Mayor Smith digs into Sunday project

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Mayor Jerry Smith at work Sunday.
Mayor Jerry Smith at work Sunday.

So what does the Mayor of Mountlake Terrace do on Fathers’ Day? Have a cool lemonade on the back deck? Well, not if you’re Mayor Jerry Smith; instead you climb into your Caterpillar forest machine and get some heavy lifting done.

Smith was out on Sunday afternoon helping clear a lot in Mountlake Terrace recently purchased by the Catholic Diocese of Seattle. The church is converting the .69-acre property at 22021-58th Ave. W. into a parking lot for the adjacent St. Pius X School. Smith was clearing the large tree on the western portion of the property on Sunday; demolition of the one-story residential home is scheduled to begin on Monday, he said.

— Story and photo by Doug Petrowski

2 COMMENTS

  1. After City Hall and now this, I don’t think any of us disbelieve that then-Councilman/now-Mayor Smith has a fondness for demolishing older structures.

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