Wednesday, March 18, 2015

TOO MANY MEMBERS!

At last night's CSCD meeting, the board was informed by their attorney that some of the commissions have too many members. According to the original "District Plan" the number of members on each commission is limited to 5 members. The ecology commission presently has 7 members, building commission has 6 members, and the
security commission has 9 members. A lengthy discussion gave several options but no decision was yet made. Another lengthy discussion was devoted to the "make up" of the board and number of members who are "residents" and those who are not permanent residents. This discussion was the result of the impending resignation of Cathy Byers who will be resigning and moving away in June. The matter was tabled until the next meeting.

ICE IS GONE!

Finally! Both Cordry and Sweetwater Lakes opened up yesterday, March 17th. It's time to put those new boats in that I've seen sitting at a couple residences! Welcome Spring!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

SPRING DUCKS

Another new variety of ducks appeared today. The previous guests were a red-headed variety that were identified as coming from the East Coast due to bad weather. The newest guests are black with white markings for the males and subdued markings for the females. My duck expert tells me that they are Hooded Mergansers. Also heard Sand Hill Cranes migrating overhead today. Spring can't be far away.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

NEW BOATING RULES

Thank goodness for the professional attitude of the members of the security commission! The agenda of their monthly meeting held last night was to "refine and simplify" the draft of the new boating and fishing rules. Many changes were made to the satisfaction of all who attended. One example of change was to not register paddle boards but they did suggest that paddleboards ought to have lot numbers. Another example was to change "spotter" requirements from age 16 to "competent person." Another suggested change was to require only 1 anchor instead of 2. I think boaters, fisher persons, swimmers, and all will be pleased with the suggested changes. Do be aware that there will be public exposure to the new rule book prior to the CSCD Board acceptance of the new rule book. Thank you security commission!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

CORDRY DREDGING

Bids for 2015 dredging for Cordry Lake have been opened and the Ecology Commission is going to recommend that the low bid from SRS Dredging be accepted at the next CSCD Meeting. The low bid of $147,120 came from the same company that did dredging on both Sweetwater and Cordry a couple of years ago. Most residents gave "high marks" to this company and their practices. In other business, new board member Jerry Engle was elected to be chair person of the Ecology Commission pending CSCD Board approval.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

MARCH 1st SNOW

Winter is not finished with us! Sunday, March 1st brought a significant snow to our area. According to the red ruler, we have approximately 10 inches of snow on the ground with more to come this week! Compliments to the CSCD Road Crew for keeping the main roads and side drives plowed.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

DEER BUFFET

With the snow and recent cold weather, the hungry deer can be quite imaginative! I looked down at my shoreline and saw 6 deer standing on the ice eating the ivy and ground cover from my bank. They later walked across the lake on the ice to my neighbor to see what they had to offer!