Boyce Hydro Fined

FERC has fined Boyce Hydro fined $15 million for dam safety violations that led to failures, floods.

Read the article here.

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FLTF Upcoming Webinars

All informational sessions begin at 5 p.m. and will be held virtually. A recording and the presentation slides will be posted on the FLTF website after. Register at the links below

Tuesday, April 13 – Rain and Flood Studies — Join us for a taped webinar and live roundtable discussion about the impact of changing weather patterns on precipitation in the area, and the FLTF response related to dam safety.  REGISTER

Monday, April 19 – Updated Costs and Estimated Assessments — This webinar is focused on project planning and will include discussion on the impact on assessments. We will provide updates by dam. REGISTER

Wednesday, April 28 – Instrumentation on Lakes, Streams and Tributaries — Join this taped webinar and live panel discussion to learn about the state-of-the-art gauges and monitoring devices being installed on streams and tributaries to understand water levels and enhance community safety. REGISTER

Wednesday, May 5 – Environmental & Regulatory Considerations — This live presentation will review the many environmental and regulatory considerations for bringing back the lakes, and share FLTF work to collaborate on solutions. REGISTER

Thursday, May 13 – Financial Modeling with Survey Results –This live webinar will review the most current financial models and incorporate results of the property owner survey. REGISTER

Tuesday, May 25 – Meeting with Midland and Gladwin County Commissioners –This joint meeting will focus on the path forward and include a review of financial models and a discussion about affordability for property owners. Time is still to-be-determined. 

Tuesday, June 1 – Quarterly Board Meeting of Four Lakes Task Force on behalf of the Four Lakes Special Assessment District 

REGISTER

WNEW TV5 – M-30 Temporary Bridge

WNEW news did an TV article on the reopening of the M-30 Bridge.

Four Lakes Task Force Update on Sanford Dam

If you did not attend Feb. 25th, 2021 FLTF meeting concerning Sanford Dam you can view the webinar and download the presentation following the link below.

Link to FLTF website

Michigan Waterfront Alliance (MWA)

The MWA is a lobbying group that focuses on the state legislature as regards lakefront property owners interests. They are a spinoff from Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, with which you maybe familiar with. The final report of the Michigan Dam Safety Task Force that was initiated as a result of our 2020 flood and dam failure can be found in the following link.

Link to Final Report

FLTF: Comments on Recommendations of Dam Safety Task Force

The Four Lakes Task Force (FLTF) provided comments related to the recommendations being considered by the Michigan Dam Safety Task Force during its public meeting. In his statement, FLTF President Dave Kepler, on behalf of Midland and Gladwin counties.

FLTF: SHOULD WE LEAVE IS AS THE TITTABAWASSEE RIVER? WHEN IS THE WATER COMING BACK?

Secord Township supervisor and former FLTF board member Joel Vernier sheds light on these frequently asked questions in a video.

SLA Hoodies


Hoodies are $30 each, and available:

Holsworth’s Coins and Resale at 2301 N Meridian Rd, in Sanford

SLA Contribution to the Four Lakes Task Force (FLTF)

The Sanford Lake Association (SLA) Board of Directors at our last board meeting authorized a donation of $20,000 to the Four Lakes Task Force (FLTF).

FLTF announces ‘operations transition team’

The Midland Daily News published the following article: The Four Lakes Task Force has recently announced the formation of an “Operations Transition Team,” which is meant to manage the safe transfer of assets of the Secord, Smallwood, Edenville and Sanford dams from Boyce Hydro to FLTF.