With reference to Richard Backs’ recent letter, I would like to add that while I have written letters to this newspaper for years, on various subjects relating to the town and council, I have also attended multiple open houses regarding the town’s future, have participated in focus groups to help determine our direction, have spoken to many councillors and mayors over the years regarding various issues, and attended a few council meetings, while my household has provided volunteer time and effort in various ways. At 68 years of age, I believe my time to run for council has past.
That said, I still believe that the lake level should be lowered, and that the 781-11 intersection is wrong.
I have spoken to many people, including current councillors regarding the lake level, and have personally seen the level rise over the 50+ years that I have been around Sylvan Lake. The research clearly shows that the lake level is higher than it has ever been, and eyewitness reports of the changes to the outlet system over the last 25 or so years lead me to a simple conclusion.
If we want a beach, if we want trees to stop falling into the lake as the shore erodes, if we want buildings such as toilets to cease having their foundations eaten away, we simply need to lower the level of the lake.
G. Brooke Carter,