify your member status and/or confirm that our bookkeeper has your correct contact information – please send an email with your request to the Shore Club email box at Else, membership renewal forms are available for download HERE.

New Season, New Volunteers, and New Dates!

The Angle Lake Shore Club Board met Wednesday, February 15th to schedule the upcoming event dates for the 2017 season and to welcome four new volunteers to the team!  
Back Row: Judy, Steve, Marge, Drew, Debbie, Lonnie, Kari, Sandy, Julie
Front Row: Fuzz, Jim, Lynne, Tani Rae
New volunteer members include:
  • Lynne Caster – Events Coordinator
  • Drew Clark – Newsletter Editor
  • Kari Fogelman – Newsletter and Promotional Advertising
  • Sandy Goulet – Welcome Committee

A full list of assignments and duties can be viewed by clicking the link on the top of the blog site page labeled ‘About Us’. Please join us in welcoming our new volunteer and returning board members for 2017!

This year we’ve made an electronic copy of the 2017 Events Calendar available to you for download. Burn off a copy and hang it on your refrigerator to ensure that you won’t miss any of the exciting events we have planned for you and your family to enjoy! A schedule is also always available to view by clicking the link on the top of the blog site page labeled ‘Annual Events’. You can also access our online photo albums to view all the pictures taken during prior events!

The 2017 date and events are as follows:
  • SUN APR 16 – Easter Bunny Dock Hop
  • SUN APR 30 – Fishing Derby, Picnic and Raffle
  • TUE JUL 04 – Independence Day
  • SAT JUL 22 – Lake Bottom Clean Sweep
  • SAT AUG 12 – Floating Tasty Tapas
  • SUN OCT 29 – BOO Cruise SpOOtacular
  • SUN NOV 26 – Santa Christmas Tree Lighting
  • SAT DEC 02 – Members Only Christmas Party
  • SAT DEC 09 – Santa’s Christmas Cruise

In addition to the list of events above, we plan to continue our “Middle of the ‘L’ Social Hours” during the summer months. Any change to events, dates and/or times will be announced through the blog and via our quarterly newsletter.

The new and improved 2017 ALSC Board and Volunteer Member Team is looking forward to delivering a slew of quality events to our members and are eager to meet with you at each of these events!

See you out on the water, soon!

Building Community While Building Barges

In the spirit of a traditional Barn Raising, where material goods are created and community bonds are strengthened through a collaborative construction event, the Angle Lake Shore Club is announcing a call to action in assembling the final three barges needed for the launch site of the upcoming Fourth of July Fireworks Display.

This is one of those once in a lifetime moments, rarely found in modern times, where neighbors have an opportunity to come together to work collectively toward delivering on a major common goal.

Please send an email indicating your interest to participate in the Barge Assembly Program to: Due to space limitations, volunteer participation will be reserved on a first come, first accepted basis. A formal scheduled will be announced in the coming weeks.

When a community comes together
A barn raising is a collective action in which a barn for one of the members is built or rebuilt collaboratively by members of the community. Barn rising was particularly common in 18th- and 19th-century rural North America. A barn was a necessary structure for any farmer yet the assembly required more labor than a typical family could provide. Barn raising addressed the need by enlisting members of the community, unpaid, to assist in the building of their neighbors' barns. Because each member was entitled to recruit others for help, the favor would eventually return to each participant. The tradition of "barn raising" continues, more or less unchanged, in some Amish and Old Order Mennonite communities, particularly in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and some rural parts of Canada. The practice continues outside of these religious communities, albeit less frequently than in the 19th century.

Team building is a collective term for various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks. It is distinct from team training, which is designed by education professionals to improve the efficiency, rather than interpersonal relations. Many team-building exercises aim to expose and address interpersonal problems within a business group. Team building is one of the foundations of organizational development that can be applied to groups such as sports teams, school classes, military units or neighborhoods. The formal definition of team-building includes:
  • aligning around goals
  • finding solutions to problems
  • building effective working relationships
Of all organizational activities, one study found team-development to have the strongest effect for improving organizational performance and could likewise deliver similar benefit to community organizations, as well.

There are proven personal benefits of community volunteerism. Surrounding oneself with new people who may be of different ethnicity, have different backgrounds and views, working together collectively not only promotes learning how to improve collaborative teamwork and build relationship skills, it reduces stereotypes, increases appreciation of other cultures, and works to allow people to discover others that they can relate to.

We urge you to consider taking advantage of this rare opportunity to join with other community members to achieve a successful common goal.