April 25, 2012
REP. RYAN ANNOUNCES EXPECTED
BONDING APPROVAL FOR DAM WORK IN LEBANON
State Representative Kevin Ryan announced that the State Bond Commission is expected to approve funding for work at Savin Lake Dam in his district. As part of a total $1.15 million statewide water control upgrade, this funding will be used to finance survey and repairs to Savin Lake Dam in Lebanon. The State Bond Commission meets Friday, April 27, 2012 in Room 1E at 10:30 a.m.
“The dam repairs make sense financially and environmentally,” said Rep. Ryan. “Waiting to repair the dams will cost taxpayers even more money and this properly maintained resource protects local residents and property from potential damage.”
The funding will be used to finance the design of repairs to the state-owned dams that have been determined to be high or significant hazards.
The work at Savin Lake Dam will include investigation and design of needed repairs. In 2008, a consultant was hired to inspect all 260 state owned dams and prioritize the order of repairs. This dam is next on the list to be repaired. It is possible the dam could be removed instead of repaired depending on the further investigation.
Any repairs are anticipated to begin following Memorial Day.
Rep. Ryan is in his 10th term serving the 139th House District.