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REPORTING · 17th August 2010
Walter McFarlane
The Regional District Planning Committee received a request dealing with boat Moorage at Clio Bay in Kitimat. The Applicant wishes to move a floating cabin and breakwater and add four boat slips to provide summer moorage to tourists and interest in creating a winter storage facility.

These facilities would fill a niche created when Moon Bay Marina was shut down earlier this year. The applicant expressed this Clio Bay facility he is applying for would only be accessible by boat and would include a campsite.

Regional District Administration provided two options: the first is to have no objections as long as the environmental issues are addressed and this is referred to both Kitamaat Village and the District of Kitimat. The second is for the Integrated Land Management Bureau to work with the applicant to locate other potential year round marina sites around Kitimat.

Alice Maitland, who was chairing the meeting, read the recommendations. Administration suggested a third resolution having talked to their marina manager. It was pointed out that Clio Bay is has no road access but there is an advantage for Itinerary boaters for having a place to moor.

Andrew Weber suggested the suggested the hand written application plan needed a more detailed development plan. He recommended issuing a one year license so they could see the applicant’s development and if they do not meet the standards, there is no long term pain.

Weber said he understood a lot of this was already in place although they were not building anything. Most of it was coming from Moon Bay Marina.

The environmental aspect of the project was a concern to the directors. One of the directors wanted to know if the applicant was planning to bring fuel out to Clio Bay. The Administration replied they had not heard anything about this but it raises some concern.

The planning committee decided they needed to ask for more information so they moved for the proposal to be sent back to Integrated Land Management Bureau. This motion was called and carried at the Regional District Meeting later that night