We know this is a personal and economic hardship for everyone, and we are working hard on many fronts to determine the most effective path forward to restore our lakes and dams. Nearly every member of the volunteer FLTF board is a lake property owner and each of us has been personally impacted by the dam breach. We care as much as you do about our lakes and see ourselves as the best advocates for the future of our communities. In regards to the Special Assessment District, we will not pursue implementing the assessment at this time.
We will seek other sources of public and private funding needed to manage operations for the short-term. It will take significant resources to restore Wixom and Sanford dams and lakes, and return Secord and Smallwood lakes to normal lake levels. We are seeking every possible source of public, government, and private funding available to help alleviate this cost. We will not ask the property owners to carry the full burden of cost to restore the lakes.
Even though a special assessment will not be implemented now, and we are seeking private and public funding as we work to restore the lake levels and acquire the dams and lakes bottoms in accordance with Part 307, there will be future expenses for administration, operations, maintenance, repairs and improvements associated with this, which the lake property owners will be responsible for in the future. While we are pursuing Federal and State funding to recover and bring back the lakes, none of this will come without an expectation of an assessment at some time. We will do our best to keep you informed as this process unfolds. Please continue to work with your Lake Association to get information, and sign-up for email updates from FLTF if you have not already done so.
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