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Town of White Lake Seeking Lake Restoration Solutions

Austin Ray Bryan

By Joy Warren

The Town of White Lake continued its quest Tuesday to find solutions to the Lake water issues. According to reports from the State, the Lake water quality is great and there have been no problems noted with the quality. Mayor Womble received a response from Jason Green, Intensive Survey Branch Chief of the Division of Water Resources regarding their assistance with determining solutions for Lake PH levels and appearance. No updated information was provided regarding the Lake, but the Mayor is meeting with Ken White to discuss the monitoring site reports. After this meeting, the Town staff will determine the next step. The Board agrees that although the State has determined that the Lake water quality is great, “we do want to restore the Lake to its historic, natural beauty.”

The Board adopted a resolution Tuesday to state the rules for soliciting treats on Halloween. The date set aside is Tuesday, Oct. 31 for children ages 12 and under to trick-or-treat during the hours of 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult. A curfew will be in effect for all between the ages of 13 and adult after 11 p.m. and until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Mayor Womble reminded all motorists and pedestrians to exercise extreme caution during the Halloween activities.

Austin Ray Bryan joined the Public Works team on Sept. 14 and was introduced to the Board on Tuesday night. He is training in all areas of the department as well as maintaining the grounds and buildings.

In administrative matters, the Board approved Utility Releases of $7,806.14; declared Police Department vehicles as surplus; approved Multi-Use Path Capital Project budget amendment for project management services and two signs; and adopted resolution recognizing Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 11. A FY 2018-19 Budget Retreat has been scheduled for Nov. 2 at 6 p.m.

Tuesday’s meeting was adjourned until Wednesday, Oct. 11 for the Multi-Use Path Kick Off meeting at 11 a.m. Project Manager Eddie Madden will describe the scope of the project and the anticipated schedule.

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