In what is not a common event, siphon tubes at the Lake Tansi dam were opened as a result of heavy rains over the past week. With Cumberland County being 680 square miles, exact rainfall varies, but officials said that just over six inches of rain fell over the past week with most falling between Friday and Sunday morning. While the siphon tubes are opened for the annual scheduled dock maintenance, it is not common for the release of water from Lake Tansi because of heavy rains. The result was a picturesque fountain. The Crossville area has received 44 inches of rain since January 1, putting us 14 inches above normal. We had more rain in the first week of July than we normally would get for the entire month. During this first week, 7 inches fell in a band from Crossville to Fairfield Glade with at least 6 inches over the remainder of Cumberland County. Above normal rainfall is expected for the next two weeks. According to meteorologist Steve Norris, we may be on our way to the wettest July on record and maybe the wettest year ever recorded. The most rain ever for this month was 11.95 inches in 1967 and the wettest year ever was 1973 with 74.36 inches. The cool temperatures have been very unusual. "We had the coolest July 4th in 37 years and the high of only 69 on the 6th was the lowest ever for that date."
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Brown Elementary earns SCORE Prize
Frank P. Brown Elementary School has been named the top middle school in Tennessee by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education for dramatically improving student achievement.
Lake Tansi Christmas Tour of Homes scheduled for Dec. 8
Be sure to mark your calendar for Sunday, Dec. 8 for the Lake Tansi Christmas Tour of Homes. Featured are two of the four beautiful homes included on the tour where you will see delightful Christmas decorations and some fanciful surprises to put you in the Christmas mood!
- Honored for service
GM Report: Rain impacts our community
My comments for this issue will focus more on all of 2013 and 2014 instead of just September or October activities. I’ve thought about this past year, which was my first full year as your General Manager.
- Holiday hours and Closings 2013 – ‘14
Architectural Control non-compliance fees implemented
To improve compliance with the ACC Rules; expectations of our members, it has become necessary to establish incentives for compliance. The ACC Committee proposed non-compliance fees, and the Board of Directors has approved them.
Christmas on the Mountain kicks off annual toy drive
Christmas time is coming and one Cumberland County nonprofit agency helps those children who are in need to have a special Christmas.
Lake Tansi clubs supply funds for backpack program
The Exchange Club of Lake Tansi has agreed to help fund the Second Harvest Food for Kids program at Frank P. Brown Elementary School with a $3,000 donation.
Leagues donate to FUNd Committee
Recently, the Lake Tansi Couples League and Senior Men’s League donated $500 and $400 respectively to the FUNd Committee for its continued efforts to fund projects benefiting Lake Tansi Golf Course and the Lake Tansi Community.
Results of the annual POA election
The new POA Board Members as determined by the election are Bruce Wyatt and Willard Collis. The Lakes Committee Chair is Carl Flangan. Recreation Committee Chair is Brenda Toodle. The one time assessment of $100 per lot was not approved. The ballot count is as follows:
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