The Marina committee continues to work on marina improvements. A plumbing issue at slip 11 was repaired and plumbers are reviewing options for replacing or repairing the well pump that is dripping at the front of the marina. A contractor came out this week to repair the broken roof shingles on the boat house (we need to maintain the safety of the structure until we can demo or remodel the structure).
The Marina committee has retained the professional services of Lauren Heinsohn, Fetch Consulting Group for expedited demolition / possible new construction permit acquisition. Consultations between Lauren and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) have disclosed that it is not possible to build a new structure at the Marina that would be covered or in their parlance, a “shed”. Same is only permissible for a commercial vs. residential marina under certain circumstances. Thus, FCF must either rebuild the existing / now failed boathouse or be limited to no more than a 500 square foot open platform that would attach to the stem pier.
Ms. Heinsohn is continuing pre-application discussions with MDE and other pertinent County, State and Federal agencies that oversee the requisite permits. Internal discussions also continue as to the optimal path forward for new construction vis a vis the all-important cost implications of new construction and whether it would satisfy identified requirements to enhance waterfront living for FCF.
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