What Happened: A planned discussion about Avalon Harbor’s shoreboat service was tabled after Island Enterprises, the service’s operator, requested the matter be pulled from the City Council’s Oct. 4 agenda.
The future of shoreboat service at Avalon Harbor has been in limbo since Island Enterprises asked city officials for financial and operating assistance in July. Island Enterprises stated it would suffer a $600,000 shortfall by continuing to transport boaters from vessel to land at current levels.
Island Enterprises requested City Hall to operate the service for almost half the year while paying a $300,000 subsidy.
The company’s representatives informed city officials they were engaged in meetings with the county.
What’s On Tap: The future of Avalon’s shoreboat service will be discussed at a future City Council meeting.
(Photo by Parimal M. Rohit)