Boat ramp issues

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 28, 2011

I’m writing on behalf of pleasure-boaters and fishermen who use the boat ramp at City Front. I would like for the City of Vicksburg administration to address the use of the boat docks by commercial vessels, in particular the Sweet Olive, 365 days a year. I would like to see the city request the owners to secure their own commercial docking facilities. Recreational boaters as of the past weekend had one spot they could tie their boat up while parking.

The second thing I would like implemented is for the city to maintain the boat ramp as the water levels drop. In the past, this has been neglected and has incurred safety issues to boaters attempting to launch their boats in dealing with bottles, scrap metal, mud, etc.

I would hope The Vicksburg Post would follow up with a story on the city addressing these issues and having them corrected.

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Dan Hall