Granville Mayor Patricia Lewis said the boat ramp will be for small motor crafts only.
"This ramp won't be for anything really large.
We are restricted in terms of size and depth of the water.
Small fishing boats, recreational boats, Skidoos, motor crafts like that will be able to get in the water by using the ramp."
Funding for the project will come from a portion of the town's hotel/motel tax, which requires half of Granville
's hotel/motel revenue be given to the Morgantown Visitors Bureau
"The initial estimate on the boat ramp a few years ago was $100,000; that of course we will have engineered, we can't do that ourselves," Lewis
"We don't have a price on the floating dock yet because we are going to phase that part in."
Over the next five years, Lewis
said, the town will work to improve Riverfront Park.
"We are planning to put down gravel in the parking lot to make it more usable.
We are going to install portable restrooms similar to the ones at Dorsey's Knob, and picnic tables," she
"Those are the kinds of things we will do ourselves.
Every year for five years we will do something down there until it looks like we want it to."
The town has planned to add the launching ramp and floating dock for several years, Lewis
said, but various circumstances prevented officials from moving forward with the project.
"We just didn't have everything in order," she
said community members can also send comments to 319 Main St., Granville
, WV 26534.
They will be forwarded to the DEP.