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!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SWEEWATER DOCK READY!

The new dock at the Sweetwater Lake launch ramp is ready for use. The dock is handicapped accessible and has new upright bumpers all around to protect boats and dock. New gravel and riprap at appropriate spots completes a good looking job!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

TREES AND GAMES!

Do remember that this Saturday evening is "game night" at the CSLOA clubhouse. Come prepared for fun and laughs beginning at 7:00 PM. Also.....there is a presentation at 5:00 by a local expert concerning trees. Saturday's weather prediction looks like indoor activities would be popular!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

SURE SIGNS OF SPRING

It's official! Spring is just around the corner! The Turkey Buzzards are back congregating on the South Water Tower and roosting in the trees on Halibut Drive. They used to gather at the bottom of Church Hill on the Sipes property but in the last couple of years now hang around near the fire station.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SCUBA DIVING ANYONE?

Driving by the Sweetwater Beach today and notice Scuba Divers! The Johnson County Sheriff's Diving Team was doing their Winter Diving Certification. They said they were hoping for ice to dive through for their certification but......warm winter.....no ice. Hard to believe our warm temperatures this month. Sweetwater had water skiers last Saturday. Warm weather predicted for this coming weekend may see boaters and more water skiers.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

WATER MAIN CONSTRUCTION BEGUN

The preliminary construction for the new water main along Nineveh Road has begun. Crews are clearing paths along side of Nineveh Road of trees and wood.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

CORDRY DOCK WORK COMPLETE

The new covered slip for the Cordry Lake safety patrol boat is complete and ready for occupancy come warm weather. An identical covered slip has been completed on the Sweetwater Docks also.

SWEETWATER BEACH UPGRADES

There's lots going on at Sweetwater Beach in preparation for the coming summer season. The Beach House restrooms are undergoing remodeling and there is a new dock with cover for patrol boat at the launch ramp. In addition, new swings for the youngsters is being install on the north point adjacent to the beach.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WATER RATE INCREASES

It was long overdue! The monthly charge for water is going to increase. Prince's Lakes owns the water utility which gets its water from deep wells located near Blue River in Camp Atterbury. Prince's Lakes then sells water to several surrounding areas including Cordry Sweetwater. A 16% rate increase has been set for 2017. Add to this the expense that CSCD is incurring for the installation of a new water main from the Brown County line to the north water tower and other improvements long needed will result in increased monthly water bills. The average user will see an increase of around $12.50 to their monthly water bill.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

CHILI COOK OFF

The annual Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners "Chili Cook Off" will be on February 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Last year was the first time for this event and it drew a good crowd and featured lots of good chili and friendship during the evening. There will be a panel of judges giving their opinions on several varieties of chilies. Award winners will be announced at the end of the evening.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

CORDRY DOCK REMODELING

Work is now in progress on the Cordry Gas Pump Dock. A permanent top structure is being built
over the safety patrol boat slip for added protection from the elements.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

FISH COUNT ZERO

While over at Cordry Lake taking a ride, we came up on and talked to Rodney Gunter and friend out fishing on this 60 degree January day! Rodney reported that the fish count was Zero but the pleasure of being out on the lake today was 100 plus!!!

SUN SCREEN ON JANUARY 21ST

Hard to believe but Keith Dodson came idling by this afternoon sans shirt soaking up some rays on this January Day! Keith later launched on Cordry Lake and picked me up for some speed laps. Who could imagine 60 degrees on January 21st!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

BLUE FLAGS

The Blue Flags that have appeared along Nineveh Road and Center Lake Road are markers for the new water main that will be installed this spring. The CSCD Water Utility has been working and planning for the installation of a new water main to be installed beginning at the Brown/Johnson County Line and ending at the north water tower in the District.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

FULL HOUSE

It was a full house at the CSLOA Spaghetti Dinner tonight. Every table and chair was filled. Not only spaghetti but salad and bread sticks and great desserts! Next event is game night.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

FREE SPAGHETTI DINNER

Remember the Free Spaghetti Dinner this Saturday the 14th. Begins at 5:00 PM. Bring a dessert. Plan ahead.....commit early and send a response on facebook.