Residents of Bedford County lake community "relieved" by new agreement

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FOREST, Va. (WDBJ7) People who live near a Bedford County lake say they're "relieved" a longstanding issue is being resolved.

As we first told you Saturday, Liberty University is partnering with Runk & Pratt to upgrade the dam at Ivy Lake. The dam's spillway does not meet state requirements and Virginia officials have been asking Liberty to make repairs since 2013.

School leaders originally wanted Ivy Lake homeowners to fix the dam.

"It's a great relief to know that this issue has been resolved and that there is finally an answer," Ivy Lake homeowner Bob Bashore told WDBJ7 Monday.

Runk & Pratt will own the lake when repairs are finished. The company primarily owns senior living facilities, including one planned for the Ivy Lake area.