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Lake Robinson enhancements made, Cunningham rate is cut

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Lake Robinson has had some improvements made in preparation to the peak recreation season.
 

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Lake Robinson has had some improvements made in preparation to the peak recreation season.

 

The Lake Cunningham shelter fee has been reduced while improvements to Lake Robinson has the park ready for the biggest usage time of the year.

Greer Commission of Public Works commissioners approved a $50 daily rate, down from $75, the past year for Lake Cunningham’s shelter. It has been rented only once this year.

Rates for the large and small shelter at Lake Robinson remain the same – $150 / large and $75 / small.

Ken Holliday, CPW Human Resource officer, told commissioners Monday of several enhancements completed at Lake Robinson:

• Replaced old picnic tables with concrete slabs under tables

• Replaced old grills

• Replaced old boat house by launch

• Sealed and striped parking lot

• Replace pier decking and side rails on fishing pier and floating docks (later 2016)

• Replaced exposed decking and side rails on exposed portion of large shelter (later 2016).

• Lake Cunningham had pier decking and side rails replaced.

Annual boat permits increased to 1,186 in 2015 (21 percent) compared to 981 permits in 2014.

“The improvements made to Lake Robinson really look nice,” General Manager Jeff Tuttle said. “We’ve reinvested the money we made from the lakes.”

CPW raised shelter rates for the first time in 18 years in 2004 and the current structure was approved for Oct. 1, 2014.

• Fredia Snow was unanimously approved as Secretary to the Board of Commissioners.

Lake Robinson has approximately 800 acres over a pristine lake facing the Blue Ridge Mountains. Lake Cunningham has about 200 acres.

 

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