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This website belongs to Lake Asbury Municipal Service Benefit District (LAMSBD), a Florida Special District with taxing authority over all lake lot property on Lake Asbury, South Lake Asbury & Lake Ryan as defined by the Charter.

LAMSBD MISSION

Our mission is to maintain the lakes and dams per the Charter for the benefit and enjoyment of the lake residents.

LAMSBD News

Melody Pickens, Secretary, LAMSBD

 

ALLIGATORS: It is the time of year when alligators are on the move and may be seen

in our lakes. They normally come and go, as they search for mates. District

residents have asked the LAMSBD board how to stop alligators from entering the

lakes. The Curator of the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Ms. Gen Anderson, says that

the only way to stop them from getting in is to erect sturdy fencing around the

entire lake. Even that may not be enough because alligators are good climbers and

can also dig underneath fences.

Remember that in Florida, it is illegal to kill or harass alligators; alligators may only

be harvested under special licenses and permits issued by the Florida Fish and

Wildlife Conservation Commission. If you have a nuisance alligator in your area, you

can call the Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP) 866-FWC-GATOR (866-

392-4286). SNAP does not consider an alligator a nuisance unless it is over eight

feet long or it is showing aggressive behavior.

Mowing of the dams will resume soon.

Nutria have been spotted on the lakes. Nutria are large, semi-aquatic rodents,

native the South America. The impact of Nutria on our lakes will be addressed in

 

upcoming LAMSBD meetings.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

July 9th, 2018 

Click Here for Agenda

Future Meeting Dates:

July 2, 2018   Rescheduled to July 9 ,2018

August 6, 2018

September 10, 2018 ( 2nd Monday due to Labor Day Holiday)

 

Board Seats

Chair & Seat #1: Carl Kocher
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Secretary: Diane Walker
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Treasurer & Seat #6: vacant
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Seat #2: Cooper Murphy
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Seat #3: DeAnn Bjornson
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Seat #4: vacant
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Seat #5: Rob Bowmaster
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Seat #7: David Bush
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Seat #8: Cynthia Clark
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Seat #9: Ginny Stibolt
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Dredging

Lake Asbury dredging project

In 2006 Dredge America was hired to perform the tasks associated with the dredging of both the South Lake and North Lake.  The South Lake had the greatest need for dredging for many reasons including the runoff from the dirt roads--the roads have now been paved by the county.

The LAMSBD board extended the project to include all the fingers on the North Lake when the first part of the project came in under budget.  We'd never have a better opportunity than when the dredging crew was on hand.

The spoils were been deposited and managed on the lot behind the firehouse on Branscomb Rd. and the resulting dirt was sold to partially off-set the cost of the project.

Dredge America in Lake Asbury -- the north lake.  Photo by Stibolt

Working a finger on the north lake--the spoils are pumped through the black pipe to a containment lot.

Clearing clay from the rotor.

In addition to clay in some of these fingers, stumps were ground up and removed.  Note the large piece of stump on the dock. This means that the fingers in the lake are now deeper than their original level.

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