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October 6, 2003

Boating & Waterways Commission Approves $3,673,000 in Boating Projects


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

Alamed a County - San Leandro Marina Boat Launching Facility

A $184,000 grant to the City of San Leandro for improvements to the San Leandro Marina boat launching facility, to include the demolition of the pier and parking area and the construction of a new two-lane concrete boat launching ramp and two new boarding floats; a turnaround area, ready lane, and wash-down area; a 65-space vehicle/trailer parking lot; a two-unit restroom; two concrete brows; piling; and utilities.

Los Angeles County - Alamitos Bay Marina, Basin 1

A $1,250,000 loan to the City of Long Beach for the first phase of a proposed $12,105,000 project, to include the demolition of existing berths and the construction of 162 new berths; concrete piling; dockside utilities; dredging; gangways; new restroom/showers; and new and refurbished parking areas.

Riverside County - Lake Elsinore Boat Launching Facility

An $817,000 grant to the City of Lake Elsinore for improvements to the Lake Elsinore boat launching facility, including the construction of a new six-lane concrete boat launching ramp with three boarding floats; a launching ramp apron and staging area; and a 288-space vehicle/trailer parking area, service area, four-unit restroom, boat washdown area, fish cleaning station, vessel pumpout system, and landscaping and lighting.

Sacramento County - Sacramento Marina, South Basin

An $850,000 loan to the City of Sacramento for the first phase of funding for a $6,200,000 project for improvements to the Sacramento Marina, including the demolition of all but 30 existing berths, which will be extended, and the construction of a reconfigured system of 171 berths, gangways, berth covers, a restroom, utilities, dredging, and a fuel system.

Sacramento County - Fair Oaks Boat Launching Facility

A $572,000 grant to the Sacramento County Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Space, for improvements to the Fair Oaks boat launching facility, including the removal of the existing boat launching ramp; filling and stabilizing the ramp area and banks; construction of a new one-lane concrete boat launching ramp with a steel footing; refurbishment of the existing parking area; and construction of a turnaround area, walkways, a picnic area, a two-unit restroom, landscaping, irrigation, and signs.

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.

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