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Non-motorized boats OK'd by CPW at lakes Robinson & Cunningham

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Monday, March 26, 2012

Canoes, kayaks, sculls and rowboats are allowed on Lake Robinson and Lake Cunningham without regard to the boats’ length and number of people aboard as long as the craft is not motorized.

The Greer Commission of Public Works approved amending the lake’s bylaws to allow permitting the powerless craft, 3-0, at today’s monthly meeting.

John Carroll asked commissioners on (Feb. 27, GreerToday.com) to consider permitting the boats on the lake as an enhancement to the quality of life and allow more residents and visitors to enjoy the lakes. Commissioners said there was flexibility in the wording without changing the wording on horsepower allowed on powered craft.

Carroll was in attendance and thanked commissioners for their consideration.

The amendment is effective today.

Park improvements at lakes Cunningham and Robinson including new roofs, painting the picnic shelters and putting 19 concrete (9 Cunningham, 10 at Robinson) pads down for the picnic tables where gravel had been.

Drought conditions are moderate with slow improvement noted. 

The commissioners also unanimously approved four other items in the 30-minute public session:

• Adopted a Customer Bill of Rights to educate customers and prospective clients how the commission maintains meetings, handle disputes, issues and serve as guidelines. CPW will put the bill of rights on a plaque and post it in the main lobby.

• Approved $105,096 for sewer lines at the new D&D Ford dealership with state of the art showroom and repair facility. D&D is building on 6 acres at 13645 E. Wade Hampton Blvd. The sewer line will be bored underneath Hwy. 29 to tie in with CPW's line on the other sde.

• Approved Panagakos Asphalt in Greenville its low bid of $191,446 for paving at the CPW operations yard.

• Approved a combined bid of $111,561 for the purchase of a sewer jetting truck replacement. D&D Motors of Greer was awarded the bid for the chassis ($38,376) and US Jetting awarded $73,185.

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