New dock at Katy Allen

Friday, January 5, 2018
Members of the Vernon County Bridge department, including the skid steer, joined the five-person crew from Atlas Docks of Camdenton in the setting of a floating dock at Katy Allen Lake late Thursday morning.
Johannes Brann

A new floating dock was installed at Katy Allen Lake Thursday. Costing just over $20,000, the 20-foot square dock is bolted to a ramp measuring 20 feet long and six feet wide. Besides having the ramp bolted to a concrete pad at the shoreline, there are also two 5/8 in. galvanized cables from corners of the dock each of which is tied to a pin secured along the shore. Also on hand were southern district commissioner, Everett Wolfe and presiding commissioner, Joe Hardin. Said Hardin, “When we found out they didn’t have to wait for better weather we told them to install it as soon as they were able and today’s that day.” The four things which have yet to be done as part of this county project include custom benches with a railroad theme in honor of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas (MKT or Katy) Railroad, the planting of a butterfly garden, the installation of two floating wetlands for algae control and the placement of signage to recognize donors and the history of the lake.

To recognize the work of the Vernon County Bridge crew at Katy Allen Lake, this custom sign was produced and installed at the bridge over the spillway at the lake’s west end. The eight members of the crew include Lynn Seaver, crew chief; Scott Fox; Dave Irwin; Jimmy Leer; Mike Reasoner; Dan McGinnis; Mike Vandenburg; and Danny Gammon.
Johannes Brann
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