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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.

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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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