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Mayor proposes new marina, demolish dilapidated docks

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Mayor Mike Moore is proposing an overhaul of the river's edge where boat slips are slipping into the water. Mayor Mike Moore is proposing an overhaul of the river's edge where boat slips are slipping into the water.
Mayor Mike Moore Mayor Mike Moore

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - Dilapidated docks along Jeffersonville's riverfront may get a $2 million makeover if the mayor has his way.

Mayor Mike Moore is proposing an overhaul of the river's edge where boat slips are slipping into the water.

"Our boat docks have been neglected far too long," Moore said.

Plans call for a 64-slip marina with a fishing pier. Moore claims the money is in place and the plans are shovel ready, but city council members haven't taken action for nearly a year and a half.

"I need their vote. This will not have any impact on the taxpayers. The city council has discussed it. They have not yet taken action. I'm urging the city council to pass this resolution to move this project forward," Moore told a group of reporters Thursday.

The new marina does more than invite boaters and improve the eyesore. It's also where Jeffersonville's Search and Rescue vessel is on call.

"It's going to help us a lot in the way of our response. It'll allow us to get out a little quicker, a little easier and protect our boat in the long run," Fire Chief Eric Hedrick said.

Demolition is set for January 2014 if council members pass the resolution. Construction would happen soon after.

Jeffersonville's City Council is scheduled to meet Monday, June 3.

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