September 7, 2019 Update
Lots of news this week, so let's jump right into the update.
1) PLDA Town Hall Date Change — now October 9. Due to scheduling issues with key presenters for the Town Hall, we have had to move the date out one week, from October 2, 2019 to October 9th. Please note the date change. It will now be held Oct 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm. but will still be at the New Braunfels Convention Center.
We plan to use the forum to update the community on the considerable progress toward fixing the dam since the first Town Hall back in early June, and to try to address questions that the audience may have. This meeting is again open to the public, and we are especially encouraging all lakefront property owners on Dunlap to make plans to attend.
2) Petition Drive. We have been working on how to get the notarized signed petitions that TCEQ is requiring us to include in our WCID application. To test our approach, we invited a random sample of 100 people who had signed the earlier version of the petition, with plans to work out the bugs in our process, and then replicate the process more broadly until we got the needed 50 notarized signatures.
We were blown away by the response! We collected 89 signed and notarized petitions in a single day! And we're done!
To all of you who signed the earlier petition, we very much appreciated your support last time, and to those who helped us in our test session, we definitely appreciated your time today. We have enough petitions in hand to submit our application on schedule by mid-September!
3) Lake Dunlap dam pump relocation. We are advised by GBRA that the pump relocation project at the dam is all but complete. The noise should go away sometime next week.
As always, for the latest and most accurate news about Lake Dunlap, continue to look to the PLDA. Finally, PLDA remains steadfastly committed to moving forward on all this in the spirit of collaboration, community, and full transparency.
J Harmon President PLDA firstname.lastname@example.org