Dear Huron City Manager and Council:
While walking up to the post office from the east side and passing the huge ConAgra complex of cement buildings which are to be town down with a year or so, I had what I feel is a fine idea. What do you think of it?
When the city writes up the contract to demolish ConAgra, have it stipulate that all the rubble be barged out into the lake and used to build a fishing reef or two. The state can pick the proper spots for reefs. There is little there now but mud flats. Fish react positively to structure and will move in fast, many living there full-time. Fishing will be better off, Huron; you can go to the bank on that.
The reef rubble will be free. Just barge it out to the area the state picks and dump it, as opposed to trucking it to the landfill and paying by the pound to dump it. The Chamber of Commerce can write it up as our own city built fishing reef and it will help bring in the tourists and their dollars. Our local charter boats will use it big time.
I hope our city leaders give this idea serious consideration. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to add a great resource to our water environment. Let’s do it, Huron.
John “Doc” Stone