The View from Crystal Lakes
May 19, 2013
Ice had reformed on a portion of Beaver Lake when I checked it about 5:30 a.m. yesterday morning. Friday's run-off brought the water level over the road, but did not wash out the embankment at Beaver. We continue to monitor all lake conditions; run-off has slowed these last two days due to much cooler temperatures.
This year's challenges of bringing up the 6th Filing Water system are slowly being conquered. The maintenance workers have had to deal with occasional banks of snow, but those are slowly melting. However, we have been below freezing the last couple nights, and those cold temperatures slow down the process. We don't want to risk breaking pipes or valves in freezing weather. 6th Filing Host Lonnie Serna has returned and is assisting Rick, Matt and Justin with the many tasks required to make the 6th Filing system operational. There is a concerted effort to have the 6th Water System operating by Memorial Day weekend, but we are at the mercy of Mother Nature. Please know that the 6th Water System will be up as soon as possible, but we simply cannot promise that it will be fully operational by Memorial Day weekend.
Lower Lone Pine Lake is in the final stages of being drained. DO NOT try to wade down to the water's edge. The silt is extremely slick, deceptively deep, and the banks are steep and hazardous. Lower Lone Pine Lake is closed to fishing until the construction project is completed.
The Fishing Board reports that during the winter, Otter Pond's containment bank was breeched. The water below the ice level drained out, stranding and killing some fish below the frozen ice layer. Work will be performed during the summer to restore Otter Pond. I'm sure the Fishing Board would appreciate your offer to assist with that project or others they will be undertaking this summer.
Remember kick off to summer starts next weekend.
Saturday, May 25th:
Flag Raising Ceremony at 9:00 a.m.
**The office will close at 11:00 a.m. so office staff can assist everyone with registration. The office will remain closed during the meeting, and will reopen following the meeting until 4:00 p.m. After-hours fishing passes will be available by the pay phone while the office is closed; you may call or stop by the office prior to closing to request a fire permit for a campfire in an inspected and approved fire pit.
Water & Sewer Association's Annual Meeting Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Water & Sewer Building, with the meeting gaveled to order at 1:00 p.m.
Walk the Jenny Creek property with the WS Board following the WS Annual Meeting.
Then, relax with friends at the WS Annual Wine and Cheese Party in the Wapiti Center at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 26th:
Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department holds its Annual Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fire Station.
Monday, May 27th:
CLVFD Rummage Sale Bag Day starts at 9 a.m.
Saturday, June 8th:
The Greenbelt Management Committee will provide your seedling orders ready to be picked up at the Wapiti Mail sheds from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Be sure to pick up your seedlings or make arrangement for a friend or neighbor to do so for you.
**The office will close at noon to assist with registration at the WS Building. Fishing permits will again be available in the after-hours box by the pay phone; fire permits should be requested prior to the office closing for the meeting. The office will not likely re-open following the meeting since the meeting usually lasts beyond office hours.
Road & Recreation Association's Annual Meeting Registration opens at 12:30 p.m. in the Water & Sewer Building. A special slide show of the 2012-13 year in review will be presented for your enjoyment prior to the beginning of the meeting. The RR Annual Meeting will be called to order at 2:00 p.m.
Fishing Board elections will be held for three positions on the Fishing Board during the CLRRA Annual Meeting.
The Annual R&R Barbeque picnic supper will be offered at the Restaurant following the RR Annual Meeting. 50% discount coupons for the barbeque are offered to those attending the CLRRA Annual Meeting.
Sunday, June 9, 2013:
**The Warning Sirens will be sound-tested on June 9, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. This will be a test. If you hear the warning sirens at any other time, you should evacuate immediately.
Keep taking photos so you can participate in the 35th Annual Photo Contest! Watch for more info. about submittal procedures and deadlines.
I'll keep you posted.
Past Manager's Reports
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