Thursday, August 30, 2007
Board votes to build new boat launch
Snow Lake: Down the road from the ordinary and oh, so sweet.
Where have our feathered friends gone? A few have been hanging out around the lake but it seems that the remainder have gotten their fill on our grass and moved on to the greener pastures of our local farmers. Hopefully, they will move on down south this fall and find a new home next summer.
The regular monthly Snow Lake Property Owners’ board meeting was held last week and was well attended by new, as well as the usual, concerned property owners. Keep the attendance up Snow Lakers, that way you can participate after the board closes its business and can get any questions answered that you may have. The only way you can know first hand, what is going on in your town, is to attend the monthly town meeting as well as the corporation meeting.
Robert Thornton was present (MS State Forestry employee) to report that we are all but certified as the first “Firewise Community” in the state. This is an honor that we have been anxiously awaiting for several months now. Our application has been submitted to Jackson and we should have approval by the September meeting!
Many good things will happen to Snow Lake subsequent to our certification; including new fire breaks, grant money for projects that we have had to backburner due to lack of ready cash, and other exciting benefits.
Our beautiful lake is maintaining a steady level in spite of our present heat spell. It is checked regularly just for good measure and there seems to be no problem. Being spring fed helps, of course, but we still must keep an eye on it.
The board of directors has voted to completely re-do the boat launch area when the lake is lowered in January. Launching pontoon boats is quite a hassle because of the distance out in the lake you have to back your vehicle in order to get it launched. That will be fixed soon and you launchers won’t have to take a small dip in order to get your boat to float!
Also, the foliage beside the bridge adjacent to the spillway has been treated to hopefully rid this area of unsightly greenery in the water. We will keep it up until it looks acceptable.
Scelette reports that we have run out of money, and work on the miniature golf course will come to a stop after the bricks are laid for the borders of each hole. We need to raise just a few more thousand dollars to buy the green carpet for the nine holes. Drive up to the golf course, which is located behind the tennis court, and you will see what a wonderful miniature course our little town will have when completed.
The large pavilion is up and finished, concrete for the course has been poured and all the gravel has been laid. We just need money to buy the carpet and a few volunteers to furnish some plantings and then we will have the very nicest miniature golf course for our members and their families to enjoy.
If every property owner would just send in $20 to finish the project, we will be able to get our putters out and have some family fun by early fall. If you went to a miniature golf course in any city, you would spend well over $20 for just one night of family fun; so $20 is such a small amount to donate for years of pleasure with your family. Send in your checks to the corporation office or bring it in on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
I am looking forward to my six little “grandboys” learning how to play golf at their grandparents’ home at Snow Lake.
Potluck was again delightful and delicious this past Saturday night with good attendance. We all had a chance to welcome some new property owners to our group.
Due to Labor Day falling on the first Monday in September, the town meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 5 at 7 p.m. Mayor Pierpont will preside over this meeting after she returns from a well-deserved, two-week vacation.
The Commercial Appeal has a newspaper stand next to the guard house on the east side of the lake, if you should want an occasional Memphis newspaper. If you have donations for the upcoming community center yard sale, please call Emily or the town hall for information.
Janet, our town clerk is leaving at the end of the month for a full time job with the state. We all wish you well, Janet. It is my understanding that a new town clerk is being trained to take her place.
Buford Fuller, our much-loved treasurer of the corporation and the town’s sweetheart, had a birthday last week. Happy birthday Buford; may you have many, many more.
Sadly, Sue Graves lost her brother-in-law last week.
Please take just one minute every day to pray for our men and women in Iraq who are suffering every day to keep our country safe. God bless them and their families. God bless the rest of the world also.
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