Commercial Vessels Docking at CT Park Raises Concerns
August 24, 2012
A request by the city of Norwalk, Connecticut to allow commercial vessels ‘unrestricted’ access to the visitor’s dock at a local park has raised concerns among those who manage the harbor, according to a report on TheHour.com.
This week, the Norwalk Harbor Management Commission’s Application Review Committee tabled action on the request to allow commercial vessels at the city docks, also known as the David S. Dunavan Boating Center, until they can gather more information.
“There’s nothing wrong with having commercial (vessels), but it’s got to be defined,” said John T. Pinto, the committee’s acting chairman. “As the Harbor Management Commission, we’re interested in the definition of ‘commercial,’ because we can’t have a vessel that’s 80-feet long.” Dennis Santella, also on the committee, said he had concerns about the structural integrity of the floating docks, given their age, for larger vessels.
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