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File #: 21-1969    Name:
Type: Discussion Items Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/19/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/16/2021 Final action:
Title: DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE STATUS OF TRANSIENT VESSEL MOORINGS IN KING HARBOR AND APPROVAL OF MODIFICATIONS TO THE MOORING SERVICE SCHEDULE TO REDUCE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE COSTS BY APPROXIMATELY $30,000
Attachments: 1. Administrative Report, 2. 2020-2021 Budget Response Report #15, 3. Harbor Commission Admin Report - 1-11-21, 4. Harbor Commission Draft Minutes - 1-11-21, 5. N2 - blue folder
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To: MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
From: Ted Semaan, Public Works Director

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DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING THE STATUS OF TRANSIENT VESSEL MOORINGS IN KING HARBOR AND APPROVAL OF MODIFICATIONS TO THE MOORING SERVICE SCHEDULE TO REDUCE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE COSTS BY APPROXIMATELY $30,000
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Approval of the recommended action would keep all 25 sets of transient vessel moorings in place in the main harbor channel and direct staff to rotate moorings out of service in order to reduce maintenance costs. Per the City Council's request, staff looked into the possibility of removing some of the underutilized moorings and found that if moorings were removed, the California Department of Boating and Waterways would require the City to refund a substantial amount of the grant money provided to install them in 2014. Both staff and the Harbor Commission concluded that a better option is to rotate moorings service schedule and reduce annual maintenance costs by roughly $30,000 per year.

BACKGROUND
During the FY 2020/21 City of Redondo Beach budget process, Budget Response Report #15 (copy attached) provided maintenance cost and utilization information for the transient vessel moorings located in the main harbor channel. The City Council directed staff to contact the California Department of Boating and Waterways ("DBAW") to determine the feasibility of removing some of the moorings. The 25 moorings were installed in the channel in 2014, utilizing a $188,000 grant from DBAW. Although the use of the moorings has been increasing following the transition of operations to the Redondo Beach Marina, the moorings are still underutilized and expensive to maintain. Since the installation of the moorings was funded by a grant from DBAW, approval from DBAW would be needed to remove any of the 25 units.

Staff initially contacted DBAW in June 2020 to discuss the feasibility of removing moorings. It took repeated attempts to obtain the desired in...

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