After the acquisition of the Boyce Hydro properties through eminent domain/condemnation the properties have now been officially transferred to Four Lakes Task Force.
Now that FLTF has acquired the properties on behalf of the counties, we notified FERC of that fact. In addition, given there are significant issues with Boyce Hydro, the hydropower licenses and FERC, FLTF informed FERC (the regulatory authority for hydropower dams) it would be economically unfeasible to recover the investments needed to keep hydro on the dams.
In consultation with engineering firms and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, we're investigating the required maximum flood capacity of the dams to accommodate higher flow volumes. Four Lakes Task Force vice president and retired engineer, Dave Rothman, explains.
2020 will soon be behind us, but our work in many ways is just starting.
The counties made the decision to take the Boyce property and escape from an owner and system that failed to keep us safe, left people without homes and facing major repairs and an uncertain future.
Regretfully, some of us will choose to move before we rebuild. It is unfair and wrong that the previous dam owner would be allowed to under-invest, and the very people that are impacted should pay. We live with these facts every day as we help people recover. We are blessed with an incredible team of volunteers and experts that are focused on helping people recover AND rebuild our future.
At the December 17, 2020 annual meeting, the board of directors accepted Carl Kerr's formal resignation from the board which will be put into effect on December 31, 2020. Kerr served on the board as a representative for Secord Lake during 2020. Chuck Sikora, nominated by the Secord Lake Association, will take Kerr's place. His term is 2021-2024.
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