Committee accepting comments on water access recommendations

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Oct 12,  2009

Last of three public meetings scheduled


The Alabama Water Access Study Committee is accepting comments on its draft recommendations to the state Legislature to ensure sustainability and diversity along waterfronts and water access for residents and commerce.

Some of the recommendations include creating financial incentives for working waterfront businesses, developing industrial parks for commercial fisheries-related businesses and services, and including provisions for working waterfronts in long-term local and state planning efforts.

The committee will hold a public meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Weise Marine Science Hall at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 102 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island.

Meetings have been held in Decatur and Montgomery.

Residents are invited to make comments at the public meetings, online or through the mail. Links to the draft recommendations and an online site for comments are available at
Rep. Spencer Collier authored the House Joint Resolution that created the committee that will present its final recommendations to the state Legislature in 2010.


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