Posted on 13 September 2011.
By CHRISTINA RITCHIE ROGERS
Doug Herr of Carolina Boat Rentals in Cornelius says any licensing of boaters should happen at the national level and should apply to both renters and boat owners. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
MOORESVILLE – Owners of boat rental companies on Lake Norman told the Lake Norman Marine Commission Monday night they’re worried that increased regulation could deter rentals and severely hurt their businesses. The owners addressed the commission as it continued discussions about possible new rules for boat renters aimed at improving safety.
Also Monday, the commission said farewell to outgoing chairman Paul Carter and elected Ron Shoultz to replace him. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Public safety
Posted on 09 August 2011.
By DAVID BORAKS
MOORESVILLE – The Lake Norman Marine Commission could get its first look next month at a draft of new rules to improve safety among those who rent boats on the lake. But it’s not yet clear how far the rules might go.
The commission decided last month to study requiring certification or licenses for boat renters. That followed a June 25 accident in Mooresville in which a rental boat driver backed over and seriously injured a 25-year-old Charlotte woman.
Commission officials said at their meeting Monday night at Charles Mack Citizens Center that they believe the commission has the authority to adopt new requirements. Read the full story
Posted in Beyond Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Lake Davidson, Lake Norman, Mooresville, Public safety
Posted on 12 July 2011.
Updated July 12, 2011, at 5:13 p.m.
By DAVID BORAKS
MOORESVILLE – Lake Norman Marine Commission members agreed Monday to explore requiring certification or licenses for people who rent boats on the lake. The proposal, which still faces hurdles, came as the board discussed a June 25 accident in Mooresville in which a rental boat driver backed over and seriously injured a 25-year-old Charlotte woman.
Listen to an audio replay of
the discussion at Monday’s Lake Norman
Marine Commission meeting below.
Read the full story
Posted in Audio news reports, Cornelius, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Mecklenburg County, Mooresville, Public safety
Posted on 26 June 2011.
Posted in Lake Norman, Mooresville, Public safety