Villager wants to pay to put aerator in pond behind his home

A Villager wants to pay to put an aerator in a retention pond behind his home, but officials are hesitant about a potentially precedent-setting action.

Ronald Skeen, who lives on Pawleys Island Path in the Village of Bridgeport at Miona Shores, made the pitch Friday morning to the Community Development District 6 Board of Supervisors.

Skeen said the aerator would benefit the entire neighborhood. He said the pond has become a “real problem” thanks to algae and scum.

A Villager wants to pay to put an aerator in a retention pond behind his home in the Village of Bridgeport at Miona Shores.

“The whole community benefits. I am going to pay for it. I am going to pay for the electricity,” Skeen told the board. “Anyone with a reasonable level of knowledge knows that circulating water is good for the environment.”

He added that the motion in the water could be a deterrent to mosquitoes.

However, CDD 6 supervisors were reluctant to accept Skeen’s offer.

District Manager Richard Baier said allowing a resident to purchase infrastructure for District property would be setting a precedent.

The board decided to postpone the topic to a future meeting. The board voted not to hold a meeting in December due to the holiday season. The board’s next meeting will be in January.