Happy New Year everyone! I hope all of you had a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Years holiday season. It was nice to slow down a bit between Christmas and New Years but I’m ready to get busy again. I will have to agree with what I have always heard, “time really flies when you get OLD”! Where did 2018 go?
As we move into the new year please remember to Thank God for living in this great country of ours, with all our freedoms and wealth we enjoy just by living here. We are very fortunate, and we are looking forward to another good year in 2019.
In case you haven’t heard, Randy Morris is having a huge boat show at the Wedowee Marine South beginning Jan. 23 thru Feb. 3. The restaurant at the Marina will be open all during the show serving food and adult beverages as well as there will be live music on both those Saturday nights. There will be plenty of other vendors at the show so save those dates and come down and enjoy the fun and look at that new boat you have been dreaming about. Hope to see you there!
After much to-do about the water level coming back to full pool with all this rain we have had over the past week, the water level today is just a few inches below winter level. Alabama Power has done an incredible job balancing all this rain. No word if they intend to bring the level up two feet in February like they did last year, but I will keep you posted if I hear anything.
Your Randolph County property taxes for 2018 were due by December 31, 2018. Since the tax office was closed on Monday and Tuesday for the New Year’s holiday, they are giving everyone until Friday before hitting you with a late fee. You can also pay on line at payyourpropertytax.com then select Randolph County, AL from the drop-down menu.
Things are progressing with the re-licensing of Lake Wedowee (also known as R. L. Harris Lake). We still have four more years before it is finalized but key decisions will be made in the next two years. In the last meeting about a month ago, Alabama Power and FERC explained this next year will basically be a time for all kinds of studies relating to the lake and surrounding area. My biggest interest is in the lake level as we would love to see the winter lake level higher than it it is today. To that end they will be conducting studies looking at the effect of a 4, 5, 6, or 7 foot drop as it compares to our current 8 foot drop. Once the studies are complete Alabama Power will present to FERC its recommendation which will then have to approved by FERC. I’ll keep you updated.
Fourth of July Fireworks Show!
I know July 4th seems like a long way off but we wanted to make sure everyone knows we will be having our second annual spectacular fireworks show for the 4th. We were very pleased with the one last year and will be doing it again. Please let me know if you might be interested in being a sponsor. Stay tuned for details.
Why Not Wedowee?
We have started a video series on Facebook titled “Why Not Wedowee?” We thought it would be a great way to re-introduce the lake to everyone. Don’t forget to watch for a clip every week on FB and make sure to share! If you aren’t following us on FaceBook, you can “like” us by visiting our FaceBook page and clicking the “like” button. If you’re not a FB fan, you can still view the “Why Not Wedowee” videos at our YouTube page.
We take pride in knowing our market and educating our customers on our market. Please keep us in mind when you think about Lake Wedowee! We would love to help you with any of your real estate needs! Hope to see you on The Lake real soon! —Gene