August 27, 2009 – An information package has been sent to all marina contract holders by mail today outlining the construction plans for Prince Arthur’s Landing and how it will affect each boater.
“With the June withdrawal of the appeals to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments, construction plans for the hotel, condominiums, and a range of commercial uses are now underway,” said Mark Smith, General Manager of Development Services.
Administration is proposing to work to the greatest extent possible outside the boating season, despite it being prime construction time.
Based on input that was received from marina contract holders after the August 13 public meeting, City staff met and developed the final removals plan. It details the timing of closures, the areas affected by construction and the reconfiguring of docks to accommodate as many boaters as possible.
The new plan will allow 113 boaters to remain in the Marina until the end of this season.
All reductions in the boating season will be compensated by a decrease in fees for that season. Fee reductions will be based on the actual time (in days) where there is a reserved dock in the marina relative to the contract period and pro-rated accordingly.
City Council has unanimously agreed to offer compensation and incentives to boaters due to the loss of use that include:
- Up to 1.5 times the pro-rated value of any reduced boating season as a rebate during the period from 2010 to 2012
- Reduction in boating fees by 25% for those who which to continue boating at the marina in the years of 2010 and 2011
- Those who choose not to dock their boat at the Marina during 2010 offer a free year of boating in 2011
Marina contract holders are encouraged to make the necessary arrangements for removal as early as possible.
Contact: Paul Fayrick, Manager of Parks, 625-2806