Shorewood on the Sound Community Club History
2010 - Present

2010 - This was a year of many reflections by the Community Club.  For many years residents had complained about the lack of respect pet owners showed by leaving their pet poo on the streets and in bags left on the street.  The newsletter addressed this situation in a discussion which eventually involved the Shorewood and White Center Communities.  Members bridged barriers and bonded by showing their respect for every member of our communities.  The CC’s usual seasonal activities were continued with much success. With Board approval the Beach Committee removed several dangerous trees from the beach property.  A permit to build within Salmon Creek’s riparian buffer caused some neighbors to write to remind Burien of their responsibility to provide protection for Salmon Creek.

2011 - Events continue with the Easter Egg Hunt, Streets of Garage Sales, SummerFest, and the SalmonBake being the main events. 

2012 - These were very quiet years in our neighborhood.  We carried on our usual events, Easter Egg Hunt, Streets of Garage Sales, Summerfest, Salmon Bake, Christmas Lights Judging and our Annual Meeting.  Jean Spohn, our Steward of Salmon Creek Ravine and Shorewood Park continued her Saturday morning work parties.  At our 2012 Annual Meeting, we filled our Board with the addition of several new members who we expect to contribute new ideas for our community.

2013 - Events continue as in prior years.  CC&R Committee holds public & private meetings for community education and input.  Version 9 of the proposed CC&R update is published with the goal of having a final draft completed by early next year.

2014 - CC&R Committee completes final draft with widespread input from the community.  Committee officially disbands in May after one last community meeting.  Leaders in each individual CC&R addition to now continue the update process.  Threats of lawsuits from a very small minority of residents stalls progress in Shorewood Additions #1 & #3.  This leaves advocates in Shoremont #1 & #2 uneasy about proceeding without legal protection.  All other events continue as in prior years.  

2015 - Events continue as in prior years. Of note: Shoreview’s CC&R were upheld in court: 2.5 story height limit determined not to be in conflict with Burien zoning laws so the CC&Rs were judged to have priority.  A minor CC&R update was recorded which made a point of mentioning view protections as one reason for the CC&Rs relevancy.  An attempt to update the club's by-laws so as to redefined our Community Club as a Social Club was originally considered, then dropped from the agenda at the annual meeting.  Eight Past Presidents attended this meeting, the majority there in support of following the intent of the current by-laws and leaving club protections and obligations to members, as written, in place.  They agree to provide oversight of any proposed future updates, primarily to better define officer and board member powers and areas of responsibility.   

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