Meeting to discuss marina proposal canceled

TEGA CAY -- A public meeting planned for tonight to discuss the city's proposed public marina has been canceled.

Tega Cay city manager Grant Duffield said councilmen Les Conner and John Dervay and the city's marina consultant are working to schedule a new meeting with Duke Lake Services to discuss the matter further.

"The way the Duke regulations are written, any property owner in Lakeshore would be restricted from using marina slips," Duffield said. "That just doesn't seem to make any sense. We're trying to get answers on it from (Duke)."

In June, the Lake Wylie Pilot reported Tega Cay is seeking approval for the first city-owned and operated marina that would bring 32 additional boat slips to Lake Wylie. If approved, Hidden Harbor Marina will be located in front of the Tega Cay Beach & Swim Center.

Duke's rule, said Senior Duke Lake Services Representative Kelvin Reagan, is in place so members of lakefront communities aren't given an unfair advantage in having access to the slips at a true public marina.

"So residents of communities surrounding true public marinas are barred from leasing slips there," he said.

However, Duffield said, "If that (the rule) stands, it will probably determine if we move forward."