PELL CITY BEACH
Pell City/Logan Martin Lake could become the home of
A more beautiful setting for "PELL CITY
The lay of the land/shoreline and lake bottom in this area
Construction of the basic beach would consist of:
2. Removing underwater bridge structure located approximately 300 feet south of point. (to be considered at some future date)
3. Landscaping the beach area, a minor job since the land needs little
improvement. It would involve removing 371 cu yds of shoreline dirt and
grading to a gradual slope; a slope, gradual enough to allow water action
to build/maintain sand in place, as opposed to a steeper slope that would
4. Hauling in white sand (available at local quarries) and placing at a 1 foot depth on land and well into the water, especially at the area of the beach point.
To the basic beach could be added:
Bathhouse - w/water/sewer/septic tank/(city sewer?)
This feat would not be a bugdet buster and would probably sustain itself financially via possible admission/vending/concession income.
City liability is expected to be a first concern -- however, Pell City, being on the threshold of massive expansion in all areas, has reached a point where liability should not be a cause to shy away from normal "resort city" vulnerabilities -- it now should be just another budget item.
None of us can begin to fathom the recreational demands that will accompany the area's future exponential growth. To meet this demand, we should attempt to expand existing rec area lands immediately and in my opinion, build a large beach/facilities now so as to alleviate having to continue to expand/rebuild in the future. Beach construction costs being minimal as compared to other rec facilities will allow this larger, more favorable approach.
Recent discussion of the formation of a Water Rescue Unit to possibly be positioned near the Civic Center "point" may lend itself to providing beach patrol/monitoring.
It may be advantageous to visit selected "resort cities"/"lake beaches" in order to glean administrative/legal/management information, first hand.
I feel that "PELL CITY BEACH" could become a reality in the near future, considering that we now have on board, a dynamic and "forward looking" administration. This is our hope.
"IT COULD HAPPEN!!"
Thanks for visiting --- "?? PELL CITY BEACH ??"
Progress towards "PC BEACH" becoming a reality will be updated here and via the "Comments Board" --
To date, the beach proposal having been offered to the city council followed by a meeting with an established beach committee has been met with minimal interest - at a time when the city is "bursting at the seams" with welcomed ongoing projects initiated by "big money" industry and projects of much greater magnitude --
Citizens interested in a "PC Beach" are encouraged to let their desires
be known via media, civic organizations and contact with political
representatives and our city council:
Thanks to "stclaircountyal.com" and the "DAILY HOME"/"DAILY HOME Online" for providing great forums for we citizens to exchange our views on our city's welfare ---
And thanks to all the citizens who have commented - pro or con - via email, phone and the "Comments Forum" --
Please continue to provide input in "Comments" -- and look for progress reports -- Enter your email address in the block below and you will receive an email each time a comment is added ---
"I think I'll go to PC Beach" now -- set up my umbrella, get me a tan and watch the kids swim --- watch my teenagers meet up with their friends -- maybe walk over to the water pavilion, get me a hot dog and listen to that South Sea Island music - : = )
STAY TUNED --
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