Shorewood on the Sound Community Club History
1980 - 1989
1980-1981 no minutes available.
In 1982 Shorewood on the Sound Community Club reincorporated with new By-Laws excluding racial verbiage. Beach property officially deeded to the C.C. The Metro Sewer is planning to dump sewage effluent near Seahurst Park. This brings the community to attention. A five-year battle ensues, citizens versus "city hall." Citizens to Save Puget Sound finally wins and the sewer is rerouted.
The first house to house survey of residents is undertaken in 1983 and results in the creation of the first Shorewood Directory.
In 1985 interest shifts toward SeaTac Airport problems, with monitoring of flight paths and noise problems. The Block Watch program is promoted to prevent crime and vandalism in Shorewood. A Tree Committee sets up a program to facilitate neighborly approaches to view-blocking trees. Good publicity on this in the Newsletter is a positive step to problem solving. The frustrations of maintaining the beach are again prompting talk of selling it.
A Community Survey in 1986 indicates that the majority of residents want to keep the beach property. Nobody is eager to take on the leadership of the C.C. Our representatives attend Highline Community Council. Welcome Wagon greets many new neighbors. Summer picnics are very popular. Two big threats begin to surface: (1) "Shorewood Developers" Anderson and Previs propose to build at least 50 homes in "the canyon" area of Salmon Creek (now the Salmon Creek Greenbelt); (2) Port of Seattle presents plans for a third runway at SeaTac Airport.
In 1988 Board members took turns as chairman of the C.C. as nobody wanted to be president. Bob Wise and his committee follow developments of the "Shorewood Developers" and lead the fight in the three-year battle to prevent plunder of the Salmon Creek area. Ongoing problems continue with dogs, speeding cars, crime, beach vandalism. Incorporation of Burien is proposed with Shorewood included in the new city.
Terry Klukas becomes the first woman president of the Shorewood Community Club in 1989. Almost 250 families pay dues. Over 100 attend the Salmon Bake. Golf Tournament is popular. C.C. declares opposition to Shorewood Developers. C.C. supports Citizens Against Overhead Power Lines. Airport continues to threaten expansion.
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