Old January 2013 News Posts

For completeness, I’m posting ALL the original news posts from the old site here in one long post.

  • 06 January 2013:
    • It was just a little over a year ago that I submitted the completed Clary lake water level petition with 54 certified signatures to DEP- on the 3rd of January 2012 to be exact. I made a commitment at that time to pursue this petition process relentlessly to a successful conclusion. I did not expect it to be a simple process, or to necessarily go smoothly. I expected bumps in the road and some push back from the dam owner but I had honestly expected the petition process to be largely behind us by now, not stalled at DEP, in apparent administrative limbo.

      While this situation is admittedly discouraging, rest assured that it is only temporary. DEP cannot sit on this forever. I remain steadfastly committed to doing whatever is necessary to resolve this matter. We have State law and public opinion on our side, and we hold the moral high ground. We will prevail.

      I understand that in the past few weeks a number of people have called and/or written to Beth Callahan expressing their concern over the delays in processing the petition. Thank you. It is important that DEP be reminded that there are real people with real concerns out here. I’ll let everyone know as soon as I hear anything. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. I’d be glad to talk to you.

  • 01 January 2013
    • It’s a new year so I’m starting a new News page. In addition to rolling over the news I’ve rolled over the water level chart. At the bottom of the water level chart page you’ll find links to the 2012 monthly charts as well as the chart for the entire 2012 year. The new chart includes the month of December 2012 for continuity.
    • I had expected more progress on the water level petition in 2012. We start this new year (still) waiting for DEP to rule on the motions before them. The general level of frustration over the delay is rising judging from things I’m hearing. I remain confident that we will see some positive forward motion on the petition real soon now.
    • I’ve started work on the Winter 2013 Clary Lake Association newsletter with an eye towards getting it in the mail by the end of January. If anyone has anything they’d like to contribute to the newsletter, get in touch with me and let’s talk.