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McQueeney River #13263852 08/29/19 05:42 PM
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It is a shame that money not set aside for the inevitable need to properly maintain the dams and they only had how many decades to come up with a long term game plan. As far as Lake McQueeney and FOLM ( Friends of Lake McQueeney - lake front property owners and supported businesses ), let them figure out their own financing to fund this private lake ( no public access ). They have already wasted state money on traffic studies to keep public off " their lake ". Every time there is a problem, they ask for tax payer handouts from flooding to Hydrilla. State / county ? already has a spot ( formerly Holiday Marina ) where locked double gates where installed by new owners years ago. Right across the street is wide open spaces for parking ( maybe a park ? ) that belongs to GBRA. Maybe somebody will make it right. Until then, Get a kayak, back to serenity and no wakeboats to ruin your day. Hurry before everybody opens tube rental businesses.

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I have fished the river lakes a lot over the years. Have lot's of memories. I have responded to a lot of post on this matter and have come up with the over all conclusion. "Life Goes On"! thumb




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Re: McQueeney River [Re: banker-always fishing] #13264381 08/30/19 01:16 AM
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Well said, Mr. Banker. I'll take my fond memories of fishing those lakes and be grateful that the sun will rise tomorrow over Canyon Lake where fish can be caught if you know where to find them.

Re: McQueeney River [Re: cbluewater] #13264394 08/30/19 01:29 AM
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I have help friends and neighbors during two floods to rip sheet rock off walls and pulled carpet too much to help these folk out. The people I helped had no access themselves to the lake so they could not get me a way to fish it. They were friends so i did it anyways. The rest of them can enjoy the new beach in back of their house.

Re: McQueeney River [Re: cbluewater] #13265063 08/30/19 04:38 PM
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One landscaper / yard maintenance crew told me that he is actually mowing / seeding area for his customer. Not sure how is getting his equipment down there. Make the best of what your given, I suppose.

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Originally Posted by wgpj
Well said, Mr. Banker. I'll take my fond memories of fishing those lakes and be grateful that the sun will rise tomorrow over Canyon Lake where fish can be caught if you know where to find them.





Yes Sir Joe Ed I know you have fished Mcqueeney just about as much as I have. Good Memories for sure! thumb




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Re: McQueeney River [Re: cbluewater] #13267656 09/02/19 11:36 AM
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No sympathy here. And don't ask for a taxpayer bailout to fix YOUR dam on YOUR lake that you worked so tirelessly to keep US off of.
Just call it Karma and enjoy your lakefront view.


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Re: McQueeney River [Re: Bob Landry] #13269016 09/03/19 06:06 PM
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I’ve fished lake McQueeney twice in 2 years , both times in January, plus I picked cold wet days so there wouldn’t be many people out on the lake , I put in at the power lines since I don’t have access other than that , both days I think we were the only people on the lake , neither time did we have much luck , mostly just kinda tried to catch a catfish or two , the first trip when I went to back the truck up to load up I found 2 letters on my windshield, one said I was trespassing and the other said it was a private lake and next time ide be towed , the Second trip I launched at the power lines again , fished 3 or 4 hrs and wanted to get home before dark since it was cold and we were wet , on returning to my truck somebody had backed a truck and a trailer down to the water and had just left it there , we just figured they would be right back , we were thinking they unloaded and were taking the boat home and would be right back , 3 hrs later , 7:30 at night a guy walked up made some very ugly insults about we not invited to be on their lake and abruptly drove off with trailer in tow , so just wanted to say not everyone is sad about lake McQueeney

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Just got this bit of OpEd from the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung...

http://herald-zeitung.com/community...XHVVxFwuxRy058cKEg0juxJVsArinDG_6HTU0oz8

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Originally Posted by herbsteiner
Just got this bit of OpEd from the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung...

http://herald-zeitung.com/community...XHVVxFwuxRy058cKEg0juxJVsArinDG_6HTU0oz8



Just stay out of the taxpayers pockets. We can't use it, we don't fix it.
Their lake, their dam, their problem.. I think it's called Karma, and it can be a b---h.


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Re: McQueeney River [Re: cbluewater] #13270270 09/04/19 07:12 PM
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I am a home owner on now the Dunlap River and an avid angler. I think the folks at McQuenney are in for a tough time raising money to fix that dam. It is currently a private lake and to expect public support now will be a challenge.

Here is the issue though, if the school districts and counties see a decrease in tax revenue because of a tremendous downturn in home valuations, they will simply raise tax rates on everyone. The schools and counties will not just eat the difference in tax revenue. They will make it up with by increasing taxes on the rest of the residents in the county or school districts. Either way unfortunately, everyone is going to pay for something.

It is not right and I don't believe the lake should be private but the folks in the county and school districts are going to have to pay one way or the other.

In my humble opinion, the simplest solution would be to allow non residents on the lake for a fee (to help offset costs) and repair the dam. That way everyone wins.

This whole situation is caused by the greed and lack of planning by GBRA. It is sad to see what Dunlap has become and what the other lakes will soon be. It is disgusting.

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Are river frontage homes in other areas of the Guad typically valued at a lower rate than the homes on Dunlap, McQueeney, etc? Honest question, not pot stirring. I would think property values would still be very high for river frontage.


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Originally Posted by Texan Til I Die
Are river frontage homes in other areas of the Guad typically valued at a lower rate than the homes on Dunlap, McQueeney, etc? Honest question, not pot stirring. I would think property values would still be very high for river frontage.


The Guadalupe tax judge expects the property on the lakes to decrease 40-50% with the lakes going dry. They will still be valued higher than a standard home but a tremendous amount of value will be lost.

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What nobody has given any thought to is the fact that the New Braunfels area is growing, and will continue to grow as more and more people are moving to Texas, and New Braunfels is an area that is seeing rapid growth.
Look around and you will see all the construction and subdivisions poping up everywhere.
Those lakes won't be that critical even with a loss in revenue because of any depreciation.


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Re: McQueeney River [Re: Jimbo] #13271025 09/05/19 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimbo
What nobody has given any thought to is the fact that the New Braunfels area is growing, and will continue to grow as more and more people are moving to Texas, and New Braunfels is an area that is seeing rapid growth.
Look around and you will see all the construction and subdivisions poping up everywhere.
Those lakes won't be that critical even with a loss in revenue because of any depreciation.



What you are referring to is Comal county and yes, it is growing tremendously. This issue is Guadalupe County which begins at the lower half of Dunlap and encompasses McQueeney and Placid. Guadalupe Counties and the counties south of that do not have the growth. The area from Seguin south does not have that growth.

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