Monday, September 29, 2014


A hearty welcome to several new Conservancy employees. New roads/water maintenance employees include Josh Bryant and Anthony Dunn along with Richard Blasdel. A water leak was reported at 3;30 today on Bunting Drive and they along with Josh Hawley (new maintenance supervisor) were on the scene within the hour and well past their advertised quitting time! It's not a glamorous job and we need to tip our hats and give them a good welcome.


Do stop by and visit the Cordry Sweetwater Fire Department Open House on Saturday, October 4th. It's a great opportunity for the kids to climb on the fire engines and for the adults to meet some of the volunteers who might be saving your house from fire or transporting you in the ambulance to emergency care! Also be aware that the fire station has installed a newer/larger ice machine for everyone's convenience.

Friday, September 26, 2014


Watch out for the acorns! It looks like a "bumper crop" of acorns. Some years the harvest is not so great. Must have been a great growing year for acorns also. Be careful where you park your car. Acorns falling from up high can inflict a significant dent.

Monday, September 22, 2014


There are three new houses under construction on Sweetwater Lake. Two of the projects are replacing damaged structures and one on Hummingbird Drive is a completely new home. There are also numerous dock construction projects on both lakes.
Pictured is one project replacing a wind damaged home on Sunset Drive.


Last week's CSCD meeting lasted until 11:00 P.M. Some of the items discussed included Building Permit Rules, Boats With Water Tanks Used For Making Larger Wakes, Dredging Update...dredger is only at half way point of materials dredged and may add number of coves to be dredged, Water Tower Repainting, New Employees....several water/roads workers have been hired so we are "re-staffed," and the Budget....looks like the budget is very similar to 2013 budget. Pictured is Quinn Heatherington and wife Linda out for a cruise on a warm afternoon in their 1957 Chris Craft "Bubba."

Monday, September 15, 2014


A representative from Dave O'Mara Inc. came today to check the Cordry boat ramp and do a minor repair to the Sweetwater boat ramp. Several blocks of one of the "mats" came loose and needed re-aligned.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Edinburg has the best flower displays in the county! (Johnson County) The downtown area has street planters that are beautiful along with hanging baskets on every street light in the downtown main street. Several good restaurants including Mexican, Chinese, and American.


I've been informed of several yellow jacket incidents in the past 2 weeks. Some people call them ground bees but the correct name is yellow jackets. They burrow in the ground and are vey aggressive. The attaché in numbers when mowers or weed eaters go over the nest. They can sting numerous times per insect. A product call SEVIN is a white powder available at Lowes and other places is pretty affective. Take a trowel full of the white powder at night when they aren't flying and poke down the hole. They will be gone the next day. Some people pour gasoline down the hole at night. Very dangerous.