A representative from the Bureau of Project Management of St. Johns River Water Management District visited Mill Lake on April 11. City staff gave a tour of the project and reviewed aquatic plants that were added to the northern and northwestern areas of Mill Lake. The sequence for installing the remaining features to improve water quality in the lake, such as aeration bubblers, a fountain and other options to make the lake clearer, was also reviewed. The visit went very well and the SJRWMD representative was impressed with the progress.
Hauling and final grading of Mill Lake Park should be completed by April 14. Sod will be installed starting April 17. Installation of park amenities like sidewalks, lights, picnic tables and more parking will be added in the next phase, which is open for bids and should be completed during the summer.