UPDATE: Mayor Dize told the Mirror that Council approved the lighting and work to be done at the parking lot near the Shanty, which is to be done with the funds already set aside for the harbor. Council did not approve the work to be done for the inner harbor boardwalk, so no funds have been transferred from the library. They wanted to see more information before they made that decision. They will get that on January 16th.
Aspects of the harbor, especially on the boardwalk near the Shanty have fallen into disrepair. The funds for the project will encompass electrical work, lighting, water, improvements to the turn at the Shanty parking lot, and replacement of the wooden walkway at the inner harbor.
The amount transferred for the work is $100,000.
Council had already approved $125k for work on the harbor.
There are three major components to the work originally envisioned: 1. Replace the deteriorated wood walkway around the inner harbor. This work would include the renovation of the electric and water systems, adding light poles and new benches.
High priority items include adding a floating dock on the south side of the fixed pier to provide more desirable slips, six boat lifts on the north side of the fixed pier to provide out-of-water docking. According to Harbor Master Charlie Farlow, the highest priority is to rehabilitate the wood walkway around the inner harbor.
Phases 1 – 3 are estimated to be completed before the spring crabbing season.