A recent email to the Port of Brookings Harbor from Joseph Murray of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) indicates the port has been approved for its $27 million Hazard Mitigation Plan, pending adoption by the port.
The FEMA money will allow the port to replace the loose pilings in both boat basins, repair eroding and sliding slopes and build a new fuel dock, among other projects.
The plan also sets money aside for finishing repairs left incomplete after the 2011 tsunami.
Interim Manager Kathy Lindley Hall said, “The accolades for this go to Gary Dehlinger. He did the work on this.”
Dehlinger, the last port manager, was terminated by the board in a special meeting March 12.
Hall said Dehlinger worked with engineer Jack Akin to create the plan and ready it for submittal to FEMA.
Once adopted, the document, board Resolution 2018-1, will be sent back to FEMA and they will issue a formal approval letter to the port, according to Hall.
The port board of commissioners have scheduled a special meeting Friday at the old port office to address adopting the plan.
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