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January 19, 2007

$7.135 Million in Loans and Grants for Boating Facilities Approved


SACRAMENTO—On Thursday, the California Boating and Waterways Commission approved $7.135 million in loans and grants and elected officers Lenora Clark, Chair and Warren E. Rupf, Vice Chair for 2007.  During a public meeting in Sacramento, the Commission approved the following projects:

San Francisco Marina—West Harbor
A $6 million third-phase loan to the City of San Francisco for the West Harbor of the San Francisco Marina to improve berths, upgrade electrical and water dock utilities, install new barrier-free access gangways with security gates, construct a new breakwater, replace the revetment, dredge and improve buildings. Final phase funding of $5.3 million is proposed in the 2007-08 fiscal year. The total cost of the project with State loan funds is $16.5 million.

Gridley Boat Launching Facility—Butte County
A  $635,000 first phase grant to the City of Gridley for improvements to the one-lane Gridley Boat Launching Facility, including a new parking area, two boarding floats, restroom and sewer lift station, fish-cleaning station, slope protection and drainage, and lighting, signage and secure access.  The facility is on the Feather River.  The total cost of the project with State grants is $935,000. A department grant of $300,000 is proposed in the 2007-08 fiscal year.

Lake Kaweah Boat Launching Facility—Tulare County
An additional grant of $500,000 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for improvements to the Lake Kaweah Boat Launching Facility.  The project includes a new two-lane boat launching ramp, a 10’ by 40’ aluminum deck boarding float, paved parking area for 31 vehicle/trailer spaces and 20 single vehicle spaces, access road, a four-unit barrier-free access block restroom with a septic and water system, security lighting, landscaping, and a project sign.  The Corps of Engineers will fund the boarding float and landscaping. The department is grant is now a total of $1.930 million.

Stockton Waterfront Marina—San Joaquin County
A change in project scope, including the addition of 890 linear feet of guest docks, for a previously approved loan of $13,300,000 to the City of Stockton for improvements to the Stockton Waterfront Marina.  The total cost of the project, with City of Stockton funds, is $20.6 million.

Department of Boating and Waterways 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 and principal interest.

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