Free Club for Certain Honda Owners

The Seatac Blog reported on May 20th that the SeaTac Police Department is partnering with the Preventing Auto Theft Through Regional Operational Links (PATROL) Task Force in furnishing free steering wheel locking devices (aka “The Club”) to the owners of Honda Accords and Civics manufactured between 1991 to 1998. These models in particular are some of the most commonly targeted vehicles by auto thieves. A copy of the Seatac Police press release is available for review on the Seatac Blog site.  

To confirm eligibility in this program, contact Officer Doug Reynolds at 206-973-4904. 

Volunteers Needed for Water Quality Surveys

Interested saving Angle Lake from the horrors of dense weed infestations? While also learning how to identify water plants, too?
The Spring 2010 Algae Bloom

Edward Montry, a lake resident and water quality volunteer, has performed our twice annual noxious weed surveys for the past three years.  The good news is that he has not found any harmful weeds to date – the bad news, he will not be able to perform these duties this year.  We are looking for a one or more individuals to help with the monitoring this year.  What is required?  
  1. A small boat (e.g. canoe) 
  2. Personal flotation device (PFD) and any other required water safety equipment
  3. Ability to attend a training session on June 19th or 26th
  4. Approximately one field day in early July and one field day in late August or early September to collect and read samples.
King County will provide training, equipment and a weed identification book for FREE to volunteers.  If you are interested to learn more about this opportunity to serve your community, please write us or refer to the King County Web Site.

42nd Ave South Sidewalk Work Has Begun

The City of SeaTac has recently release a construction announcement declaring work on the new sidewalks has begun on east side of 42nd Avenue South between South 176th Street and South 188th Street and will continue until November 2010.  Please observe all construction signs, be mindful of flaggers and anticipate delays when traveling through this area.  Also note that parking will be restricted through normal hours of construction during weekdays.

The 42nd Avenue Street investment is part of the 20-year program initiated in May 2008 to construct twelve miles of sidewalk throughout the City (see map).  This annual program is incorporated in the City's Transportation Improvement Plan.  If you have any questions about the sidewalk program, please contact Daren Grilley, Engineering Department,

Perfecting Technique on the Lake

In addition to Saturday being a rather beautiful spring day, perhaps you also noticed a rather large gathering of sea kayaks out on the lake and wondered what was going on? I did...
So I took full advantage of the opportunity to row out to the middle of the lake and introduced myself to Dave Carlson, a representative of the Washington Kayak Club and the person leading the group through a series of skill tests. I was informed that the twenty plus kayaks on the lake this day consisted of members from the South Sound area who have traveled to Angle Lake to practice rescue techniques and hone their maneuverability skills. I learned that the WKC is a large statewide organization whose roster boasts over a thousand sea kayak enthusiasts. Dave tells me that the club chooses locations all around Washington State to meet up for classes, drills, socials and outdoor river and open water fun!  The club has a website containing further detail regarding club membership, benefits and the various activities. 

If you own a sea kayak and have an interest in learning proper Sea Kayaking skills, WKC in a joint effort with the American Canoe Association will be offering a Basic Sea Kayaking Class May 21-23 at Coronet Bay (near Deception Pass, actually part of Deception Pass State Park).  A flyer describing the event  can be accessed here.

Residents Listen to City Manager Presentation

The following letter was sent to us from Shore Club President, Lonnie Goulet:

I’d like to thank Orin Hadler and the Manor Club for extending an open invitation to all our neighbors to hear Todd Cutts, our INTERIM City Manager, speak.   Thank you also to Steve and Debbie Beck for hosting the meeting with Todd Cutts at their home.
Manor Community Club President Orin Hadler introduces speaker, Todd Cutts

And finally a BIG THANKS to Todd Cutts for taking the initiative and spending his time meeting with the residents of Angle Lake helping to enlighten us of some of the current issues, sharing plans regarding existing and upcoming projects effecting our neighborhood. His presentation was delivered in terms we could all understand, his style is casual and approachable, open, non-biased and very informative. It was also very beneficial having Councilman Tony Anderson at the meeting to offer additional comment, explanations and points of view from a council member's position.  Although approximately 28 people were in attendance, it certainly would have been nice to see more of our citizens there but I think it's a start in the right direction.  Hopefully this blog site can assist in generating increased awareness when additional meetings like these are being offered in the future. 

The evening’s topics ranged from the overall sidewalk program, to the status of various parcels of property currently owned by the City, status of other privately owned property either under development or slated for future development, the status on the possible extension of Hwy 509, the City Budget and many more including the City's co-sponsorship of our local fireworks show.  

I will be providing additional material on this last topic, a subject that is of course near and dear to my heart, in a separate blog post coming soon.  So stay tuned and get in the habit of checking in with the site as we work to encourage you all to engage in our community activities to help shape our neighborhood into the best that it can be.  

Derby Drew Large Crowd This Year

The 2010 Angle Lake Fishing Derby was a huge success.  This year there were more raffle prizes, better derby awards, good food, and best of all great weather.  Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets to help us break even (or close to it) at the end of the day.  The ALSC Board sends a sincere expression of gratitude to all those that volunteered, donated and/or participated… please pat yourselves on the back for a job well done.
Our Club Photographer, Tani-Rae captured great images from the event and can be viewed here.