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Nov 19 John Brown Who do I call for problems on the Lake? Robbie Beard (ph: 218-8840)
Where is Lakeland's Old Huff-n-Puff Train?
Sep 30,2010 Volunteer Opportunity The City of Lakeland is seeking volunteers to serve on a Storm Water Board of Appeals.  Volunteers must be citizens of Lakeland and have knowledge of storm water issues such as erosion and sedimentation, storm water pollution prevention plans, and state environmental regulations.    Volunteers will be asked to serve on a five member board that is appointed by the Board of Commissioners.  You can contact Ms. Theresa Meyer at 867-2717 for an application form.  The board will meet throughout the year and handle matters specifically related to storm water violations.  City staff will work with the board to educate them on storm water regulations and how the board will review the appeals brought to them.  For further information on the board responsibility, please feel free to contact Mr.  Philip Stuckert, P.E. City Engineer.

April 2010  

Mark your calendars for Tuesday June 1st for the ESHOA Annual Meeting.

More information to follow

Feb 3rd   New Canada Road Information
May 10  

Project Status Update

-Traffic Signals at Canada Road and Interstate 40: Bids will be opened on May 26, 2009 by Shelby County for this project. The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration must approve the bids and the Shelby County Commission awards the construction contract.

Assuming no problems we anticipate the traffic signals being installed by late summer or early fall.

-Traffic Signals at Canada Road and Highway 70. The Tennessee Department of Transportation plans to bid this project in June of 2009. The construction award date and time of construction is not known at this time, but we anticipate having traffic signals at Highway 70 and Canada Road by fall of 2009.

-IH Clubhouse improvements: The interior repainting is complete and the new floor is expected to be installed in late May. Our thanks to the Lakeland Lions Club who donated funds for the new floor, R-A-F Construction (Lyle LaFave) for donating labor for installation of part of the floor and the Lakeland Civic Club for donating funds for the interior entrance lighting.

A special thanks to City of Lakeland personnel Bobby Carpenter, who painted and supervised the paint project, Jerry Potter and Dan Scott for the excellent painting and Jesse McCabe who did a super job of installing the chair rail.

-City Hall “Green” Parking Lot: The contract for the “green” parking lot at City Hall has been approved and City Engineer Philip Stuckert and Staff Engineer Emily Boswell are preparing the plans for the parking lot.

The parking lot is funded by a demonstration grant and will include pervious asphalt and other techniques to minimize the adverse effects of storm water.

-City Hall expansion project: The City Hall expansion project contract has been signed and construction is expected to start in the near future.

-Canada Road bicycle and pedestrian path (Canada Road from Interstate 40 to Highway 64): The grant agreement with TDOT has been signed for the $1.4 million dollar grant for the project. The Landscape Architect contract is expected to be signed in the near future. This is a 100% grant for this project.

Plans and specifications are expected to be completed this fall, with construction in spring of 2010.

This will provide much needed pedestrian and bicycle trails along both sides of Canada Road from I-40 to Highway 64.

Canada Road and Highway 40 Interchange project: Design is still being reviewed by the Federal Highway Administration and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Engineering is expected to start in the near future, with construction to start in 2012.

New Canada Road (Interstate 40 to Highway 70): The Advisory Committee is currently reviewing the alignment, amenities etc. with a recommendation expected by October of 2009. This project is being funded by an 80% federal grant.

These and other projects are updated on a regular basis at http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pP82UfX4tSM1zO96rBEo-JA

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11-13-08   REBECCA SUE LOFTIN TUCKER, 65, of Lakeland, TN was born October 2, 1942 in West Memphis,AR andpassed away November 11, 2008 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis. She was a loving wife, mother, homemaker and bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by her parents, J. L. and Betty Loftin and survived by her husband,Jerry Tucker and son, Ronnie Tucker, both of West Memphis; daughter, Debbie (Tab) Watters of Bartlett, TN; two grandchildren, Ashley and Drake Watters; two brothers, Jerry (Anita) Loftin of Hernando, MS and Davis (Karlene) Loftin of West Memphis, AR; sister-in-law, Shirley (Laverne) Baker of Brighton, TN; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation willbe 6-7 p.m. November 14, at Roller-citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with services beginning at 7 p.m. in their chapel. The family requests memorials be sent to the Susan B. ; Susan G. Komen for the Cure or American Cancer Society. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home 870-735-1000
11-24-08   Pitman Glass Company is offering a Winter Special on Protective Window Film through Jan 25, 2009.  Also the Energy Tax Credit is being reinstated so that you save an additional 10% up to $500.00 for any energy efficient addition to your home, insualtion, windows and doors, caulking and energy savings Window film.  Please check out our website at www.pitmanglass.com or call us for a free design consultation at 452-1700.  Thanks. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Paula Casey

12-8-08   G.D.Ehrlich has been around the Memphis area for more than 30 years. We aquired Watson Irrigation 4 years ago. We are licensed,and of course carry the normal million dollar policy and workers comp. All of our employees are legal citizens. We know that is important to many of you. We are taking on new clients this winter for the next year. To get to know us we are offering a 20% discount on any service we provide. Thanks you and please call us at 901-277-4255 to schedule an appointment for yard maint, Landscape desifgn install or irrigation install or service.


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July 17, 2008 Garner Lake Assoc Website


7-18-08 Major repairs are scheduled to begin soon on the overflow pipe at the dam.  The pipe must be replaced and the outflow side will have a paved channel to carry the water into Scott's Creek.  The state determined the paved spillway was needed to insure the dam is not eroded on the back side.

There had been some concern that the lake would have to be drawn down significantly to accomplish this work.  We are now told that the lake should NOT have to be drawn down much and that work can proceed and be completed during the natural time of low water.

Accordingly, the lake owner has asked GLA not to run the pump at this time.  The schedule is not firmly set yet, and other factors such as weather may affect the start and completion of the work. This will cause some problems with low water, but our patience with this project should be rewarded with a dam and overflow which should serve us well for many years to come.

July Garner Lake Association Website


Our new lake ranger for Garner Lake is Kelley Manley.  His phone number to report lake issues is (901) 409-4008.  He will be checking the lake daily and will be available on weekends.  We have asked that he immediately address the serious problem of boats running after dusk with no lights.  Kelley is the son of our previous lake ranger, Jim Manley, who passed away several months ago.  Please put your 2008 stickers on your boats and welcome Kelley as he helps us keep the lake a fun and safe place.

July 22 JimmyB Video of the Farmer's open air Market in Arlington Tennessee
July 22 Denny Kopcial
Skip Metzger, a long-time Lakeland resident as well as East Shores resident, passed away last night of an apparent heart attack at his home.  Please remember his wife Nancy and his children and grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers.  Arrangements are not final at this time.
Aug 26 Garner Lake Association Website

Fish Kill Update

8-17-08 With work on the overflow apparently finished, the GLA Board has voted to turn on the pump.  The pump was turned on at 4PM today.  Remember that pumping will NOT raise the lake level.  We have only the capacity to MAINTAIN the current level.  Now, each rain will raise the level.

We are experiencing a significant fish kill, the worst in 20 years.  Most of the dead fish appear to be good sized bass.  Water temperatures near the surface dropped dramatically a few days ago from 95 degrees to 85 degrees due to cool nights and rain. Some bass are still dying. GLA volunteers have removed many fish, but cannot get them all.  We believe there is no health threat at this time.

To sumarize Dr. Verschuur's explanation, a change in oxygen levels has resulted.  Some fish could not adjust to the rapid change and they died.  There is no chemical or other toxic substance in the lake.  This is simply a (very unpleasant) natural occurrence.  We still believe the overall fish population should continue to be good.  Dr. Verschuur's full comments are posted as a Word document on the Contact Us page of this website.


Sep 21 Links Added Link to Best of Memphis Internet Sites from Portal Memphis
Sep 29 Lakeland PTA

Lakeland Elementary School PTA would like to cordially invite you to an
adults only "Enchanted Evening", October 17th to be held @ historic
Hillwood on the Davies Plantation.  The evening will include a
delectable Italian dinner, delicious desserts, live piano music for your
dining pleasure and a live auction! 

Follow this link to find out more
and purchase your tickets: http://www.lakelandpta.com/currentnews.html

Nov 11 Denny Kopcial

I've learned this morning from Tom Mitchell that our East Shore neighbor
Becky Tucker, lost her battle with cancer last night.  Please keep her
husband Jerry and their family in your prayers.  Details concerning the
funeral are incomplete.
Thank you.







Jun 25th

6-2-08 LMA confirms they have named a new lake ranger for Garner Lake.  He is Kelley Manley.  His phone number to report lake issues is (901) 409-4008.  He will be checking the lake daily and will be available on weekends.  We have asked that he immediately address the serious problem of boats running after dusk with no lights.  Kelley is the son of our previous lake ranger, Jim Manley, who passed away several months ago.  Please put your 2008 stickers on your boats and welcome Kelley as he helps us keep the lake a fun and safe place.

Garner Lake Association Site