Vol XVIII – #224 – Street Talk

Report #3385 Photo: LR_11-15-2018

 

 

LR 11-15-2018

Note: The 2019 Leland Report Calendar is available for purchase at the following link:
 https://www.burnhamgraphicarts.com/specialty-items/e5b7837c1

 

 

Vol XVIII - #223 - Sunshine!
Vol XVIII - #225 - Beach Talk
 

Southbeach11-15-18a

Overheard: South Beach and North Beach access will be closed to the public and the only public beach will be Van’s Beach.

Southbeach11-15-18

Biscuit 11-15-2018

 

 
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
16 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Clarence White
Clarence White
1 year ago

Sounds to me like this will be decided in the courts because you can restrict the parking just not the access. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riparian_water_rights

Harry P
Harry P
1 year ago

Wait! What?

Marge
Marge
1 year ago

Welcome to Leland. Please eat in our restaurants and shop in our stores but do Not enjoy our lake

Harry P
Harry P
1 year ago
Reply to  Marge

That’s exactly how I interpret it. Be careful Leland, you’re not the only tourist attraction on the Big Lake. My cash works equally in lots of other places without these restrictions.

Kathy
Kathy
1 year ago
Reply to  Marge

This is what happens when a few people do not respect private property. Burning home owners’ items for fires on private land will cause the owners to want to protect their private property. It has nothing to do with Leland. You still have access to Lake MI at these road ends.

Sue
Sue
1 year ago

I am very confused how an access path can be closed to the public, is it now private?

Jim Burnham
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Sue

Access to the beach is not being closed off, just the designation that it was a “public beach”. Technically, there is only an easement to allow access to the water for boaters. People can still walk the beach, but the owners along the shore are trying to end the all afternoon sit downs and are complaining of garbage and the beach fires and vandalism. Link to Record Eagle article is now in the main post.

Miss D in Holland
Miss D in Holland
1 year ago

No! No! Say it ain’t so! Please be just a foolish rumor!

Marilyn Price
Marilyn Price
1 year ago

How can closing public road access be possible? This makes no sense.

Heidi
Heidi
1 year ago

Who has a problem with folks sitting on the beach and enjoying the water and sun? I am a seasonal home owner, not on the water, pay a HUGE amount of taxes that fund quite a lot of things in Leland, yet someone is threatened by my family enjoying the beach? I was there all summer, every day, and there were virtually no problems. Very rarely were actual homeowners even on their dunes, much less on the beach. I never saw any complaints from home owners and nobody ever went on the dunes/grass. The only litter I saw was from… Read more »

Catryna J Loos
Catryna J Loos
1 year ago

Re; Closing the beach. I thought it was public a certain number of feet from the High water mark. Please explain.