Major New Boat Ramp Could Come To Perdido River
March 1, 2011
A new major boat ramp could be coming to the Perdido River in the Beulah area.
Thursday night, the Escambia County Commission will consider the purchase of 4.31 acres for $888,500 for the first major public boat ramp site on the Perdido River. The two lots located at 11800 and 10860 will be purchased from Gregory and Linda English, if approved.
Two appraisals were obtained on the property — one by the county, which placed a total value of $665,000 for both parcels; and one by Gregory and Linda English, which placed a total value of $1,112,000 for both parcels. The Gregorys and the county agreed to meet in the middle at the $888,500 price tag.
The purchase will be funded by Local Options Sales Tax (LOST) monies and from vessel registration fees.