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March 15 , 2005

Commission Approves $6.6 million in Infrastructure Improvements


At a meeting in Sacramento Friday, the California Boating and Waterways Commission approved $6,633,000 in Department of Boating and Waterways loans and grants for boating infrastructure improvements. The approved projects are:

San Luis Obispo County – Lopez Lake Boat Launching Facility

The Commission approved a grant of $83,000 in initial funding for a $763,100 project to replace boarding floats and a courtesy dock, resurface the parking area and marina road, and install two new fish-cleaning stations.

Sacramento County – Sacramento Marina – South Basin

The Commission approved a Phase II loan of $5,150,000 on a $6,500,000 project to reconfigure the marina, construct berth covers, install gangways, replace dock utilities, dredge, and add three fuel dispensers.

Marin County – Sausalito Marine Center

The Commission approved a $1,400,000 recreational marina loan requested by Zack’s Inc., contingent upon the applicant providing sufficient loan collateral to meet department requirements. The loan will be used to make improvements to the floating docks, install new dock and utility boxes, pave the parking area/dry boat storage area, convert the canvas shop into a harbormaster’s office and maintenance shop, improve and expand the decking and improve the warehouse.

Department loans and grants require the consent of the seven-member Boating and Waterways Commission, appointed by the Governor. Funding for the projects is derived from the taxes paid by boaters on the purchase of gasoline for their vessels and from the repayment of loan principal and interest.

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Note: Photos of the project sites are available at http://www.dbw.ca.gov/PressRoom/