Wednesday, October 18, 2017

BAD DAY AT BEDROCK!

At last night's CSCD meeting the report on the water main project was all hearts and flowers. The report indicated that the project was 98% complete and they were presently pressure testing. Today, a water leak appeared in front of Sweetwater Realty coming up through the road! Workers started digging up the brand new blacktop looking for the water leak!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

HAUNTED FOREST COMING

Preparations for the Haunted Forest have begun. Workers are putting sets together along the trail. The Haunted Forest is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 27th and 28th.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

NEW PUMP HOUSE

A new pre-built pump house was put in place this weeks as part of the new water main system. The pump house will contain gauges and monitors in addition to pumps for the new water main system.

DOLLAR GENERAL

It looks official.....the signs are up! Dollar General is coming to Prince's Lakes!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

EVENING PADDLEBOARDING

Caught last evening doing her paddleboard route from her home on Opossum drive was Lauri Kaiser. She was going all the way around Sweetwater Lake. Asked if she was concerned about being out as darkness was approaching......."nope...I've got my lighted paddle!"

Thursday, September 28, 2017

LINES!

Wow! New street lining has been completed this week in the Conservancy. Yellow lines down the middle of the roads and white edge lines down the sides makes driving safer! The Conservancy also cooperated and agreed to "halvsies" for painted lines on Nineveh Road from the county line to the beginning of the Conservancy property. This will certainly be appreciated on dark rainy nights.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

CLEAR WATER

It was a beautiful first day of fall on Sweetwater with 92 degree temps and the water has warmed back up to 82 degrees. During the summer I do water clarity testing for Indiana Clean Lakes program out of Indiana University by dropping a black and white Seichi Disk in the water and see how far down it goes before disappearing. I usually get readings of 17-20 feet on sunny days during the week when there is no boat traffic. The water level is down a bit but extremely clear so I decided to test for fun. The reading was 27 feet.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

FALL COLORS

One of the first trees to turn colors in my area is this maple. It's only September 13th!!! I can't believe it! Perhaps the late August dry spell precipitated early colors.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

COOL NIGHTS

Cool nights this past week means the water is cooling off. Approximately 72 degrees at this writing.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

OX ROAST SUCCESS

The Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owner's Association annual OX ROAST a resounding success this year. There was a significant increase in booths for visitors to visit and the crowd attendance was up over past years. The success was due to a lot of work on the part of the Association members.

CHURCH HILL PAVED

Church Hill at the entrance to Cordry Sweetwater Lakes was re-paved today. It is also planned to have new lines painted on Nineveh Road from the Brown County line to the top of Church Hill when the paving is completed.

Friday, September 1, 2017

DAM MOWING

Sweetwater and Cordry Dams were recently mown and look great. This photo looks out over Cordry Dam towards Camp Atterbury.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

RAKING THE BEACH

The Conservancy Workers take special pride in the appearance of the beach, parks, road sides, etc. It's been a challenge this summer with the installation of the new water line along Nineveh Road.

OX ROAST

The annual Ox Roast is coming on Saturday, September 2nd of Labor Day Weekend. Come for good eats and displays by various vendors.

Monday, August 21, 2017

TREE WORK

This looks like the hard way to take a tree down. This tree was in between two houses close together. There are a lot of Ash trees dying in the area.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

PARKING LOT UPGRADES

In preparation of the coming OX ROAST, the CSLOA has hired local excavation person Jerry Cleefman to grade and improve the parking lot at the clubhouse. Other work being done includes the yard work clean up from the recent water line installation.

Friday, August 4, 2017

IT'S ALL ABOUT WATER

The North Water Tower is undergoing a revitalization inside and outside. It is normal maintenance required every few years. In addition the new water main being installed
has reached the North Water Tower.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

SOUTH CENTRAL REMC TREE TRIMMING

South Central REMC has been going through the area and trimming off dead trees and branches that have the opportunity to fall on the power lines. They usually do not cut the entire tree down and they usually leave the pile of branches and limbs for the property owner to clean up.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

MAKING PROGRESS

The installation of the new water main is making progress. They have now reached the highest point of elevation at the entrance to Cordry Sweetwater Lakes. They will not continue to the north water tower.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

CORDRY PARADE

Cordry Lake residents displayed their patriotism on Saturday July 8th, 2017 by decorating and parading their boats in the annual Cordry Lake Boat Parade.

Friday, July 7, 2017

RAKING THE BEACH

Prior to each weekend and holiday, the Conservancy workers "rake" the beach for property owners and their guests to use. The beach property has never looked better. The Conservancy workers have taken special pride in this park area.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

DOLLAR GENERAL

Ground is being cleared and prepared for a new store in Prince's Lakes by the liquor store. Gossip has it as being a new FamilD Store.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

BEST FIREWORKS EVER!

The Saturday July 1st fireworks were the best ever is what several friends told me. The weather was perfect and the beach was full of spectators. The Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners Association (CSLOA) ran a concession food booth and sponsored/paid for the event. Thanks also to Sweetwater Realty for donating an extra $1,000 for the fireworks display.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SWEETWATER CONCERT

The Brown County Community Band entertained with a selection of music at the new Sweetwater Beach Shelter House this evening. The weather was perfect and the audience appreciative. Thanks to the CSLOA (Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners Association) for sponsoring this event.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

FIREWORKS JULY 1ST

Due to scheduling challenges, the annual fireworks display on Sweetwater Lake sponsored by the CSLOA (Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners Association) will be on Saturday, July 1st, 2017.

SATURDAY CONCERT

Do remember the Saturday evening concert at the beach....begins about 7:30 PM at the new beach house on Sweetwater Lake.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

GOLF CARTS NIXED!

The most controversial subject at tonight's CSCD meeting was the subject of golf carts. There was a lengthy discussion among board members noting safety issues and personal opinions. In the end a "role count vote" produced a 4 to 3 vote deciding to not send the proposed resolution to the Brown County Commissioners.

Monday, May 29, 2017

FULL HOUSE AT THE BEACH!

Perfect Memorial Day Weekend weather filled Sweetwater Beach and the new second beach house on all three days!

MEMORIAL DAY KIDS RIDE

Thanks to the local Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners Association for sponsoring the annual kids ride day. The ride from the Conservancy Office to the Clubhouse featured a variety of wheeled vehicles plus a couple of family dogs. The event was topped off with ice cream and goodies for all participants.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

FISH STORY

The local Anglers Club held a fishing tournament today on both Cordry and Sweetwater Lakes. The winning fisherman was local contractor Rodney Gunter who brought in a 6.2 lb large mouth bass and a 3 lb small mouth bass. Congratulations to Rodney and applause to the Anglers Club for sponsoring the event.

WATER METER TRANSMITTERS

Several of us have wondered about the holes that have been made in the water meter covers. As part of the upgrading of the water utility, small transmitters are being installed in every water meter pit. So....the hole will be filled with a plastic appearing unit. This will eliminate the time consuming job of physically reading each meter each month. This will free up man hours for other area jobs.

SCUBA DIVERS

As part of updating their credentials, area sheriffs divisions often visit Sweetwater Lake for Scuba Diving. The Johnson County Sheriff's Department was out this week diving off of the boat ramp area.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ELK DRIVE PROJECT

The Elk Drive project is underway. This area has several deep ravines that drain towards Sweetwater Lake. This one of the largest watershed areas in the Conservancy and Elk Drive has been in need of improvements for a long time.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

NEW SHELTER HOUSE

The new 2nd shelter house at Sweetwater Beach is coming along. It is predicted to be completed by Memorial Day.

Friday, May 5, 2017

SOGGY!

I've lost track of how many inches of rain we've had this past week on top of the previous week's rain. As of this writing,(Friday, May 5th, 9:00 AM) Sweetwater is up to the bottoms of the local docks. Even if it stopped raining today, the run-off from the watershed will keep the lake high for days.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

SWEETWATER BEACH SHELTER PROGRESS

Work on the Sweetwater Beach Shelter #2 continues. The foundation is in and the pouring of the concrete floor was completed today.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

BORING THE WATER MAINS

Progress on the installation of the new water main continues on schedule. The final "boring" section was completed this week when the company bored underneath the Cordry Sweetwater stone wall entrance. Now that the boring sections are complete, the main lines along Nineveh Road will be "dug" using conventional methods.

PITCH IN AND HELP EACH OTHER

Employees at the Cordry Sweetwater Conservancy Office sometimes go way beyond their job descriptions. Nick and Stacey at the office were caught hooking up the pick-up truck to the patrol boat trailer in preparation of launching the Cordry patrol boat.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

GARAGE SALE

The annual fire department garage sale occurs this Saturday, April 30th. Don't miss the social event of the season.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

GRADING THE FIELD

SRS DREDGING appeared today to level out the field across from the beach. This area was the deposit area for spoils from the dredging on Sweetwater and Cordry for the past 5 years. Now that era has passed and living up to the contract, SRS is back grading and seeding the field. What has been a bit of an eye sore for the past few years will now be a nice green field.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

FIREWORKS DATE CHANGE

Due to conflicting schedules, the annual July fireworks show on Sweetwater will be July 1st, 2017. Change those calendars.

NEW BEACH HOUSE

Work has begun on the second Sweetwater Lake Beach House. A second facility has been needed for some time due to reservations for use in the summer months.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

The CSLOA sponsored "ice cream social" was held at the clubhouse today. Approximately 15 vendors including local contractors, tree companies, Conservancy info, real estate companies and others made a spectacular showing......and the ice cream was good!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

GARDEN TIME!

The Conservancy workers Josh and Mike have cleared an area and installed raised garden boxes near the walking track for the local garden club. I believe all are spoken for. The area will be fenced to keep the deer out.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

WELCOME BACK TO THE LAKES

The redbuds are blooming and it's time to come back to the lakes. The CSLOA is sponsoring a "welcome back to the lakes" this Saturday at the clubhouse. Word has it that some local contractors and other vendors will be there to share their wares. Stop by and say hello and have a dish of ice cream.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

ROAD CLEAN UP FUN

The Nineveh Road Clean Up had the best turn out ever in spite of a chilly morning. The CSCD supplied Josh and son with truck to haul the bagged trash. The CSLOA opened the clubhouse for pre collection warm ups and apre' clean up get together with refreshments. In approximately 2 hours the job was done. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

ANNUAL NINEVEH ROAD CLEAN-UP

The annual Nineveh Road Clean-Up organized by Carrie Vavul and staffed by local real estate brokers is scheduled for Saturday, April 1st. Volunteers are welcome. Bring gloves and wear long pants and gather at 9:00 at the Club House.

NEW WATER MAIN PIPES

Delivery of the new water main pipes is under way. Some will be stored at the Conservancy Office Property and other stockpiles will be at various locations along Nineveh Road. The new 10 inch water main installation should begin in early April.

Monday, March 13, 2017

SNOWY MARCH

Typical Indiana March! Snowing today and tomorrow! Hard to believe we had 70 degree weather in February!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

BACK TO WINTER

The February weather has been great/unusual! The forsythia bushes are blooming the daffodils are in full bloom and now......winter is coming back. Cold weather and possible snow are predicted for the next week. This scene is on Gingko Drive. Back to Winter!