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Is the Fairgrounds Marina a failure to plan or a plan for failure?


Dave Ramsey has an adage, “People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan.”

opinion-081The ongoing saga of the city of Clarksville efforts to construct a marina on the Cumberland River at Fairgrounds Park continues to astound. Having secured funds well in excess of the specified required amount, laying an enormous debt on the taxpayers in the process, the city is apparently stumbling along in baby steps to compile the paperwork needed to gain the federal and state permits to allow the construction to take place at all. All the while the public is being told these are great strides in advancing the dream of a marina into a reality.

The New Clarksville City Council

2009 Clarksville City Council

Recently, the City of Clarksville announced that excavation bids would be sought by May, 2009, for some excavation to begin at the fairgrounds in July of this year, with Marina construction to be completed by October, 2010.

On February 18, 2009, CO Author Turner McCullough Jr. received the following communication from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Conservation Biologist Tadd Potter in response to six questions asked of the USACOE: «Read the rest of this article»


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