Botetourt County Board of Supervisors approved a new boat ramp construction lease in North Botetourt on the James River. At the regular board meeting on Nov. 27 the agreement first broached several meetings ago had moved to the lease signing phase. Property of Bonnie Anderson and others in the Gala section of Botetourt will have the first new boat ramp pending approval by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The 3.9 acres of land will be leased for five years with renewals after that. The cost of the 3.9 access tentatively called the Gala Access will be $100.00 per year. “The county will build the access point,” said Pete Peters, Director of Parks and Recreation.
Jack Leffel made the motion to accept and the lease was approved. Construction will begin in March of 2013.