MARION — Following the $10,500 cleanup of a shellfishing web site in November, the city is trying to change its aquaculture rules.
The Marion Marine Sources Fee mentioned what the brand new rules might seem like at a Jan. 18 assembly.
Harbormaster Isaac Perry stated that one of many main issues Selectmen are in search of in new rules is a bond bought by allow holders to make sure the city received’t must spend its personal cash to scrub up websites sooner or later.
In November, Perry and Shellfish Officer Adam Murphy carried out a $10,500 cleanup of Shea Doonan’s Ram Island shellfishing web site after the Selectmen revoked Doonan’s shellfishing permits at a Sept. 8 assembly.
The Marine Sources Fee despatched a letter to the Selectmen, asking for Doonan to be billed for the cleanup, however the speedy value was borne by the fee.
Selectmen have but to determine to whom the ultimate invoice shall be despatched.
“I by no means wanna have to do this once more,” Murphy stated.
Perry stated Selectmen additionally urged that the city cost extra charges associated to aquaculture websites.
At the moment, the city is barely bringing in a $12.50 price for every of its half-acre websites — a charge mandated by the commonwealth. A technique the city is trying to herald extra income, the harbormaster stated, is thru mooring charges.
The Marine Sources Fee will focus on the problem in full at a Feb. 8 particular assembly. Till new rules are in place, consideration of purposes for the Ram Island web site has been suspended.