lt, since you live there...I understand the first major brick you can throw at the town is to ask if they have conducted an environmental impact study. If they haven't, you bring suit and force them to do so. That may cost them a year immediately, and then there's no reason to move boats since no moorings can be sunk for another year.
When they do the study, get it thrown out and redone, because there's bound to be something they omitted. Meanwhile...get the local Boy Scouts to start getting signatures on a petition. Easy enough once the downtown merchants get reminded that fewer boats means fewer dollars.
Now that might be an Idea.
There has only been only 1 meeting where the public was invited. I was told that the folks that don't move their boats by the end of the week will be fined 1,000. a day.Now the lion share of the boat owners in that field cant pay $1,000 a day fine any more than they can move their boats. My boat came from that derelict field three years ago.
I was blessed to find an owner that needed to sell and I got a great boat.
The rest of the boats left behind need to be auctioned off and required to be move by the new owner. the rest go to the dump. After the field is cleared, Rick the harbor master should do a better job of registering boats that pull in and drop tackle. If someone in the past would have been doing there job this collection of boats would have been a lot smaller of a group.
I Still have my storm tackle there and will go on Saturday and remove it.
I have two QCR 45Lb pounders with 50' foot of chain. I have a new storm spot, where I will reset it. What gets me here, is not making people clean their mess up with regards to old boats. Its the fact that the Government half hazardly throws my tax money dollars at a mooring field that is not the problem, while driving boating guest from this fine city away. At the same time some contractor pockets the grant money again leaving the taxpayer "Me" to cover the maintenance for years to come knowing damn well the moorings will not pay for themselves.
I just don't like cronyism in local government or anywhere for that matter. Someones pocket will be filled in this BS, and cruisers and taxpayers will suck
I will try this environmental impact study if I can make it to the next meeting in time.
Thanks for the Idea.