City of Bowie to get appraisal on lake land

The Bowie City Council voted to obtain an appraisal on a 24.35-acre tract of land owned by the city on the Bowie Reservoir side of Lake Amon G. Carter, the first step to the possible sale of the property.
This idea was raised by City Manager Bert Cunningham last month. Located at the end of Indian Trail Road in between Silver Lakes Ranch phase eight and the lake, the tract was part of the original land purchased when the reservoir was built. He was uncertain why it was not sold to be part of Silver Lakes when Blue Green was developing the housing subdivision.
If the council decides to move forward with the sale, Cunningham also would like to have an ordinance that would allow boat docks and boathouses on the reservoir side of the lake. He plans to submit that at the next meeting for consideration. That ordinance will include a substantial permit fee to set aside funds to address any future neglect or repair that would have to be handled by the city.

Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.