What's up with fees?
The Daily Pilot ran an article
on April 22 on the final draft of the new City of Newport Beach Fees study (*.pdf - 124KB)
. Recent economic challenges across the nation would seem to favor a study to align costs with income, but the theme of the study is raising fees to align with costs. If the link to the Daily Pilot site goes down, the article is reproduced (*.pdf - 301KB)
on the NMA site.
Recently, the City's Revenue office has sent to real property owners a survey (*.pdf - 314KB) in advance of issuing new, paper pier permits. The survey asks whether pier and slip space is rented and asks permit holders to report vessel identification for the vessels secured. Again, this survey comes from the City's Revenue department.
City ordinance 17.35.020 (A) (4) (*.pdf - 297KB) (see p. 49) states that shore-connected piers bayward of commercial zones may be rented. Other piers are not to be rented, so, to raise revenues, will the City elect to issue higher-revenue commercial pier permits to residential users who have rented their piers?
Vessel Pumpout Stations
Here is a handy chart of vessel pumpout stations (*.pdf - 327KB) and public piers around Newport Harbor. The 15th St. pumpout station is operational!
The Pennant is the official newsletter of the Newport Mooring Association. Current and past editions are found on the Newsletters page.
How grows the eelgrass?
At the May 14th Harbor Commission meeting, Chris Miller reported on a CRM contract modification to help document eelgrass beds in the harbor.
We always appreciate your continuing support and valued opinions.
Harbor Commission Meetings
The Newport Beach Harbor Commission meets on the second Wednesday each month. Look here for agendas posted the Friday evening before each Harbor Commission meeting. Several days following each meeting, minutes are posted on the same page.
Harbor Resources Updates
Each month, the Harbor Resources Manager presents to the Harbor Commission a very helpful update on projects he is working on. You can find these updates archived here.
Newport Harbor Dredging
Here is a Google News live feed on news related to dredging the harbor.
Updated : Fri, 30 May 2008 07:27:08 GMT
Permit Requirement Proposed for Newport Sailboat RacesThe Log Newspaper, CA - 21 hours agoIn other action, Harbor Resources Division manager Chris Miller r...
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 May 2008 22:02:21 GMT
If We Ban Copper in Boat Paint, What About Our Homes and Cars?The Log Newspaper, CA - 22 hours agoIf every boat in the harbor were free of copper paint, co...
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 May 2008 20:53:41 GMT
Underwater plant swarms Newport Beach boatersOCRegister, CA - May 21, 2008... blocking efforts to replace docks and dredge slips. By JEFF OVERLEY NEWPORT B...
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 May 2008 22:40:28 GMT
Eelgrass Blocks Small Dredging ProjectsThe Log Newspaper, CA - May 1, 2008Today, there are an estimated 130 to 140 acres of eelgrass growing underwater in ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 01 May 2008 19:21:04 GMT
Balboa Island and Its Historic Ferry Continue to ThriveThe Log Newspaper, CA - May 1, 2008The ferry has served Newport Harbor for several generations a...
Publ.Date : Thu, 01 May 2008 19:58:11 GMT
About us -
The Newport Mooring Association is responsible for promoting the business and personal interests of mooring permittees and persons holding property, real or personal, adjacent or attached to, residing on, or anchored to tidelands or public property in, upon, or adjacent to Newport Harbor, as those interests relate to the use of the bay area.
Newport Mooring Association
P.O. Box 1118
Newport Beach, CA 92659-0118