All Four Dams to Be Repaired; Wixom Lake Water Level Expected to Be Restored in May
Boyce Trusts and Four Lakes Task Force (FLTF) have reached a tentative agreement on the acquisition of the Wixom, Sanford, Secord and Smallwood Dams and lake bottoms for a purchase price of $9.4 million. The final purchase agreement is expected to be signed during June 2019 and after the Part 307 Circuit Court hearing to set legal lake levels and establish the Four Lakes Special Assessment District, with title to these assets transferring to the FLTF in early 2022.
In addition to the acquisition of all four dams, the agreement also stipulates...
Property owners are receiving notice that the Circuit Court hearing for Midland and Gladwin counties to enact Michigan legal lake levels for Wixom, Sanford, Secord and Smallwood lakes is scheduled for May 3, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
The purpose of this hearing is consider sworn testimony related to two matters:
• Presenting data to the court that particular properties do, or do not, belong in the proposed special assessment district
• Presenting data that the proposed legal lake levels would adversely affect property owners around the lakes
Residents in favor of the path proposed by the Four Lakes Task Force are encouraged to send a letter of support via the Contact Us form or to the address below before April 19. Letters will be part of the written record submitted to the Circuit Court.
Four Lakes Task Force
233 E Larkin St., Ste. 2
Midland, MI 48640
The Four Lakes Task Force responded, by letter to FERC, to Boyce's March 15 Motion asking FERC to reconsider revoking the Edenville License and proposing the subsequent transfer of the license to Wolverine Hydro, LLC. You can find it in our Document Library.
The letter was authored by the Sanford Lake Preservation Association, which was renamed, "Four Lakes Task Force" last year. The Four Lakes Force consists of members from all four of the lake communities. Since the original filing to FERC was by SLPA and WLA in this matter, we used the former name, SLPA, to author the response letter.
To be very clear: this is not Sanford speaking for Wixom. It is the Four Lakes Task Force speaking on behalf of all four lakes, as delegated by Midland and Gladwin County.
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