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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) pdf. 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) small pdf icon on the NMA site.

Slip Survey

Recently, the City's Revenue office has sent to real property owners a survey (*.pdf - 314KB) small pdf icon 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) small pdf icon (opens to p. 49) states that shore-connected piers bayward of commercial zones may be rented. If other piers are not to be rented, to raise revenue, 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) small pdf icon and public piers around Newport Harbor. The 15th St. pumpout station is operational; it has two redundant systems so it's very likely to always be operational.

Rhine Wharf progress

The Daily Pilot reports that the City is responding to citizen concerns about noise at the proposed Rhine Wharf dinghy dock after receiving conditional approval (*.pdf - 3.06MB) small pdf icon from the Coastal Commission. This article focuses primarily on sailors' progress with the five knot harbor wide speed restriction recently under study.

How grows the eelgrass?

At the May 14th Harbor Commission meeting, Chris Miller reported on a CRM contract modification to help document eelgrass (*.pdf - 1.82MB) small pdf icon beds in the harbor.

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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 agendas 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

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Toxins Create Challenge for Newport Harbor Dredging ...
Toxins Create Challenge for Newport Harbor Dredging Approval The Log Newspaper, CA - Jun 26, 2008 Pricey Plan  Dredging lower Newport Harbor will cost an estimated $12 million, but costs could increase if the 900000 cubic yards of sediment removed from ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Jun 2008 20:27:08 GMT

Council wants water tested - Daily Pilot
Council wants water tested Daily Pilot, CA -  Jun 25, 2008  The council also voted Tuesday night to approve a $100000 supplemental budget request to fund testing and consultation for dredging Newport Harbor . ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:39:20 GMT

" Money for bay not being dredged up - Daily Pilot
" Money for bay not being dredged up Daily Pilot, CA -  Jun 24, 2008  The council will consider a $100000 supplemental budget request tonight to fund permitting and consultation for dredging Newport Harbor . ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Jun 2008 12:06:56 GMT

" Toxins up cost of bay project - Daily Pilot
" Toxins up cost of bay project Daily Pilot, CA - Jun 11, 2008 By Brianna Bailey Pesticides and mercury in Newport Harbor have turned dredging the waterway into a potentially toxic undertaking. Sediment and urban runoff ... Newport to Speed Purchase Pla...
Publ.Date : Thu, 12 Jun 2008 05:43:36 GMT

Bay clean-up could help thousands of boaters - OCReg...
Bay clean-up could help thousands of boaters OCRegister, CA - Jun 9, 2008 By JEFF OVERLEY NEWPORT BEACH  Thousands of boaters would enjoy relief from an increasingly shallow harbor under a multimillion-dollar dredging plan to be ... " Council to vote...
Publ.Date : Tue, 10 Jun 2008 00:50:53 GMT

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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.

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Newport Beach, CA 92659-0118