Granite Shoals drafting boat launch fee ordinance



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Boaters wanting to access Lake LBJ from Granite Shoals public boat ramps may face fees in the future if the council approves a new policy.



By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

The City of Granite Shoals is considering the implementation of a boat launching fee, assessed to both residents and visitors, to counter rising costs of ramp maintenance.

City Manager Jeff Looney presented the first draft of an ordinance on Tuesday, July 9 that establishes the baseline for future discussions about the proposal.

The initial proposition calls for a $10 fee to be assessed to “any individual who seeks to launch a boat or watercraft at the park launching ramp.” Annual launch passes would be available to frequent users – $20 for residents of the city and $200 for non-residents . . . .

Find the rest of this story in the Friday, July 12 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a news tip or comment, email To subscribe, call 830-693-4367.



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