Letter: Jarriel Supports Snowball For LGWCD

On June 25, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District office (101 West D Road, Loxahatchee Groves), for the first time a supervisor’s seat will be awarded based on a direct vote of qualified electors rather than via a one-acre, one-vote system. I am endorsing and will be voting for Robert Snowball to be re-elected to his supervisory seat on the LGWCD board.

Mr. Snowball has served on the board for 12 years. He has done an outstanding job listening to, taking action and serving the residents of Loxahatchee Groves. Here are some of the accomplishments that have taken place in the Groves while Mr. Snowball has served on this board:

The costs totaling approximately $4 million came from federal, state and local government agencies, including Palm Beach County, at no costs to the residents: 1) shell-rock placed on 38 miles of district and non-district roads, 2) OGEM-stabilizing 4.5 miles of road surface, 3) dust abatement on 29 miles of unpaved road surface, 4) new road maintenance equipment, 5) present and future equestrian trails along 4 miles of district right-of-ways, 6) hurricane mitigation and improvement projects, and 7) North Road canal and road improvements, which included replacement of nine failing bridges, 30 landowner drainage culverts, roadway improvements and fire hydrants every 500 feet apart. Fire hydrants reduce insurance costs to residents from $1,000 to $1,600 per year. Recently, 10 more miles of roads were OGEMed, making it healthier, safer and quieter for the residents that live off these roads.

In closing, I would like to say that the lines of communication between the town and the LGWCD are open and we have been working well together. I believe that 2012 will be one of the most positive years that we have seen in a long time. Let’s stay on track and re-elect Robert Snowball to the LGWCD Board of Supervisors. Mr. Snowball has my vote on June 25.

Ron Jarriel, Councilman, Loxahatchee Groves