The fourth meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on the MVMS met April 28th at City Hall. The meeting’s discussion focused on different mooring systems than are presently used in Newport Harbor to secure moorings to the bottom of the bay. As reported earlier, the Ad Hoc Committee intends to propose a system which does not use pilings to secure, or anchor, the floats in place.Continue reading
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City Seeks Mooring Permit Holder Volunteers
The Harbor Commission MVMS ad hoc committee seeks volunteers to
test drive floating docks during the one year pilot project in Newport Harbor. Permit holders are welcome to volunteer use of mooring location for their own floating dock use (no extra charge), or for use by others (rental by City). Own mooring tackle would be replaced by City, as is, where is, on the project’s completion, at City's expense. During the one year pilot project, own ballast and tackle would be replaced with City–purchased gear suitably rated to hold the City’s floating dock and boats tied to it.
The MVMS pilot project will test about six floats in a few areas of the harbor. The committee will test the most basic configuration of floating dock, a simple long rectangle which will accommodate boats on either side. These would be floats about 50 feet long by about 5 feet wide. A very tentative number to build such floats is about $50/sq. ft., or $12,500 each just for the float.Continue reading
The first meeting of the MVMS Ad-Hoc Committee was Monday, March 24th in the Crystal Cove Conference Room (
Bay 2 D, second floor about mid–complex) at City Hall. Two of three Harbor Commission volunteers, Commissioners Avery and McIntosh, attended. Others included Chris Miller and Shannon Levin of the City’s Harbor Resources department, about half a dozen members of the public, and two journalists representing The Log and The Register. The committee is in the process of defining its goal. Continue reading