Session 1: Welcome and Introduction by Dave Kepler, president, FLTF
Session 2: Hydrology and Hydraulics of the Tittabawassee and Tobacco Rivers
August has been a very busy month, after the focus in July on obtaining the counties’ approval on the 2022-2024 Operations and Maintenance Special assessment. I wanted to provide a brief update of our progress and plans for the remainder of the year...
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The final report of the survey, conducted by Public Sector Consultants (PSC), was completed this week and provided to FLTF. Since this is occurring right before the Gladwin and Midland County meeting to consider the approval of the assessment roll, FLTF has provided it for comparison. The comparison includes a chart on the distribution of assessments by front and backlot based on the assessment roll, and Question #13 from the 2022 PSC survey on the participants’ willingness to pay.
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In 2021, the Four Lakes Task Force (FLTF) hired Public Sector Consultants (PSC) to survey all property owners within the Four Lakes Special Assessment District (SAD) to understand property owners’ dam-related preferences and concerns as well as their willingness to pay for an assessment to rebuild the dams and restore the lakes. In 2022, the FLTF asked PSC to conduct a follow-up survey of Four Lakes SAD property owners to determine whether opinions and sentiments had changed. This effort was especially important because the state committed $200 million toward rebuilding the dams, significantly reducing any potential capital assessment. Since that survey, the FLTF provided additional information to property owners on potential operating assessments and continued a robust communication campaign. The 2022 survey was used to measure the impact of those communications on property owners’ understanding of the current situation and future plans to rebuild the community.
Operations and Maintenance Assessment Roll summary of changes to the roll as a result of the June 29, 2022 hearing feedback
Notice is hereby given that on June 29, 2022 the Board of Directors for the Four Lakes Task Force (the "Board"), as the Gladwin and Midland Counties' Delegated Authority for the Four Lakes Special Assessment District and Four Lakes Project, will hold a public hearing at Meridian High School Auditorium, 3303 N Meridian Rd, Sanford, MI, 48657, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and then from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m....
Four Lakes Task Force has begun to review all aspects of the Independent Forensic Team’s (IFT) Final Report of the investigation of the Edenville and Sanford dam failures, released on May 4. In August 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) engaged the five-member IFT to investigate the failure of the Edenville and Sanford dams in central Michigan. In September 2021, the IFT released an interim forensic report that included findings to date. The report issued Wednesday represents the completion of the IFT’s work.
Restoration Plan Update: Status and Financing Plan (Chapters 10 and 11)
See original Restoration Plan published in May 2021