New Floating Dock System Up for Approval in Kingsville

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Plans to ensure Kingsville's Cedar Island Boat Launch is ready for boating season are up for approval Monday night.

Council agreed to look into a floating dock system after high waters on Lake Erie closed the port last summer. Now plans are complete and council will be asked to approve $45,000 for a brand new floating dock system. 

Manager of Facilities Dan Wolicki says the new design will ensure service isn't interrupted for years to come.

"Whether the water is high or low, this design that's presented by one of the marine vendors that we went with is going to satisfy both those concerns," he says.

Wolicki says longer lasting synthetic materials were looked at, but with a fueling station on the dock, wood was the only safe choice.

"Most of the composite material and plastic that's available out there to use as decking causes a static charge, which is a hazard to our staff and operations," says Wolicki.

Work on the break wall has already started, "while the water is at a lower level, if we don't then we won't have the opportunity to do so," he says.

If the plans are approved, Wolicki says the dock should be completed by the end of the month.

Council gets underway at 5:30 p.m. at Kingsville's town hall.

— with files from AM800's Rob Hindi.