LAKEWOOD - If everything goes as planned, boaters on Chautauqua Lake will have a new place to dock their boat by July.
David Wordelmann, Lakewood mayor, said the new public dock at Richard O. Hartley Park will be installed next week.
''I talked to Tom Pilling, our (Department of Public Works) supervisor, he said the dock is en route,'' Wordelmann said. ''He will start installing it on Monday, hopefully.''
Wordelmann said village officials have already done preliminary planning on where the dock will be installed and how far out it will go into the lake. He said installing the dock should only take a couple of days.
''They know where it is going, so it won't take long,'' he said.
The dock will go on the right-hand side of the beach, if you are standing in the park looking at the lake. Wordelmann said there is a playground by a tree line in the area. He said there is a gap in the tree line and that is where the dock will be installed.
Village officials purchased the dock from the same company M & M Enterprises of Celoron that supplied the boat launch at Community Park in Lakewood. The Hartley Park dock will be a 128-foot long, two-wing dock, which will hold six to eight boats. It will cost $30,000.
In May, the Lakewood Village Board approved the proposal to install a public dock at Hartley Park. During the meeting, Wordelmann said business owners along Chautauqua Avenue had been asking for a dock to encourage boaters to visit the area.
''Being a lakeside community, I feel it is important to have access by the lake,'' Wordelmann said.