Council has given the green light to nearly $95,000 in repairs to the King’s Landing wharf.
Councillor Chris Mayne, Chair of Council’s Infrastructure and Operations Committee says the work is needed after the wharf was damaged earlier this year.
“In the spring we had the unfortunate combination of flexible lake ice and a strong north wind. That impacted on the King’s Landing Wharf, did significant damage to the north wall and the structural components in some of the deck,” he says.
Mayne says a local company has been awarded the construction contract.
“It’s not a permanent fix but it will restore the decking and the structure to the condition it was before the ice melt so that vehicular traffic can again service the privately-owned boathouses and the Chief Commanda II as well,” he says.
A staff report says vehicular traffic is required to service the Chief Commanda II and the associated ticket stall, provide fire protection services, provide access to tenants of the wharf, and allow for accessible parking for patrons of the Chief Commanda II.
“Until the repair is completed, alternative accommodations for septic, fueling and accessibility services need to be provided. It is estimated that it will cost up to $25,000 to provide these services until the repairs are completed,” reads the staff report.