Port agrees to Boat Haven improvements, changes to waterfront clean up
February 26th, 2013 - 7:32am
(Port Angeles) -- Port of Port Angeles Commissioners Monday approved
money for new wooden floats at the Boat Haven.
The Port has operated a public boat launch just west
of the yacht club building since the mid-1970s. The
wooden floats were installed in 1983, and that float
system has been exposed to substantial wave action.
Many repairs have occurred since then, including replaecment
of the float decking, ramps and pilings. Extensive
rust and wood rot exists internally, and the floats
are at the end of their useful life. The Port looked
at seven bids for replacement of the floats, and chose
the low bidder, Topper Industries,
for a price of $95-thousand dollars. By approving the
contract Monday, an accelerated schedule of work can
begin immediately, and hopefully finish by April 26th,
in time for the boating and fishing season. If the
floats are not replaced in time, an abrupt closing of
the facility could lead to bad consequences for the
summer fishing season.
In other action, Commissioners authorized Port
Executive Director Jeff Robb to sign an amendment to
an agreed order with the Department of Ecology regarding
the Marines Trades Area, which includes the PenPly mill
and the former Chevron bulk plant south of Marine Drive,
Ecology had determined that two separate areas of
contamination, with separate and distinct source areas
existed within the MTA site defined an the Agreed Order
of 2005. As a result, Ecology separated KPly into its
own site throught a separate Agreed Order last October.
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