The Town of Liberty Grove will be looking to remove some structures on the Mariners Park property after dealing with shoreline erosion brought on by high lake levels. John Lowry, chair of Supervisors for Liberty Grove, says the past high water levels at Mariners Park required the investment of riprap. He says the three buildings on the site still need to be removed because they are not a part of the preliminary planning stages of the Ad Hoc Committee's plan.
Lowry notes that North Bay Road needed $40,000 worth of shoreline protection in Gills Rock as well. Contingency funds are used for taking care of non-budgeted issues like shoreline erosion. The Mariners Park property, which is located along Gills Rock lakeshore, was purchased by the Town of Liberty Grove back in 2018. The Ad Hoc Committee rejected a proposed plan late last year. Town officials cited the pandemic's impact and the cost of adding shoreline protection as reasons to delay the Mariner Park development.
(Photo courtesy of Steve Eatough)