Mayor Smith digs into Sunday project

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

  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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