The City of Bainbridge Island’s Marine Access Committee is hosting a public meeting to gather input from the community about the placement of new buoys in the Dave Ullin Open Water Marina (DUOWM) in Eagle Harbor.
The City of Bainbridge Island operates a residential marina within Eagle Harbor, under the terms of a lease with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR lease allows the City to enter into subleases with 16 individual tenants in the DUOWM for the purpose of supporting a vibrant liveaboard community. Earlier this year, the City Council voted to provide funding to expand the number of moorage sites from nine to 16, as allowed under the terms of the lease.
During the last few months, the Marine Access Committee has heard from a variety of community members regarding the location of the new buoys and safety concerns involved with navigation in Eagle Harbor. The Marine Access Committee is now hosting a public meeting at City Hall Monday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. to receive public comment on this project and provide an overview of the planned work. The Committee will use public input to develop recommendations for staff and Council to decide how and where the buoys should be located in Eagle Harbor.
The Dec. 10 meeting will begin with an open house from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. A formal presentation will begin at 6:00 followed by a question-and-answer session.
If you can’t attend the meeting, please send comments to Operations Project Manager Aaron Claiborne at email@example.com. Comments are due by Friday, Dec. 14.
If you’d like to receive updates about the project, please select Dave Ullin Open Water Marina Layout & Design Project on the Notify Me list: https://www.bainbridgewa.gov/List.aspx
Marine Access Committee: http://www.bainbridgewa.gov/706/Marine-Access-Committee
Dave Ullin Open Water Marina (DUOWM) Layout/Design Project: https://www.bainbridgewa.gov/1114/Dave-Ullin-Open-Water-Marina-LayoutDesig