Lancaster tethers No Wake Zone request until February

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—The Lancaster board of supervisors on Thursday, December 15, tabled a request to establish a No Wake Zone on a portion of Taylors Creek.

As requested on an application submitted by Dr. Richard Wineland, a buoy marking the proposed No Wake Zone would be placed where the Western Branch of Taylors Creek and Taylors Creek meet. Supervisor Bill Lee made the motion to table because “our staff needs to do a deeper dive into the safety and erosion issues.” Supervisor Ernest Palin agreed, saying he heard good arguments from both sides. The motion passed in a 4-1 vote with Craig Giese, William Smith, Palin and Lee voting in favor and Jason Bellows voting against. The board will revisit the issue at the February 23 meeting.

Board approval is the first step in the decision-making process. County administrator Don Gill said, “The Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) has the final say on this. They can approve, modify, or deny it.” He added that the board approved three other requests since….

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