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September 12, 2003

Boating & Waterways Commission Approves $10,906,000 in Boating Projects

At a meeting yesterday in Sacramento, the California Boating and Waterways Commission approved five Department of Boating and Waterways boating facility loan and grant projects. The approved projects are:

El Dorado County - Sly Park Recreation Area Boat Launching Facility

A $489,000 grant to the El Dorado Irrigation District for an improvement project to include site preparation, excavation/compaction, paving and striping the parking area, parking area drainage, two new restrooms, a stairway, a fish-cleaning station, utilities and signs.

Nevada County - Cascade Shores Boat Launching Facility

An $804,000 grant to the Nevada Irrigation District for improvements to include site preparation, demolition, construction of a one-lane boat launching ramp, a boarding float, refurbishing the parking area, a restroom, a walkway, slope protection, drainage, utilities, a retaining wall, an automated gate entrance, and ancillary items.

Placer County - Tahoe Vista Boat Launching Facility

A $944,000 grant to the North Tahoe Public Utility District for improvements to include demolition of a sewer pump station, installation of three boarding floats and a gangway, refurbishing an existing parking area, repaving of a newly acquired parking area, walkways, surface drainage, restroom, lighting and landscaping.

San Diego County - National City Marina

A loan of $5,669,000 to the San Diego Unified Port District for the third phase of department funding totaling $11 million for an $18,214,000 project, including the construction of a 229-berth marina, gangways, a 192-space parking area, a harbormaster's building, a restroom, dock utilities, a fuel dock, slope protection, security gates, public access pathways, landscaping, irrigation, signs and ancillary items. The commission previously approved a $1,300,000 loan in FY 2000-01 and a $4,031,000 loan in January of 2003 for this project. The port district and City of National City are contributing the remaining funding for the project.

San Joaquin County - Stockton Waterfront Marina

A $3 million loan to the City of Stockton for the third phase of department funding totaling $13,300,000, for a $17,720,000 project to include the demolition of existing berths and the construction of 164 uncovered and 134 covered berths, new piling, 12 gangways, construction/repaving parking for 375 spaces, a 150-space drystack building at the adjacent Morelli Park Boat Launching Facility, dockside electrical, fire, water and communications utilities, six security gates, and catch basins/drainage.

Department loans 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.