Launch opens as beach work nears end

Keith Gushard
Meadville Tribune

Jun 30, 2018

CONNEAUT LAKE — Work at Conneaut Lake’s Fireman’s Beach is almost complete and the beach/boat launch is open to the public

“We’re about 95 percent complete,” Bill Eldridge said Friday. Eldridge, a member of Conneaut Lake Borough Council and chairman of Conneaut Lake Development Committee, serves as project manager.

“People will be able to launch boats, they’ll be able park their cars there,” Eldridge said. “They’ll be able to swim, access boats they have docked there, picnic there if they want.

“There’s no charge to walk in, but it’s $3 to park and $6 if they want to launch and park,” he said.

The only remaining work is installation of a new sign for Fireman’s Beach, a locking entry gate, railings along the promenade/sidewalk, and the striping of lines and installation of bumper stops within the parking lot, he said.

Terra Works Inc. of Clarion, the general contractor on the project, normally has a one-week July shutdown, Eldridge said. The company was awarded the contract in January by Conneaut Lake Borough Council on a low bid of $741,476.

The remaining work is expected to take about a week to complete, weather permitting, Eldridge said.