After nearly a decade and a half the city of Seymour has opened its lake and beach back up to the public. The area was closed to the public for the last 14 years because they didn’t have enough employees to lifeguard the whole area. They still don’t have enough lifeguards but the city council agreed to open again with the policy of “swim at your own risk”. Work to restore the lake began last fall and it reopened to the public Memorial Day weekend. The manmade lake allowed people to swim, fish and enjoy the outdoors. They are still looking to add some more things like blog gill and bass to the lake in the future for ice fishing in the winter, but that will take more time. The annual cost to maintain the lake is $5,000.