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2018's top stories: Port approaches 25-year Boyer upgrade


January 3, 2019

A view of Boyer Marina from the platform of Dock 8.

Port of Whitman County commissioners signed a 25-year lease last January with the Army Corps of Engineers for Boyer Park and Marina. The lease was required before the port could receive a $198,000 grant from Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office to plan and design new docks, pilings and utility systems at the marina. The Port added $77,000 of its funds to boost the design sum to $275,000.

In April the port sent out a request seeking an engineering consultant to redesign the Marina based on a cost/benefit model. The re-design of the docks is expected to better facilitate more...

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