Board members present were Jody Slocum, George cook, Nina Davis, Linda Harden, Buck Lewis, and Chuck Wilcox. A total of 37 members were present.
Minutes from the previous meeting and the current Treasurer’s report were approved.
Following up on discussion from the January 2012 meeting, Mr. Slocum
presented the recommendation to the membership that LBHOA move from 4
(Jan., April, July & Sept.) meetings annually to 2 (April and Sept.)
meetings annually with call meetings as necessary. The membership
approved the recommendation.
DNR staff attending included Sgt. Dan Bishop, Ranger Chad Hulsey, Cpl. Al Greer & Randy James. Cpl. Greer reported DNR is fully staff this year for our area. If there is an emergency on the lake call 911 or 1-800-241-4113. He stated there had been a drowning at the Blue Hole. He reported that by May 1, all buoys should be in place. The next class for Jet Ski safety will begin May5, 2912.
Marcus Waters, CCPC, stated they have purchased new buoys and will have them out in 3 to 4 weeks. He expressed concerns about the drought. It is extreme and has resulted in a reduction in production of electricity and a financial loss for CCPC. The weed control program has begun and will continue. He discussed ownership of the Blue Hole and the efforts CCPC has made to purchase it. They have received a request from a business to bring in a “floating island” with water park type activities on weekends. They are working on the permit. Randell Meeks, Sr. Park Ranger, stated the park system has given approval.
Logan Kemper, Activities Dir. At the Retreat, discussed activities planned at the Grill this summer.
Randell Meeks, Sr. Park Ranger, discussed plans for 7/4 fireworks including no through traffic in the park at times. They now offer rentals for kayaks, canoes, and bicycles. Tanks and planes have been refurbished and look good. The Huey helicopter and B29 were vandalized. The criminals were caught and the stolen articles were returned. Shelter 2 has new siding.
Gordon Rogers, Flint River Keepers, presented the program. He encouraged
our members to join FRK. The group, established in 2008, works closely
with the legislature, businesses and the power company addressing issues
that effect the flow and quality of the
Representative Buddy Harden discussed legislative issues including DNR’s reduced funding, tax reform issues affecting retirees, title fees vs. sales tax on new cars, Charter school funding, and the Intermotal port.
There was no new business.