Last night, October 26, we had an exciting Board of Directors meeting for Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake. Special guests were Michele Jacoby, Director of the Bureau of Engineering for the PA Fish and Boat Commission (PAFBC), Tim Schaeffer, PAFBC Director of Policy and Planning, Kathleen Gunnell from Senator Eichelberger's office, and Joel Black from Representative Topper's staff.
Mr. Schaeffer gave us the following pieces of good news. The design engineer was selected the same day as our board meeting. Also, Assuming a structurally balanced this year and next, the funding is approved for the construction phase. The Governor has released the funds for the repair of Meadow Grounds Lake and 11 other lakes, largely due to the efforts of FOMGL. As the selection of the engineer and the release of the funds have been our main immediate goals since we met our goal of raising $100,000 was met, this news was wonderful to hear.
Ms. Jacoby gave a detailed and informative presentation on the status of the repairs to the dam and spillway at Meadow Grounds Lake. She outlined steps that would need to be taken to stop the excess seeping from the dam and to increase the capacity of the spillway. The next step is the design firm's approved schedule, which is expected by spring, 2016.
FOMGL is not satisfied with the pace of the process. However, we are encouraged by the information provided by Tim Schaeffer and Michele Jacoby. PAFBC has assured us of their commitment to Meadow Grounds Lake. We will continue to maintain a positive working relationship with the PAFBC, Senator Eichelberger, and Representative Topper to bring back our beloved lake as quickly as possible.


Monday, October 26, 2015 will be a highly informative meeting of the Board of Directors of Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake.  Guests will be Tim Schaeffer and Michele Jacoby (Director of the Bureau of Engineering) for the PA Fish and Boat Commission, Senator John Eichelberger, and Representative Jesse Topper.  Come out at 6:00 pm to the Community State Bank in McConnellsburg.  You don't want to miss it!