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2007 Commission News

12/18/2007

$7.5 Million in Grants and Loans for Boating Facilities Approved
Commission Officers Elected

 

SACRAMENTO—At its December meeting, the California Boating and Waterways Commission approved $7.5 million in boat facility improvement grants and loans and elected two new officers.

Warren E. Rupf, of Martinez, was elected as the Chairman and Douglas W. Metz, of Coronado, was elected Vice Chairman for 2008.

Rupf was initially appointed to the commission by Gov. Pete Wilson to serve a four-year term from 1997-2001.  He was re-appointed to two subsequent four-year terms by Gov. Gray Davis in 2001 and by Gov. Schwarzenegger in 2006.  Rupf currently serves as the Sheriff for Contra Costa County and is responsible for an urban law enforcement agency of more than 1,200 employees and a budget of $170 million.

Metz was appointed to the commission by Gov. Schwarzenegger in 2006. He currently serves as president of Metz & Associates and as senior counsel to The King Law Group providing professional and general management consulting services to businesses and non-profit organizations.

The grants and loans awarded by the commission will go toward three Southern California boat launch and small harbor improvement projects. A description of each project is attached.

Grants and loans require the consent of the seven-member Boating and Waterways Commission. Loan applications are submitted to the California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) 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 may provide grant funds to a county, city, district or other public agency for the construction and development of small craft boating launching facilities and loan funds to local agencies for the construction of small craft harbors. 

Grant applicants must complete an application and submit it by April 1 of each calendar year. 

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Attached: Loan recipients

 

Loan recipients

Oxnard Marinas — Ventura County
The commission approved a recreational marina loan of $2,287,000 to the Oxnard Marinas, a Limited Partnership (Oxnard Marinas) for improvements to the Peninsula and Bahia Marinas. The total project cost is expected to be $12,131,000. Loan funds will be used to make improvements to marina berths, utilities, gangways, security gates, and the harbormaster/restroom building, plus construction of two small dinghy docks.  The commission previously approved $1,755,000 in loans to the Oxnard Marinas in fiscal years 2005/06 and 2006/07.

Channel Islands — Ventura County 
The commission approved a phase-one grant of $430,000 to the County of Ventura for improvements to the Channel Islands Harbor Boat Launching Facility. The total project cost is expected to be $4,940,000. The proposed project entails demolition of the existing six-lane boat launch ramp and construction of a new six-lane ramp, construction of a turnaround and ready lanes, installation of three new boarding floats, slope protection, reconfiguration/repaving of the south parking area, sidewalks and curbs, storm drainage, demolition of the existing restroom and construction of a new restroom, utilities, lighting, a boat wash down area and a project credit sign.  The existing boat launch facility was funded by DBW and constructed in 1977.  Since then, the commission has consented to the county two grants totaling $680,000 for improvements to boat launching facilities and loans totaling $11,840,000 for construction within the harbor.

Dana Point Harbor Marina— Orange County

The commission approved 4.8 million for the final phase of the first of four marina loans anticipated for the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Project. This loan covers the demolition and reconstruction of 240 berths in the East Marina, demolition and reconstruction of 500 berths in the West Marina, installation of gangways in both marinas, replacement of dock utilities, fortification of the bulkhead, installation of temporary berths and a project credit sign.  Previously, the commission consented to loans for the construction of the Dana Point Harbor totaling $25,200,000.

12/07/2007

BOATING AND WATERWAYS COMMISSION TO CONSIDER CLOSE TO $7.7 MILLION FOR BOATING FACILITIES DECEMBER 7

SACRAMENTO--The California Boating and Waterways Commission will meet December 7 to consider $7.7 million in new and phased boat launching facility and small craft harbor grants and loans, discuss invasive species, copper paint and boater outreach research activities and other matters. The meeting is open to the public and will convene at 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton Harbor Island Hotel, 1960 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, California. The projects to be considered are:

Oxnard Marinas - Ventura County

The Commission will consider a third recreational marina loan of $2,287,000 to the Oxnard Marinas located within the Channel Island Harbor along the coast of southern California in Ventura County. Loan funds will be used to make improvements to marina berths, utilities, gangways, security gates, and the harbormaster/restroom building, plus construction of two small dinghy docks.

Channel Islands - Ventura County

The Commission will consider a grant of $430,000 to the County of Ventura for improvements to the Channel Islands Harbor Boat Launching Facility, located on the southern coast of California in the city of Oxnard. The proposed project entails demolition of the existing six-lane boat launching ramp and construction of a new six-lane boat launching ramp, construction of a turnaround and ready lanes, installation of three new boarding floats, slope protection, reconfiguration/repaving of the south parking area, sidewalks and curbs, storm drainage, demolition of the existing restroom and construction of a new restroom, utilities, lighting, a boat wash down area and a project credit sign.

Dana Point Harbor Marina - Orange County

The Commission will consider a loan of $4,800,000 for improvements to the Dana Point Harbor Marina, as part of the larger Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Project. This is the fourth (and final) phase funding of the first (Loan A) of four Marina loans anticipated for the project. The total anticipated construction cost of Loan A is $15,000,000. The Commission previously consented to loans totaling $10,700,000 to the County for improvements to the Marina. This type of phase funding allows DBW to better allocate resources for marina reconstruction and keep project costs down. The marina is located in the City of Dana Point, along the southern shoreline of Orange County, between the City of Oceanside to the south and the City of Newport Beach to the north. This loan covers the demolition and reconstruction of 240 berths in the East Marina, demolition and reconstruction of 500 berths in the West Marina, installation of gangways in both marinas, replacement of dock utilities, fortification of the bulkhead, installation of temporary berths and a project credit sign.

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 interest and principal from loans.

 

 

10/12/2007

CORRECTION TO PRESS RELEASE DATED OCTOBER 5, 2007
$9.5 MILLION IN LOANS AND GRANTS FOR BOATING FACILITIES APPROVED

SACRAMENTO - On October 3, the California Boating and Waterways Commission approved $9.5 million in loans and grants for the construction of small craft harbors and boat launching facilities.

A previous Department press release dated October 5, 2007 incorrectly stated Skipper's Point as one of the approved grant projects.

The Skipper's Point (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation) boat launching facility grant project was deleted from the consent calendar and was not considered by the Boating and Waterways Commission on October 3.

Department 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.

 

10/05/2007

BOATING AND WATERWAYS COMMISSION TO CONSIDER CLOSE TO $10 MILLION
FOR BOATING FACILITIES OCTOBER 3

Sacramento – The California Boating and Waterways Commission will meet October 3 to consider close to $10 million in new and phased boat launching facility grants, and discuss small craft harbor loan interest rates, California boating accidents, Quagga mussels (an invasive species), and other matters. The meeting is open to the public and will convene at 8:30 a.m. at the Red Lion Hotel, 1830 Hilltop Drive, Redding, California. The projects to be considered are:

Balls Ferry Boat Launching Facility — Shasta County
The Commission will consider a first phase grant of $179,000 to make improvements to the Balls Ferry Boat Ramp, located on the Sacramento River in Shasta County.  The grant entails the construction of a new single-lane boat launching ramp, a new boarding float, resurfacing of the existing parking area, construction of a pre-cast vault restroom, new sidewalks and lightning, a concrete project credit sign and low-maintenance landscaping and ancillary items.

Ord Bend Boat Launching Facility — Glenn County 
The Commission will consider a grant of $579,000 for improvements to the Ord Bend Boat Launching Facility, located on the west side of the Sacramento River in Glenn County.  The proposed project includes construction of a new two-lane boat ramp and installation of one boarding float.  The parking area and access road will be resurfaced and new sidewalks will be constructed.  There will be some refurbishment of the restroom.  Lightning and security measures and a new concrete project credit sign will also be installed.

Bowerman Boat Launching Facility— USDA Forest Service 
The Commission will consider a grant funding of $1,305,000 for improvements to the Bowerman Boat Launching Facility, located on Trinity Lake in Shasta County.  The proposed project includes replacement of the lower portion of the boat launching ramp, a new boarding float, resurfacing of the parking area, construction of a new restroom, rock slope protection, an informational kiosk and a project credit sign.

Clark Springs Boat Launching Facility — USDA Forest Service 
The Commission will consider a grant funding of $658,000 for improvements to the Clark Springs Boat Launching Facility located on Trinity Lake in Shasta County.  The proposed project will consist the widening of the boat launching ramp sidewalk, a new boarding float, construction of a new restroom, rock slope protection, a new walkway, informational kiosk and a project sign. 

Trinity Center Boat Launching Facility – USDA Forest Service
The Commission will consider a phase 1 grant of $190,000 to make improvements to the Trinity Center Boat Launching Facility located on Trinity Lake in Shasta County.  The proposed project includes the construction of a new boat launching ramp with turnaround, a new boarding float, resurfacing the parking area, construction of a new restroom, rock slope protection, informational kiosk and a project credit sign. 

The phased boat launching facility grants are on the Commission’s consent calendar and include:

Boat Launching FacilityWaterbodyGrant Amount
Beardsley Point Tri-Dam Project Beardsley Lake $1,521,000
(Final Phase)
Gridley City of Gridley Feather River $300,000
(Final Phase)
Heron Point Stanislaus County Woodward Reservoir $1,300,000
(Final Phase)
Jack Smith Park City of Needles Colorado River $2,357,000
(Final Phase)
Pier 52/54 City & County of 
San Francisco
Pacific Ocean $510,000
(Final Phase)
Skippers Point

 

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

 

Stony Gorge Reservoir

 

$354,000
(Phase II)
Tisdale County of Sutter Sacramento River $716,000
(Final Phase)
Total Grants $7,058,000

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.

 

09/28/2007

Boating and Waterways Commission to Consider close to $10 Million for Boating Facilities October 3

01/19/2007

$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.

 

01/12/2007

GOVERNOR APPOINTS NEW MEMBER TO BOATING AND WATERWAYS COMMISSION

 

SACRAMENTO—The California Boating and Waterways Commission will meet January 18 to elect officers, discuss marina procedures to allocate slips to boaters, and consider funding $6.6 million in new loans and grants. The meeting is open to the public and will convene at 8:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 1209 L Street, Sacramento, California. The projects to be considered are:

San Francisco Marina — West Harbor
The Commission will consider a third-phase loan of $6 million to improve the West Harbor at the San Francisco Marina. The loan will be used to demolish existing berths and construct reconfigured berths in the West Harbor, 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.

Gridley Boat Launching Facility — Butte County 
The Commission will consider a phase 1 grant of $635,000 to make improvements to the Gridley Boat Launching Facility along the Feather River in Butte County. The grant funds will be used to construct a new one-lane boat launching ramp, install two new boarding floats, construct a new parking area, restroom and sewer lift station, install a new fish-cleaning station, add slope protection and drainage, and install lighting, signage and secure access.

Lake Kaweah Boat Launching Facility — Tulare County 
The Commission will consider increasing a previously approved grant to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for improvements to the Lake Kaweah Boat Launching Facility. The additional funds will cover an improved access road. The proposed project now includes construction of a new two-lane boat launching ramp, installation of one 10’ by 40’ aluminum decked boarding float, the construction of a paved parking area for 31 vehicle/trailer spaces and 20 single vehicle spaces, construction of an access road, construction of a four-unit barrier-free access block restroom with a septic and water system, the addition of security lighting, landscaping/irrigation, a host site, and a project credit sign.
The USACE will fund the boarding float, landscaping/irrigation, and the host site.

Stockton Waterfront Marina — San Joaquin County 
The Commission will consider a change in project scope for a previously approved loan to the City of Stockton for improvements to the Stockton Waterfront Marina. The revised project includes 66 wet berths, 890 linear feet of guest dock, guest docks, 9 gangways with security gates, a 150-space dry stack storage building, 46 single parking spaces, a restroom, dock utilities, 83,000 square feet of walkway, lighting and electrical, a security system, landscaping and irrigation, and signs and ancillary items.

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.