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DNR says Eagle Harbor Open Water Marina is official
More than a decade of negotiations have ended after the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and City of Bainbridge Island have officially entered into a 12-year lease agreement for an Eagle Harbor Open Water Marina.
“I’m pleased to have the opportunity to sign a lease that will help us move closer to a cleaner Puget Sound,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark in a press release. “I applaud the hard work of our DNR staff and the support of Sen. Phil Rockefeller to ensure that we not only enforce the statutes of the state, but find solutions to continue an important component of Washington’s maritime heritage.”
The city will be charged with operating the marina and enforcing the rules regarding garbage disposal, sewage and an annual rent rate as written in the lease. Interested liveaboards are asked to contact the city about leasing a spot.
Illegally parked vessels in the harbor were given 30 days to leave in November, but long-term liveaboard residents will be able to stay as long as they secure a spot within the marina.
According to the Dec. 15 council presentation, monthly costs on linear moorage will range from $60 to $78 per month; costs for a (double point) will be $176 a month. The monthly costs include rent, maintenance, management, garbage and sewage.