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April 2004 Minutes

APRIL 13, 2004

The regular meeting of Lake Blackshear Homeowners Association was held at Veterans State Park, Group Shelter #2, on April 13, 2004. Approximately 80 people attended. The meeting was called to order by President Harry Hurt at 7:00 P.M.

The Officers attending were Harry Hurt, George Cook, Wilson Hamlett and Debbie Powell. The Directors attending were Reuben Cook, Ladd Jordan, Dan Tolbert, Les Barnett, Larry Hockman and Robert Powell.

The Minutes of the meeting held February 23, 2004 were approved as written. Copies of those Minutes and the Treasurer's report were distributed to those attending. The current Financial and Membership reports were given by Debbie Powell.

Marcus Waters, Crisp County Power, reported on water quality and management of the lake. He passed out a comprehensive report on re-licensing for the Lake Blackshear Dam. His report also included water quality sampling, shoal bass, fresh water mineral survey, flow assessments, fish habitat, and threatened and endangered botanical and wildlife surveys and other subjects. Marcus discussed each of them and answered questions.

President Harry asked for any information on activity in the other counties surrounding the lake.

Robert Powell reported that the FEMA guidelines and regulations had been further defined. Property owners should check with their county since the guidelines vary by county.

Les Barnett advised that pictures are now available on the website and reminded that the Minutes are also now on the website for members to review. (LAKEBLACKSHEARHOA.org)

Bob Nelson, with the Department of Natural Resources in Atlanta, gave a most interesting and informative report, including architects drawings of the proposed marina. He advised that both the House and Senate had approved 1.75 million dollars for this project. This will be one of the finest, if not the finest, marina in the state. It will include fuel replacement, a small retail operation, a restaurant, boat rental facilities, rest rooms and a minimum of 8 hours per day staff attendance.

Gladys Bishop was recognized and welcomed as a new member of the Crisp County Board of Assessors.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Wilson Hamlett

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