Your membership $$’s at work
(Technical Advisory Group of LGSB recommends 10 per infested acre in
Lake Gaston rather than 15. LGWCC awaiting results of joint USDA and
USCOE 2006 Study of Lake Gaston)
Against Curbside Pickup in Warren
County (01/25/06). (All
Waste Centers in Warren County would be closed. Curbside pickup did
not include private roads. Bins would need to be rolled to nearest
county road for trash pickup – a mile away for many; bins would need
to get back to residence, a favor from neighbors if part-time
resident. Cost to tax payer $220 per year. FYI: Public Hearing
courtroom was crammed with protesters, mostly non-lake residents.)
LGA submitted their
“Recommended Lake Gaston Management Plan” (02/15/06) that was
prepared by LGA Aquatic Weed Committee to both Lake Gaston Weed
Control Council (LGWCC) and Lake Gaston Stakeholders Board (LGSB -
advisors to LGWCC) requesting 15 sterile grass carp per infested
acre in Lake Gaston.
Against installation of
Restrictive Buoys in Poplar Creek without input from those affected
(05/02/06) (Wrote letter
to Brunswick county Board of Supervisors, copying counterparts in
Mecklenburg, Warren, Northampton and Halifax Counties expressing
concern that buoys were installed without chance of public input.
Faxed Mecklenburg’s copy to them in time for their monthly meeting
May 8. Brunswick County Board of Supervisors Public Hearing on
07/19/06. Outcome: Brunswick County agreed to send request to
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to remove buoys who denied
removal but reduced area affected by restrictive buoys.
Against proposed tolls on I-95,
N.C. (05/10/06). (Members
traveling from east of I-95 to Lake Gaston would have to pay toll.
Letter sent to all N.C. Senators and Representatives.)
For rezoning request of
Stonehouse Timber Lodge’s property to lake business (06/04/06)
Against Glenn Barbour’s make up
of the proposed Five County Lake Gaston Commission (10/04/06.)
(Suggested that LGA is already organized for that purpose. We
received a number of positive
email responses from our membership on our position.)
Are also watching exclosures installed
by the Army Corps of engineers who are studying grass carp and
vegetation in the lake.
Environment Committee is coordinating an Erosion and
Sedimentation meeting for early November
with representatives from five lake
counties and state environment organizations. Goal – consistent
erosion and sedimentation controls across the five counties.
forums held: Warren
County 04/20/06 and 04/27/06; Halifax County 04/25/06; and Northampton
Service Tax District 02/16/06; LGA Focus Items 02/20/06; 2006
Membership and Public 04/06/06; and members whose membership expired
at the end of 2005.
HOA discount reinstated; Lifetime membership at $250 added; Sea\\Tow
is celebrating its first year in the new format and bringing you news
members bringing you news as it happens:
Examples such as – Public Hearings (Development affecting Brunswick &
Warren County; Curbside pickup, various requests for rezoning from
residential to neighborhood business; Warren County new flood
insurance details; Copies of positions taken; Restrictive buoys in
Poplar Creek; Brunswick County Tax Rally; Halifax Co. public session
to discuss SSTD; non-emergency lake level advisories; monthly meeting
reminders; latest Bulletin available on website.
Director’s monthly columns:
Have appeared in five local lake newspapers the last Wednesday of
every month (since 08/24/05) and on WZRU 90.1 & 90.5 FM to increase
LGA’s presence in the community.
We really are making an effort to keep our website up-to-date.
Especially making sure the latest committee minutes are there – that’s
where you will find out about all our work efforts in each of the
committees. Go to