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November 25, 2005

Time to speak up on Isle relocation

If you've got anything to say about Isle of Capri's prosposal to move its Davenport boat upstream, now's the time. The Corps of Engineers on Wednesday opened a 30-day comment period on the Isle's request for a permit to move.

The Corps says its preliminary finding is that the plan will have "no effect on federally-listed endangered or threatened species or critical habitat."

The notice says, though, that the Fish and Wildlife Service has not yet been heard from, and that the preliminary finding is subject to change. A number of people, during the Davenport hearings on the project, raised spawning-ground issues.

A public hearing will be held on the Isle request if comments received seem to justify it.

Here's the full text of the Corps notice.

Posted by jcb at November 25, 2005 01:02 PM


How about moving it downstream, all the way to the Gulf?

Since everything seems movitated by the almighty dollar in Davenport these days, I don't expect anything but the proverbial rubber stamp on this.

Our "leaders" seem determined to stamp out anything unique about our city so it can be replaced with something that can be found lots of places. Such as, in place of a riverfront where you can stand and watch the roller dam, we will put a casino. Maybe we should just ship the bald eagles out to Vegas. They'd probably give them better billing.

Posted by: Anonymous at November 28, 2005 02:01 PM

We've posted for downloading the full Isle of Capri permit application (minus the mussel population study statistics) at http://www.smartriverfront.com

Posted by: Anonymous at November 29, 2005 04:19 PM