Bayside CDD Actions: Emergency Permit from SFWMD to pump Water from Lake/Marsh Areas

The Bayside CDD was granted an emergency temporary permit by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to pump water out of the lakes and marsh areas of Pelican Landing (pump will be located at the end of Black Rush Court in Longlake adjacent to Cypress Island).  The pump will run continuously (24/7) for several days and will remain in place until the threat from additional storm conditions passes.  We are taking this measure to reduce the volume of water in the lakes and marsh areas prior to the continued rainfall expected this coming week. Pumping water from the area identified is expected to control the water levels of the Longlake and Waterside neighborhoods and allow them to drain more quickly.  The contractor has agreed to install a temporary housing at the pump to help reduce the amount of noise that will result from the pump/generator.

We will provide additional information regarding the efficacy of this effort as it evolves.  We recognize the threat posed by the weather forecast for early this coming week.

As previously reported the Bayside CDD had a company dive the lakes and wetlands interconnecting pipes and outfall structures in the problem portions of the community on Thursday morning, September 19th.  All facilities were clean and flowing.

Our engineers are reviewing specific areas to ensure the drainage structure elevations are set properly and the pipe sizing is correct.  The Bayside CDD will address these engineering studies to evaluate and act on preventative measures to assure this will not occur under similar rainfall conditions in the future.

Supervisors Bayside Community Development District
• Walter McCarthy – Chair
• Marvin Hancock – Vice Chair
• James Patterson
• Bernie Cramer
• John Crew

Management Company:  Wrathell, Hunt and Associates, LLC
Chuck Adams
Email: adamsc@whhassociates.com
Tel:  239-464-7114

Cleo Crismond
Email: crismondc@whhassociates.com
Tel:  239-989-2939

This afternoon the CDD asked the PLCA to send a blast email to the residents as soon as possible to inform the entire community of these actions.  We hope this will help to relieve some of the anxiety and fear residents feel due to current conditions and the forecast for yet more rains this coming week.

2 thoughts on “Bayside CDD Actions: Emergency Permit from SFWMD to pump Water from Lake/Marsh Areas

  1. After receiving the PLCA e-mail on this issue I sent the PLCA the following resonse:
    SOLVING A PROBLEM IS ALWAYS BETTER THAT JUST DESCRIBING THE PROBLEM.

    I UNDERSTAND THE PLCA’S JURISDICTION BUT THIS ISSUE GOES BEYONE THAT. THE PLCA REPRESENTS THE RESIDENTS OF THE ASSOCIATION AND WHEN A SERIOUS PROBLEM ARISES THAT AFFECTS MANY RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY VALUES I WOULD THINK THAT THE PLCA BOARD WOULD USE ITS VOICE AND POSITION TO SPEAK FOR THE RESIDENTS AND OFFER ASSISTANCE TO THOSE WHO CAN HELP . UNFORTUNATELY, CONCERN FOR THE RESIDENTS’ PROBLEMS APPEARS ABSENT FROM YOUR MESSAGE AS IT LEAVES A NEGATIVE MESSAGE OF “IT’S NOT THE PLCA’S PROBLEM IT’S THE CDD’S”. ATTITUDE IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF RESPONSIBILITY.
    RAY EIFLER, HERON POINT

  2. Good job on moving them to do something. Hope they use the information to adjust their drainage capacity to higher levels. I was more than a bit concerned about alligators joining us for dinner on the lanai!

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