April Bulletin, Condolences, Blockwatch, Shoreline News

Good Sunny Friday Afternoon,

 The April Bulletin is now available.  Be sure to read about the new website.

 Innis Arden neighbor Harold Brindle passed away last week.  A funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Saint Luke Parish, 322 North 175th Street, Shoreline, Washington (phone 206-546-2451), with a reception following.

 Burglary on 17000 block of 15th NW:  “4/17 on returning from a morning workout at 8:30, I found that the interior of my house had been torn apart by someone(s) looking for whatever.  He had entered by cutting through an insect screen on a bathroom window. I called the police and they sent an officer to investigate, who arrived almost immediately.”

 From the City of Shoreline:

 1)  The City of Shoreline is currently recruiting for a variety of positions.  All job announcements and applications information can be found on the City website here.

Currently open positions:

Closes April 27   Surface Water Quality Specialist (full-time, benefited)
Closes April 27   Extra Help – Senior Day Camp Leader
Closes April 27   Extra Help – Day Camp Leader I
Closes April 30   Extra Help – Surface Water Tech Assistance
Open Until Filled  Extra Help – Park Maintenance Worker
Open Until Filled  Extra Help – Public Works Maintenance Worker
Open Until Filled  Extra Help – Lifeguard I or II

 2) Sheep, llamas and goats help City’s Surface Water Utility with vegetation management in some areas within the City.

Don’t be surprised if you see goats, llamas, and sheep eating grass and invasive weeds in and around several City surface water facilities over the next several weeks. The City is working with an outside contractor who is responsible for the care and wellbeing of the animals. A shepherd will be onsite full time for larger sites and part time in fully fenced smaller areas.

This pilot project will test the feasibility and quality of using animals for vegetation management in some areas within the City. Using goats and similar animals allows for a lower environmental impact while keeping costs under control.


18351 10th Ave NE
241 NE 170th St (adjacent)
401 NW 175th St (Boeing Creek Park)
16505 Greenwood Ave N (adjacent to Carlyle Hall Road)
324 N 185th St

All sites have a care taker that stops by intermittently but may not be on the site full time.  All areas will have fencing of some type (chain link or temporary electric). 

If you have questions, concerns or feedback, please contact Senior Engineering Technician Eric Gilmore at 206-801-2454 or egilmore@shorelinewa.gov

 3) Emergency Preparedness Night:

Neighbors – please save the date for this fun and practical meeting! 

Thursday, May 10, 6:30PM – 8:00PM at Shoreline City Hall (Save the Date)

Shoreline’s Emergency Management Coordinator, Gail Harris, will be leading a practice emergency drill where you can prepare with citizens in your own neighborhood to identify resources and skills that you share and how to use simple radio communication in a disaster.

We will discuss using Hub’s in Shoreline, here’s an example used by West Seattle:


Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 8 to shorelineoem@shorelinewa.gov