Stay Safe This July 4th

The Board Members of the Angle Lake Shore Club wish to remind their neighbors that discharge of personal fireworks is prohibited within SeaTac City Limits.

During the June 8th Public Safety and Justice Meeting, Police Chief Graddon and Acting Fire Chief Wiwel informed the committee that the Police Department will continue fireworks enforcement this year but will continue moving away from giving warnings to issuing citations for illegally discharging fireworks within the city limits. The Police department will have extra patrol staff at Angle Lake Park, and possibly pre-stage the Fire and Rescue Zodiac boat at Angle Lake Park for any response needs that may arise.

International Festival June 25 - 27

A little lean on things for you and the family to do this weekend?

How does two full days of live entertainment on stage sound? Or how about cheering on a community parade from sidelines? Or participating in a family fun run? Or visiting a festive venue with arts, crafts and food booths? Or watching the younger crowd go airborne at the 6th Annual Skateboard Competition?…  and what if all of this activity is no farther than around the corner from where you live - interested?   Then plan on checking out all this and more at the SeaTac International Festival this weekend!

Festival Hours 
Friday, June 25 - 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Saturday, June 26 - 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 
Sunday, June 27 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Events are being hosted in and around several neighborhoods adjacent to the lake, consult the City of SeaTac Website for further details.

Fire Boat Rescue Training

City of SeaTac Fire Department Personnel have sent notice alerting lakeside residents that on various dates throughout this summer Emergency Staff will be conducting training exercises on Angle Lake involving the 15.5 foot Zodiac inflatable Rescue Boat that the department had purchased last year. 

This training will teach personnel how to rapidly deploy and recover the boat, remove persons from the water into the boat, drag swimmers to the shore using specialized equipment as well as other boat handling techniques consistent with water rescue.

The department understands that Angle Lake is posted as a No Wake area and will comply with that requirement as much as possible. However, there will be times that the training will require exceeding the speed limit which will create a wake. This is necessary so that responders learn the handling characteristics of the craft at high as well as at low speeds and will prepare them to operate efficiently and safely in a real emergency situation.  This training will only be done near the center of the lake so as to give the wake as much chance as possible to dissipate, before reaching shore.  

Battalion Chief, Tom Betenson, can be contacted at (206-973-4500 Ext 2810 to address any questions that you may have regarding these training excersizes.

Fireworks Preparation

Written and Submitted by ALSC President, Lonnie Goulet
Have you ever wondered what it entails to put our fireworks show together?  I had never given it a thought until faced with the task of actually having to do it so I thought I’d share it with you all.

The first thing we need is to define the show and determine a budget.  We can do this once we know what money is available to us through your donations and any auxiliary funding.   Of course this cannot be done until we know if the City is co-sponsoring the show and if so, what amount will be made available to us.  It is important to note that to receive this money we must make a formal request for it each year and it is the council who is responsible for determining if the City will (continue to) co-sponsor the show. Funding for this year’s show was not approved until the council meeting of April 13th where in the council passed the consent agenda by a vote of 5 to 2 authorizing funds in the amount of $10,000.00.  From there a contract was prepared and entered into between the ALSC and The City.     MORE...

Graffiti Removal Kits Available for Loan

If you are a resident that has been hit by graffiti, you should call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 296.3311 to report the vandalism. Do not remove or paint over graffiti prior to taking pictures of the vandalism. Photographs will assist law enforcement in their investigation. When reporting graffiti, it is important to have the exact physical address or location with a cross street, and the type of surface that has the graffiti (i.e. fence, sign, or building). Once the graffiti incident has been photographed and reported to the Communications Center, residential homeowners may contact the City for a graffiti removal loaner kit.
Removal kits are easy to carry totes that include basic graffiti cleaning supplies (graffiti and spray paint remover, jelled graffiti remover, scrub brush, gloves, and paper towels). Kits are loaned to homeowners on a limited first come basis to assist residents in cleaning graffiti incidents on their personal property quickly.

Graffiti Removal kits may only be loaned to adults, and are available by contacting Neighborhood Coordinator Trudy Olson at 973.4763.