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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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