In June 25 Issue
The US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has announced this week that they will host a meeting with Lake Cumberland marina owners on June 25 in Somerset the Corps office.
Allison Jarrett, a Corps information specialist reports that representatives from the Corps will present a Wolf Creek Dam construction update, and allow time for a question and answer session with marina owners and operators.
“This meeting will be a great chance for marina owners to ask questions of the Corps and to voice their concerns directly to us,” said Lt. Col. Bernard Lindstrom, Commander of the Nashville District.
Jarrett said the meeting is part of a visit to Wolf Creek Dam and Lake Cumberland by the Corps’ Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander, Brigadier General John Peabody.
Peabody is scheduled be at the meeting to discuss issues with the marina owners, along with Lt. Col. Lindstrom and other Nashville District representatives.
This first such meeting since the work resumed at Wolf Creek Dam comes just weeks after legislation was introduced that would require the Corps to not charge the marina owners what amounts to rent for their operations on the lake.
Corps leadership has suggested that was not something they were enthusiastic about doing again. The payments, the bulk of which returns to the county government where the marinas are located, had been cut in the past by the Corps.
Those cuts previously had been blamed for shortfalls by local officials.
The meeting will take place on June 25 at 1:30 pm EST at the Lake Cumberland Resource Manager’s Office, 855 Boat Dock Road, Somerset, Ky. Media are invited to attend, and may contact the Public Affairs Office at 615-736-7161 for more information.