published: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Veterans Beach boat ramp back in business
By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
SEBRING -- Boaters can head to Veterans Beach for access to Lake Jackson on Memorial Day.
City officials released a notification Thursday evening that the Veterans Beach boat ramp project is now complete following approximately a week and a half of renovations to the site.
"The City is very appreciative to E.O. Koch Construction and Cool & Cobb Engineering for working diligently to have the boat ramp open for Memorial Day Weekend," city officials said in a press release.
The sheet pilling project, which is designed to help keep sand off of the boat ramp, was the third leg of the Lake Jackson revitalization.
The filling of City Pier dredge hole and Veteran's Beach boat channel were a part of the Lake Jackson project; those projects were completed in early spring.
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In other City of Sebring news, steps are being made to complete a new contract between the city and fire department.
Following the council's unanimous decision to follow city officials' recommendations regarding the impasse items, most notably switching from a pension plan to a defined contribution plan, the city must now make changes to accommodate the new deal.
"Once they voted to get rid of the impasse items, the next step is to develop a contract on the items we agreed to and modify the language," said Assistant City Administrator Bob Hoffman.
Ratification of the contract was sent to the union mid-week last week, but the union did not agree to the ratification, according to Hoffman.
"I'm not sure why they didn't agree to the ratification but the contract will still be re-worked," Hoffman said.
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