County commissioners approve regulations surrounding docks built on Lake Naconiche

RAW: County commissioners approve regulations surrounding docks built on Lake Naconiche

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The first step towards transforming Lake Naconiche into a more family-friendly area was approved by the Nacogdoches County Commissioners Court on Wednesday.

County commissioners voted to approve changes to regulations that would allow residents on the lake to build docks extending into the water. The idea was widely accepted, but the Nacogdoches County Park Board identified a few rules that needed to be addressed and verbiage that needed to be fine-tuned before requesting formal approval.

County commissioners in Nacogdoches approved updates to the lake’s regulations that prevent property owners from building docks on the edge of the lake.
County commissioners in Nacogdoches approved updates to the lake’s regulations that prevent property owners from building docks on the edge of the lake.

Following Wednesday’s approval from the commissioners court, Jimmy Mize, a member of the Park Board, said it would also request approval from the Army Corps of Engineers, who would decide whether the rules were acceptable and reasonable by its standards.

Mize has said the dock regulations could serve as a stepping stone for bigger advancements around Lake Naconiche, including camping lots, multipurpose building for educational or recreational purposes, and family retreats.

There’s no time frame when the Army Corps of Engineers might respond to the Park Board’s request.

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