Letter: Water district seeking public’s ideas
The Logan County Water Conservancy District (LCWCD) wants to thank all of the members of the community who came out to our recent public open house. The turnout was fantastic and we are very excited to have so many engaged members of our community taking in active role in helping us as we move the LCWCD on its new path forward.
As many of your readers are aware, LCWCD has been hard at work restructuring the organization, including expanding our communications efforts, re-imaging, creating a new mission statement and most importantly finalizing a master plan for court approval so that we may begin work on projects. The original plan for the LCWCD was to create a 131-foot-high and 3,800-foot-long dam across the Pawnee one mile north of where the creek passes Colorado Highway 14 and although the original dam is still part of the soon to be finalized master plan, the LCWCD is looking to expand the scope of potential projects for consideration.
The district’s main priority is to protect the citizens and property of Logan County from flooding and to promote the responsible development of conservation and recreational activities within the District’s boundaries. We accomplish this through planning, prevention, maintenance and mitigation projects all while working in concert with our community partners. That is why we want your input during the creation of our new master plan.
We are currently soliciting ideas for projects that can be included in our master plan. The master plan will establish the future projects that the LCWCD may participate in as a lead stakeholder or potentially providing some financial assistance to ensure the completion of the appropriate project(s). After internal consideration and public input, the master plan will ultimately be submitted to the Logan County District Court for review and approval.
In order to gather input from our community partners we have been meeting with county and municipal employees and officials, but we also hope to hear from our neighbors and citizens of Logan County. In order to do this, we have launched our newly designed website and have revitalized our Facebook page. If you have an idea that you’d like to be included in the Logan County Water Conservancy District’s master plan let us know at http://www.logancountywcd.org/project-consideration/ or you can reach us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Logan-County-Water-Conservancy-District-194821543880292/. We will be accepting input till May 1.
Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to hearing from all of you.
General Manager, Logan County Water Conservancy District