than golf carts should be actively discouraged except for construction and repair equipment, vehicles delivering construction materials and other large items, and fire and emergency vehicles.
All existing public roadway easements, whether by grant or reservation in recorded deeds or by (prescription as a result of) longstanding use, should be inventoried and recorded on an official plat of the island. The county should not acquire ownership of any roadways and should not assume any responsibility for maintenance of any roadways on LGI.
Water supply. Undertake a study of the operation of the existing private water company and evaluate the long term reliability of that operation as the primary source of potable water for the islands residents. The county should assess the long term environmental effects of pumping all of the island’s water supply from the aquifer underlying the island. The county should investigate the possibility of purchasing the private water company and integrating its operations into the county’s water system by a water line from the mainland.
Sewage treatment. A procedure should be established monitor the environment on the island and in the surrounding waters to ensure that continued use of individual septic tank systems for the disposal of sewage remains an adequate method of dealing with waste water on the island. In the event that this system proves inadequate at some point in the future, the county should assume responsibility, in consultation with the homeowners on LGI, for design and implementation of an alternative system.
Trash collection. Under the current informal system, each household is responsible for the removal of its own household garbage to some mainland collection point. Vegetation trash is disposed of either by private commercial chipper services or by contained burning. While this system appears adequate for the present, we should monitor the continued adequacy of this system. If it appears at some future date that this system is not adequate to serve the needs of the residents and preserve the environmental quality of the island, the county should assume responsibility, in consultation with the homeowners on LGI, for the design and implementation of an adequate system for trash removal.
Fire protection. The county should assist to the maximum extent possible in the organization and maintenance of the volunteer fire department. The county should investigate the possibility of acquiring a centrally located piece of property to make available for the storage of the equipment of the volunteer fire department.