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DPNR TO PREVIEW FISHERMEN’S DOCK DESIGN

April 3, 2001 — The public will have a chance Thursday to preview a more hurricane-resistant design for the Frederiksted fishermen’s dock.
Dean Plaskett, commissioner of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, said Monday that a contract has been signed with Cape Architects and Engineers to design the Frederiksted boat access facility. The dock is slated for more than $250,000 in upgrades after it was severely damaged in Hurricane Lenny in November 1999.
Plaskett said the project will include the removal of the remaining pier structure, design and construction of a new, 10-foot wide, 80-foot long dock that will withstand a category-five hurricane. The project will also see the removal of the broken concrete north ramp, design and construction of a new concrete/reenforced steel north ramp and the extension of the south ramp.
DPNR will hold a public meeting on April 5 at 5 p.m. for people interested in viewing conceptual drawings and giving comments on the design of the proposed project.
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources received nearly $30,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in April 2000 to rebuild dock. But Plaskett said that once bid requests were advertised, perspective contractors shied away from the project because the money was not sufficient to do the job.
Federal grant applications made by DPNR last year worth $254,000 have come through and will be added to the FEMA funding to rebuild the dock bigger and stronger.

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April 3, 2001 -- The public will have a chance Thursday to preview a more hurricane-resistant design for the Frederiksted fishermen’s dock.
Dean Plaskett, commissioner of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, said Monday that a contract has been signed with Cape Architects and Engineers to design the Frederiksted boat access facility. The dock is slated for more than $250,000 in upgrades after it was severely damaged in Hurricane Lenny in November 1999.
Plaskett said the project will include the removal of the remaining pier structure, design and construction of a new, 10-foot wide, 80-foot long dock that will withstand a category-five hurricane. The project will also see the removal of the broken concrete north ramp, design and construction of a new concrete/reenforced steel north ramp and the extension of the south ramp.
DPNR will hold a public meeting on April 5 at 5 p.m. for people interested in viewing conceptual drawings and giving comments on the design of the proposed project.
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources received nearly $30,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in April 2000 to rebuild dock. But Plaskett said that once bid requests were advertised, perspective contractors shied away from the project because the money was not sufficient to do the job.
Federal grant applications made by DPNR last year worth $254,000 have come through and will be added to the FEMA funding to rebuild the dock bigger and stronger.