The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
calls the Zwigards to account

See below
copy of an email from the USACE; links to the project application, easement, and photots of the result.

Please note:

The Zwigards' easement did not permit them to "stockpile" anything in our park!

Yet they have turned our village lake access into a pile of rocks, rubble, and debris.

Their project was to have been completed in one day.

They received no permission to experiment on public land.

The project, as described in their permit application, has failed and been abandoned.

They should be required to clean up their mess now!

----- Original Message -----
From: Kassler, Joseph E LRB
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 1:43 PM
Subject: Zwigard Project

Good Afternoon Ms. Holland,

I was provided your information by Maggie Crawford of our Auburn Field Office.  I researched our records on Mr. Zwigard's project and contacted him yesterday.

Mr. Zwigard informed me that the stone and broken concrete stockpiled along the shoreline is meant to be over-bedding for the waterlines he is installing in the lake.  His application specified that the waterlines would be affixed to the lake bed by cables and anchors; however, Mr. Zwigard states that the insulation on the waterlines provide too much buoyancy, and he does not believe the cable/anchor system by itself will suffice, so he is proposing to bury the waterlines under a layer of broken stone and concrete.

Mr. Zwigard's Corps permit does not authorize this portion of the work, and he will need to submit a request to us to either modify his existing permit, or receive separate authorization for the discharge of material needed to bury the waterlines.  Mr. Zwigard understands he cannot do that work until we clear it, but in the meantime he will probably continue with the authorized portions of his installation.

Thank you for your interest in the Corps of Engineers Regulatory program, and if I may provide any further information to you, please feel free to call, email, or write to me.

Joe K.

Joseph E. Kassler
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Monitoring & Enforcement
1776 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14207-3199

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