Updated: Sep 9, 2019
Dear PLDA members,
On July 2, 2019, as many of you know, attorney J. Douglas Sutter of Houston law firm Kelly, Sutter & Kendrick, PC sent a lengthy demand letter to the leaders of the GBRA, its board members, and copied the letter to a long list of state and local leaders as well as members of the local business community. Details and the full text of the demand letter were published in the Seguin paper that week.
Today, we learned that Mr. Sutter has planned a meeting at the GBRA for Thursday, to be followed by a press conference. We do not want this action to surprise anyone, or lead to unfounded speculation, which is our purpose in putting out this special announcement.
From the PLDA's perspective, we want to be clear that we are neither part of this lawsuit, nor do we endorse any part of it, or support the action in any way.
As I think our membership knows very well, the PLDA strongly prefers to work together as a community, standing with our neighbors, local leaders, government, and business to solve the problems that we are all currently facing. This strategy is working very well for us so far.
As you know, we have been working very hard with our local business and political leaders and the GBRA on potential solutions, and recently announced our plans to create a water district in partnership with the GBRA that would be responsible for the restoration, upgrade, and future maintenance of the Lake Dunlap dam.
This work is very close to resulting in a formal partnership with GBRA (and hopefully others), along with a petition as laid out in the Texas Water Codes, and an application to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. While there is still quite a bit of work to be done, a considerable amount of work is already done, and we are working on a very ambitious timetable. If all goes well, we hope to be into procurement and permitting by spring 2020.
The GBRA is asking their BOD for permission to drain Lake McQueeney and Lake Placid at their directors meeting to perform a visual inspection of the gate hinges. If approved the GBRA will give notice to the residents in advance of 30 - 35 days to remove all watercraft. They have proposed this idea but it is yet to be approved.
For the latest and most accurate information about our lake, please continue to advise friends and neighbors to watch the PLDA.org website. PLDA members will get a direct email once a week with the latest updates.
J Harmon President PLDA firstname.lastname@example.org