After a nearly two year lull in the action down in the Depoe Bay Harbor the Depoe Bay City Council decided that the lull is over. The council decided Tuesday evening to tackle some long awaited projects and to get to ’em.
First off the council reduced the Harbor Commission membership from 7 members down to 5. Two members can live outside the Depoe Bay City Limits. They want members that are focused on all harbor users, both local and regional.
City Clerk-Recorder Jeff Wiseman says the newly re-constituted commission will also be updating the Depoe Bay Harbor Master Plan. They’ll also be looking to replace an old wharf in the southwest corner of the harbor. They’ll provide recommedations on the design of a new one, which will likely pull double-duty – being a part of a working harbor but also a viewing spot for tourists and locals.
And finally, it’s a little late for this holiday season but the council wants the Harbor Commission to encourage all moorage holders to put holiday lights on their boats starting next holiday season. The city council said there are holiday lights throughout the town and around the harbor but not IN the harbor. The council said that those who decorate their boats with lights will get a 50% discount on their power bill for the first half of December, next year.