Thursday, June 23, 2016

Fairhope City Marina Repairs Sticker Shock

Fairhope, Alabama

Updated: The council voted to award the contract during its next meeting.

Bids to repair the aging seawall in the city's Fly Creek marina at the end of Sea Cliff Drive came back $100K over the $50K budgeted for repairs this year.

City engineer Jinright said the specifications calling for modern construction techniques and more durable materials for the area that is frequently inundated may have accounted for the discrepancy,

Some limited dredging will be included as well.

At its last meeting the city council discussed possibly holding off a while on awarding the bid to low bidder Asphalt Services of Spanish Fort to allow the additional money to be included in next year's budget beginning October 1st.

The low bid was $149K and the second lowest $214K.

Money for repairs is to come from rental fees for the slips and other marina property.


Anonymous said...

The place should be turned into a city park instead.

Anonymous said...

I like the park idea. How does one go about getting access to one of those public slips? If I'm paying for them, do I get a chance to use them? Not trying to sound angry, I'm genuinely curious and looking for a space for my boat.