Water Authority Meets


Published on October 10 2012 9:46 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Effingham Water Authority trustees have granted permission for clamshell dredging to the company "All Things Water".  The company is being allowed to assist individual lot owners who might be interested in digging out boat slips due to the low water levels.

Trustee Chris Kabbes said it would be the individual owner's responsibility to deal with the company and know the ramifications of what is being done.

The company will need to provide the Water Authority with a certificate of insurance and name the Water Authority as an additional insured.  Individual permits will need to be obtained from the Lake Superintendent, and the fee for the permit will be in accordance with the permit fees in place at the time of requesting the permit.

Lake Superintendent Gene Arnold reported the lake level is down approximately 13 inches.

Trustees also passed the tax levy ordinance for the fiscal year; tabled the four bids received on furnace and air-conditioning for the Lake Sara Community Building until trustees can review the bids, due to the difference in quotes; and heard from Ed Kosek who owns Lot 7 in Schafer Estates about a culvert and silting problems.  Trustees will inspect the property.

The Board approved a request from Jerry McDaniel for an access easement off of Resort Road to a storage building on deeded property he is buying from K&M Links.  McDaniel said he is agreeable to paying the $90 per year easement fee.  The building is not being used for commercial purposes, but for storage of McDaniel's personal property.

In other business, Water Authority trustees heard that the City of Effingham drew almost 44 million gallons of water during September; that Danny Hankins is now current on beach and campground payments through 2011; and heard reports from the boating, erosion and water quality committees.