Much has changed about the dam/spillway construction project that was planned to begin in mid-May. We have been notified by the Fremont Township Highway Commissioner that two issues are causing delays to the project. First, even prior to COVID-19, the Highway Department was preparing itself for updated bids that were higher than expected. In preparation for that, the Highway Commissioner had solicited a second opinion from an engineer who specializes in dam safety in order to get a current assessment of our dam’s condition. That was supposed to occur in the week of March
Secondly, COVID-19 has taken priority within Lake County just like everywhere else. Thus, the Highway Commissioner has revised her plan to acknowledge there being no possible way for the project to happen as scheduled. The SLIA Board will continue to work with the township to get this project back on the schedule and will keep everyone updated.