Council OKs Martinez Marina Dredging Funds (USA)
“The city has come up with a million dollars for the Martinez Marina dredging plan,” said Craig Paulsen, Harbor Master.
City staff member Mitch Austin outlined the latest plan for the marina Wednesday, using about $1 million in the Shell donation and the city’s share of Measure WW funds – an East Bay Regional Park bond – to dredge the marina’s entrance and the slips under three docks.
The council unanimously voted to spend $225,000 for dredging permits and another $600,000 to $800,000 for the actual dredging.
There are about 157 boats at the Martinez Marina right now, but there is enough space for 267.
Harbor Master Paulsen added that he hopes dredging can be done on a more regular basis.
Dredging Today Staff, February 6, 2012;