Barge ramp due for repairs

Repair work to the city's barge ramp will be necessary in the near future, according to Harbormaster Steve Miller, though a timeline and budget for renovations are still being drawn up.

Miller reported to the borough assembly and port commission that a March 4 inspection of the barge ramp found several areas needing repair. The last assessment by an engineering firm was done in 2011.

An area in most immediate need of work is the floats that allow the ramp to move up and down with the tide to match up with the barge deck.

"Upon completion of the inspection, we found that most coatings are beyon...


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