Support New Lake Hartwell Public Access
Please sign this petition to show your support for building a new public dock and walkway to provide the public safe access from Lake Hartwell to the businesses in Hartwell Village, Lakeside Lodge Clemson, NewSpring Church, and other area establishments. There is currently no public access from the lake to this area, but many members of the public are frequently accessing these businesses by beaching their boats on the shore which is unsafe.
This new public dock will dramatically improve safety while not costing any taxpayer dollars, as it would be paid for and maintained by private funds. Additionally, water traffic will be minimally affected since there is already a large water intake structure extending from shore near the site.
Despite concerns for safety, public demand, and the support of Oconee County Council, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has rejected the request for this Lake Hartwell public access point. It is unfair to the citizens and businesses of Oconee County, in addition to anyone on Lake Hartwell that wants to safely access this development, that the Corps continues to approve expansions to other public access areas in the City of Clemson, Clemson University and Clemson Marina, while denying those same opportunities in Oconee County.
Help us show how important it is to the public and these businesses that everyone have safe access from the Lake by signing this petition and leaving a comment.
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