Off Lake Info: Elevator Outage

If you access the Sea-Tac airport terminal from the Sound Transit 176th Street ‘kiss-n-fly’ passenger drop-off, please note that the elevator at this location will be out of service for an extended period.


The elevator connecting International Boulevard and the SeaTac/Airport LINK station is in need of major repairs and will close June 17th for two months. The stairs will remain open. For those with accessibility needs, a shuttle will run between International Boulevard and S 176th St. and the Arrivals loop of the Airport door 8. 


Shuttle Info
  • Catch the shuttle at the bus stop adjacent to the elevator at IB and 176th and at the Arrival Terminal at door 8 on level 3. 
  • Get shuttle status updates or stop location information call 360-543-9380.
  • Note that priority access to the shuttle will be given to individuals and parties with mobility devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches.
  • The Shuttle will be operated fare-free.
Or you may instead choose to purchase a one-way trip departing from the Angle Lake station to arrive at the Airport Terminal.

The elevator is expected to resume service mid-August. Updates on this improvement project, when available, will be posted here.

ALSC's April Double Header

The Angle Lake Shore Club kicked off the 2019 season with not one but two, back to back major events this year featuring the Easter Bunny Dock Hop followed by the Annual Community Social / Barbecue / Raffle also known as ‘The Fishing Derby”!

Easter Bunny Dock Hop
On the morning of Sunday, April 21st, Bruce Goulet and his volunteer crew escorted the Easter Bunny around the lake to preselected locations to present awaiting children with an assortment of Easter Goodies. 

Special mention of appreciation goes to Nancy Jones for her efforts in coordinating the Bunny appearance; Kerry Steinke for arranging the dock stops; Annie Goulet in helping to create the gift assortments; and to Tani Rae Standridge for capturing all the photos from the event – which can be viewed HERE.

ALSC Fishing Derby
With the promise to participants of not two, but three freshly flown Alaska King Salmon on the barbecue this year plus a treasure trove of prizes, the crowd count numbered over 180 participants this year! This is believed to be the largest draw to date! 

WA State Fish and Wildlife reported depositing a total of 5,500 catchable rainbow trout into the lake on April 1st (no foolin’ – that’s what they claim). However by the time the derby rolled around on Sunday, April 28th, the resulting four weeks in between allowed these newly planted trout enough time to locate their preferred hiding spot as less fish that is a typical count were brought in for measuring. 

Richard Rock (multi-year winner for the largest trout) was recognized as the first one to limit at 9:30 AM. Longest trout in 2019 was recorded at 12 ½ inches and was awarded to our new reigning champion Cris Pickett! Pickett was registered as part of the 1 to 8 year-old bracket so it seems he’ll have many years ahead of him to reclaim the annual title in the future.  This year netted Cris the $119.00 first prize.  Pictures of the event are available for viewing HERE.

Thank you to all who came out to participate in either event, we hope you had a wonderful time!

Have a Whale of a Time at the Fishing Derby

Good Food, Great Fun, Amazing Prizes…  Oh, and Fishing!

Sunday, April 28th is the date when our annual Fishing Derby will be held.  If you’ve attended past Angle Lake Shore Club Fishing Derby’s, you’re already aware that this event is about so much more than just fishing – it’s about neighbors meeting one another, building a greater sense of community around the lake. 
 
A single $5 Fishing Derby Raffle Ticket purchase is required to participate in the event. The ticket entitles the holder to:
  • Entry into the Fishing Competition. Largest Trout caught wins $119 Cash! Other merchandise prizes awarded per predetermined age, gender and species categories. NOTE: Twisted Lake, Twisted Rules! Largest fish is based on length. Longest fish wins the top prize. In the event of a tie, the next longest fish wins the prize!  Full details are available for review on the Flyer.
  • Food. A continental breakfast will be available at 7:00 AM at the host site (Goulet Beach Post 21) and a barbecue lunch consisting of hot dogs, hamburgers, fixings, and sides will also be provided. Plus, dine on three giant salmon flown in fresh from Alaska, donated by Roger and Lisa May!
  • Prizes. This year our grand prizes will include an Alexa Echo Show; a Ring Doorbell Security Camera; a Propane Patio Heater and numerous other prizes like Bowling Tickets for 10 donated by the Highline Bowl in Burien, ALSC Event Tickets for the ever popular Tasty Tapas and the Member-only exclusive Christmas Party. 
  • Fun. Younger family members can participate in the fishing pond for candy and small prizes, or other games of skill. You'll never know what our creativity genius Jim Todd will conjure up!
All of that for Just $5! However, why not improve your chances of winning a raffle prize while also increasing support for our community events. Please be generous and consider purchasing our best deal – 10 tickets for just $20! All money collected goes to cover the fishing event expenses; any surplus funds carry over to benefit our other ALSC programs like the Polar Plunge, Easter Bunny Dock Hop, the Halloween BooBoat and Christmas Santa Cruise.  

Our board members will continue going door to door this week selling tickets. If you miss them you can still purchase tickets at the event.  

Easter Bunny Dock Stops Announced!

This coming Easter Sunday, April 21st, the Easter Bunny will have his basket full of eggs and other surprises ready to hand out to any eagerly awaiting children. The Bunny Boat will be on the water between the hours of 9:30 and 11:30 am.

The Easter Bunny Dock Hop travel times and locations are displayed on the Map that is available for downloadable HERE


If you have small children at home and/or plan to have grandchildren visiting on Easter Sunday and would like to visit the Easter Bunny, please travel to the scheduled locations as listed. 

And don’t forget to remind the kids that Bunnies just love carrots!

Getting Things Done Through Those You Know

We've all heard that it's often not what you know but who you know. And to get neighborhood issues resolved, that might be truer than you think.

There are plenty of smart people out there in the community however, no one knows city business better than the staff employed at city hall. But how are you supposed to know who within which department does what? You can certainly reach out to a member of the council however if it is not a topic of policy, they can only assist in directing your issue to those who have the responsibility or authority for administrative and operational issues. 

So how do you cut out the ‘middle man’? 


This is where the Community Leadership Academy comes into play with the opportunity it affords the participants to learn about how the city government operates. The academy includes presentations on topics including fire, police, parks, streets, city administration and much more, and more importantly, introduces attendees to the leaders who manage each of these departments. 

Exiting the program you’ll have a greater understanding of how requests can be made and know who you can direct your issues to in having them addressed.  

The City of SeaTac Community Leadership Academy consists of two sessions to take place from 9 AM until 5 PM on Saturday, April 27th and May 4th. The course is capped at a maximum of 20 participants to ensure a quality learning experience. Applications will be accepted up until April 15th and enrollment is awarded on a first come, first served basis until all seats are filled.

Refer to the following website to request enrollment:

If you need additional assistance, please contact Lesa Ellis at 206.973.4810

How Far Will They Go?

A major environmental transformation is planned for Angle Lake.

The Seattle Southend Regional Tourist Authority has recently been granted authorization to fund a 4.1 million dollar initiative aimed at encouraging Sea-Tac visitors to spend more of their time in the SeaTac area. The goal is to emphasize the natural beauty found in the region with the campaign directing tourist attention toward Angle Lake. 

In recent years, the City of SeaTac has completed a series of capital improvement projects targeted at enhancing the public space at the west end of Angle Lake, including the addition of a nature trail connecting the former Hughes Property into the park system and replacement of the children's play equipment. The 4.1 million dollars approved will fund a monumental effort aimed at improving the quality of the lake itself.

The latest phase headed up by the Tourism Bureau is expected to transform the lake from the current dark and dank gray condition to a sparkling bright blue, generating a feeling of a more comforting and inviting ‘outdoor pool’ experience for users of the lake. “While there are several indoor pools available in our area, what SeaTac lacks is a nice outdoor swimming facility” states Ima Schlemiel, Destination Development Committee Representative “We are confident that by transforming the environment of Angle Lake from a dingy, muddy, morose body of water into a brilliant azure basin filled with fresh clean water – people will travel from all corners of the globe to witness its brilliance and shall be compelled to stay within SeaTac to experience this wonder instead of opting to travel to that smelly ole’ waterfront of Seattle.”  

 

Acting in collaboration with the Southend Agency, the plan calls for staff from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources to engage in the effort by corralling all species of fish to the west end of the lake where the fish will be transferred into containment tanks for the purpose of relocation to nearby lakes in Burien and Federal Way. Once the waters are cleared of aquatic life, the team will then begin the process of draining the lake so that the lakebed is exposed and may be cleared of all vegetation and debris and replaced with a bright blue "non-toxic, and environmentally friendly" aquatic sealant to be applied to the lake bottom surface. The final action will then be to refill the lake with filtered, ionized treated fresh water for ultimate brilliance.  The entire process is expected to be completed prior to the annual 4th of July festivities this summer. 
   
In celebration of the completion of this momentous occasion, the Tourism Agency will offer "Angle Lake Turquoise Blue" paint samples to people visiting the lake so that they can take the SeaTac color back as souvenirs to their own home towns.

"This is our gift to the community of SeaTac and to promote tourism to our area” Uri Kidder, Seattle Sourthend RTA Director proclaimed “We will all have to do our part to make sure this lake remains beautiful. I’m just happy I can say I was a part of this initial effort and I hope my own great grandkids will consider doing the same in a hundred years from now”.

(Postscript:  This is an April Fools Joke)
To view other shenanigans from the past decade click HERE

Community Engagement

  • Community: a unified body of individuals sharing a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, goals and social, economic, and political interests
  • Engagement: participate or become involved in.

When considering the attributes that contribute to making a desirable community – community engagement typically ranks as high in priority as a safe environment and quality streets. 

Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with individuals and/or groups to address issues that impact the well-being of the collective entity. Activities that help encourage community involvement include credible and transparent reporting, town hall meetings and collaborative decision making.

Opportunities for involvement range from individuals investing mere minutes to alert city representatives about issues upward to making multi-year commitments in an effort to improve the quality of life and livability conditions within their community. The following opportunities are available for citizen involvement:

OUTREACH
CONSULT
INVOLVE
COLLABORATE
LEAD
Short term, Limited Participation

Communication flows from one to the other to inform.


Spontaneous Community Engagement

Greater community participation on issues


Devoted Community Engagement

Engaging neighbor participation in resolving issues


Dedicated Community Engagement

Communication flow is bidirectional. Partner with each aspect of projects from concept, through development to solution.

Long Term Investment in Community

Community leader, decision maker


Outcome: Optimally, establishes communication channels.
Outcome: Visibility of partnership established with increased cooperation.
Outcome: Visibility of partnership established with increased cooperation.
Outcome: Partnership building, trust building.
Outcome: Decisions that affect the broader community. Strong bidirectional trust.

Opportunity
Opportunity
·    SeeClickFix
·    Public Comment
Opportunity
Opportunity
Opportunity

Please consider increasing your involvement within your community.

If you have questions about how you may increase your participation, please contact Councilmember Clyde ‘Fuzz’ Hill at chill@seatacwa.gov to discuss opportunities available.

SMP Open House and Public Hearing

The City of SeaTac and Washington Department of Ecology are accepting comments for the periodic review of the City’s shoreline master program (SMP) as required under RCW 90.58.080(4)


The period for public comments is open from February 19 until March 21 at 5 pm. Comments may be submitted orally at the March 5th Public Hearing; or by mailing City staff member Jennifer Kester at 4800 So. 188th St, SeaTac, WA 98188 or through email to jkester@seatacwa.gov. All comments received by the City will be forwarded to the Dept. of Ecology. 

SeaTac’s SMP, a land use plan for local shoreline areas applies to Angle Lake and 200 feet landward of the lakeshore. SeaTac is updating its SMP to:
  • Address recent amendments to state laws and guidance
  • Make it easier to navigate for staff and the public
  • Ensure consistency with other City plans and regulations
This specific periodic update of the SMP will not: 
  • RE-evaluate the ecological baseline of the shoreline
  • Extensively assess no net loss criteria other than to ensure that proposed amendments do not result in degradation of the baseline condition
A succinct summary of the proposed City shoreline master program amendments available for review HERE.

Announcing the 2019 ALSC Event Dates!

The newly expanded Angle Lake Shore Club Board met Wednesday, February 20th to schedule the dates for the upcoming 2019 events!  

Back Row: Lonnie; Nancy; Drew
Middle Row: Jim; Kari; Marge; Tani Rae
Front Mixed: Fuzz; Susan; Debbie; Sandy; Judy; Steve

Joining the Board where two new volunteers:
Nancy Erickson – Events Coordinator
Susan Knox – Volunteer Coordinator

A full list of board assignments may be viewed by clicking the link on the top of the blog site page labeled ‘About Us’. Please join us in welcoming our new volunteers and returning board members for 2019!

Click HERE to download the 2019 ALSC Events Calendar. Print off a copy and hang it on your refrigerator to ensure that you don’t miss any of the exciting events we have planned for you and your family to enjoy! 

The list of events is also available to view by selecting 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 all the prior events, as well!

The 2019 date and events are as follows:
Sun Apr 21: Easter Bunny Dock Hop
Sun Apr 28: Fishing Derby, Picnic and Raffle
Thu Jul 04: Independence Day
Sat Jul 20: Angle Lake Clean Sweep
Sat Aug 10:Floating Tasty Tapas
Sat/Sun Sep 7/8: SOA HydroPlane Boat Races
Sat Oct 27: Halloween Spook-tacular Boo-Cruise
Sat Dec 07: Members Only Christmas Party
Sat Dec 14: Christmas Boats and Santa 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.

Looking forward to seeing you out on the water soon!

Satisfied With Your Broadband?

PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY

The City of SeaTac is evaluating the current level of quality high speed, highly available, broadband service and wants to know what kind of Internet Access you have at your home or business to help identify that your area is adequately served. Please take 5 minutes to give us your feedback!



If during the recent ‘Snowmageddon’ you were counted among the many that were lucky enough to be approved to work remotely from home via local internet access, it’s great to be you!  However, if you found yourself suffering from sporadic or slow internet service, well I’m sure that feeling of greatness slipped away quickly and you often found yourself ready to risk life and limb to get to your place of work to connect to faster access! If so, we’d like to hear from you!  Even if working from home was not an option or you have no internet access at all or you had no problem connecting, we still want to hear from you as well.

By providing feedback about your broadband access at home or work with this simple survey, you are helping your community understand if there is a need for broadband infrastructure investment in your area. Please help by informing your neighbors that this quick survey is purely informational and is the best way to let the leadership in your area know what your internet needs are. There is no commitment, and your personal information will never be shared. Simple fill out the survey online and the city will tally the results to help form their decisions.

If you have any questions regarding this effort refer to the following links:

WINTER STORM WARNING!

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Additional snowfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected through midday. This will be on top of the 8 inches that have already accumulated in the area. North winds will increase today to 15 to 30 mph with a few gusts to 40 mph. The wind may reduce visibility at times due to blowing snow, especially near shorelines of the inland waters.

* WHEN...Until 4 PM PST Saturday. Snowfall will slowly taper off today.

Recommended Actions: A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel call check for the latest road conditions in Washington state, call 5 1 1. Traveling within SeaTac please refer to the Snow Plow Priority Map and list of Road Closures before you leave.

And it doesn’t look like it will be getting all that much better over the next 10 days
SNOW, SUN, RAIN, MIX...

When All is Said and Done: 
Send us your favorite Snow Photos and we’ll share them in a future blog posting anglelakesc@gmail.com


'Celebrate America' on the Water

Here’s your chance to purchase the USS Ann Marie Linn and ‘Celebrate America’ from the water on this Party Barge!


Steve Beck is selling this 1989 Gregor Pontoon Boat with factory Trailer with an asking price of $5,000 or considering best offers. The vessel is 26 feet in length, is equipped with a 150hp Johnson outboard motor and includes a great stereo system and LED lighting. If you’re interested in viewing the boat or making an offer, please contact Steve at (425) 444-0461.

Periodic Update: Shoreline Master Plan

The City of SeaTac is conducting a periodic review of its SMP as required every eight years by the Shoreline Management Act. For more information on the update and to become involved, please see the City’s Shoreline Update Page.


What is a Shoreline Master Program (SMP)?
A Shoreline Master Program (SMP) is a set of policies and regulations required by state law that has three basic principles:
  • Encourages reasonable and appropriate development of shorelines with an emphasis on water dependent uses, which when developed are consistent with the control of pollution and prevention of damage to the natural environment, such as docks, marinas, and recreational facilities, or industries and commercial uses that require a shoreline location and support economic development; and,
  • Protects the natural resources and character of the shorelines, the land, vegetation, wildlife, water, and aquatic life within shoreline environment; and,
  • Promotes public access and provides opportunities to enjoy the aesthetic qualities of the natural shorelines and recreational activities in shoreline areas.
Where does this apply?
“Shorelines of the state” include rivers and streams with mean annual flow more than 20 cubic feet per second, lakes 20 acres or larger, and all marine shorelines. Shorelines of the state in SeaTac include only Angle Lake. The shoreline jurisdiction extends 200 feet landward of the lake’s edge. There are no documented critical areas along the lake or natural streams which flow in or out of the lake.

Timeline
The following is a general timeline including anticipated public participation opportunities. SeaTac will coordinate with the Department of Ecology throughout the process. A detailed timeline will be posted on the periodic review webpage.

December – January
Public Participation Plan
Web Site Launch
Notification sent to interested parties
Review SMO and other relevant City codes and policies
January
Proposed draft amendments
Planning Commission review
February - March
30-day public comment period on draft revisions
Community open house meeting
Public Commission recommendation to City Council
April –
 June
Environmental review (SEPA)
Ecology initial determination (up to 45 days)
June
City Council adoption

Public Participation
There will be an opportunity for public engagement throughout the update process.  If you would like to be added to an interested parties list to receive notifications of public meetings and comment periods, please contact Jennifer Kester, Planning Manager at 206.973.4842 or jkester@seatacwa.gov.

Block Watch Update


SeaTac Police Department Community Service Officer, Sana Wight, is seeking to update the Block Watch Captain and Neighborhood Leader Directory with current contact information. In addition to updating the records, CSO Sana is looking to invite neighborhood leaders to an upcoming Block Watch get together scheduled for February 21st at 6:00 PM to share program information, updates and to confirm which neighborhoods are in need of new Block Watch Signs. 

If you are a current Block Watch Captain, Neighborhood Leader (i.e HOA President), or if you’d like more information on the Block Watch Program, please email CSO Sana Wight at Susana.wight@kingcounty.gov or contact her by telephone at 206-973-4915.