Comal County seeks public input regarding county-owned boat ramps on Canyon Lake
The survey will gather information to be used in the creation of a boat ramp operations plan for the Canyon Lake boat ramps. (Kayla Brooks/Community Impact Newspaper)
Beginning Feb. 25, residents of Comal County will be able to participate in a survey regarding county-owned boat ramps on Canyon Lake. The survey will open at 8 a.m. and will be open for two weeks, according to a county press release. County officials plan to use survey responses to better understand community concerns related to the county-owned boat ramps and to develop solutions to benefit those who use or live near the ramps. In August, commissioners tabled an update to the county's lease agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that gives the county access to nine boat ramps on the lake after area residents raised concerns that the revised agreement wording could limit public access to the ramps. Ahead of the start of the summer lake season in May, county leaders will use the survey and feedback from stakeholder groups and community members to develop the new boat ramp operations plan. The plan will outline how the boat ramps will be managed, improved and used in the future, according to the county. “Whenever attempting to make changes that affect the public in such a big way, it is paramount that we work with the public to educate, create consensus and implement solutions. We’d be fools to pursue the boat ramp issue in any other way,” said Jen Crownover, Comal County commissioner for Precinct 4, in the release. “Citizen involvement is crucial for us to get it right.” The survey will be available on the county’s website and social media platforms.