Block Island Tmes: The Harbors Committee voted to send a recommendation to the Town Council to increase mooring fees in New Harbor. The move came at the group’s monthly meeting on Thursday, February 21.
Hermann “Bo” Gempp made the motion to increase the transient fee for regular moorings to $45 per night, and for heavier moorings to $50 per night. There are only 8 or 9 of the heavier ones, clerk Beth Rousseau said. A recommendation will also be sent to the Town Council to increase non-transient moorings by 10% in New Harbor, but no vote was taken because 3 of the 4 members present (Bobby Littlefield, Gempp and Mike Ballard) have moorings, which left only Chair Dennis Heinz to weigh in on a vote.
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