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Depoe Bay puts the “South of the Bridge” project on hold

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Despite a lot of meetings and dreaming-out-loud it appears that Depoe Bay won’t be building any “south-of-the-bridge” improvements any time soon.  There were apparently too many opinions on where to put modified parking (less of it) and ways to provide pedestrian crossings across 101.  So, for now, the project appears to be on hold.

The Depoe Bay City Council did, however, move ahead on something that’s probablybeen sat on the “to-be-announced” wall a little too long.  The council raised harbor rates on the launch ramp from $5 to $10 (a rate increase that some have said was way overdue) – kayak launch fees climbing from $3 to $5 with an option to purchase yearly stickers from the city to cut down on the paperwork.

The council also looked forward to using some federal money (in the near future) to help repair or replace several docks in the harbor.  But in the near future the Corps of Engineers will be in town to clean out the town’s check dam which has a lot of silt and dirt behind it.  Removing the silt behind the dam will likely commence right around the first of August.  The corps will also inspect the Depoe Bay Harbor itself to see how silt is accumulating on the bottom.

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