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MT Storm Petition. please sign

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic States' started by Jim Lapenta, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
    16,882
    8,592
    113
    Please circulate this, sign it, and return to me at jimlap212@comcast.net
    Make sure to keep adding to the numbers on the list. Thanks. We need to fill this up and get it back as soon as possible. There is going to be a meeting with Power company officials, diver reps, and WV DNR- hopefully within two weeks.



    PLEASE DO NOT CLOSE MT. STORM LAKE TO PUBLIC DIVING!

    By signing this petition, I am adding my name in support of keeping Mt. Storm Lake open to the public for diving, swimming, fishing, boating, and general use. I want to thank Dominion Power for their past support of Scuba Divers and their generous and thoughtful provisions of maintenance, trash service, and portable restrooms. Mt. Storm Lake is a wonderful, natural, resource for divers to use for training, practice, and recreational diving. Please do not close this facility! In signing this petition I am also indicating my willingness as a diver and member of the community to abide by whatever guidelines are set forth by Dominion and/or the DNR for its continued use of the area.



    NAME
    ADDRESS OR EMAIL
    PHONE #
    CERTIFICATION # (If a diver)
    Approx # of times a year you dive at Mt. Storm

    1.James A Lapenta Jimlap212@comcast.net 724-255-3765 Instructor # 204 5 with students
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  2. randy88k5

    randy88k5 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Lynchburg, VA and New Orleans, LA
    731
    511
    93
    I emailed you the response. I am forwarding this to my dive club too.
     
  3. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
    16,882
    8,592
    113
    Just to let everyone know. Dominion Power is on our side. That said, the plant is getting lots of phone calls on this. That needs to stop! If you want to help, sign the petition, but do not call the plant. Thanks.
     
  4. Marek K

    Marek K Loggerhead Turtle

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    Jim, do you need just the name etc. info, or actual facsimile signatures?

    Also, what's the connection between Dominion Power and the WV DNR? Does DP own the lake, or does the DNR have jurisdiction?
     
  5. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
    16,882
    8,592
    113
    Just the info I have in mine is fine. We do not need actual signatures. They realize that there are people all over the entire region that use the lake. Getting actual sigs is not realistic in this case given that and the time factor. I found out last night that the meeting with the power co, divers, and DNR is going to take place next tuesday as it stands now. So I need to get these by the end of weekend to have time to put them altogether. Also if you are not comfortable giving out your phone number that's ok. But we do need an email or mailing address.

    The relationship between the power co and DNR is this. Dominion Power owns the property. They keep the porta Johns and trash receptacles in place. DNR does the "policing" of the area since DP does not have the time or necessary people to do it. But they do have to do what DP says. Of course they also enforce WVa law as regards to boating, fishing, etc.

    This action by DNR was NOT supposed to take place. The issue was raised due to a confrontation between swimmers and boaters on the boat docks. It actually was a safety issue. The operations manager (who happens to be a diver:D)at the plant was going to address this after a business trip he had to go on. However the DNR took it upon themselves to take this action after swimmers were told no swimming period because of their actions at the dock. They then said well what about the divers. That's how we got dragged into this.

    DP recognizes how beneficial our presence is to the area as do many of the local businesses. I'm optimistic that things wil work out and not take to long to do so. When they do (fingers crossed) I will be going back down as I hope others will. I also hope that like me you all will show your appreciation to the plant and ESPECIALLY to the local businesses by patronizing them. The gas stations, the campground, and the motels. I also will put in a special plug for Evelyn's Stained Glass Restaurant. All of them are great to divers and we need to be good to them.

    So sign up, get your friends to sign, and get it back to me. And don't call the plant :no:. Thanks.
     
  6. Marek K

    Marek K Loggerhead Turtle

    1,824
    5
    38
    *Bump*

    Petition info for four family members sent to Jim.
     
  7. steelsaint

    steelsaint Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Hagerstown, Maryland
    236
    1
    16
    Email Sent. Thanks Jim for lining up the petition. I look forward to diving Storm again soon.
     
  8. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
    16,882
    8,592
    113
    I did not line it up. I'm merely passing it on and around. It was drawn up by Washington Scuba in Washington, Pa. They get the credit for it.
     

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