New dock at Katy Allen
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.