Southern Indiana City Ready to Remove Docks for New Marina

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP)  — A southern Indiana city is moving ahead with its plans to dismantle boat docks along the Ohio River for a $2.2 million marina upgrade.

Wednesday was the deadline for dock renters to vacate downtown Jeffersonville’s wharf, but a few boats were still anchored at the site just north of Louisville, Ky.

Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore said Thursday the docks will be dismantled as soon as the river recedes from last week’s heavy rainfall and it’s safe enough for workers.

The Courier-Journal reports that a towing service will then remove any remaining boats, whose owners will have to pay for the towing costs.

The city’s marina overhaul calls for 54 individual boat docks, a 200-foot floating fishing pier and a dock for personal watercraft and kayaks.

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