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Council awards bollard repairs to Shoreline Construction, to be done before 2024 boating season

The Town dock’s bollards will be repaired by Shoreline Construction for Just over $110,000. 

Parry Sound council carried a motion awarding the repairs to the Port Carling-based construction company, with repairs expected to be complete before the 2024 season. 

According to council, even though Shoreline’s bid was the lowest of the two bids received, it still came in at $111,000, $31,000 over what was budgeted for the repairs. 

In the meantime, the town’s Economic Development Officer Vladimir Shehovtsov says the damage to the bollards means Ponant cruise ships will be anchoring at the harbour in front of Waubuno Beach. 

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He advises residents to observe the Ponant ships, in Town on Sept. 15, Oct. 12, 13, 20, as well as Viking Polaris on Sept. 21 and Hanseatic Inspiration on Oct. 1 and 14 from the comfort of the Town Beach, not the Dock. 

The town’s Director of Development and Protective Services, Dave Thompson says with regards to the mooring, the concrete repairs will bring the bollard and the concrete deck-work back into a state that would be suitable and maintained appropriately for the dock and its intended purposes. 

“The concrete repairs, there’s numerous reasons for them. The Spaulding and deterioration is fairly significant and it’s not only for the strength of the bollards, but also maintain the structural integrity of the dock moving forward. If these repairs weren’t necessitated, it allows water to penetrate into the dock structure,” he says. 

Thompson says as water goes through freeze and thaw cycles, it’s going to damage the existing concrete if these repairs are not conducted. 

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