While Robert Sammis, president of the Lordship Improvement Association, and other residents initially expressed fear the pathway could create traffic safety problems and encroach on too many properties in their neighborhood, revised plans have placated some of those concerns.
is pleased the commission also has taken into consideration a suggestion that the town acquire the privately owned former Beacon Point Marina, surrounded by town-owned land.
"That would complete the public ownership of the waterfront properties from the Birdseye Street launching area to Sniffins Lane," Sammis
said."I've always felt this would be a critical component of the project so that the public can have a superb view of the river."Sammis, former chairman and long-time member of the Waterfront Harbor Management Commission, said, "This is also consistent with the Waterfront Commission's long term-plan."