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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Boat Ramp at Lake Harrisonville to Remain Closed

The Harrisonville Board of Aldermen heard public comments regarding the closure of the boat ramp at Lake Harrisonville during their May 7 meeting, but determined to keep the access point closed for the foreseeable future. 

City Administrator Happy Welch said it is not possible to determine how badly the ramp has deteriorated with the lake at its current level and until the extent of damage is known, it’s not possible to tell how much repairs will cost or how long they will take.  He does feel, however, that allowing vehicles to use the ramp is a safety issue and other access points could potentially damage the dam as well.  He said he does not expect the ramp to be re-opened this year.

Bank fishing is allowed, and boats that can be hand carried can also be used on the lake. 

The aldermen plan to discuss the matter at further length during the next Public Works Committee meeting, Tuesday, June 5, 6 p.m. That meeting is open to the public. 

In the meantime, the city will refund the cost of the boat permit and fishing license to anyone who has already purchased them.   

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