View From the Pilot House - January 2011
It looks like we may have some exciting things coming for 2011. The first of which is the completion of the laundry room remodel. We expect to have this completed sometime this next week. We are just waiting for the floor to be put in.
Late February, we should be close to installing 40' covered moorage on the south side of the boathouse dock. So for any of you out there who are interested, come in and put down a deposit to reserve one of the 8 slips that will be available. This covered moorage will have light-penetrating roof panels and thus more ambiant light in general.
We are also currently getting estimates for painting the storage lockers and the main marina building. We are really excited about making this happen because it will give the marina grounds a much needed facelift.
The Passport to Puget Sound program has been renewed for 2011. We will be meeting with all the involved marinas the first week in January to sort out all of the details.
After the lovely storm on November 22, 2010, I approached the Board of the Tacoma Waterfront Association about developing a plan for a breakwater or wave attenuator for the Thea Foss Waterway. They have agreed that the timing is right and will start forming a committtee to pursue this endeavor. This process will take some time, but it is something we need to begin now if we ever hope to provide more protection for the city's premier waterway. If you are interested in the Tacoma Waterfront Association, the next meeting is on Wednesday, January 12th @ 11:30am at the Foss Waterway Seaport.
Also, if you experienced the parking frenzy that occurred because of the Christmas running event a few weeks ago, please know that we have talked to the sponsors. They have been instructed to change their on-line parking maps and they will also notify us of their upcoming events. Their next run in this area will be on March 12, 2011.
You will not see me for much of January. I am headed to South America and will be taking a cruise around the Antarctic Peninsula, but you are in good hands with the marina staff. They care about you and they care about the marina.
As we all know, winter isn't over yet. Be prepared this month for possible water shut-offs if the temperatures should start dipping again.
Take care all and I will see you on the other side of January.
Tracy McKendry, General Manager