The city accepted a $505,000 grant from the Waterways Grant in Aid Program from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to assist in the second phase of the marina reconstruction project at the floating dock portion of the City Marina.
“This is a good project and it needs to be done,” Councilman Mike Fritz said. “It is what we have to do to maintain our marina.”
The city also appropriated $505,000 to complete the project in addition to the state grant. All of the money to match the project will come from the money set aside in the city’s marina fund.
Fritz noted that it was a good thing the city was once again able to obtain grant funding to make the project possible.
“It seems to me that we have a good chance of getting grants and the money to match it,” he 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.
“It is quite an extensive improvement project,” City Manager Pat McGinnis said.
Additionally, more than 7,000 yards of sediment will be dredged from the slip areas and deposited at a landfill.
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