DREDGING IN GOVERNOR BOND LAKE
The Lake Committee and a large crowd, consisting mostly of property owners on the lake, heard a presentation by Charlie Brugler of Stingray Aquatics. Brugler's company uses a process that sucks the muck out of ponds and lakes. After the muck dries it can be used as very fertile topsoil or kept in large bags to reinforce the shoreline. The process could be used to clean out coves or from near boat docks at the expense of the property owners.
The committee vote was split, two - two, on a motion to raise the horsepower limit to 160 for personnal watercraft. That non-recommendation will likely be taken up by the city council for a decision. Opponents cited safety concerns and proponents commented that newer personal watercraft are mostly higher horsepower than the current limit. The committee agreed with Matt Willman's recommendation to allow 25 additional out of county boat permits for under 50 horsepower fishing boats. The committee thought it would be a good idea, after discussing a potential plan by the city to lower the lake by four feet in September, for three months, to dredge the silt basin east of Woburn Road. The plan would allow lake residents a chance to work on their shorelines and boat docks.
CARLYLE TO HOST 1st IHSA FISHING TOURNEY IN NATION HISTORY
In celebration of the IHSA State Bass Fishing Finals, the City of Carlyle is organizing the "Bass Celebration," scheduled to take place on May 8th and 9th along with the state bass finals. Mayor Van Johnson says, "The Bass Celebration is an effort to encourage the general public to travel to Carlyle for the first in the nation, high school bass fishing state finals." The celebration will include a free concert from South 70, and is scheduled to start Friday, May 8th at 2:00 PM and Saturday at 10:00 AM.
BROKEN DOWN TRUCK CAUSES RARE TRAFFIC JAM
Greenville saw a short traffic jam around noon Thursday. A semi-trailer had broken down next to the courthouse and stalled traffic. Greenville Police were on the scene quickly to help motorists navigate. The truck was soon moving again and traffic flowing freely.