Developing Story: Security Cameras on Docks
Back on March 5, 2017, Jeff Gill of The Gainesville Times wrote a story focusing on the illegality of security cameras mounted on docks in Lake Lanier. In a snap, that news clicked with Lake People who are so rich that they must worry about such things.
As the picture became more clear, people got wound up about not being allowed to place security cameras on the docks that were their property — in Lake Lanier, which is US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) property. That’s when things began to develop.
It might make you shutter, but I think the absence of security cameras on Lake Lanier docks was terrific news for the thieving bandits who troll the lake looking for stuff to steal instead of earn. Jeff’s story removed the film from their eyes. In a flash, the truth was exposed.
Faster than you can say “Cheese!,” dock owners posed this question: “Why the heck can’t we put security cameras on our docks?” Thankfully, the response wasn’t negative.
Our pal, USACE Natural Resource Manager for Lake Lanier Nick Baggett, took a shot at solving this problem. That’s a portrait of how Nick clicks with lake issues.
Corps seeks public input on use of security cameras at Lake Lanier
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District is soliciting comments on a proposal under consideration to lift the current prohibition of security cameras on permitted private floating facilities at Lake Sidney Lanier.
Interested parties may submit their comments for or against the use of security cameras on permitted private floating facilities, such as docks, by email to: Lanier.firstname.lastname@example.org.
All comments must be received no later than June 16, 2017 to be considered. Based on the received comments, the prohibition of cameras outlined in the Lake Sidney Lanier Shoreline Management Plan will either be upheld or repealed.
Lake Lanier is owned and managed by the USACE Mobile District. If you have questions regarding this proposal, please contact the USACE Lake Sidney Lanier Shoreline Management Section at 770-945- 9531.
The problem might now be a pretty picture today, but we know Nick Baggett will wind up smiling once he lens his ear to the voice of the people! We’ll print the latest developments here.