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March 1996 Lake Champlain's Newspaper Volume 5 Number 2

Sports Features News Editorial

Blodgett Dock Meets Resistance

By Ken Signorello

lodget Oven of Burlington wants to place a 330 foot L shaped floating dock from it's employee park on the shore of Lake Champlain in Burlington.

All permits (federal, state, and city) had actually been obtained when the state permit was appealed by Kevin Rose, a Burlington Resident and the Champlain Kayack Club. The appeal prehearing is currently set for March 13th, 1996 at 1300 in Montpelier at the Water Resources Board at 58 E. 8th Street, fourth floor.

Blodget actually deployed the dock in 1994 believing it had received the required government approval from the Coast Guard, according to Chris Gannon, general council for Blodget. When the dock was discovered by avid kayak paddler Kevin Rose. He informed Burlington city officials. The Zoning commission initially forced the docks removal and application for city permits. These and others were granted by the Burlington Harbor Commission. In addition permits were granted by the Water Resources Board. Gannan explained that Blodget was looking forward to the placement of the docks this year.

The basis for the appeal, according to Rose, is that the dock blocks a popular paddler's route from the Burlington Boathouse to

 

 



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