Litchfield Buys ADA Dock For Lake Lou


It was a quick meeting for the Litchfield City Council as the aldermen needed just 10 minutes in open session to complete the items before entering into closed session at 6:40 p.m.

Among the nine items that passed was the rewarding of the contract for the ADA floating fishing dock and boat slip at Lake Lou Yaeger, which went to G&H Marine, Inc. for the amount of $79,980.

The majority of the funding, $76,000, for the project came from the Kilton Fund, with FOLLY (Friends of Lake Lou Yaeger) donating an additional $2,500.

Alderman Dwayne Gerl asked if the dock was just for handicap accessible boating. Mayor Steve Dougherty said yes, with exceptions made for those accompanying handicap boaters.

The council also approved an ordinance declaring the lake department 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup as surplus and authorized its disposal by auction.

They also approved the controlled hunting of deer within specified portions of the Lake Lou Yaeger Recreation Area.

Alderman Ray Kellenberger asked how many hunting permits would be allowed. Lake Superintendent Eric Lamb said 10 permits would be awarded for two deer each, but 20 names would be drawn in case anyone in the first 10 only harvests one deer.

The council also approved an ordinance declaring the water plant’s self-contained breathing apparatus as surplus, approved signage from Dynamic Customs in the amount of $525 for the Carnegie Building and approved the purchase of two basic controllers for the wastewater treatment facility at a cost of $4,323.66. Alderman Gerl said that one of the controllers went down and the other is also 20 years old, so they thought it was prudent to get a spare.

The council also approved a motion regulating motorized bicycles in the city. A permit process will be established by the city, which will require owners/operators to agree to obey all traffic laws, including a revocation provision should the operator be found operating the vehicle illegally. All motorized bicycles will also be inspected by a member of the Litchfield Police Department as part of the application process.

The only other items were to accept the minutes from the Aug. 5 meeting and to appoint Katie Cross to fill the unexpired term of Cass Cooper to the Tourism Advisory Committee, both of which passed.

The council will meet again on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Corwin Hall.


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