Tasty Tapas - Reservations Due Aug 8th

If you have not yet signed up for the Tasty Tapas Float Around, our late summer lakeside main event, you must act now to reserve a spot otherwise you may very well miss the boat as seats are filling quickly! The fun starts at 4 PM SHARP and runs until 8:00 PM. Open to ALSC Members and their invited guests only. Cost is $30 per person.

To access a copy of the flyer with Order Form, CLICK HERE

In years past, Tapas have been attended by Gilligan and his fellow castaways; Cleopatra returned from the dead to join us with her minions; a group of gondoliers gathered to give out goodies to arriving guests; and even a Tropical Island populated with Pacific Islanders had floated onto the scene – one can only imagine who, or what, might appear this year!

Tasty Tapas has proven to be an evening filled of fun, food, and a great opportunity to meet with neighbors and make new friends. Participants will be assigned to start at one of four dinning stations set up around the lake for guests to visit only by boat. Each of the four locations will present a themed selection of appetizers and refreshing libations to tickle your taste buds. At set intervals throughout the evening, groups will receive a signal to depart from one station and head to another until all four stations have been visited. Be sure to pace yourself and save room for the grand finale fifth station where all participants will come together to enjoy a bonfire, dessert and coffee where all can mingle.

You are encouraged to take your own boat around the course (No drinking and driving captains!) For those who do not have a boat, cannot find a ride or require assistance there will be pontoon boats acting as taxis to ferry tasters from stations to station. If you require a pickup please call Jim Todd at 206-226-9965 or emailing him at jimmjett@gmail.com.

Primary Election Ballot Due August 4th

If you are a registered Washington State Voter, you should have by now received a copy of the King County Local Voters’ Pamphlet and accompanying official ballot.  These ballots must be post marked no later than August 4th to be counted in the primary election.

This year, four of seven City of SeaTac Council Positions are up for a vote and this has resulted in attracting more interested candidates than the general election for three of the four seats can accommodate!  Therefore the primary election is set to narrow the field of hopeful candidates vying for positions 1, 3, 7 this election year.

A “Top 2” primary allows voters to vote for any candidate running in each race. The two candidates who receive the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election.

The following candidates appearing on the primary ballot are: 
Council Position No. 1
  • Craig Baker
  • Rick Forschler
  • Barry Ladenburg

Council Position No. 3
  • Peter Kwon
  • Sally Andrews 
  • Terry A. Anderson

Council Position No. 7
  • Erin A. Sitterley
  • Mia Su-Ling Gregerson
  • Leonard B. Luna
Note: Order of candidate appearance above matches display order in the King County Official Local Voters' Pamphlet

Consider This
If you were sitting at a table with a total of ten people, including yourself and the subject of politics were brought up, there is a good chance that every single person at the table would have a series of comments to contribute to the conversation ranging from opinions on what is not working or offer complaints on why things are broken or have ideas or suggestion on where things can be improved. However, if it were also known that only two of those ten people were active voters participating in the elections would that change the balance of the conversation?  In 2013, King County Voter Records indicate that only 22% of registered voters* in SeaTac participated in the primary election. Yet it seems that a majority have an opinion to offer regarding the performance of our elected officials Is this fair?  If you don’t participate in voter elections or local government affairs should you have a right to complain? 

Your vote is your voice as a citizen. It's your opportunity to be heard, just as much as it is to hold elected officials accountable for their decisions, it’s your opportunity to support those elected officials who you feel should remain in place and it’s an opportunity to have a say in important issues that affect your community. On Election Day, every vote matters. Without voter participation our City is at risk of failing in finances, addressing citizen needs, attracting business and a whole host of other subjects that make SeaTac a livable place and enticing for someone to want to live here.

Please be an active voter. Return your ballot by August 4th via U.S. Postal mail or dropping your ballot off at a specific Ballot Return Location. Once your ballot is submitted, you can use the online Ballot Tracker to verify the processing status of your ballot submission.  

Congratulations to ALL of the candidates for having the courage to make the committment to stage a council campaign and for harboring a passion to serve your community.  Good luck to each of you in the upcoming elections.

*FootNotes: In 2013, the recorded population for SeaTac was 27,875. Of that number 12,108 or 43% are registered voters. In 2013, a total of 2,692 ballots were cast in the primary election, or less than 10% of the total population participated in the vote. That's equates to less then 1 of every 10 people in living SeaTac participated in the 2013 Primary Election.

2015 Angle Lake Clean Sweep Saturday

Angle Lake residents will gather at the public park boat launch at 9 am to collect trash bags, tools and instructions before setting out on the annual Angle Lake Clean Sweep Volunteer Event!

DATE: Saturday, July 25th
Clean up: 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Garbage bags and trash grabbers will be available to the group to assist in the effort of clearing the public spaces on the southwest end of the lake of the litter and debris. Volunteers from previous years have made a positive impact on the open space referred to as the Hughes Property, an area that is frequently used by a visiting population that does not seem to understand the concept of 'pack it in/pack it out' but instead display a behavior of disregard by instead choosing to throw their empty cans, bottle and trash into the brush and/or lake. With this behavior the area does not stay clean for long. Hence we'll be returning to this area to collect the new trash that has accumulated. With the extremely warm weather this year, use of this area is up and as a result there is an anticipation this may be a very big job again this year, however the more hands that turn out to help the less burdensome this will be on each of us individually. We are also expecting to have resources expand out into the public right of way of our local streets to collect trash and debris along the roads.

Lack of Platform Impacts More Than Just Fireworks
The loss of access to a floating platform has not only prevented the Shore Club’s ability to produce the annual Fourth of July display over the lake but also negatively impacts our ability of recovering the larger debris from deeper waters during our annual Clean Sweep Event. To prevent irreparable damage to volunteer boats that result from the soot and filth that leech off the deep water recovered items, the fireworks barge had been used as the collection point for transporting the debris back to the Public Park boat ramp for disposal. Since a platform is not available on which to haul the garbage removed from the lake bottom, our divers will not be able to finish cleaning the area beneath the public fishing pier as was planned.  Therefore volunteer efforts will be limited to focus on shoreline and public streets only.

Volunteers will split into groups where walkers will be assigned to concentrate on picking up litter on the shoreline all along the park, commercial bldgs., apartments and trailer park.  We will also be doing the streets from IB to Military Road and S 188th to S 200th.  Although our waders will concentrate their effort mainly on the SW end of the lake, it is not intended to discourage residents from taking their own initiative in collecting litter from their area and bringing it to the park collection point prior to 12:00 noon where the City will assist in disposing of it.

Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
Immediately following the event, participants will gather at the Angle Lake Manor Beach where the Angle Lake Shore Club will serve them lunch as a display of appreciation for their volunteer efforts. Additional prizes will be awarded through random drawing – must be present to win.

This is a good opportunity to get outdoors to enjoy some nice weather, teaming up with your neighbors in doing great things for the community, receiving a free lunch and possibly winning a valuable prize!

Photos from previous events are available for viewing at the following links:

Red, White and Blue, Through and Through!

Residents throughout our community are welcome to join with your neighbors to participate in any one or more of the following July 4th family fun events hosted by the Angle Lake Shore Club and Angle Lake Manor Home Owners Association.

A schedule and map of events is available for download HERE.
The lineup is as follows:

10:00 am - Angle Lake Manor Club Parade 
Pull up a chair to watch or you may choose to decorate your trike, bike, scooter, wagon, dog, yourself! and join the parade! The parade starts at the corner of 33rd Av S & S. 194th St and then turns right to proceed down S 192nd St and then right on 39th Av and back around to S 194th St ending at the Manor Club Beach Lot for a patriotic sing along and ice cream social. Yum!

11:00 am – Bud Jones Memorial Run/Walk Around the Lake 
Compete against your neighbors for bragging rights and prizes – or win the trophy as the fastest runner to complete the course around the perimeter of the lake first.   Race will begin at Post 35.  Registration opens at 10:45 am; Walkers depart at 11:00; Runners start at 11:30 – awards presented at noon.

01:00 pm – Live Music on Stage at the Park

01:00 pm – Dock / Beach Decoration Judging
Let those creative juices flow in a competition to come up with the most impressive Independence Day dock display. Wow the socks off our judges to win a prize of $100 Cash Prize for First Place! $75; $50; $25; or Beach towel will be awarded for 2nd – 10th place respectively.

03:00 pm – Swim Races
Okay all you guppies; minnows; barracudas; sharks; flounders; whales or whichever you perceive yourself. Time to get your swim suits on and get ready to compete for prizes and Trophy as the fastest of all swimmers!  We'll be assembling at 2:45 on the shores at Gregg and Marsha Louvier's Beach (the large Lighted Cross from the water - or Post 46 from 46th Street). Plenty of parking on the grass. Cash prizes awarded to the fastest children, other valuable prizes will be awarded to fastest adults!

03:30 pm – Boat Races (aprox.)
Immediately following the swim races – the attention will shift to boat racing. If it floats then you can race it! Just show up in some kind of water craft and we’ll find a category to put you in and you’ll be ready to join in the fun and paddle, pedal or row your way to victory.  Prizes will be awarded for fastest competitors.

7:30 pm – Decorated Boat Parade
Pontoon boats; ski boats; outboard motor boats – and hey, if you think you can keep up in a row boat or peddle boat, then fall in line with the parade of boats that will circle the lake spreading additional holiday cheer! In similar fashion with our Annual Christmas Boat Parade except we’re asking that you decorate your boat in patriotic red, white, and blue affair instead.  And while Santa Clause might not be there, Uncle Sam just may make an appearance!

10:00 pm – The 4th of July Finale 
Due to unfortunate circumstances, the Shore Club Members and their neighbors will not be producing a fireworks show this year.  However, the City of SeaTac with additional sponsorship support from their commercial sponsors will produce a fireworks show launching from the public park fishing docks. The display will not be visible from the northwest and northeast shorelines, therefore all residents are invited to view the show by boat or make arrangements with neighbors for viewing from the South and West shores.

The Board Members of the Angle Lake Shore Club wish to remind our neighbors that possession and discharge of private fireworks is illegal within SeaTac city limits.

A special shout out in recognition to the many volunteers who donate their time to help plan, coordinate and execute these events. Speaking on behalf of the community, your efforts are most appreciated!

Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day Celebration!

Release from Liability: Recognizing that the ALSC, a non-profit neighborhood based organization run solely on a volunteer basis, will do its best to ensure a safe experience, it is important to understand that participation by any member(s) or non-member(s) in any activities sponsored by the ALSC is done so at the participants own risk.

Recongnizing Good Deeds

It’s time to start feeling better about life in SeaTac and a good way to start is by recognizing neighbors who help to make SeaTac a better place to live! 

Do you have a neighbor who tends to go the extra mile and performs notable contributions toward improving the quality of life for those who live on your street, in your neighborhood, or in the community? The City of SeaTac is sponsoring a Good Neighbor Award to recognize those individuals who perform selfless acts of kindness and promote good will and call attention in a positive way to the benefits of being a good neighbor. Community members are nominated by their peers and the award recipients will be chosen from those submissions.

The 2015 Good Neighbor Award is focused on noteworthy acts having occurred between January 2014 and July 2015.  Nominations will be accepted through July 2015, and the award winners will be announced at the 2015 SeaTac International Festival held at Angle Lake Park on Sept. 12-13.  The recognition program will award one Good Neighbor Award finalist and three honorable mentions;  all nominees will be recognized.

Nomination guidelines and forms are available online through this LINK or by contacting Resource Conservation/Neighborhood Programs Coordinator Trudy Olson at 206.973.4763.  Print copies of the nomination forms are also available at City Hall third floor permit counter area and the North SeaTac Community Center.

Nominations will be accepted until July 31, 2015.

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