USACE Natural Resource Manager for Lake Lanier Nick Baggett at the 2014 Partners in Public Service Luncheon on Lake Lanier ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland
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.