Lower Lake’s Dam Restoration, November 19, 2013-14

Plugging the Old Spillway Pipe, November 19, 2013Now that the new spillway pipe and emergency spillway were in place and inspected, it was time to remove the temporary spillway pipe  and compact the clay where the pipe had been installed. It was time for the old spillway to be plugged with cement under the watchful… More Lower Lake’s Dam Restoration, November 19, 2013-14

Lower Lake’s Dam Restoration, Part 8, 2013

Inspection of the Emergency Spillway November 18, 2013Medina County Engineers Inspector Metz stands in the emergency spillway for his inspection. This is a close up of the emergency spillway on which the rest of the work for the installation will be done. This photo is of the hooded inlet spillway pipe and its relationship to… More Lower Lake’s Dam Restoration, Part 8, 2013

Lower Lake’s Dam Restoration, Part 6, 2013

November 9th Progress on the Dam RestorationBright and early, Kodiak was on-site to begin the removal of the original vertical spillway pipe. Temporary Lake Spillway InstalledKodiak is about to install the temporary spillway.  With the many springs that feed the lower lake from the ravines on either end of the lake bringing in a constant… More Lower Lake’s Dam Restoration, Part 6, 2013

Lower Lake’s Restoration, Part 4, 2013

January, February, 2013Emails flew back and forth between myself and Kodiak, the Lot 9 owner, Matrix Engineering, John Matricardi, Dan Willhoite of Medina County Engineers, and of course, my attorney, David Riehl as the dam restoration plans were refined for approval.  Finally February, 28th the plans were declared acceptable and were mailed to me in… More Lower Lake’s Restoration, Part 4, 2013

Lower Lake’s Restoration, Part 1

Learning of a Problem, April, 2012When my neighbor picked me up from the Cleveland Hopkins Airport on April 17th, he mentioned that the lower lake had overflowed onto West River Road earlier in the Spring.  Puzzled, April 18th I contacted Mr. Dale Vassal, Liverpool Township Maintenance Supervisor whether the lake had overflowed onto West River Road. … More Lower Lake’s Restoration, Part 1

Lot 10 Electricity Undergrounded, 2009

Electric Transformer/Switch box Prior to the undergrounding of the electric conduit to carry service to the transformer/switch box for Lots 10 and 11, I had contacted Mr. William Schuester of Ohio Edison/First Energy Corp. regarding moving the electric service from its original supply path across the lower lake, up the hill to a utility pole… More Lot 10 Electricity Undergrounded, 2009