*Please Note: This is not related to the upcoming Marina District Master Planning Process*
In order to maintain future grant eligibility, the Port of Everett has begun updating its Boating Access and Public Facilities Plan. Having a completed plan allows the Port to apply for grants for public facilities that allow greater or new access to boating.
Grants are issued by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). Plans are expected to be updated every six years. Example projects include constructing or restoring public restrooms, visitor docks and refurbishments to public parks, among others. In order to be granted eligibility, plans must reflect several aspects specified by the RCO.
Those aspects include listing goals and objectives, providing an inventory of current facilities and identifying future grant eligible projects. These plans also allow opportunities for the public to comment. Avenues for public comment include surveys, public hearings and mailing distributions.
A successful plan that addresses these requirements is formally asked for adoption at a public Port Commission meeting.
The Portís 2004 Boating Access and Public Facilities Plan may be found here.