COMMODORE’S UPDATE

Just a quick update.

The dock committee has one bid still out. They are hoping to get that back anytime. We also still have bids out for all the electric work. Once we get those then we can start the process of working the contractors down on the price.

We will have the general membership meeting as soon as we can. This is a very important time in DCYC history. I want to make sure we fully review everything and be assured that you are being presented with the best options.

Sorry it  is taking longer than we like, sometimes you can only push so hard. Continue to hang in a little longer.

— Leland


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PER JOHN LUSK: JIB CRANE IS BACK ONLINE!!

The jib crane has been fully checked out and is ready for use.

All crane rules apply.

      • Use of crane pads must be requested online, approved and entered into the Crane Calendar.
      • One exception: no use of H frame for strap lift without the express approval by me or Randall.

— John Lusk


AS OF AUGUST 25, PER THE COMMODORE

I have been asked many questions over the past couple of weeks. I will fill everyone in. Maybe it will answer some of the same concerns  you have.

I will be general when talking about the construction of the docks. I will defer to Tim Johnson; he and the dock committee know much more about that than I do.

First of all, things are becoming clearer by the day. We should be able to have a board mtg next week to formalize a plan to bring to membership.

Questions I have been asked:

  1. Why don’t we just take the insurance money and replace 1-3 repairing 4 and 5?

First, we got the maximum amount our policy provides for the docks, 502,237.00. The cost to rebuild 1-3 is over 650k.This does not include electric or water. This will run at least another 25k. In the opinion of the docks guys 4 and 5 are not repairable.

2.   Are my dues going up?

Again, the BOG has not approved any increase. I would think a modest $15.00-20.00 per month increase will be proposed.

3.   Did we have insurance for things other than the dock?

Yes, we had insurance on all the boats, crane and 100K in debris removal. As I have posted in the past, we have been paid back for crane rental, bolts, line, chain, dumpsters, labor (including volunteer hours) and misc. other expenses. We still have around 60K that we will collect on this part of the policy.

4.   Will I have the same slip as before?

Let me address a few dock items. As I said the more technical parts I will leave to Tim.

  • Overall the docks will be the same. We have allotted for a few extra slips that the club will own. We have talked about renting those out. With the new layout it will bring us to the maximum number of slips allowed by the Corps.
  • Should we sign a contract mid-September, it will be about 8-10 weeks before we have docks.
  • As for the anchoring, warranty, material and general harbor questions, Tim will address those.
  • One other thing I will add: Patterson, Beck, Kraft, Meek and Johnson have spent hours discussing, drawing, thinking and questioning each other. I have been at the meetings. They have tried to think of every possible situation. They have bounced hundreds of ideas around. We are in very good hands.

Going forward, we have a big decision to make: Replace all 5 docks? We can certainly do that. We have been approved by the bank. We can get the money and spread it out without impacting the membership dues hardly at all. We can somehow borrow enough money to replace 1-3 and somehow fix and band-aid 4 and 5. Regardless of what we do, borrowing some money will be necessary. The good news is that we will have a vote and the membership will decide.

Remember we are shooting for 9-12 general membership mtg….


AS OF AUGUST 22, PER THE COMMODORE

Here is how we stand as of today…  As most of you know we have settled  with the insurance company. They have agreed to pay the maximum amount of our policy. We hired a clean up crew to dispose of the steel part of the old docks that were on the shore. We still have a ton to remove and dispose of, but things are improving.

  • We now have access to Docks 4, 5 and 6 from the shore.
  • The jib crane is being serviced next.

I will keep you updated on the progress.

As for the dock rebuild:  The dock committee has narrowed down the process to two companies. We have sent in detailed plan  with a similar layout to what we had. The condition of Docks 4 and 5 has made us have to get prices to replace those also. We want to make sure that we cover all the bases.
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Please keep 9-12-15 open for a special membership meeting. We are shooting for that date to present the plan the board has approved.
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In the meantime, we are setting up a forum on the web page to ask the dock committee questions in advance. Tim Johnson has agreed to monitor that section and address questions and comments from you. The dock committee has thought of hundreds of problems and concerns over this process. I continue to think we are in great hands with these guys.
As you know, you may contact me anytime to voice your concerns…
Leland Morris

Lake Lewisville is back below 525′

Water levels just dropped below 525′, placing us seven feet under flood pool and only three feet over conservation pool.

We last saw 527′ on May 9, 2015.

Between August 9 and August 20, water levels have dropped two feet at an average of 2.18 inches a day.

Lake Level:   524.98′

Feet above Conservation Pool:   2.98′

Feet over Flood Pool:   -7.02′

Corps is releasing 4,729 cubic feet per second

hydro chart 08-20

AS OF AUGUST 17, PER THE COMMODORE

Just wanted everyone to know… We are still waiting on the insurance company.  We are starting to dial it up a bit with them.  Still do not think we have any issues. We just need to get it done. Dock committee is still in the  final stages of nailing down the rebuild project. Hope to have more details in a day or so. I just wanted to keep everyone in the loop….

 

AS OF AUGUST 12, PER THE COMMODORE

Just wanted to keep everyone in the loop…

We are still waiting on the final word from the insurance company.  It has been sent to an engineer the insurance company has hired. We are thinking we will hear anytime. 

The dock committee has narrowed the choice down to two companies.  The final plans have been submitted, and we are trying to have a meeting with each company the first of next week.

We are hopeful that we can present the plan to the board on the 22nd. I am still hopeful we can have a membership meeting on the 29th.

I just want everybody to know, they are not waiting on us. If you have been by the club in past few days, you will have noticed that we started taking the docks apart that were pulled up on shore. We have filled one 30 yard dumpster and another is on the way.  We should get the trash picked up by this weekend.

Just hang in there… 

 

AS OF AUGUST 9, NOON:

Water levels reached 527′, placing us five feet under flood pool and five feet over conservation pool.

We last saw 527′ on May 10, 2015.

Note that the speed at which the water is receding has increased. Between July 20 and August 4, water levels have dropped only 1.13 inches a day on average. Between August 1 and August 9, that waters have dropped 1.85 inches a day on average.

Lake Level: 527.00′

Feet above Conservation Pool: 5.00′

Feet over Flood Pool: -5.00′

Corps is releasing 4,793 cubic feet per second

 527

AS OF AUGUST 7, PER LISA WILDER

RIDES TO MOORED BOATS/SLIPS ARE AVAILABLE AS FOLLOWS*:

*Times may change due to availability of drivers and boats.

Saturday, August 8: 12 – 3 PM

Sunday, August 9:        12 – 6 PM

We need volunteers to man the Ferry Boat for the following shifts:

Friday, August 14: 6-9 PM

Saturday, August 15: 12-3 PM,  3-6 PM,  and 6-9 PM

Sunday, August 16: 12-3 PM, and 3-6 PM

Please call Mike Butcher(214-973-3032) or John Lusk(214-801-3613if you can volunteer or have questions.

USE MARINE RADIO CHANNEL 69 ON PATIO TO CALL FERRY BOAT CAPTAIN

 

AS OF AUGUST 5, PER THE COMMODORE:

I just wanted to update everyone on the latest information we have…

  1. We have sent copies of the bids we have to replace the docks to the insurance company.  I would think we should hear from them the end of the week or first of next week. We did receive our check for the amount we previously submitted. Again as I have said before, we do not expect any issues with the insurance company. However, until it is done it’s not…
  2. The dock committee had a meeting  Monday. They have come up with a list of questions for each company that has sent us a proposal. They are in the process of getting those questions answered. They are taking great care in the process. They want to make sure that when they recommend a solution it is the best one possible.
  3. We have ordered a engineer report on the soil in the harbor. Again we want to make sure the anchoring system chosen will work best with the soil conditions. 
  4. If you have not  been to the club in a couple of weeks, you may not know that some of the old docks are now on land by the dry storage.We had someone starting to remove the debris. The person we had decided it was a little to much for him. We are looking for someone to replace him. We will get the old stuff out as quick as we can. 

I want everyone to know that we have plan.It is not moving as quickly as we would like. Most things do not. 

Our time line is this: We are thinking that the dock committee will have a recommendation to the board by the 22nd. We will know more in the next week or so. If that does occur, we would have the membership meeting on the 29th of this month. 

Appreciate everyone being patient. Please keep going to the web for updates. This is all subject to change depending us getting the information.

 

AS OF AUGUST 4, 8 AM:

Water levels dipped below 528 this morning, putting us more than four feet below flood pool.

Between July 4 and August 4, lake levels dropped 5.39 feet,  an average of 2.11 inches per day.

Note that the speed at which the water is receding has slowed significantly. Since July 20, water levels have dropped only 1.13 inches a day on average.

Lake Level:  527.95′

Feet above Conservation Pool:  5.95′

Feet over Flood Pool:  -4.05′

Corps is releasing 4,827 cubic feet per second

2015 08 water levels graph

 

AS OF AUGUST 1, PER LISA WILDER:

RIDES TO MOORED BOATS/SLIPS ARE AVAILABLE AS FOLLOWS*:

*Times may change due to availability of drivers and boats.

Saturday, August 1: 11 – 6 PM

Sunday, August 2:        3 – 6 PM

We need volunteers to man the Ferry Boat for the following shifts:

Friday, August 7: 6-9 PM

Saturday, August 8: 12-3 PM,  3-6 PM,  and 6-9 PM

Sunday, August 9: 12-3 PM, and 3-6 PM

Please call Mike Butcher(214-973-3032) or John Lusk(214-801-3613if you can volunteer or have questions.

USE MARINE RADIO CHANNEL 69 ON PATIO TO CALL FERRY BOAT CAPTAIN