Published: Oct 04, 2010 10:39 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 04, 2010 7:02 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - It's your money and Collier County is spending $1.2 million renovating a boat ramp. The county closed the Bayview Park on Danford Street to start construction Monday.

The county is replacing the seawall and expanding the boat ramp during the first phase of the project.

Boater and fisherman Patrick Bousquet has been using the boat park for 14 years. He says the county's $1.2 million renovation is important because the ramp is too popular and too small.

"There's boats and trailers parked up the street and Thomassen it needs to be redone," said Bousquet.

But others we talked with say it's just too much money to spend in such a tough economy. The project is being paid for by impact fees and a $400,000 Florida boater improvement grant.

"It's understandable they wanted to provide more services for the boaters," said nearby resident Phillip Littow.

The boat ramp is expected to reopen December 31st, 2010.