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Charlevoix council considers options for marina expansion

T he City of Charlevoix wants to expand its marina to help accommodate larger boats and yachts.


T

he
City of Charlevoix wants to expand its marina to help accommodate larger boats and yachts.


Monday,

the city council consider

ed

four different options and g

o

t feedback from the public.


I

f the council moves forward with an expansion

,

it would cost thousands of dollars.
But city leaders believe it would pay for itself within a few years.


C

ity planners first introduced a 150

-

foot dock extension back in
January that would cost more than $360,000 to build.


S

ince then the council has asked for more options.



N

ow they have two more plans that are smaller in size and cheaper

, and of course they have the option of not making any changes at all.


T

here has been a lot of feedback from the community

,

both positive and negative

,

but the city is looking to reach a compromise that would benefit the whole community.


"W

e think there are strong economic drivers in creating dock space for some of the bigger boats that come into the harbor

,

but also we want to balance that with preserving the character and the view

s

on
Round Lake," Rob Straebel, Charlevoix City Manager said.


C

ity leaders say the expansion would allow more boats to park at the marina on
Round Lake.


P

lanners say the expansion would help the downtown area

,

by bringing
an economic boost each summer.

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