In a 3-2 vote, the McCall City Council voted to approve a new water concession.
Applicant Sara Lenda has been working with council and staff over the past several months to gain approval for Payette Pedal Party, a cycle boat excursion. It passed on Thursday evening with a condition that asks neighbors to be communicated with about the concession.
On the 16 passenger pedal boat, passengers would pedal across Payette Lake with a captain steering. Passengers can bring beer, wine, and snacks. The boat can be booked for a private event or people can book individual seats for the 90-minute experience.
“It’s a very fun activity on the lake to do,” Lenda said. “It will service a variety of demographics. It’s not solely just for adults, it’s for children, it might be for a birthday party, a celebration, team building events. So I know that there might have been some concerns with the name of the business, it has party in it. The name came about because I love play on words, alliterations.”
Lenda said it’s a “non-motorized recreational activity” before anything else.