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Public Notice

Tennessee Valley Authority

February 9, 2005

Proposed action

Request for easement on 13.8 acres of TVA-managed land for commercial marina development


Preston Island, Guntersville Reservoir, Marshall County, Alabama


Mr. Lyle Sosebee of Scottsboro, Alabama, has requested a 30 year easement on TVA-managed property to permit development of a commercial marina to include wet slips, dry storage, marine repair facility and store.

The property is located on Preston Island on Guntersville Reservoir at Boshart Creek in Marshall County, Alabama.

Currently, the tract is managed by TVA and includes a public boat ramp and courtesy pier. The tract was allocated for Zone 6 – Developed Recreation, in the Guntersville Reservoir Land Management Plan approved by the TVA Board of Directors in 2001.

TVA will hold an open house on Thursday, February 17 at Scottsboro High School from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. for the public to learn more about the proposed marina on Preston Island and to receive comments concerning the proposal. The high school is located at 25053 John T. Reid Parkway (U.S. Highway 72) in Scottsboro, Ala. If any member of the public has special needs, please call the person listed below a minimum of five days prior to the open house meeting.

TVA is interested in receiving comments on the potential of the proposed action to affect the environment or historical properties and in identifying any other issues associated with this proposal. These comments will be used in reaching a decision concerning the proposed action.

All written comments on this proposed action must be received on or before February 28, 2005, and should be directed to:

Charles E. Wolfe, TVA
3696 Alabama Highway 69
Guntersville , Alabama , 35976
(256) 571-4288
Fax: (256) 571-4282



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