CAMP CREEK LAKE SEVENTIETH ANNIVERSARY EVENT PLANNED!!
On October 20th, 2018, we will celebrate the Seventieth Anniversary of Camp Creek Lake. This will be a come-and-go event from
10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. at the Brodin Building with displays of old photos and tables arranged for visiting and telling stories. We will have a schedule of speakers and a continuous slide show.
Please watch your mailbox, I had a lot owner report a Package that was stolen. Just wanting everyone to be aware.
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The office will be CLOSED tomorrow for Good Friday!!!! I hope everyone has a Happy Easter!!!
The Office will be CLOSED Dec. 21, 24 and 25
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!
Events Coming Up:
Easter Service-Sunday, April 21 9am at the Rec Center
Camp Creek Clean Up Day-
Ray Brodin Building 9am
Annual Meeting-Sat. April 27th
New Baden Community Center-6pm
Game Night/Pot Luck- Friday, May 17
7pm-till Ray Brodin Building
Bass Tournament/Kid Fish-
Sat, May 25th/Sunday, May 26th
Forms are ready on the Website!!!
Any Questions please call me at the office.
I hope everyone saw the email about how the BBQ Cook-off has been Canceled, due to the lack of participation. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The Patrolman has reported excessive trash on our roads here at Camp Creek. Please do not litter if you see anyone dumping non-burnable trash at one of our community burn piles, or throwing trash out while driving down one of our roads, and can provide identifying vehicle information, IE; Car/truck, make, color please contact me or our Lake Patrolman at 979-906-8064. This is very frustrating and we want to be proactive to stop the littering of our beautiful community.
A Burn Ban is in Effect until further Notice.
7/29/19 PLEASE READ
There has been a sighting of an Alligator near Lots #360-429. I just want Lot Owners to be Aware. Please call the Office if you see anything? 979-828-2907
Please be Aware!!!! It has been reported that there was a break in on the North side of the Lake. Please keep a look out and please come and check on your property from time to time. It was reported to the Sheriff's Department.
We are not under a Burn Ban!!! Please be careful when burning on your own property, before you leave please make sure your fire is completely out. I make sure to update this website as soon as I get an ALERT from Robertson County.
Also just an update the Patrolman's Phone is up and working. The best number to reach the Patrolman is 979-906-8064.
Patrolman's Cell Phone is NOT Working? Please call the land line 979-828-3860 if you need anything.
The Burn Pile's will be CLOSED by T.C.E.Q. until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Patrolman's Cell Phone is Working Again!!!
The Patrolman's cell phone is not working properly. Please if you need to contact the Patrolman call the land line 828-3860 or the office 979-828-2907.
UNDERWATER STUMP REMOVAL UPDATE:
The company hired to begin removing stumps from the lake, JH Professional Tree Service has delayed the start of the project by one week. Originally scheduled to begin yesterday 9/23, equipment repair/maintenance has pushed the start date to next Monday, 9/30.
Lot owners that expressed an interest but were unable to get to the lake, now have one more weekend to mark stumps. The cost for removal is $150. per stump. If you would like to participate in this program, or have questions about the process you may call Cindy Caubarreaux, Secretary/Treasurer, at the Camp Creek office: 979-828-2907, or me: 979-906-8064. Your name will be added to the list, and we can explain how to mark the stump(s) for removal.
Once this project is complete, attention will then shift to replacing missing channel markers and better alignment of existing markers.
Chairman, Channel Marking Committee
Please be on the look out for 2 big white dogs (80 lbs). They are missing from Lot #58. Their names are Sunshine and Pearl they are gentle dogs. They have collars, updated tags and are micro-chipped. The lot owner is offering a REWARD $1,000 if found.
Please call-Karen Hall 777-7978
The Wildlife Committee has informed me that 3 small alligators have been safely relocated to the Navasota River. Just wanted to give everyone an update. Please be aware and keep watch no matter what, if you do see one please contact me at the office (979) 828-2907
On Saturday April 13,2019 a Tornado hit our little Franklin town. I received several phone calls to see if Camp Creek was affected. Electricity was out for over 7 hours. We had hail, high winds and rain fall, we are very Blessed to not have any damage. Please Pray for Franklin and surrounding areas.
The Burn Ban is still in effect so please NO BURNING. Also each burn pile is CLOSED until further notice. Please do not add anymore to the community burn piles until further notice.
Water is up over many docks because of the storm last night. Please NO WAKE this Holiday Weekend.
The Camp Creek Boat Parade will be held on: Saturday/July 6, 2019
With the festivities beginning at 2:00 pm. Judging begins at 2:30, followed by free hotdogs for all after the trophy presentation.
Lake Patrolman Wanted
We are posting a call for applications for the Patrolman's position. A lot owner at Camp Creek Lake is preferred, but all applicants will be considered. Experience in law enforcement, safety and first responder work would be beneficial. This is a Part-Time position.
Please apply with a short resume highlighting your qualifications for the position to Cindy Caubarreaux,
Secretary-Treasurer via email at email@example.com If you have any questions, call Cindy at the Camp Creek Office (979) 828-2907
The Office will be Closed Next Monday 5/27/2019 for Memorial Day
The Bass Tournament and Kid Fish is this Weekend. It's not too late to sign up!!! The forms can be downloaded from this Website. Come Enjoy a Weekend of Family Fun!!!
The Office will be closed tomorrow, if you need anything for the Weekend please let me know today.
GAME NIGHT IS CANCELED, WE HAVEN'T HAD MUCH RESPONSE. WE WILL RESCHEDULE FOR A LATER DATE.
I just want everyone to be aware that the OFFICE will be CLOSED
June 27th-July4th. I will be on Vacation!!! If anyone needs to register a boat, get a vehicle sticker, register an ATV or any other office needed task. Please make these arrangements before June 27th. Please Ladies Club call me to make arrangements for the building. This is the Week before the Holiday July 4th Weekend.
PLEASE NO WAKE!!!! We had a lot of rain last night and there are several docks under water.
The Office will be CLOSED Tomorrow!! Friday, March 22, 2019
The Search and Rescue Operation Event is on Feb. 2nd from 8:00am-4:00pm.
6 Counties and an Estimated 100 Personnel will be participating. There will be Emergency Vehicles, Horses and Boats performing practice drills. They will be set up at the Ray Brodin Building. The Main road from the Office to Lot 182E will be blocked off during from 6:30-4:00. They encourage neighbors to come check it out.
SCHEDULED STUMP REMOVAL
Last Friday, Members of the Channel Marking Committee along with a gracious lot owner spent the day searching for stumps just below the surface of the lake, both in designated boat channels and out. As the lake continues to drop, it was the opportune time to begin identifying stumps that pose a safety hazard to both people and watercraft. We found several around the lake, and they have been marked with floating jugs labeled “Stump”.
We have retained the services of a company to cut those identified, using an underwater hydraulic saw. The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 23rd.
The cost of cutting per stump, is $150. As a lot owner, if you have stumps near your boathouse that you would like removed, the company has agreed to cut them for the same price. If you have questions pertaining to the process, or are interested in participating in this program,
please contact me at: 979-906-8064.
Chairman, Channel Marking Committee
Lake Lot Owners (Full Time and Part Time) the Lake is continuing to Rise. If you are able PLEASE make a trip to your Lake Home this weekend, to check your property and boats. I just took this Picture at the Recreation Area to show how full the lake is it's still raining really hard.
Annual Stockholders Meeting is Tomorrow (Sat. April 27th) -New Baden Community Center 6pm
Please bring information from your packet that I sent in the mail to the meeting. It includes the Agenda that we will be going over. It is not to late to turn in Proxy Cards to Camp Creek Water Company, I will be here till 4:30pm.
Please lot owners do not set the burn piles on fire. Please leave that to CCWC employees to do. That way we can keep a close watch to make sure the fire does not spread. Thank you!!!
Lot Dues: Due Feb. 1st, 2019
If the Lake is a Weekend Place you might want to come and check for Damage. The Storm last night was intense and the wind was crazy. A lot of lot owners had tree damage. Just wanting to keep everyone updated.
Tri-C Mulching is working here at Camp Creek if anyone needs Mulching done at there home please contact Brandon O'Neal for a Quote (979) 906-0240
This Friday Clyde Acord Road will be Closed at the Culvert closest to lot #280. We are doing a Culvert Replacement there. I just wanted to give a Heads Up way ahead of time.
CONGRATS TO OUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS
At the Annual Meeting there was a Sign up list for a Protest of the Property Tax. If you want to be on that list please stop by the Office or Email your Name, Lot # and an Email. Please fill out and turn in your letter by the deadline for the Protest. Any Questions Please Call the Office
Please do not mark stumps on your own we have a Channel Marking Committee for that. There has been a report that someone is driving rebar into stumps. That can be very dangerous. And if you have done so please remove Rebar it's a Safety Hazard.
Please do not use Road Base Material stock piled at the first burn pile on Riley Green Rd. That is for our roads only. Thanks
A Lot Owner just reported theft from her mailbox. Please be aware. A check was stolen and she has reported this to the Sheriffs office.
Please be advised there has been an alligator spotted on the main lake. We have contacted the State Alligator Control Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife. They will take the appropriate action to deal with the alligator. We will keep you updated when we have more information.
BURN BAN LIFTED
The Robertson Co. Commissioners lifted the burn ban this morning.
The Burn Ban is still in Effect until further notice. If the Burn Ban Banners are still in place then it has not been lifted. We will inform the community as soon as we know something.
I have received several phone calls over the past two or three months from lot owners that expressed concern about the aquatic vegetation that has quickly spread in shallow areas around the lake. I reached out to Director Norm Dronen, a Fisheries & Wildlife Management Professor at A&M for information to share with our community.
Norm said the majority of what we see along the shore is "Common Pond Weed". It thrives in the warm shallows, and will be contained to the shallows. It should not spread out into the deeper water due to the lack of sunlight. He also said that it should die back during the winter months. This is not the same plant that took over the lake many years back.
If you have a need for a desk/deer stand chair we have a great deal here at the office. The Board recently purchased new conference room chairs, and we need to sell the old ones. They do show wear, but at $15., you can't beat the price.
OFFICE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd, IN OBSERVACNE OF THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY.
Be safe, and have a great holiday weekend.
POSSIBLE BURGLARY SUSPECT ARRESTED:
An individual who had been seen by several lot owners driving a 90's model White Camaro, and who was video taped driving through a lot owners yard has been arrested. At this time it cannot be confirmed if he was responsible for the latest burglaries, but we are certain he was up to no good. A thank you goes out to lot owner Dominic Angonia for keeping up with this individual, and notifying the office.
LAKE LEVEL CONTINUES TO DROP, USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING OUTSIDE OF THE MARKED CHANNELS:
We have many new families who are enjoying their first summer on the lake. It is extremely important that you tell your kids and guests to be careful when driving a boat or riding jet-ski's outside of the marked channels or ski area. The lake is now 2+' low, and with that drop, dozens of stumps are now just an inch or two below the surface. YOU MUST BE CAREFULL!!! A jet-ski that strikes a stump at speed can, and has thrown riders off.
CHANNEL MARKING COMMITTEE AT WORK IDENTIFYING STUMPS:
Continuing on the above theme, the Channel Marking Committee has been out on the lake marking stumps that have been found in the boat channels as a result of the dropping lake level. They are using floating jugs of various types to identify the stumps, and are preparing a plan to remove them. Please be mindful of any floating jugs in the boat channels, and steer clear of them.
The committee has also replaced a few damaged channel markers, and will continue that effort in the coming weeks to ensure that our channels are adequately marked. That will include secondary channels like Flag Branch.
CONFERENCE ROOM CHAIRS FOR SALE CHEAP!!
The Board has purchased new conference room chairs for the board room to replace the current chairs, which are showing their age. As a result, I have been authorized to sell them for $15. each. There are only 14, and they are available on a first come basis. All of the chairs show signs of wear, but would make a great deer stand, or shop chair. It is a heck of a deal for the price. If interested, please call the office at
BOARD ANNOUNCES HIRING OF CINDY CAUBARREAUX TO FILL SECRETARY/TREASURER POSITION
Cindy is a permanent resident of Camp Creek and will begin her new job on September 4th. Our current Secretary/Treasurer, Ralph Crum will remain through October to ensure a smooth transition. For the past few years Cindy has been actively involved in the planning and organization of several company sponsored events, and she looks forward to serving our community in her new role.
Two lot owners, both on the North side have reported their homes were burglarized. Neither lot owner had been up for a few weeks, so it is difficult to determine exactly when it happened. Both burglaries were reported to the sheriff's office. Be vigilant folks, don't hesitate to call the sheriff's department if you see something, or someone that looks out of place.
PLEASE BE ADVISED:
The Camp Creek Water Co. mailing address has changed. All USPS mail should be addressed to:
Camp Creek Water Co.
11069 Riley Green Rd.
Franklin, TX. 77856
LAKE LEVEL DROPPING QUICKLY
With the 100 degree temps and no rain, the lake level is dropping. As has been mentioned in previous communications, the lake is full of stumps. Within the past two weeks many have broken the surface of the water, and many more lie just below the surface. Please use caution while operating a boat/jet-ski, especially outside of the designated boat channels and ski area.
Although there is no rule prohibiting riding a jet-ski outside of the designated ski area, you are at a much greater risk of striking a stump just below the surface as the lake continues to drop.
We have received reports of boaters striking stumps in the main boat channel. As a result, our on duty patrolman will be on the lake this week finding, and marking stumps. This will include not only the channel that runs the length of the lake, but also Cobb & Flag Branches. Plastic bottles will be used to mark the stumps for our Channel Marking Committee, who are in the process of planning the removal of those stumps.
WATCH YOUR PROPERTY:
This past weekend a lot owner with a live feed security camera observed two individuals pull up in a pick-up late in the evening, get out with flashlights, and proceed to walk all around their lot shining those flashlights in their windows and around the lot. The sheriff's department was called as was our patrolman. Fortunately, nothing was taken or disturbed. Our patrolmen travel all of our roads, but obviously can't be everywhere all the time. If you find evidence of burglary or vandalism, please call the sheriff's department first, followed by a call to our patrolman. Their contact numbers are:
Sheriff's Department: 979-828-3299
Lake Patrolman: Cell 979-828-8064
(Refrigerator magnets with the above contact info available at the office).
FIREWORKS & BURN BANS
At present we do not have a rule that specifies when you can, and cannot shoot off fireworks. Obviously, common sense is warranted at any time, but if you elect to shoot them off during a burn ban, be aware that you are breaking the law. Recently a family did just that. The lake patrolman on duty and I received multiple calls from concerned lot owners who knew we were under a burn ban. The difference here, is the family towed a barge out into the middle of the lake to shoot them off, thinking it would be safe.
However that does not negate the fact that: Shooting fireworks while a burn ban is in place is against the law. Had a concerned neighbor called the sheriff's office, and a dispatched deputy observed them shooting fireworks, they would have been fined $250. It doesn't matter that they were in the middle of the lake.
BURN BAN IN EFFECT
The Robertson Co. Commissioners implemented a burn ban in Robertson Co.
at 4:00 P.M this afternoon. No burning is allowed until the ban is lifted.
Several of the burn piles are still smoldering. Please use caution when hauling burnable material to one of the burn piles.
The Boat Parade is this coming Saturday, July 7th, and festivities begin at 2:00 P.M. at the recreation area. If you plan to enter the parade, meet in the vicinity of Lot 391 at 2:00. Our Lake Patrolman will escort the participants to the rec area.
As you enjoy the upcoming 4th of July Holiday, please be careful. Have a water source nearby if you plan to shoot fireworks, and remember with the lake level dropping, more and more stumps are above the surface, or just below. Have a safe and happy 4th of July
The Camp Creek office will be closed on Wednesday July 4th, in observance of the Holiday.
This past weekend a serious accident occurred in the ski area which resulted in 2 individuals being life flighted to an area hospital. Both are currently in the ICU at St. Josephs Hospital. We will continue to monitor their recovery, and provide updates on this website.
BURN BAN NOT IMPLEMENTED
The Commissioner's did not implement a burn ban, so burning is still allowed. BUT, please be careful. The rain we received on Wednesday, (approx. 1") will quickly evaporate from the soil and dry conditions will return.
PATROLMEN HAVE A NEW CELL PHONE
The lake patrolman cell phone is back on line. The number is still the same. The old one accidentally went swimming.
Please be advised:
Our Lake Patrolman is temporarily without a cell phone. If you need to speak to the patrolman, please call the patrolman's landline; 979-828-3860. I will provide an update once he has a new cell phone.