Floating Docks Recommended for Kingsville

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Kingsville town council will be looking at installing floating docks.

Since June 13th, operations of the boat launch and fuel platform have been suspended but a temporary improvement was completed recently to allow boaters to launch their boats safely for the remainder of the season.

But Manager of Municipal Facilities and Property Dan Wolicki says council needs to look at the long-term situation and floating docks provide a solution with the historically high water levels, but that not yet peaked.

Administration is recommending floating docks be added for the 2020 capital budget.

"There are some other things in place that need to occur prior to the floating docks," says Wolicki.  "One is the steel piling along the fuel dock as it continually washes out, so in order to put floating docks we need to install the steel piling which is set for October or November to occur."

He points out this isn't just a summer issue because ice loads and maintenance also need to be factored in 

"I think aluminum frame with a composite decking is the most feasible for us from a financial perspective as well as a maintenance perspective as well, that would be my preference," says Wolicki.

The floating docks can range in price between $45,000 and $115,000.

-With files from AM800's Rob Hindi--