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MPR water system near capacity

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By David Tuma, Publisher

A Water Master Plan is being developed by BSP Engineers for Morgan’s Point Resort. The water system of MPR is near capacity and a plan must be presented to the state. BSP presented the proposed plan to the council Tuesday night and they will vote on it next month.
The plan develops over a 20 year period. The greatest need is a ground storage tank to be built in 2017. The 150,000 gallon tank will be built on Lake Forrest Drive.  Water mixing improvements needs to be completed this year. Currently the tanks have to be mixed by hand, so to speak. The water system has issues as it stands now.
A 12 inch water transmission line is proposed to run to Camp Kachina, where future development is planned to take place.
Two more water storage tanks are proposed to be built in 2025 and 2035.
The council approved a motion for an Interlocal Agreement with the Temple Fire Department and the minutes from the February meetings.
MPR is in compliance with racial profiling. Police Chief Fred Churchill gave a report at the meeting.
The MPR Fire Department is working on a program to reduce the ISO rating by the state. Lowering the rate reduces the insurance rates for homeowners.
Hackberry Court water line extension is ongoing. Sidewalks at the Marina should be completed in March. Code Enforcement has had 21 corrections of 33 complaints this year.
The Fire Department responded to 61 calls in February.
The Valentine Fireman’s Ball raised over $9,000. Structure fires for the month were six.
New basketball goals were ordered for Kiddie Land Park. The Easter egg hunt will be held March 26th at 10 a.m. at Ansay Park.
The Police Department made arrest in a drug raid off of Buttercup Loop. Over 300 marijuana plants were seized. MPR Police Department assisted the Sheriff’s office with a shooting on Buck Lane. A weapon was taken out of an unlocked vehicle on N. Starboard Drive. Police found multiple weapons in a wooded area off of Beachcomber Drive. Another Temple resident was arrested on warrants during a traffic stop.