Chelsea Lake Gets Needed Support 9/8/17
The Chelsea Lake Dam is one step closer to receiving the maintenance needed to assure that the lake remains as a vital destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The DNR has mandated that tests and maintenance must be done on the dam. When talks of forming a lake association failed, some county board members suggested eliminating the Chelsea Lake dam. After much discussion, the Taylor County board of supervisors voted to take ownership of the dam from the Chelsea Conservation Club.
The dam at Chelsea Lake which is titled to the conservation club is land locked. Adjacent land owners Randy and Steve Meyer have worked with officials to develop an easement which would provide access to the dam by driving across their land. The easement was reviewed by the committee paragraph by paragraph.
The Meyer brothers agreed that they would invest just under $9,000 to build an 1100 foot roadway through the center of their farm field to a point near the dam where the county would pay just over $2,000 to complete a connecting road approximately 275 feet to the dam. The committee voted to proceed with finalizing the easement with Mayer Farms. Committee member Mike Bub commended everyone involved in the negotiations to save the lake and dam and called the easements a “Great Solution”.