marina-mdThe City of Jeffersonville announces it has been awarded grant funds to help build a new downtown marina.  The Indiana Department of Environmental Management awarded the City two grants for a total of $153,343.00.

“This  moves us a step closer to making the new marina a reality,” said Mayor Mike Moore.  “It’s always fantastic to receive grant dollars to help pay for a project such as this one.  While it won’t cover all of the costs, it will go a long way to replacing our existing docks on the Ohio River and making them more user friendly.”

Moore further stated, “The extensive process of requesting funds for both of these grants was completed by Delynn Draper-Rutherford, Grant Administrator, City of Jeffersonville and I commend her for this important work.”

A grant, in the amount of $53,343.00, awarded to City of Jeffersonville through the Clean Vessel  Act for the purposes of decreasing pollutants to the environment, will be utilized to pay for the costs of installing electrical connections to the existing manhole at the marina on East Riverside Drive.  The City of Jeffersonville will trench 325 feet from Force Main to Manhole, replace the driveway, purchase and install one Pump Ahead Model 1450 Pumpout.  The total cost of this project is $71,125.00 of which the City of Jeffersonville will fund $17,782.00.

A grant, in the amount of $100,000.00, awarded to City of Jeffersonville through the Boating Infractstructure Grant Program for the purposes of increasing transient slips, will be utilized to pay for the costs of the purchase and installation of 30, 50-foot long pilings; the purchase and installation of a 280-foot long by 10-foot wide floating fishing pier with a steel plate wave deflector and the purchase and installation of lighting for new, transient docks.  The total cost of this project is $391,000.00 of which the City of Jeffersonville will fund $291,000.00.

“We are a river city.  A new Marina maximizes one of Jeffersonville’s great assets – the Ohio River,” said Moore.  “With a complete overhaul of our boat docks, the Marina will quickly become a great attraction in our downtown.”

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