County votes to sell marina property

Gordon Woods
Posted 3/2/22


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County votes to sell marina property


CLINTON — The DeWitt County Board voted to sell 75 acres the county owns at Clinton Lake marina.  The vote occurred during the board’s regular meeting, held on Feb. 24.

The measure includes “Declaration of Use Restrictions,” primarily requested by Exelon/Constellation, owner of the Clinton Power Station.  The declaration restricts how the property may be used.

Board member Buck Carter had argued in earlier board discussions that new owners of the property should be free to use it as they see fit.  While Carter voted against an amended version of the use restrictions, which passed, he ultimately voted in favor of selling the property.

The board also approved a contract with an auction company to sell the land.

In other marina business, the board approved up to $28,000 to fund barge work that will be used for repairs at the marina.  The board also voted to hire Canadian-based company Kropf Industrial to build a new breakwater at the marina at a cost of $350,000.  Kropf specializes in building marine structures for use in areas where ice is common during cold weather.