2018-02-08 / News

Mooring rates stay level in 2018-19 plan

The town council voted Monday to keep harbor rates level for the upcoming boating season.

The rates were presented along with the proposed 2018- 19 budget by Police Chief Ed Mello, who serves as the waterfront’s executive director. The $241,000 spending plan, approved by the harbor commission at its Jan. 10 meeting, represents a 4.8 percent increase from the current fiscal year. The harbor office strives for a balanced budget, he said.

Resident moorings will remain $4.60 per foot while marinas and visiting sailors will continue paying double that rate. A flat fee of $1,365 per boat will be in effect for yacht clubs.

The only major upticks are $10,000 for parts replacements to the 50 town-owned buoys and $7,000 to repair the pump-out station at East Ferry and to relocate the West Ferry station.

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