MEDIA ADVISORY
Boating and Waterways Commission to Consider a
$1.04 Million Boat Launching Facility Grant to Imperial County







Contact:  Gloria Sandoval (916) 651-5692

January 17, 2013


SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Boating and Waterways Commission will meet in Sacramento to consider a $1.04 million boat launching facility grant. The meeting is open to the public and will convene at 9:00 a.m. at the Courtyard Sacramento Cal Expo, 1782 Tribute Road.

WHAT: Public Meeting – Boating and Waterways Commission

The commission will consider approving a $1,040,000 grant to Imperial County for improvements to their Wiest Lake Boat Launching Facility. Proposed improvements include: demolition and replacement of the existing lakeshore shade structures (ramadas), resurfacing and striping the existing parking area, expanding the parking area with a possible alternate exit, adding a new boater restroom, boarding floats with gangways, adding accessible pathways, security lighting, and project signage.
   
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 9 a.m.
   
WHERE: Courtyard Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
Golden State B
1782 Tribute Road
Sacramento, CA 95814

A detailed agenda of the meeting and information on the commission may be found at http://www.dbw.ca.gov/Commission/.

Grant and loan applications are submitted to the Department of Boating and Waterways and funding for approved projects is derived from the taxes paid by boaters on the purchase of vessel gasoline and the repayment of principal and interest on department-made loans.

The department provides grants to a county, city, district or other public agency for the construction of small craft boating launching facilities and loans to local agencies for the construction of small craft harbors. These grants and loans require the consent of the
Boating and Waterways Commission.

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