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Boat slip addition debated

Michael Good, a concerned Denver resident, spoke out against boat slips on the Webbs Chapel Cove subdivision at Monday night’s Marine Commission meeting.
The subdivision, already approved, will include 50 lots on 150 acres. Developers are proposing a 10-slip boat dock for the cove.
Lincoln County commissioners have not approved the boat slips, but the planning board is recommending approval.
“I am asking you tonight to do anything you can to make sure this is not approved,” Good said. “It is the only water intake for Lincoln County.”
Good said there are no sewage lift stations and if a spill of 10,000 gallons of sewage were to occur, it would shut down the whole water treatment plant.
“The planning board only says that they don’t think something like this would happen and they are just hoping for the best,” he said. “I don’t think this is very responsible.”
In other business, the Marine Commission is waiting to hear from Duke Power as they analyze the acres of hydrilla on Lake Norman.
There have been several recent reports of parrotfeather weeds, a weed that trails along the ground or water surface. Its delicate, feathery bright green leaves grow in profusion.
Lake Norman is already battling the problem of hydrilla, another aquatic weed. Bob Elliott, chairman of the Hydrilla committee, is planning on changing the name of the Hydrilla control to aquatic weed control since there are now two weed problems on the lake.
After the hurricanes, lots of hydrilla washed down Lake Norman.
It is estimated that 50 percent of the grass carp that was put in to help combat the hydrilla may have to be replaced.
In new business, the board canceled its December meeting.
From now on, the board will meet at the Cornelius Town Hall, due to construction at the Mooresville Municipal building.

by Amy Wadsworth

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