Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28Lake Anna Life & Times Fall 20 16 19 200’ No Towing Resolution Passed By Spotsy Supervisors Hawkins Creek Construction Lake, Farm & Home Rudy Goodman 540.894.3668 Land Clearing & Brush Hogging Eco-Friendly Tree & Brush Removal Driveway Repair & Installation/ RipRap & Retaining Walls New Yard Installation or Regrade Drain & Culvert Installation & Maintenance We are licensed & insured. No Job Is Too Small! Now offering low cost options to conventional land clearing. Call today! Watson’s MULCH, TOPSOIL & STONE YARD LAKE ANNA 540.895.0006 MINE RUN STORE 540.854.7703 Let Us Help You With Your Home Project Quality Mulches,Topsoil, Gravel, Natural Landscaping Stone, Pavers & Wall Block Artificial Veneer Stone Your First Step To Lake Living... Lake Anna Realty Can Help With All Your Lake Anna Real Estate Needs! 540.894.8888 • • Sales & Vacation Rentals! Located across from New Bridge Landing Shopping Center 1 425 New Bridge Rd., Mineral, VA 231 17 A resolution that would create a 200’ set back from Louisa’s portion of Lake Anna shoreline for any vessel towing appeared to be going no where based on inaction by the Louisa County Board of Supervisors. However, on September 13 the Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors heard a slightly amended resolution brought to them by Berkeley District Supervisor Greg Cibola and voted 6-1 (Chairman Timothy J. McLaughlin, Chancellor District, against) to approve it. The resolution passed read: “No person shall operate any motorboat or vessel towing an individual(s) on skis, tubes, or any similar device, or on surf- boardoranysimilardevicewithin 100 feet or less of the shoreline, docks, piers, and boathouses, and further imposes a require- ment that no person shall, for any purpose, operate any mo- torboat or vessel which, as part of its original structure and/or modification, includes, but is not limited to, ballast tanks, wake plates, wake wedges, and any other wake-enhancing capa- bilities, within 200 feet or less of the shoreline, docks, piers, and boathouses...” The resolution headed to the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) on October 19 where a subcom- mittee reviewed it and brought it to a Board meeting for discus- sion. “No formal action was taken by the Board during last Thurs- day’s DGIF board meeting. After hearing public comment on the resolution the Board di- rected staff to review the mat- ter, develop a plan to work with the stake holders, and to report back by the next board meeting, which will be January 11, 2017,” VDGIF spokesman Lee Walker told L&T recently. At the January meeting the VDGIF Board will decide wheth- er or not to recommend the resolution for regulation amend- ment consideration. If the VDGIF votes to make the resolution a regulation amend- ment it would then go to the Virginia legislature for a vote. Once approved as a state law it would supersede any local set back regulation. In Louisa, Cuckoo District Su- pervisor Willie Gentry brought the resolution and initial motion to the Board at its June meeting after it had been approved by the Lake Anna Advisory Com- mittee (LAAC) on June 29 (six for, one recused), however the motion did not garner a second so the initial motion was not voted upon. Louisa County Administrator Christian Goodwin commented on the Acton by neighboring Spotsylvania County: “Ensur- ing that one person’s enjoyment of a public-use facility does not impact the enjoyment of others is one of the most demanding challenges for local govern- ment. The [Louisa] Board of Supervisors considered related legislation last year. The state’s Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ position on the issue should be forthcoming.” The LAAC Wake Surfing Sub- committee chaired by Jean McCormick, also of the Navi- gation and Safety Subcommit- tee, worked for months on the ordinance recommendation listening to homeowners, boat- ers and wake surfers before the final draft was written. Lake Anna Civic Association (LACA) Vice President Doug Smith, himself on the LAAC Wake Surfing Subcommittee, supports the new 100/200 set back and notes, so does the LACA. “After a lengthy review of op- tions to deal with this problem, the LACA Board of Directors voted unanimously to support a setback requirement of 200 ft for wake surfing and 100 ft for all other towed sports. We support everyone’s right to use the lake, whether they are in a canoe or a wake surfing boat. We believe the 200/100 ft requirement pro- vides a solution that significantly enhances safety on the water for everyone while presenting a minimum of restrictions.” Editor’s Note: Attempts to con- tact wake surfing representa- tives were made for this article. Review By Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries Leads To Request For More Consideration Lake Anna Business Partnership LKA