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LakeAnnaLifeTimesAprilMay2015 5 overheard IS IT FACT OR FICTION Major Developer Planning New Subdivisions For Lake Anna You might have heard about a number of new subdivisions planned for Lake Anna in the coming years. There are several and well be bring- ing you the stories in the coming editions. In this edition we focus on Dave Hunter of Hunter Properties and his vision for several develop- ments around the lake. The Towns of Point Seanna The Towns of Point Seanna is perhaps the most ambitious proj- ect Hunter has in his portfolio. The planned development will feature 81 upscale townhomes that will all have lake frontage along the north side of Schaffers Cove on Pigeon Run. Each home will be approximately 24 wide and 50 deep and feature a two-stall garage and driveway offer- ing extra parking per house. HuntertoldLakeAnnaLifeTimes he has great amenities planned for homeowners as well. There will be a covered boat shelter that will ac- commodate about half of the town- house owners as well as common area slips for the community to use. There will also be beach areas for swimming proposed tennis courts and potentially a small swimming pool. Hunters goal is to leverage his Aerial view of proposed town home development across from Anna Point Marina. Is Hydrilla Back Recently an old friend has shown up again around the lake. Hydrilla a non-native aquatic grass has been observed in sev- eral locations growing in the lake Freshwater Creek Gold- mine Creek and around Stubbs Cove. Though its not yet at an infestational level in fact two of the sites had reduced cover- age from 2013-2014 some are calling for action now before it might spread. Long time LKAers might recall the hydrilla of the late 1980s when it spread throughout the lake causing Dominion to enlist the help of the Virginia Depart- ment of Game Inland Fisher- ies to stock approximately 6185 sterile grass-eating carp the Asian white amur into the cool- ing lagoons in 1994. These fish grazed their way into the main lake eating all the hydrilla along the way and then decimated the lakes watershield lily pads and eel grass. Now over 20 years later these fish are beginning to die off after reaching weights in excess of 60 pounds. Some members of the Lake Anna Advisory Committee LAAC want action taken now to eradicate hydrilla. They in fact had over 100000 granted to them to do just this from the General Assembly back in the early 90s but have not had to use it for that purpose. A win- ter LAAC Hydrilla subcommit- tee meeting was held to discuss the current level of hydrilla with many opinions heard. Paul Bugas Region 4 Aquat- ics Manager of the VDGIF stat- ed in an email to the committee Most folks at the Feb 3 meet- ing agreed on a path forward that involves plant identifica- tion mapping and spot chemi- cal treatment by an approved vendor. For now lets keep stocking grass carp into the cold side out of the discussion and see what summer brings. Lets give our current plan a chance to succeed. DGIF looks forward to working with all of you. A vote taken at the March 25 LAAC meeting saw six out of seven members supportive of a many years of development expe- rience in northern Virginia to bring a quality upscale planned develop- ment with first class amenities to Lake Anna. The development will also feature its own private sewage system on the property. Hunter indicated that the design of sewage system would allow for maintaining a large portion of wooded area on the property. The developer is in the process of sub- mitting the rezoning application and plan permits to Spotsylvania Coun- ty. Provided the plan is approved Hunter looks to break ground in late continued on next page