The elections are now behind us and it is time for us to focus on what still needs to be done in our community to improve our quality of life.
The Army Corps of Engineers has opened a window of time — until Dec. 15 — for us to comment on the impact of West Point Lake on our community.
This is our opportunity to respond on an issue that affects all of our lives. Even if you don’t live on the lake, your lives are impacted by the business that is brought in by people coming here for recreation. All of us suffer when property values are brought down by docks in the dirt and a lake that is filled with stumps instead of water. All of us suffer from the erosion caused by the dirt washing into and silting the lake when it rains. We need to respond as a community to keep our lake from being sacrificed.
Please take a few minutes and let the ACoE know that the past management practices have been unsound and do not follow the mandates under which the lake was developed. Please contact them at the following links: *Submit comments online at http://www.sam.usace.army.mil/pa/acf-wcm/form.htm *E-mail comments to firstname.lastname@example.org You can also send a letter to the following address: Mail comments to: Tetra Tech, Attention: ACF-WCM, 61 Saint Joseph Street, Ste 550, Mobile, AL 36602-3521. Our Congressional representatives should also be contacted with our concerns.