Shorewood on the Sound Community Club History
1960 - 1969
In 1960 damage from storm drainage washed 15,000 cubic yards of sand into Puget Sound near the beach. County rejected a $50,000 claim from the community for damages. The Shorewood Yacht and County Club was proposed. A $750 membership would buy stock in the corporation to pay for clubhouse building. This project died for lack of support.
In 1961 the C.C. petitioned for removal of Lakewood Housing Project in White Center. housing Authority of King County built 200 new units to replace 400 old ones.
By 1963 most of the kids had grown up and the teen programs were dropped from C.C. activities. Extensive programs considered for beach in summers. Vandalism at the beach continues, padlocks are installed and beach keys issued to members. New King County Park to go into Seahurst area.
Underground wiring petitions circulated in 1965 at a cost of $700 maximum per household. Not enough signatures were obtained to pass in lower Shorewood. Shoreview approved (by one vote!) after they worked together to trim trees for better views if neighbors would approve undergrounding.
In 1966 the Beach bath-house was smashed up in April, repaired during the summer and then totally destroyed in November. No success at all in finding culprits. Bulkhead at the local beach now costs about $300 a year for repairs. Seahurst Park needed comprehensive planning. C.C. members urged to contact Legislators regarding the need for a parallel bridge at the First Avenue South Drawbridge. Mass Rapid Transit proposals studied.
In 1968 the C.C. fought the Forward Thrust proposal to "complete Marine View Drive as a scenic arterial from Alki Point to Dash Point, as a four-lane highway."
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