By Cecilia Nasmith/Today’s Northumberland
The Town of Cobourg’s Communications Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new project its public-engagement platform Engage Cobourg – gathering feedback and comments on proposed Harbour Infrastructure Repairs.
The new public-engagement project of the same name is looking both to inform residents, and to allow for input in the form of feedback and comments that will help Cobourg councillors and town staffers as they move forward with plans to repair six main Cobourg Harbour structures that have been identified as being at or near end of life, including. That would be the east and west breakwaters, the north and east marina basin walls, as well as the marina’s centre pier and fuel dock. Repairs will include new basin walls and enhanced breakwaters to provide a safe harbour for decades to come.
The project will be executed in two main phases:
1. Rehabilitation of the walls on the north and east side of marina basin as well as the fuel dock.
Replace old walls with new steel sheet pile walls with a concrete cap along the water’s edge.
Fill behind the wall to ensure that the walkway is even and to reduce the frequency of maintenance required to fill sink holes
Work will ensure a safe place for load in and load out of boats
2. Rehabilitation of the breakwaters that form the entrance to the harbour.
Existing concrete cap modified where required
Additional stone material will be placed to build up the structures to provide additional protection and increase stability of the failed sections
Residents are encouraged to share their thoughts until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, with several opportunities to participate available through Engage Cobourg – reviewing the presentation, joining the forum, asking a question.
To register on Engage Cobourg, visit www.engagecobourg.ca and click the Register Today! Button.
Shoreplan Engineering will be in attendance (virtually) at council’s March 7 committee-of-the-whole meeting at 6 p.m. to provide a status update on the project, as well as to address public concerns and questions.
For more information (or to obtain help registering), e-mail email@example.com.