Current Issues at Lake Presented at PKLA Annual Meeting

Topics on current issues at the lake were discussed by guest speakers and
board members of the Possum Kingdom Lake Association at the annual meeting
of property owners held at the PK Chamber of Commerce Center on Saturday,
June 11. A full breakfast was offered to those attending before the meeting
PKLA board member Mike Carter serving as moderator, welcomed the
group to the meeting and introduced guest speakers and PKLA board members
present. Board member Mert Fewell presented issues the PKLA were monitoring
concerning lake levels, water quality, and possible discharge of treated effluent
back into the lake at Cedar Creek from the City of Abilene.
Representatives for Dr. Glenn Rogers, Texas House- District 60 Taylor
Banks and Jeff Hinkson discussed the voter recount of the Republican Primary
saying the recount will more than likely finalize the election in favor of
Representative Rogers and how it is important that he represents our rural
Tom Labbe, General Manager of the PK Water Supply talked about his
background and upgrades to the water system. A new advanced reverse osmosis
treatment system has been installed giving the treated water a better quality and
taste. He also covered procedures for a drought watch and being prepared for
extensive water use for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday week.
CEO for Palo Pinto General Hospital, Ross Korkmas described new
initiatives expanding tele-medicine service to improve rural health including
placing a tele-medicine care in every school in the county, increasing outpatient
care, and recruiting new physicians to the area.
United Cooperative Service’s Kanyon Payne and Marty Haight were on
hand to discuss electric rate changes due mainly to the bankruptcy proceedings
now in litigation of energy provider Brazos Electric Cooperative. They also shared
good news that internet service is on tract to reach the lake area.

A panel made up of Palo Pinto County Judge, Shane Long, Palo Pinto
County Tax Assessor-Collector Stacy Choate, owner Jim Maibach and Cole Carter
of Peyco Southwest Tax Consulting endeavored to explain property taxes at the
A question- and- answer session was held after the meeting adjourned.
The only representative from the Brazos River Authority was Jim Lattimore,
a BRA board member who lives at the lake. Harry Thompson, board member of
the United Cooperative Services was also present.

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