In 2011, before ruunning for the Fernandina Beach City Commission, a local attorney gave me most of the information linked below. Everything below is public record, but reading may help in understanding the marina’s history.
A key to understanding silt is in seeing the features limiting a natural flow of current. We needed to be further west and would benefit by any construction toward the Port of Fernandina, a naturally deep and minimally silted part of the waterfront. A recent CoFB Commission discussion related to grants and marina changes is embedded below.
Hurricane Matthew damage, DOT’s attention to Front Street, Alachua, continuing silt damage and vacancy at the marina are all adding to the pressure. Regardless, this is worth following if you live in Fernandina.
Item 7.7 GRANT APPLICATION APPROVAL – BOATING INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM (BIG-P) –
RESOLUTION 2017-105 AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF A BOATING
INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM (BIG-P)APPLICATION TO THE FLORIDA FISH AND
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) TO EXPAND THE EXISTING
FERNANDINA HARBOR MARINA TO THE NORTH AND IMPROVE THE OVERALL
FACILITIES FOR TRANSIENT BOATERS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Authorizes the submittal of a BIG-P
application to the FWC in the amount of $1,500,000
and agrees to provide a 51.4% match in the amount of $1,585,695 for expansion northward of the
Fernandina Harbor Marina.