The White Lake Town Board meeting was postponed from July 12 to July 18 due to a lack of quorum. The first item of business was the announcement of the promotion of Herbert Harris to Sergeant in the Police Department. Bert, as he is known around the lake, had his family in attendance.
The Lake Water Restoration Project was the next topic. Commissioner Tim Blount spoke about how embarrassed he is to have out of town guests see the amount of sludge on the shoreline on the NC 53 side of the lake, specifically between the Sandy Cove community and the two condominium communities. He also questioned the effect of power boats stirring up the bottom of the lake because of less boat traffic this summer.
Gerald Barfield, the owner of Sandy Ridge Campground and RV Park, is planning to develop 300 more sites for the park. He is requesting the town allow him to build a sewer line at his expense and connect to the town’s wastewater system near the Wam Squam Minuteman Store. The town’s engineers have approved the design and determined the town’s system has the needed capacity. A motion to approve the request passed.
Mayor Womble and the Board of Commissioners wanted to show their deep appreciation to Goldston’s Beach for operating a business, providing employment opportunities, and supporting the town’s economic growth and prosperity for 100 years. After passing a motion for the Proclamation, it was presented to Jake Womble.
During the public comments section of the meeting two citizens spoke. Alan Pitttman of Atkinson Road spoke about the water clarity, as he has done every month recently. He continued to question the work of the consultant, Limnosciences. He particularly questioned the value of the reports that the town is receiving from the consultant. Teri Hawley of White Lake Drive shared with the board several comments she had heard criticizing the water clarity and the work of the consultant.