What about a boardwalk for Everwilde?

Docks, moorings and related structures — including a proposed boardwalk — accounted for much of the discussion Tuesday as the South Bristol Town Board continued its review of the proposed Everwilde Inn & Spa.

At issue is an exhaustive list of environmental impacts and public comments filling 650 pages the board is wading through to produce a Final Environmental Impact Statement.

On Tuesday, the board had its latest in a series of workshops with much of the focus on the Everwilde plan for the lakefront. Sitting in the front row facing the board, with a number of residents in attendance, was the development team including property owner Laura Cook. Leading the workshop was Kathy Spencer, principal environmental analyst with town consultant LaBella Associates.

Based on the discussion, with Spencer addressing various points, a question came up about whether the plan complies with the Canandaigua Lake Uniform Docking and Mooring Law.

The Town Board has no authority over compliance with the Docking and Mooring Law, Spencer advised. Enforcing this law — which regulates docks, moorings and related facilities to preserve and protect Canandaigua Lake — lies with the town code enforcement officer, she said. If the CEO’s decision is challenged, a decision can go to the town Zoning Board of Appeals; and if it’s still challenged, cases can end up in court.

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