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Page 4A - The News - Friday, July 22, 2016 :er au mo "g in Special to The News ATHENS-The Board of Directors of the Ath- ens Municipal Water Authority (AMWA) held its monthly meet- ing July 13. A Lake Athens resi- dent recently expressed concern over boating traffic on Lake Athens and fees for public boat ramp users. AMWA General Counsel told the Board of Direc- tors that Lake Athens is a public Texas lake. Therefore, AMWA must follow Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) code for regu- lating recreational ac- tivities. A water district is not allowed to charge a fee for holding a fish- ing tournament at the lake. The district also may not restrict the number of boats on the lake except for public safety reasons. Lake Inspector and Lake Patrol Officer Bill Magee will retire at the end of the summer boat- ing season after eight years with AMWA. Ma- gee is a retired Texas Game Warden and has worked with residents on numerous construc- tion projects and met countless others while patrolling and fishing. Executive Director Bill Casey presented the Board of Directors with a budget proposal for the new fiscal year, Oct. 2016 through Sept. 2017. The proposal in- cludes a four-wheel- drive patrol truck, a four-wheeler to inspect properties and changes to the employee retire- ment program. The Board of Direc- tors approved holding a hearing for next year's tax rate. The public hearing will take place during the Aug. 10 board meeting, The currently proposed tax rate will be unchanged from last year ($0.119729/$100 valuation). TPWD conducted their annual vegetation survey of Lake Ath- ens last month. They reported that the alli- gatorweed seems to be responding well to the flea beetles that were released in 2014. It has a smaller footprint than last year. The report says that no hydrilla was visible from the surface, so no treatment is advised at this time. TPWD says that the native plant commu- nity is very healthy and providing an excellent fishery. The surveying biologist noted recent aquatic vegetation re- moval. TPWD regulates all vegetation in Lake Athens. No vegeta- tion removal, including manual/mechanical and chemical removal, can take place on the lake without approval from the TPWD field office in Tyler. For informa- tion about submitting a vegetation removal plan, call the field office at (903) 566-2161. There has never been a better time banki.'ng . relauonshlps with First State Bank. Drop b), and dsit with Ju& today. 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