Information About Live Board Meeting on June 1
The public board meeting June 1 at 5 p.m. on behalf of the Four Lakes Special Assessment District will be held at Meridian High School Auditorium, 3303 N. Meridian Rd., Sanford, MI 48657.
Action Applies to Secord, Smallwood and Sanford Dams
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which has had regulatory jurisdiction over Secord, Smallwood and Sanford dams, released its authority to the State of Michigan on May 20, 2021 through a process known as implied surrender. FERC previously revoked the license of Edenville Dam in September 2018.
Significant Funding Expected for Four Lakes Communities
Legislation will be introduced today in the Michigan House and Senate that would allocate $500 million in funding to make dam repairs and improvements an even bigger priority in the state. The measure includes significant funding for restoration of the Four Lakes and dams.
Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Capacity is limited to 300 people and will be enforced by local fire marshals. If you already registered for the webinar online, you have the option to attend in person or watch via live stream at the original link you received. After the board conducts its business there will be a public comment period where attendees will be allowed 2 minutes to publicly comment if they'd like.
As we mark the one-year anniversary of the rain event that changed the lake communities of Midland and Gladwin counties, we have a choice. We can look back and see a difficult time in our history, or we can see the tremendous resilience, renewal and collaboration that emerged as we brought our collective strengths together for recovery.
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