Beaver Lake Dam News - Volume 2: Update On Spillway Repair Project

         

Beaver Lake Dam News

Volume 2 - August 23, 2018

Beaver Lake Dam News is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current news and developments related to the Beaver Lake Dam Renovation Project


UPDATE ON BEAVER LAKE DAM SPILLWAY REPAIR PROJECT

  • Start date for the repair project has been delayed due to some remaining steps, mostly required by the Town of Ware, such as posting of Notice of Intent to affected property owners and final approval of the project by the Ware Conservation Commission.  These conditions are expected to be satisfied within the next one to two weeks.  THEREFORE, BY CURRENT BEST ESTIMATE, THE REPAIR PROCESS ON THE BEAVER LAKE DAM SPILLWAY IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR CLOSE TO SEPTEMBER 13, 2018.  According to the construction firm, T Ford, the delay will not significantly affect their ability  to complete the project before the end of this year, as previously planned.
  • AS SOON AS A DEFINITE START DATE IS KNOWN, THE COMMUNITY WILL BE INFORMED SO THAT NECESSARY MEASURES CAN BE TAKEN BY LAKE USERS, PARTICULARLY TIMELY REMOVAL OF BOATS AND DOCKS.
  • As for other measures of progress on this project, at present, Country Bank has issued a letter of commitment to Beaver Lake Trust, Inc (BLTI) for $250,000, as a 10 year loan at 5.5%.  Beaver Lake Club Corp (BLCC) will guarantee the payment of the loan. Necessary signatures are now being obtained to secure this loan.
  • A contract with T Ford, the construction company that will do the repairs, has been prepared and is or was to be signed by BLTI and T Ford this week.  Once that contract is in place, initial payments can be made as per the terms of the contract, and work can get underway, though T Ford has already started some preliminary planning, etc. that will be in place at the time of the contract going into effect.
  • Plans for a new and improved stop-log apparatus that will control the level of the lake have been drawn up, and T Ford has made arrangements with a local fabricator to start building this unit as soon as the contract with T Ford is signed.  A prototype of the unit will be reviewed by BLTI, and the plan is to have the unit ready for installation near the end of the spillway repair process, in December.
  • A representative of BLCC will soon be in contact with T Ford to obtain further information of interest to the lake community, particularly pertaining to expectations of the degree to which the lake level will be lowered during the next three to four months.  As soon as that information is available, it will be sent out to the community via this on-line platform, Beaver Lake Dam News.

For questions, please contact David Poppel at pops349@yahoo.com.