The future of Cedar Creek Lake and the course of leadership in its surrounding communities will be greatly important to all of us that call this lake our home. With droughts occurring more often in the area, we as a community need to question the course of our current leadership in its goal of being a resort community.
The damages to our economy by sharing of our lake with the Tarrant County Water District need to be put into question after 45 years that the water that touches our shores is sold and shipped to Tarrant county and other buyers of the water in Texas. It is a proven fact that so-called controlled watering of local properties by the Tarrant County Water District surrounding the lake effect lake levels less than a percentage of one percent.
The rate of the selling of said water by Tarrant county far outstrips any rains the area receives. The end result is waterfront properties that become worthless and business that depend on tourism, are failing at a rapid rate in the area. Issues of eminent domain on the parts of all the countries that touch this lake locally, need to be addressed in a legal perspective in thinking “outside the box” in the control of Cedar Creek Lake, as well as the sharing of its financial resources. A “Fair balance” needs to be established between property owners around the lake, as well as the Tarrant County Water District.
A group of concerned property owners as well as business owners surrounding the three hundred miles of shoreline on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas needs to be formed to shape the future of our community. It will take creative planning and intelligent goal setting to release the area from the bondage of the Tarrant County Water District with keen insights to all aspects of the rights of property and business owners who own property on the waterfront of this lake.
If you fall into this category of concern for your home and business and wish to be part of this citizen group contact John J. Rigo at firstname.lastname@example.org. The future of Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas starts today. A passing note: I have no desire to head-up such a group. I would consider being in an advisor capacity only. Some folks do well in politics and as a community activist.
That is not the case for me since I am in your-face-kind-of-man who does not tolerate “self-servers” very well. Included in that category are city managers with private bathrooms in their city office and pay checks exceeding over $140,000 a year and whose word is “worthless” in keeping their promises to property owners on Cedar Creek lake when it comes to code violations.