The final design, specifications and bid documents have been approved by the state, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits have been filed.
Julie Beaton, the city's project manager, said the next step is to file revised grant paperwork with the state. Based on what the state told her last month, she hopes to take the amended grant agreement to City Council for its OK on Feb. 4.
“The city must have the signed, revised grant paperwork prior to committing funds,” Beaton noted.
Despite the paperwork shuffle, city officials are hopeful that the marina project can be wrapped up this year.
“If the work cannot be completed before the 2013 boating season, it will most likely be kicked to the fall ... after the Salmon Festival,” Beaton said.
The estimated $1 million project includes seawall repairs, removal of the riprap and increasing the slip depths — with the option of adding more energy-efficient ice suppression equipment. A portion of that funding would come from the grant, with the remainder coming from the city’s Marina Fund.
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