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December 31, 2003

Boating & Waterways Commission to Consider $153,000 Boating Project

The California Boating and Waterways Commission will meet on January 8, 2004, to consider approval of a $153,000 Department of Boating and Waterways boating launching facility grant project. The meeting is scheduled to convene at 8:30 a.m. in the Feather River Room at the Department of Boating and Waterways, 2000 Evergreen Street, Suite 100, in Sacramento. Details of the proposed project follow:

Kern County - Lake Ming Boat Launching Facility

The County of Kern has applied for a $153,000 grant to for the first phase of a proposed $1,526,000 improvement project at the boat launching facility at Lake Ming, located 10 miles northeast of Bakersfield. The project will include the replacement of two two-lane concrete boat launching ramps; replacement of the existing boarding floats and docks with four new pile-guided boarding floats; a new four-unit handicapped-accessible restroom building; resurfacing of two parking areas; and lighting.

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.