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PLDA Weekly Update - Oct 5, 2019

It's been 4 months and 21 days since our dam failed.  All you need to do is cruise the river to see how it has impacted the folks living on the water, the extensive work they have done to make the best of the cards they were all dealt back on May 14, and how things have changed since then.  

Our update this week has just one item, but it is marks a milestone that every person who is a part of the Lake Dunlap community and every lakefront owner in particular has been waiting for.  We have been working for 144 days to be to the point that we can come to the residents of our lake with some good news, and that is what.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Here are the details:

Our next Town Hall will be held Oct 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm. at the New Braunfels Convention Center, located at 375 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130. 

We plan to use this very important forum to update the community on the considerable progress toward fixing the dam since the first Town Hall back in early June.  While that meeting focused on the damage and the scope of the challenges we faced, this one will be focused on what we plan to do. We will listen to questions or concerns that waterfront owners, the future members of the district, may have, and try to answer those for which we have answers. While we still have lots to do, what has been accomplished over the last 4 months is considerable and a very positive story.  You'll hear presentations from the PLDA board members leading the efforts, as well as from our Water attorney, Tony Corbett, and members of our community advisory committee.

The meeting is again open to the public, and we are especially encouraging all lakefront property owners on Dunlap to make plans to attend.  If you receive a postcard from us in the mail this week, that means you are on the list we have created of future district members.  Bring that postcard for special seating with your waterfront neighbors.  (We sent it to your appraisal-district-listed mailing address — if you don't get one and think you should have, just let us know.)

Only those waterfront owners were sent the postcard, as they will be the ones that will be taxed to pay the district's share of the repairs and future maintenance.  If you are in that group, we know you have a special interest in our plans. The postcard will identify you as a future district member so you can make comments or ask questions via the microphones during the Q&A segment.

While the Town Hall meeting is open to all, we will only be taking questions from those owners that are most directly affected (thus the postcard, which will be a way to easily identify yourself as a future district member).  Questions or comments will be limited to 3 minutes, as is common for public sessions of this kind.  

As our focus on this meeting is on how we plan to repair the dam, we are asking folks who want to talk about other PLDA business to join us at our monthly PLDA Board meetings, where we welcome the members and public, and always have a Q&A segment.  PLDA Board meetings are always at the RiverBend clubhouse on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. The next one is October 17.

As always, for the latest and most accurate news about Lake Dunlap, continue to look to the PLDA.  Our vision is to remain steadfastly committed to moving forward on all this in the spirit of collaboration, community, and full transparency, and we remind ourselves of that commitment every day.

J Harmon President PLDA

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