Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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February 28, 2012

POA board holds community meeting

Kerr: Get re-involved and let's move forward

(Continued)

Meetings

One new resident said she had been told that, years before, board meetings had been open to residents. Kerr said the board holds work sessions and members were welcome to come and sit in on those. They would be asked to leave if the board needed to discuss personnel or legal matters.

The next meeting of the board is scheduled March 15 with a question and answer session at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7. To learn when the board will hold its work session, contact the POA office at 788-1262 or (800) 600-9913.

Questions:

•What is the financial relationship between the POA and the 19th Hole Restaurant?

The POA leases the facility to an operator for a monthly fee. The lease, awarded by a committee, lasts for one year. The operator reimburses the POA for utility expenses as those meters are still in the name of the POA.

•A resident who said she, as a young person with a family, was in the minority, used her membership only three to four months each year to use the beach and pool. However, when she inquired about renting the indoor pool for a pool party for her daughter, she was told it would be $150 for a two-hour party. She questioned that rate, saying it was above and beyond what should be charged.

There is a charge for renting the pool and the Hiawatha Community Center, with a charge for the attendant's time, and the charges are based on the number of people in the party. Only POA members are to rent the facilities.

•How much water can the city of Crossville take from Lake Tansi?

The city was to stop drawing from Lake Tansi Feb. 15. They will only be able to take water that is going over the spillway until the next draw-down period in the fall. Between Oct. 15 and April 15, the city may take seasonal excess water, up to four inches below the spillway elevation. The city may also harvest water in emergency situations, specifically extreme drought as declared by state or federal agencies; catastrophic failure of an impoundment of the city; any condition, circumstance or event when Holiday Lake treatment system is temporarily taken off line or rendered unusable for a temporary period of time and which adversely affects or seriously threatens the adequacy of the city's then existing raw water supply; events, circumstances and conditions resulting from acts of God and foreign or domestic terrorist attacks that threaten the city's raw water supply; and contamination of existing raw water supplies that could affect the health, safety and welfare of the community. The city may also harvest water to refill Meadow Park Lake following completion of repairs to the dam, with a limit of 2 million gallons per day but no more than 12 inches below the spillway elevation, unless the POA consents in writing. That cannot happen between July 1 through Sept. 15.

•Rumors are circulating that General Manager David Sutton is being terminated.

The board said that was a personnel question and not appropriate for discussion at the meeting.

 

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