Immediately after the FLTF quarterly board meeting on Tuesday, March 2, there will be a Special Assessment District informational session with an open question and answer period.
A community survey of all property owners in the Four Lakes Special Assessment District was sent in late January/early February to understand residents’ views of the assessment and property owner demographics. Here are some common questions we're hearing now.
The lake levels of each of the four lakes are legally established, along with the Four Lakes Special Assessment District. This was done under Part 307, Inland Lakes, of Michigan Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act. P.A. 451 of 1994 as amended.
Click here for a legal opinion about Part 307 and the Four Lakes Special Assessment District. We encourage you to read this if you have concerns about the legality of the court order on the lake levels and Special Assessment District.
Beginning the week of February 21, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) will lower the water level on the Tobacco River side of Wixom Lake 13 feet.
The Four Lakes Task Force (FLTF) started 2020 with a signed purchase agreement with Boyce Hydro on December 31, 2019. As the Delegated Authority on behalf of Gladwin and Midland counties, we were in the process of securing interim financing, performing winter repairs on Edenville Dam, and scheduling special assessment hearings, with a plan to enter into the purchase of the dams in June. The May 19, 2020 rain event and dam failures changed everything.
2020 was an incredibly busy year and there is much work to do in 2021. Check out our 2020 Annual Operating Plan for an update on our progress and priorities.
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