Greenville OK’s fence at Baldwin Lake home


By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 9:32 pm on Friday, May 10, 2013

Lynn Cooper recently received a license to install a fence in front of a newly installed dock, sea wall and back fill in front of her Baldwin Lake home. The fence is being installed for safety and privacy issues, but will not extremely obstruct the view of the lake. — Daily News/Cory Smith

GREENVILLE — A homeowner on Baldwin Lake has received permission to put up a fence on city-owned property near a dock that was just installed.

In late 2011, Baldwin Lake resident Lynn Cooper began communication with City Manager George Bosanic about installing a dock. Although Cooper’s house sits at 501 Baldwin Lake Drive, the lake access is city property, so she had to get permission by obtaining a license from city council.

This past winter, Cooper installed the dock and wanted to install a fence around the area.

When she talked with Bosanic about the fence, it had came to his attention that a license was never approved.

Bosanic said he and Cooper thought they had completed everything.

“It’s one of those things where when you talk about it enough you think you did it,” he said.

He said he would have recommended the council grant a license to install the sea wall, backfill and dock as it is consistent with others on the lake. On Tuesday, the council was asked to approve the license and then take action on the fence.

“The purpose (of the fence) is two-fold,” Cooper said. “Safety — having grandkids over, the fence will keep them pinned in — and safety.”

With the trail close to the area, Cooper said the road in front of her house is the most walked, driven and ridden on on the whole lake, making safety and privacy a concern to her.

Mayor Pro Tem Frances Schuleit asked if limitations can be put into place so there is not an obstruction of view on the lake.

Cooper said she was planning on something to be 3 feet in height and not longer than 12 feet. The material will be somewhat see through, like a picket fence.

The council approved the license agreement for the dock and the fence with the limitations.

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