On October 6th, 2011, 90-year-old Margaret Rosser and daughter Gay were served with an 83-page lawsuit from the Vashon Island School District K.C. #402, represented by Vashon Parks District. Included in this lawsuit is a summons to King County Superior Court on Monday, October 10th, 2011. The Rosser’s currently have no attorney, nor can they afford one.
In an email sent to many members of the community, Gay Rosser states:
The lawsuit is an effort to sue the Rosser family of their existing property lines of 68 years, private drive way documented in K.C. files since 1912 & at Rosser purchase agreement 1943-1944, and take away an easement Vashon School District arranged with Rosser in 1947.
This is being done so that the Vashon Fields Project can be completed.
Margaret and Gay Rosser turned in documentation and information to authorities of activity in regards to this matter that are highly questionable.
From Gay: “Please support our cause with letters to Vashon Papers, Loop and Beachcomber, to Parks and Schools,to Rosser at PO BOX 2771, Vashon 98070 or email@example.com.”
One opinion can be found in a story on the dispute from November of 2009 here. Gay Rosser also included a letter to the editor in response to a separate article in March 2011, found here. I think it’s a David and Goliath sort of thing. And we all know what happened there.
Keep the steam up, Rosser women.
AnnaLisa LaFayette moved to Vashon in 2008. After amazing introductions to the warmth and secrets of island life, she is happiest around a bonfire with her community. She currently owns Good Merchandise, and gets by with a little help from her friends.