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Questions Remain For Credit Island

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Questions remain for the future of Davenport's Credit Island Lodge. Questions remain for the future of Davenport's Credit Island Lodge.

One message rang through to Davenport city leaders about the future of the Credit Island Lodge.

Residents want to see it rebuilt no matter the cost, saying it's a vital asset to the west side of Davenport.

This fire caused plenty of damage to the Credit Island Lodge. Davenport's Fire Marshal says the attic and roof were destroyed by the fire, but there is still hope for the building's future.

The Public Work's Department says the building is structurally sound, even with the damage. It has been boarded it up, and the Department is looking into getting a temporary roof put on the lodge to prevent damage from summer rains. Now the work needs to focus on the various options for the building.

Credit Island's Alderman is creating a task force to investigate those options made up of residents input. He wants to see the basic needs of the park restored in the buildings; bathrooms, storage, and protection from the elements.

"If it's in the existing building or something else, we need to be able to replenish that resource for the island," Aldermann Nathan Brown said.

Brown wants to have the Lodge Task Force up and running within the next week. He would like to deliver a final report to the city council by August.

Davenport city staff is currently looking into FEMA's rules regarding financing and flood protection, trying to see if there's any wiggle room in Credit Island's case.

 

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