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Council to consider funding for Martinez Marina storm repair

The Martinez City Council on Tuesday will consider whether to transfer $122,705 from its general fund unassigned reserves to its marine enterprise fund for repairs to the Martinez Marina caused by the Jan. 19, 2021 storm.

The marina was hit with winds up to 74 miles per hour and swells up to 20 feet high, damaging parts of the marina beyond city maintenance staff’s normal capacity to repair.

The storm caused structural damage to three docks, caused water pipes to break in several locations and moved two electrical transformers from their original locations. Temporary repairs were made, but more work is necessary.

In addition to repairing docks and replacing floating equipment, the city will also have to dispose of 1.8 tons of treated wood waste.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the council will also get a report from City Manager Eric Figueroa regarding future repairs to the city’s fishing pier, which is a separate project.

Tuesday’s virtual meeting starts at 7 p.m. and can be accessed by going to https://zoom.us/join (webinar ID: 828 3315 5234, passcode: 889892).

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