For several reasons this week’s column is particularly difficult to write. The ground is covered with snow and the temperature is once again in the teens. The Lake is still frozen. It’s too early to report on the results of the District Director election or the business conducted at the Annual Meeting. Normally by the first week in March, I would have at least some happenings on the Lake to report on. Construction on the spillway is at a standstill. Everyone seems to be hunkered down, waiting for some sign of spring weather. We did have a small pickup truck sitting at the bottom of the Lake in A Block, but hopefully, by the time you read this, that will have been taken care of and be nothing but old news. Most of our time has been spent plowing and treating our roads and maintaining the equipment used to do so. We can only hope that by the time of this publication, winter is over, and spring has sprung.
On behalf of the entire staff, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for the support they’re given us this winter about the condition of the roads. From the folks who have been calling or posting on Facebook their thanks, to the members who have brought treats and lunches for the guys. Mike, Tyler, Ricky and Josh have worked an incredible number of hours, sometimes all night long, 18 hour shifts in some cases. This outpouring of appreciation has done wonders for our motivation, helping us dig just a bit deeper to make our roads the best (and safest) in the area.
Submitted by: Jan T. Olson – Executive Director
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