East Lexington's Dam

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Should the East Lexington low-head dam be removed within 5 years?

Yes
27
68%
No
13
33%
 
Total votes: 40

Anonymoose
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Sweetness

Postby Anonymoose » 2007 Sep 20 22:35

Hey, I think Sweetness is an imposter - exercising the sarcastic side of their brain while appearing dim. I hope so, anyway! :lol:

harleygrl35
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Re: Sweetness

Postby harleygrl35 » 2007 Sep 21 08:43


Pro Bono
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Postby Pro Bono » 2007 Sep 22 14:08

Lis73 Chuck has become bullit proof . Actually the has started laughing at the sickening comments that have been posted, but I know they have hurt. They hurt me.He finds the ignorance entertaining now. Chuck doesn't argue his point in these forums but has presented facts concerning low head dams.This is business with him now and he is addressing the dam as business.He tries to remove his personal loss and feelings in this issue , but at times they do float in.He is human. After Charles memorial service at Jordans Park, Chuck hugged me as we bid farewell looked me in the eye and said " No Other Child Will Die At That Dam " Regards, Pro Bono

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Postby Stonewall » 2007 Sep 22 14:32

I have renamed the individual who changed username to be very similar to that of another, and have deleted postings that related to that confusion.

I have also eliminated the option to change one's username, at least for the time being. If you need to change your username, make a request by email to me and I will do so provided it is not misleadingly similar to that of another user.
Thanks for your posts! Stonewall, your administrator ... just an "empty suit."

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Postby resigned » 2007 Sep 22 16:26

Thanks Stonewall for making the change. It doesn't take much to get me confused.

As for Chuck Volpe. I don't know him but have found all his postings to be very intelligent, sensitive and have also felt for him. I have found in life there are just some people who have forgot what the word civility means.

Here's hoping and praying that the kind of postings will stop. People can have their opinions but need to be understanding of others.

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Postby Pro Bono » 2007 Sep 22 18:03

Liz, I originally came to this forum at Chuck's invite. BTW now you know who I am. My purpose in this paricular "After The Dam Forum" is to see,discuss and to promote some constructive ideas about the future of the Dam and Jordan's Park. Yesterday, I called a old colleague of mine at Disney Cruise Line, to find out what companies design, build,maintain their water recreational sites onboard and shoreside. NOW, everyone hold on Micky is not coming to Lexington !!No Mega Water Worlds OK ? Micro, Micro. I wanted company names or if Disney has in house architects, designers that create, build and maintain their water facilities. I thought of Disney as their safty record is impeccable. I havn't shared this with Chuck yet. It was a IDEA. That's what this forum is about ideas and the future.

I know many of you have lived in Lexington all your lives, if not the majority. It's your HOME TOWN. I feel the same about mine as you do. I wish I could spray my Hometown with Freon and freeze it in time. But, I got older and more changes occured as I unfortunaltly aged. BUT I saw the city fathers zone and hold everything to a acceptable leval,including taxes. Chuck isn't a one man band here. Come on guys jump in with some ideas. Liz thanks for giving my Bro some TLC. But do remember Volpe in Italian means Fox. Where were you when I got divorced ? My Attorney didn't hug me. But my friend Chuck was always there with his friendship and advice. OK, finished with the mushy stuff.

Now we all have a little bit of child still left in us some more than others. I was or have been accussed of the Peter Pan Syndrome ( refers to grown men who don't grow up). So let that imagination combined with your life experiences come up with some ideas. Lets make this forum one for positive and shared thoughts and ideas. And please dont anyone start with Disney is coming to town. Happy Trails, Pro Bono

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Postby Wise One » 2007 Sep 28 12:41


Pro Bono
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Postby Pro Bono » 2007 Sep 28 17:50


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soveriegn immunity

Postby ChuckVolpe » 2007 Sep 29 04:28


Pro Bono
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Postby Pro Bono » 2007 Sep 29 12:52


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Question about time frame

Postby ChuckVolpe » 2007 Sep 30 00:06


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Thanks

Postby ChuckVolpe » 2007 Sep 30 00:13


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Look at the facts

Postby va_mtn_lvr » 2007 Oct 03 14:02

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Postby kantonburg » 2007 Oct 04 17:00

Chuck,

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I was at Jordan's Point last week for soccer practice and made a comment to my son while sitting on the bench that the the "swimming area" looked dangerous and after reading your site and doing a little bit of research I have to agree there is no gain for that particular dam being there.

harleygrl35
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Postby harleygrl35 » 2007 Oct 06 14:49


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Re: After the Dam

Postby Amy Probenski » 2007 Oct 30 23:14

Chuck Volpe's memorial site for his son has posted the , which includes lots of information.

There are several options for repair, and conversion to a recreational chute, but I think that the best (and cheapest) option is to remove the dam.

:clap: Good riddance.

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Re: After the Dam

Postby mbd52 » 2008 Mar 21 11:58

So... who will be responsible for the accidents that can still happen in the water while tubing or boating? The city? The county? What will be next? Drain the river because someone got bonked on the head when his tube turns over? Or gets a sinus infection from getting a nose full of river water? I don't think this is the answer to anything. Perhaps removing the dam would remove a hazard and an attractive nuisance, but accidents will still happen and that particular spot in the river will be in the news for the next 5 years again.

As for "returning the river to its natural state". Wouldn't that be turning the clock back a hundred years or more? It seems to me that the environmental impact is beyond what any experts can assess.

What about another kind of dam that doesn't suck people under?

How many people have drowned downriver on the James at the intersection of 501 and 130? The warning signs are there in the water and boaters know to stay well away. Yearly, dozens of people tube and canoe from Glasgow to Snowdon and zip through Balcony Falls. The same goes for Goshen Pass. If someone gets hurt or drowns we don't see proposals for fencing off the river.
At Lynchburg and Amherst County the James also flows over an old Mill dam which occasionally claims foolhardy fishermen who try to walk across it. They are subsequently held under the water by the roll of the pounding water below the dam. The answer is not to go there.

I am sorry that Mr. Volpe lost his son is such a dreadful accident. But that is what it was an accident. I haven't seen a case for filling up the quarry hole off of McCorkle Drive. Don't kids dare each other to jump into Quarry holes too? And later their friends claim that the victim knew how to swim, etc...? Some kids try to walk trestles and get across before the train comes. So far no trestles have been dismantled because of the potential for accidents.

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Re: East Lexington's Dam

Postby ChuckVolpe » 2008 Mar 23 09:04

For those of you that have any dog in this fight - please attend the public forum at the high school April 1st - There are several really great speakers and Bill Blatter has several excellent options to present that we came up with that both save the dam and keep the deep water, but take away the danger. Isn't his what everyone wanted?

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Re: After the Dam

Postby Wise One » 2008 Mar 23 15:47

"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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Re: After the Dam

Postby ChuckVolpe » 2008 Mar 23 16:11

Because this is a City Park - proper signage warning of the dangers would suffice in removing the liability from the City. This was missing for many years.


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