Friday, November 27, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Thursday, 3/24/2005

Port Clinton's budget saves planned marina

PORT CLINTON - Passage of a $13.7 million city budget saved plans to build a municipal marina at the foot of Jefferson Street on Lake Erie, Mayor Tom Brown said yesterday.

The budget, passed by a 5-2 vote Tuesday night by city council, includes $60,000 for engineering work on the proposed $9.5 million, 161-slip marina. Councilmen Terry Witter and Larry Hamann argued that the money earmarked for the marina study should be used instead to fix some of the city's crumbling streets.

Mr. Brown said the city needs the marina to attract visitors to town and bring in revenue to ease an ongoing budget crunch. "Had we not passed that ... and kept that figure in there, that project would have died."

The city is seeking state, federal, and private funds to cover most of the construction costs.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.