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Jun 14, 2011
 
Clearly, this issue has become a rather hot one around here. But this city project is advancing and win, lose or draw we each should have some sort of input about it. We believe that there are a rather large number of "interested people" with very interested things to say out there. We want to hear it.

We (collectively this user name) plan to go through these comments and copy and paste the ones deemed of interest to the same topic heading copied to the DaytonHerald.net website. We plan to paste interesting concurring opinions, as well as dissenting opinions to this and every subject topic created by this user name. By doing such, it is in our opinion that the message, along with our opinions are expanded even further, with emphasis and focus directly on Dayton, Tennessee. Sounds like a cool concept.

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I’ve been thinking long and hard on this and have come to the conclusion that Dayton stands to benefit greatly by thinking more of what we as a county have as a natural resource. Guess what we have? Yep, Rhea County has WATER. We have the Tennessee River. Think about it, this boat dock project in Dayton is a BOAT MAGNET. I think it would be cool to invest more and build something cool... I mean the one solid resource Rhea County has is the Tennessee River. And that river to professional anglers and FANS that follow these CORPORATE SPONSORED BASS BOATS, is the same thing as with any NASCAR driver or FAN, but just on a water level. Though I am not an angler, I still would love to go down and walk a marina on a pretty lake, surrounded by vendors along Point Park, the deli, the point, vendors, geese, people, solitude, safety, not to mention the potential for revenue for city and county.

But I think avid outdoorsmen can envision a nice building, new docks at the front, perhaps even a VIP section. Docks that follow the banks of the area to allow even common guys with a little flat bottom boat be able to tie up and enjoy which more than likely could be free to the public. Wouldn’t it be neat to be able to take your kids on a pontoon boat ride? Think of it folks, wouldn’t it be great if the boat dock grew big for all sorts of interests, professional anglers, hometown fishin’ boys, a place to take the kids for a sno-cone and a pontoon boat ride? There is a great deal of potential for the city here.

But to envision being around during one of those Bass Tournaments, watching the weigh-ins, the excitement of the engines starting up, ready to go win a tournament...it must be fun and I only wish I could just "go hang out" lol. Got to admit the concept is fun, practical and benefits everyone, even at off-seasons.

But I can see boats that are docked safely all around the waters edge, perhaps a board walk where one can walk at sunset, gander at these super nice boats, following that boardwalk to perhaps a swinging bridge like over at the walking track where one can continue that walk around Point Park, stopping to mingle in and around vendors or crafts, foods, maybe even sipping a nice cold "beverage" with my wife and a few extra dollars in my pocket to spend on something "neat". Maybe I cannot be an angler but I bet I can eat more funnel cake than any angler and would enjoy a stroll among the company of other residents and visitors while watching these avid anglers do their thing.

I also think that things like professional tournaments of any kind will draw OUTSIDE PEOPLE here along with their MONEY, and folks we do need their money. It seems like some years back the Rock Climbers Assoc. wanted to set up tournaments here, something like that. Research shows that roughly 2,000 people per event on the circuit follow these climbers. Also, during the off season, imagine the fun we "Rhea County Boys" can have in our 4x4 trucks!!! lol
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Its about time they got rid of that eye sore! I think that it will be a good thing for Dayton no matter who runs it. City , Neal, or Joe Blow at least we are making improvements around here for a change. Hope it is just the beginning!
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This need to happen, it could bring in alot of business. Look how Crossville has growed with just a large pond.

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I grew up in the Great Lake State of Michigan. Many small lakes nestled in the woods up north and so many great little communities are little tourist communities. They thrive on out of town campers and outdoor enthusiasts. There are a couple of places I know of personally that the building has a ramp to walk in to it and the building itself is over water with a deck on the outside which was great for dining and entertainment on those great summer nights. Even then on a Friday or Saturday night, you could look out on the water and see the lanterns in the boats of the nighttime anglers. I really miss that part of the north, so many lakes so close together, here you have to travel a bit, but we have one in our town! Let's take advantage of it.
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One thing for certain is I am mad at the way things have happened. At the first of this whole deal every councilman voted yes. Then when they saw it was not going to be a smooth ride, Doss and Vincent began a scheme to lay all the blame on gary Louallen. Well THANKS SO MUCH to the video, we can see Mr. Louallen holding his on as the mayor tried to put him holding the bag. Well it didn't work! Bob Vincent needs to just stay home now and eat all that crow he collected.

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