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Old 03-15-2015, 08:58 AM
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When I say fake I mean like Disney, its there to make you feel good. Dont mean anything bad. Look at the day markers in the lake ( channel markers) they are not needed but to some one coming from a coastal area it makes them feel good like being back from where they came from. Yes I live here, 10 years now.
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:39 AM
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Lake Sumter or what ever you call it was a cow pasture. When they dug it to fill it they used the water from from Miona. But then they really got in trouble. When will people realize every thing here is fake. ( Fantasy land)
I tell my visitors that all the time. I also tell them that I enjoy every inch of it. I love living in fantasy land.

BTW, I was told that Lake Sumter is indeed a retention pond and was built to drain some area so that homes and other properties could be built.
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Someone needs to collect all the snippets of "history" from those plaques on the sides of the buildings and write a tongue-in-cheek history of the Town Squares.
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Old 03-15-2015, 10:11 AM
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I love my fantasy land !!! Couldn't imagine living anywhere else.
Don't know and don't care who owns what. Just sayin'
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Of course, if you really want a Coast Guard cutter on Lake Sumter, GSA is selling a couple of decommissioned 110 foot Island class patrol boats. There are also a number of 41 and 47 foot former Coast Guard boats up for sale by private firms.
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Of course, if you really want a Coast Guard cutter on Lake Sumter, GSA is selling a couple of decommissioned 110 foot Island class patrol boats. There are also a number of 41 and 47 foot former Coast Guard boats up for sale by private firms.
Now that would be cool. The Villages could have its own Navy!
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I heard a RUMOR that the new John Rohan Regional Recreation Center will house a history of how the Villages grew.
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Drainage facilities are rarely all natural. Even if there is a large natural water body adjacent to a development, runoff must be retained and treated to meet water quality requirements before it can be discharged into public waters. This is the norm for any development. Only the very smallest may be exempt or not have a need to provide ponds or other retention/treatment facilities to provide for runoff from the site.

There are very specific permitting requirements which must be met also. Just digging a hole is not even close to enough. Wetlands and other habitat areas are to be avoided, but if there are what development codes deem to be unavoidable impacts, compensation must be provided, usually in amounts more than the impacts they are compensating for. Many of the ponds, wetlands and other habitat areas in TV fall into this category...man-made facilities created as compensation for impacts in other areas of TV.
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And if you don't have a Boat you can walk across Lake Sumter or Lake Miona they are so shallow.

Home to many a gator and many, many more snakes!
Please don't try to walk across Lake Miona, much of it is 8 to 10 feet deep. don't want to pollute it anymore then it already is.
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A little off the subject did you know there really are 4 town squares
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A little off the subject did you know there really are 4 town squares
If you count the one on the Historical side that is no longer used as a square.
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I love your avatar & your thought for the day at the bottom
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There are business there so it should be considered a square.
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Lake Sumter?

The County?
The Villages?
The Morse Family?

Is it considered a "Navigable Waterway" for Coast Guard authority ?

Is there any law enforcement on the Lake?
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Speaking of who owns things :

" Who owns the Chiefs " ? Sports -Movie buffs will recognize the question .
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