Bill was sponsored again and testimony was presented. The committee did not take a vote. In informal discussion with Rep. Brooks and Lobbyist Scholdice after the meeting, it was noted that giving the committee some options such as requiring a boater safety course with use of a mirror and/or a minimum age might help them feel more comfortable in voting positively for the bill.
The State of Vermont continues to work on the Waterbury Reservoir dam. The water level is approximately 40′ to 45′ below the normal level. The reservoir is significantly reduced in size but very nicely usable for our slalom course. The plan is to complete work within the next year and have a full reservoir in 2005.