By RHEA-FRANCES TETLEY – Staff Writer
At the July Crest Forest Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting, held on July 11 due to the July 4 holiday, the Lake Gregory Company explained their recent beach closure, which is addressed in a story elsewhere in this issue.
The beach area of the lake reached capacity this last weekend, which is lessened this year because of the high lake level which limits sand space. Beach capacity is also limited by the number of lifeguards on duty for safety purposes. Beach entry can be guaranteed by advance purchase of tickets on the website www.lakegregory.com, said General Manager Nathan Godwin.
The Switzerland campground is continuing the steps necessary in getting the sanitation system installed, and then the next steps in getting it opened will be worked on.
Caltrans announced that the crossover detours onto the opposite side of the road on the lower, four-lane section of Highway 18 have been concluded for now. As the project continues this summer to repair the culverts and drainage one lane may be closed when needed for worker safety.
Caltrans reminds drivers to follow the signs and slow down in construction zones. They also suggest that drivers leave early enough to reach their destination in time. By following the suggested curve speeds, more drivers will be able to maintain control of their vehicles at all times and fewer accidents will occur.
The CHP office in Running Springs is undergoing construction but is open to the public during business hours with a rear entry. Just call on your cell phone when arriving to get office entry. They will have a car show in September when the repairs are completed.
The free mountain trolley is running on weekends around Lake Gregory throughout town and up to SkyPark every hour. See their website for the schedule at mountaintransit.org. Also, Routes 2 and 4 are free this year for travel around the mountaintop.
Because a hacker entered the Zoom feed for the July 11 meeting and disrupted the meeting by showing a video with pornographic images, those wishing to enter the MAC Zoom meetings in the future will have be to approved and invited into the meeting.
The disruption was short lived and the feed halted. The county tech experts are tracing the feed and dealing with the meeting disruption.
The next Crest Forest MAC meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 5, the day after Labor Day at the San Moritz Lodge at 6:30 p.m.